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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This is not to discredit princesses like Pocahontas or Mulan, who fight for what they believe in and challenge the status quo.

This particular tale focuses on Elena Klovis’ life. Elena’s life is changed in a fajry that she could never have foretold. As a matter of fact, he’s an ass. It was a fun, light read, and I would recommend it to other fans of fairy tales. Even though the journey was anything but. She curses him with the punishment of wandering in the forest until he is humbled, though she doubts it will take place anytime soon.

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Because her prince was not appropriate for her a good 10 year age difference 11 years of age versus 21Lxckey Tradition never played out according to plan. However, she has an unexpected alternative. Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio Availability: During the late 70’s she worked as an artist’s model and then went into the computer programming field, ending up with American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

But breaking with “The Tradition” was no easy matter—until she got a little help from her own fairy godmother. And there’s one in particular who needs to be dealt with Loved the story, the story-telling, the warm little moments that brought a blush to my cheeks! We appreciate your feedback.

I’m not going to reveal any further, but doesn’t this already sound fun? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Eventually though, he must redeem himself, though not without help, and he becomes a man worthy of being a prince. There is a reason I usually stick to YA and Children’s literature. Elena has felt the weight of the magic looming over her for quite some time, feeling like she was destined for something more.


Especially the love interest, Alexander. The love story would have worked brilliantly without suddenly talking about breasts and how they look or what they do. Finally, Elena’s Fairy Godmother steps in with a most unusual offer.

View all 3 comments. Aug 13, Aarann rated it really liked it Shelves: So in the end, Elena ends up married to the prince after all. However, Elena is stronger than the Tradition and blasts him on his back.

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The villain has Alexander down on the ground about to deliver the final blow and is squeezing the life out his throat and then he hears the call. Elena Klovis is badly mistreated by her stepmother. Since Elana is featured in almost all of the other books, it was worth it to find out more of her story, though.

I fervently faiey to know his story and know that he was eventually okay and it felt like a pretty massive string to keep dangling loose.

There was so much I loved about this book, I just was not impressed with the unneccessary and in my opinion, forced feeling romance novel sex and eroticism. But I’m glancing through the book right now and it’s almost impossible to find a page where italics aren’t used for emphasis numerous times.

So much so that she goes from wanting a Prince to just any ordinary man in the village. She receives higher honors than most when they see her determination to set things as right as she can.

Mercedes Lackey: The Fairy Godmother

Finally, as the day’s about to end, a plump little eccentric-looking old lady shows up in a yodmother, and offers to take her as an Apprentice Godmother. That’s a MORE than acceptable compromise in my opinion! While the novel is well written grammatically, I had an issue with the Boooooooring. There were moments when I felt like I was reading a history of the Five Hundred Kingdoms instead of a fairy tale about Elena.


Elena’s Prince Charming is a small child when the story begins. The sex just seemed like an odd mismatch with the rest of the text. But I’ve always liked her writing style, ever since I read my first book by her, The Black Swan many years ago.

I was recommended this book godmothdr the same girl who introduced me to Stardust and Spindle’s End, two books I really enjoyed, although the horrible cover of this book turned me off from reading it for a while and really, I can’t imagine myself carrying it around anywhere Who ticks off Fairy Godmother Elena to the extent that she turns him into a donkey.

But her “Prince Charming” is completely wrong for gpdmother. Although the book up until this point has been a fairly straightforward coming-of-age story or, rather, a coming-into-power storythe novel is only half over.


We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve godmotber them. She can have her magic, have her husband, and very likely have some cake too. However, if you think this is the version and the tale you’re about to hear lcakey the umpteenth time, you’d be WRONG! There is a prince, but he’s far from charming. A pretty nifty, and easy to understand magic system I thought. He freaking tried to RAPE her? And the book was way too long, there were lots of parts that could have been edited out.