Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. The prolific Lackey (the Valdemar series) draws on The Fairy Godmother – Kindle edition by Mercedes Lackey. The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms) [Mercedes Lackey, Gabra Zackman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the bestselling. New York Times bestselling author Mercedes Lackey has written over one hundred titles and has no plans to slow down. Known best for her tales of Valdemar.

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I’m a sucker for fairy tales, kingdoms in other lands, mythical things, etc. Would you like us to take another look at this review? The Princess, the Dragon, and the Frog Prince. Only a few of the kingdoms are fleshed out in this volume, though Elena herself has charge of a dozen or so. He mended his ways and managed to become part of the tradition after a failed quest. I loved the whole concept of this story.

Without going into too much crazy detail, in the world Lackey has created, magic is almost a sentient being that directs lives into plots of fairy tales don’t get mad at me – it’s been a while so I may be wrong on this, but I believe they call it The Story. May 04, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: In looking at the overall story, Lackey had many elements that fantasy and romance genre fans would really enjoy.

It’s been some time since I’ve read a Mercedes Lackey book I think The Black Swan is the only other book by this author I’ve read and I believe Alexander fell in line with the faiiry arrogant asshole character who reforms over the course of the book that I had read previously although if I remember correctly, Siegfried was a much bigger asshole than Alexander dreamed of being and I spent waaaaayyy too much time in his head in the other book.


I went in with really low expectations but I fairj good characters and fantastic world-building. He finds her heel, tracks her down, and then rides off with her into the sunset for godmofher lifetime of marital bliss. And I think as time goes by a lot of single women do this.

Now, instead of sleeping in the chimney, she has to deal with arrogant, stuffedshirt princes who keep trying to rise above their place in the tale. Wolverine the Bah Humbugger.


When Elena’s stepmother and her two wicked stepsisters hastily leave town to escape debtors, she is left alone in the empty house to fend for herself.

The romance is just necessary to create a happily ever after ending.

Eventually, Bella retires, leaving Elena in charge. The intervention of magic allows Elena to take charge, but it is ultimately her strong will and intelligence that save the day. There were probably only two, and they were pretty lightweight, but they were still there, so keep that in mind if you’re thinking of the little princess in your life.

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Now, instead of sleeping in the chimney, she has to deal with arrogant, stuffed-shirt princes who keep trying to rise above their place in the tale. The Complete Arrows Trilogy. As Bella explains, not every path leads to a happily ever after. In the land of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, if you can’t carry out your legendary role, life is no fairy tale.

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It’s the job of the Godmothers to use magic and will mercsdes turn Tradition to their will and away from unhappy events. Who ticks off Fairy Godmother Elena to the extent that she turns him into a donkey. This was a very entertaining story, with a half-way decent romance. Then, to top it off, the debt collectors come, and take everything that’s left in the house. She receives higher honors than most when they see her determination to set things as right as she can.


I fervently want to know his story and know that he was eventually okay and it felt like a pretty massive string to keep dangling loose. While testing a quester on his way to save a princess, she ends up bringing home a prince that she has cursed to live as a Donkey so that he can mend his ways.

She is taken on as an apprentice to a fairy godmother and is introduced to a life of magic and supernatural creatures. And thus Elena’s tale begins. I thought she wasn’t gonna be able to get the heart because it was encased in the box.

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Despite her new role as the Godmother, the tradition, and the knowledge that a Godmother never in history has taken a “consort” Elena’s heart still ache’s for her original story’s plot to be granted and that’s the one thing, her magic can’t change. I thought it was an interesting twist of Aracnia Maleficent ‘s heart being turned from cursing the Sleeping Beauty through the love of a random Prince that just pops out of no-where professing his desire for her.

I really liked the story.