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One Good Knight (Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 2) (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Mercedes Lackey

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Title:One Good Knight (Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 2)
Authors:Mercedes Lackey
Info:Luna (2006), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:fantasy

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One Good Knight by Mercedes Lackey (2006)

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Ah, I'm a sucker for a clever spin on classic fairy tales, so after enjoying the first in this series, [b:The Fairy Godmother|13982|The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #1)|Mercedes Lackey|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1255579675s/13982.jpg|16082], and finding that my library has them all, I just had to get this.

It reads just a little younger - not so steamy, and shorter. And it does stand alone (though there are references to the first book). Certainly not to everyone's taste, but I thought it was sweet, smart, fun, and satisfying. It plays with the cliches, doesn't pander to them. And the plucky heroine is far from perfect - making her an authentic potential role model for 15 year-old girls. (The first book is better for ages 17 up.)

I will be reading the rest, though not right away. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
I liked this even better than the first one... easy, imaginative fairytale fiction. ( )
  BraveNewBks | Mar 10, 2016 |
At first I just couldn't get into the story.... which is why the 3.85 rating.

The protagonist was just too long winded, but from the point where she was sacrificed to the dragon, things really picked up and the book held my interest, so much so that I didn't want to put it down....so I stayed up all night to finish this.

Queen Cassiopeia and her secret lover (who is also a secret Magus) Adviser Solon are getting richer as the kingdom grows poorer.... The weather is changing and more & more ships are being floundered & their cargoes scavenged.

Princess Andromeda (Andi), much ignored & disliked by her mother, all of a sudden finds herself exalted and in the position to provide information regarding the kingdom, past histories, weather patterns to Solon....thus making her a very dangerous enemy to the Queen.

Then arrives the Dragon & it is Andi who comes up with the solution to the Dragon problem......legend has it that Dragons demand Virginal sacrifices & offerings of riches. Solon & the Queen devise a "Lottery" system for choosing the Dragon's sacrifices and when Andi finds out that the "Lottery" system is a sham, she then becomes the next loser of the lottery.

This is where the book gets good and the story really takes off...... ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
3.5 stars
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  EleniK | Dec 25, 2015 |
3.5 stars
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  EleniK | Dec 25, 2015 |
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Dedicated to the memory of Andre Norton,
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Princess Andromeda stood on the very edge of a ledge three-quarters of the way up the cliff above the Royal Palace of her mother, Queen Cassiopeia of Acadia, holding out her arms to the wind.
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When a dragon storms the castle, what should a (virgin) princess do?

Why, turn to her studies, of course! But nothing practical-minded Princess Andromeda of Acadia finds gives a definitive solution. The only Traditional answer, though, is soothing the marauding dragon by a virgin sacrifice. Things are going fairly smoothly with the lottery -- except for the women chosen, of course -- until Princess Andromeda herself is picked!

But facing down the dragon doesn't go quite as planned, and now, with the help of her Champion, Sir George, Andromeda searches for the dragon's lair. But even -- especially -- in the Five Hundred Kingdoms, bucking Tradition isn't easy. It takes the strongest of wills, knowledge, quick wits and a refusal to give up, no matter what happens along the way . . .

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When a champion arrives in the form of Sir George, who sort of defeats the dragon, former virgin sacrifice Princess Andromeda, along with her bumbling savior, must find the dragon's lair and destroy it before the Five Hundred Kingdoms bear the brunt of the beast's wrath.… (more)

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