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.
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.
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.
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.
No as I own way too many audio books that I have yet to listen.
Our Dragons heros and the Fox. Lots of pure charm
Ms Zackman has such a full range. The Dragons and fox stand out.
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.
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.
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