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Once Upon a Tale

(2011)
(A book in the Five Hundred Kingdoms series)
An omnibus of novels by

 
 
Once Upon a Time Mercedes Lackey, the beloved Laureate of Valdemar, puts her own enchanting spin on our favorite fairy stories, in the first three Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms-a realm where it isn't wise to buck Tradition. The Fairy Godmother: With no Prince to rescue her, Cinderella has to get a new job. In Elena's case, Fairy Godmother. Sadly, Tradition says Fairy Godmothers can't take lovers, so Elena must deal with princes who try to rise above their place. And there's one in particular who's making a proper ass of himself.... One Good Knight: The virgin sacrifice for a fierce marauding dragon, Princess Andromeda intends to break Tradition and defeat the beast on her own-but it doesn't turn out quite that way. Enter Sir George, a most unexpected and unusual Knight...with whom she'll forge a different path for the story to take. Fortune's Fool: A daughter of the Sea King, Katya is spying on a strangely quiet little kingdom when a more urgent mission comes up. An evil Jinn is abducting maidens, and when Katia is taken, too, she finds herself in over her head. Now the only things she can count on-besides her native wit and courage-are a Fortunate Fool and an origami bird!

Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Once Upon A Tale
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey
ISBN: 1-62090-892-1 / 978-1-62090-892-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Science Fiction Book Club
Availability: Amazon   


2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Once Upon a Tale (The Fairy Godmother, One Good Knight, Fortune's Fool) (Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Omnibus 1)
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey
ISBN: 1-61793-835-1 / 978-1-61793-835-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: SFBC
Availability: Amazon