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The Fairy Godmother

(2003)
(The first book in the Five Hundred Kingdoms series)
A novel by

 
 
The Barnes & Noble Review
Mercedes Lackey's The Fairy Godmother is the debut title in an exciting fantasy line called Luna Books, an imprint dedicated to women and fantasy fiction. A compelling retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale, Lackey's novel blends fantasy and romance -- with enchanting results!

Elena Klovis was supposed to be her kingdom's Cinderella -- the mistreated stepsister who fatefully falls in love with a prince, marries him, and lives happily ever after -- except that the prince is only a child! When Elena's stepmother and her two wicked stepsisters hastily leave town to escape debtors, she is left alone in the empty house to fend for herself. A 21-year old woman with no education, no money, and no hope of ever marrying a highborn man, Elena has only one option: to try to be hired as a servant. (At least she'll be paid for her hard work!) Then fate intervenes. She is taken on as an apprentice to a fairy godmother and is introduced to a life of magic and supernatural creatures.

Elena eventually becomes a fairy godmother herself and revels in helping steer people in the right direction. But when she helps three princes (one extremely handsome, by the way!) on a quest, will she let her emotions get in the way of her responsibilities? Readers who enjoy their fantasy mixed with a healthy dose of romance should check out The Fairy Godmother. Who says no one lives happily ever after? Paul Goat Allen

Genre: Fantasy

Used availability for Mercedes R Lackey's The Fairy Godmother

Hardback Editions

December 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Fairy Godmother (Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms)
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey
ISBN: 0-373-80202-1 / 978-0-373-80202-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Luna Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2010 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms)
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey
ISBN: 0-373-80333-8 / 978-0-373-80333-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Luna Books
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October 2004 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Fairy Godmother: A Tale of the Five Hundred (Five Hundred Kingdoms)
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey
ISBN: 0-373-80245-5 / 978-0-373-80245-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Luna Books
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Fairy Godmother
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey
ISBN: 1-5226-8569-3 / 978-1-5226-8569-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Fairy Godmother: Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 1
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


December 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Fairy Godmother: Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 1
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Fairy Godmother
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Harlequin Luna
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA