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Beauty and the Werewolf: Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 6 | [Mercedes Lackey]

Beauty and the Werewolf: Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 6

The eldest daughter is often doomed in fairy tales. But Bella - Isabella Beauchamps, daughter of a wealthy merchant - vows to escape the usual pitfalls. Anxious to avoid the “traditional” path, Bella dons a red cloak and ventures into the forbidden forest to consult with "Granny," the local wisewoman. But on the way home she's attacked by a wolf - who turns out to be a cursed nobleman!
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Publisher's Summary

The eldest daughter is often doomed in fairy tales. But Bella - Isabella Beauchamps, daughter of a wealthy merchant - vows to escape the usual pitfalls.

Anxious to avoid the “traditional” path, Bella dons a red cloak and ventures into the forbidden forest to consult with "Granny," the local wisewoman.

But on the way home she's attacked by a wolf - who turns out to be a cursed nobleman! Secluded in his castle, Bella is torn between her family and this strange man who creates marvelous inventions and makes her laugh - when he isn't howling at the moon.

Breaking spells is never easy. But a determined beauty, a wizard (after all, he's only an occasional werewolf) and a little godmotherly interference might just be able to bring about a happy ending.

©2011 Mercedes Lackey (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Captain Skurvy Queensland, Australia 03-18-13
    Captain Skurvy Queensland, Australia 03-18-13 Member Since 2008

    I like Fantasy & Science Fiction but not into Zombie. Due to Health issues, listen to Audiobooks/read ebooks where I can enlarge the print

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    "A good read for lovers of fantasy . . . ."

    Book 1, 5 and 6 are the best of this series to date.

    The villain is pretty easy to pick out from the get go but aside from that the story still holds the readers interest with good character and world building.

    If you were expecting to read a copy of Red Riding Hood you have the wrong book. The story does however doe include a female lead, Isabella who wears a red cloak, a "Granny", a wise old woman, who she visits who lives in the woods out side town, a game keeper and well a were wolf and even a step mother and step sisters thrown into the mix along with sorcerers, invisible servants, curses, spells and well i guess you need to read it to find out how all this comes together and of course the romance and life threatening encounters . . .

    It's a good read and well worth adding to your library

    Mercedes Lackey dropped the ball a bit after the first book but picked it up again with books 5 and 6

    although each story is separate in its own right characters do appear from previous books but in the main aside from the godmother Elena and her household non of the previous books main chracters are a common thread though out this series.

    Unlike the Tradition . . .

    I would recommend this book and series bearing in mind the above comments on some of the books in the series which don't match up to the quality of books 1, 5 and 6 but are still readable.

    Comments made above are obviously a reflection of my current taste and opinions.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah. Brooklyn, NY United States 06-30-15
    Sarah. Brooklyn, NY United States 06-30-15 Member Since 2014

    Varied taste in books from classics to Sci-Fi to books on psychology and science. I'm a quantitative and a qualitative reader.

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    "Book 6 and maybe the best in series"

    This is the 6th book in the series and I think perhaps my favorite one. The story didn't start slowly like many of the others have and while it was apparent the whole time the answer to the difficulty in the story etc, it was still a fun read. Excellent brain candy and a wonderful narrator.

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    Aneesa 04-29-15
    Aneesa 04-29-15
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    "unsatisfying."

    I had heard this was one of the better ones in the series, but I disagree. the story kept pushing the girl away from the beast and towards the huntsman, but then it would harshly snap back to the beast by explaining why the huntsman was awful. the huntsman was a much more developed character than the beast, who didn't do ANYTHING the entire book except mope. this book series has been full of dissapointments.she should have stopped after the 1st one.

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    I enjoyed this novel as much as her
    other novels. I want to read more.

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    "Uncomfortable Feelings of Crossover"
    Would you listen to Beauty and the Werewolf again? Why?

    Yes. Because I love the series as a whole.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beauty and the Werewolf?

    I'm still in the process of listening to the story but so far it is when Belle discovers the Invisibles can communicate, followed by the music room scene.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Having the cameo appearance by Godmother Elena.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The extreme reaction I had to this book was negative and involved having an uncomfortable feeling that Lackey was starting to cross her streams when she started discussing ELEMENTALS as part of the 500 Kingdoms Universe. I really like her Elementals Series, though I must say that I like the 5K series better. I really, really would appreciate them being kept SEPARATE and DISTINCT.


    Any additional comments?

    Gabra Zackman, per usual, EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE. Thank you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 03-12-13
    Karen 03-12-13

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "Clever fairytale"
    What did you love best about Beauty and the Werewolf?

    our hero Sabastian sweetness and our lady Belle is just so very clever


    Which character – as performed by Gabra Zackman – was your favorite?

    I buy Ms Zackmans recording and I only can hope the story is good. Even the huntsman has a sexy sounding voice


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when our wolf finds our lady and does not hurt her when he realizes who she is


    Any additional comments?

    the 2 stories beauty and dragon, are a bit dark and not funny, but if you want a clever story line these are it. Very little or no smoking scenes, but again very clever story telling

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Great book"

    At first it took me a little while go get in to the book but when I dad I couldn't stop listening.

    I have now Beauty and the Werewolf a few times and I keep finding new things I missed.

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