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One Good Knight: Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 2 | [Mercedes Lackey]

One Good Knight: Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 2

Traditionally, marauding dragons are soothed only by a virgin sacrifice. And so practical-minded Princess Andromeda - with the encouragement of her mother's court - reluctantly volunteers to do her duty, asking only for a sword to defend herself. Well, her offer is accepted, but the weapon isn't forthcoming, and so Andromeda faces the dragon alone.
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Publisher's Summary

Another story sparkling with wit and humor from New York Times best-selling author Mercedes Lackey.

Traditionally, marauding dragons are soothed only by a virgin sacrifice. And so practical-minded Princess Andromeda - with the encouragement of her mother's court - reluctantly volunteers to do her duty, asking only for a sword to defend herself. Well, her offer is accepted, but the weapon isn't forthcoming, and so Andromeda faces the dragon alone.

Until a Champion arrives to save her - sort of. Sir George doesn't quite defeat the dragon, but as Andromeda finishes rescuing herself she discovers that beneath the Good Knight's well-meaning though inexperienced heroics lies a further tale… Still, Andromeda can't leave her seacoast country in further jeopardy from the dragon's return, and so she and…er… George join to search for the dragon's lair. But even - especially - in the Five Hundred Kingdoms, bucking with Tradition isn't easy. It takes the strongest of wills, more than a hint of stubbornness, quick thinking and a refusal to give up, no matter what happens along the way.

Somehow, though, none of this was taught in princess school…

©2006 Mercedes Lackey (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Catherine Lattery Fayetteville, Georgia United States 04-25-13
    Catherine Lattery Fayetteville, Georgia United States 04-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not exactly what I expected"
    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I expect a good story from Mercedes and I was not disappointed. You come to expect certain things from fairy-tales, What I did not expect was how I burst out laughing when the unicorns came. The reaction to them and someone being "outed" by them was something I hadn't considered. The performance and story still makes me smile a week later. I simply must have the next book in the series.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Desarae QUINCY, WA, United States 09-20-13
    Desarae QUINCY, WA, United States 09-20-13 Member Since 2010

    Designer. Aviation Enthusiast. Fitness Instructor. Love books. Prefer long series with happy endings in mystery, comedy, fantasy, & romance.

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    "Addictive Series comparable to Once Upon a Time"

    If you've seen the new TV show Once Upon a Time with all the most well know old fables and stories, and you liked that you will love how Gabra Zackman brings this series to life. Mercedes writes a good story but most of her books are read by terrible narrators (I found that out trying to listen to a couple others and then reading all the reviews). Not to worry in this series, because you have Gabra Zackman. After this series I fell in love with Gabra's reading style and went so far as to follow her on Facebook, as well as look up other stories she has read. Most of my favorite audible books now are read by Gabra. Luckily she is a prolific reader and audible has dozens of pages of books read by her. I just feel bad that Mercedes Lackey choose not to user her for any of her other series. I wish Audible would go back through some of Mercedes books with bad reviews (MOST ARE ALL attributed to narrator boredom.. read the comments) and have her redo the books. Other great narrators (IMO) are Martha Harmon Pardee, Barbra Rosenblat (she made me read 18 books of the Amelia Peabody series.. the most addicted I've ever been to audible!), Becca Battoe (I have friends who disliked her in 50 shades but I ended up really seeing the world through her eyes easily, unfortunately the other books she narrates are mostly for kids, ugh!).

    GREAT SERIES, a must listen for anyone (mostly women) who love comedy, mystery, magic, fantasy, love, and tales that remind of you of Cinderella, lost princesses and knights in shining armor. NOT a kids book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karen CA, United States 03-11-13
    Karen CA, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2011

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

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    "Must love Fairytales"
    Would you listen to One Good Knight again? Why?

    No as I own way too many audio books that I have yet to listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Our Dragons heros and the Fox. Lots of pure charm


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

    Ms Zackman has such a full range. The Dragons and fox stand out.


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

    A way different spin on an old fairytale classic. I thought there would be more funny dialogue based on other reviews. Not in this one. Lots of tender scenes. The dragons using their head and bodies so sweet.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are looking for tenderness, then this is for you. This is a cross between romance and
    fairytale. Must love the old classic fairytales.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sallie RIVERTON, UT, United States 01-11-14
    Sallie RIVERTON, UT, United States 01-11-14 Member Since 2007
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    "SO GOOD!"

    I am so happy to find this series! Virgin sacrifice, dragons, I really did not see the twists coming. Just a cute story. I was happy that this book did not have the detailed romantic encounters of the first book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Bakersfield, US, Canada 04-22-13
    Nancy Bakersfield, US, Canada 04-22-13 Member Since 2009
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    What did you like best about this story?

    All Mercedes Lackey's 500 Kingdoms books are fun, clever takeoffs on common fairy tales and myths with little homages to other writers, such as Terry Pratchett.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Solon is pronounced SOH-lun.
    The woman's name Mercedes (MUR-si-deez) is not pronounced the same way the car Mercedes-Benz is usually pronounced (mur-SAY-deez).

    The production team need to do their homework!!!

    Gabra Zackman has a very pleasant, clear voice and makes it easy to distinguish which character is speaking, but her pronunciation of unusual names and/or words is very distracting.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sherri NORTHFIELD, MN, United States 04-10-14
    Sherri NORTHFIELD, MN, United States 04-10-14
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    "Highly entertaining, positive, happy, fun fluff."
    Would you consider the audio edition of One Good Knight to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print version, but the narrator was great!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of One Good Knight?

    When you really get to know the "champion" (don't want to say more because it would spoil the fun).


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Not your typical bookworms.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a fun, light read that kept me entertained throughout and left me with warm fuzzy feelings.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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