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Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Sleeping Beauty - Mercedes Lackey

The Sleeping Beauty is the tale of Rosamund, only daughter of the King and Queen of Eltaria, which has the misfortune of being a rich kingdom. Rosa’s known her whole life that puts her straight into the path of the magical Tradition, which will try to force her into all manner of magical paths, many of which could end in tragedy.

Eltaria is fortunate in having Lily as their Godmother, for Lily is half-Fae, and has therefore served them for three hundred years. If anyone can navigate around the complexities of the Tradition, it’s her. So when Queen Celeste dies, and Lily arrives at the palace to find three evil Enchantresses camped out in the throne room, just waiting to become an Evil Stepmother, she knows exactly how she must act. She assumes the persona of Sable, another evil enchantress, and she and the king are quickly married. The Tradition is still looming, but Lily is now in the position to do something about it.

This story combines Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and an interesting addition, the Nibelung's, as it’s Siegfried that comes to the rescue. I’m just so happy that these books continue to be fresh, interesting takes on these fairy tales. The next one is apparently Beauty and the Beast, and I just can’t wait.


Jenn said...

I love these books too :)

Megan said...

They're one of the few series I will willingly pay full price for. (Well, full price of a paperback ;)