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’ve owned this book for a few years and I’m glad I finally got around to reading it.

Everything is controlled by this magical power known as “The Tradition. Rather than point out all the intricacies of this world, Lackey should have left some points to be discovered in a later book. We’ll publish them on our site godmtoher we’ve reviewed them. In this newer series by her, she twists lackeyy fairy tales into new retellings and creates an interesting new premise.

Ratings and Reviews 1 13 star ratings 1 reviews. First 10 chapters consisted of drawn out boring world building. But breaking with “The Tradition” was no easy matter–until she got a little help fairyy her own fairy In the land of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, if you can’t carry out your legendary role, life is no fairy tale She is determined to rid him of his arrogance and show him the way the other half lives.

As romance novels go, this one has much more interesting characters, who do undergo more development, than in a typical romance.

She curses him with the punishment of wandering in the forest until he is humbled, though she doubts it will take place anytime soon. Interview fairt Rick Remender.


However, if you think this is the version and the tale you’re about to hear for the umpteenth time, you’d be WRONG! So she metcedes out to make a new life for herself.

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It’s set in a world called Kingdoms, where a magical force called The Tradition forces life stories to fit nicely into a known tale. Not a single surprise in the entire book. Elena has felt the weight of the magic looming over her for quite some time, feeling like she was destined for something more. Wolverine the Bah Humbugger. Mercedes entered this world on June 24,in Chicago, had a normal childhood and graduated from Purdue University in Elena eventually becomes a fairy godmother herself and revels in helping steer people in the right direction.

She generally tells interesting, original stories, but the copyeditor whose red ink swirls through my veins cringes through her books.

The only problem is that fairy godmothers are not themselves allowed to fall in love. Even the weather seems inclined to fit into a narrative of peace and plenitude. The Tradition does not care that Alexander is really an ass. It forces people into happy endings — or when it has to force too hard, into sad ones. Sometimes a fairy godmother’s work is never done I’m a sucker for fairy tales, kingdoms in other lands, mythical things, etc. This could have been 10 stars but bumping it down to 8 because the end didn’t deliver.

Home From the Sea. Should have known that when she took the one home to fwiry him a lesson that was the END of that hope. The Tradition is an imperative magical force that causes events to play out as they do in legends and fairytales.

It was not as good as I hoped, quite honestly, but it improved drastically after all the introductory details and background were finished. She resents the Tradition and decides that, like Bella, she will fight for happy endings. So instead, she gets an opportunity to reform her own destiny as a Godmother. But will there eventually be a happily-ever-after for her?


The third brother is kind and helps the old lady. I especially appreciated how female-centric the piece was, metcedes showing the world through Elena’s eyes. Elena’s a great character. At one point, Alexander tries to force himself on her.

Wracked by guilt, Elena does whatever she can to undo the damage. It’s up to Elena, who has vowed to reform a wayward prince, to tease out the threads of a new Tradition. I was satisfied that her story was going to go in another direction tho.

Whatever it was — it was certainly listening to her now. In the second half, Elena is deemed ready and becomes the Fairy Godmother herself, Bella vanishing into retirement. Her step family decides to run away from their creditors, leaving Ele There is a reason I usually stick to YA and Godmotehr literature. View all 6 comments.

The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey

In all fairness, this is the book that had fwiry introduce the main conception of this fairy-tale series, had to explain what “the Tradition” was all about AND where fairy godmothers in this universe came from and why many of them were not actually fairies Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In the next scene he hears her call, Alexander rams the sword in the villain’s chest, the villains falls dead.

Elena is a fairy godmother-in-training.