Series: Five Hundred Kingdoms

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Apr 09
Beauty and the Werewolf (Five Hundred Kingdoms #6) by Mercedes Lackey (review)

Beauty and the Werewolf (Five Hundred Kingdoms #6) by Mercedes Lackey (review)

The ‘bad guy’ was fairly obvious. The hero/love interest a sweet and bumbling boy who was very earnest and a bit shy at times. And for whom there really isn’t all that much character development. But Bella was worth enough to me to keep reading. I loved how she wasn’t some shrinking flower of a girl. She took as much charge of herself and her destiny as she was able to. She was funny and smart. The invisible servants were something I’ve seen before, but not done in this way. I was fairly sure I knew who was to blame… Read more »

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Nov 18
The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms book 1) by Mercedes Lackey (review)

The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms book 1) by Mercedes Lackey (review)

    “You are as ill-mannered, as stubborn, and as stupid as an ass!” she shouted, “So BE one!” While I love this series, I must admit that this first book is fairly slow. It doesn’t really pick up until around page 170 or so. This is mostly due to the fact that a lot has to be explained about how the world and magic works. It is done by following a Godmother Apprentice around and learning things as she learns them. You get introduced to some of the Traditional storylines, such as Cinderella, Rapunzel, The Princess Who Could Not… Read more »

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Nov 03
The Sleeping Beauty (Five Hundred Kingdoms Book 5) by Mercedes Lackey

The Sleeping Beauty (Five Hundred Kingdoms Book 5) by Mercedes Lackey

  I love this series. You don’t usually have to read them in a particular order as each one is based on it’s own set of characters. Though reading the first book would be useful to set the stage for how it all works, and how Godmother Elena came to be. The basic premise of this series, is that all the fairytales we know, such as Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, etc. are Paths of the Tradition. The Tradition is magic itself, and if your life happens to be similar at all to a Traditional Path, the Tradition will do… Read more »

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