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Beauty and the Werewolf (Five Hundred Kingdoms Series #6)

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Another dellightful fairytale adventure.

Ms. Lackey's latest addition to her Five Hundred Kingdoms adventure-romances offers the qualities that have made the other stories in the series such fun to read: intelligent and likable characters, clever adaptation of classic fairy tales and legends, solid storytellin...
Ms. Lackey's latest addition to her Five Hundred Kingdoms adventure-romances offers the qualities that have made the other stories in the series such fun to read: intelligent and likable characters, clever adaptation of classic fairy tales and legends, solid storytelling, and a wry sense of humor. As is typical for her work, history and mythology fans are likely to appreciate the attention to detail and background. While reading it in sequence with the rest of the series will make it a richer experience, I think it also works well as a stand-alone novel. Heartily recommended (as is the rest of the series) for anybody who enjoys adventure, romance, magic, or who has ever wondered what would happen if the characters in fables and tales stopped to question their traditional roles.

posted by Matthew_Pursley on January 8, 2012

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12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Fairytales with a new spin

This is the 6th book in the Five Hundred Kingdoms series. This is a fractured fairy tale. The story is about Isabella (Bella) Beauchamps who lives with her father, stepmother and two stepsisters. She goes off one afternoon to visit and bring a basket of treats to Granny...
This is the 6th book in the Five Hundred Kingdoms series. This is a fractured fairy tale. The story is about Isabella (Bella) Beauchamps who lives with her father, stepmother and two stepsisters. She goes off one afternoon to visit and bring a basket of treats to Granny, the local old woman who sells potions and gives advise. Along the way she meets up the Woodsman, Eric, and on her way home after dark is attacked by the wolf or in the case werewolf. Starting to sound familiar?? After Bella is bitten by the werewolf, she is sent by the King and local Fairy Godmother to stay with Duke Sebastian, who is a scholarly and shy sorcerer, and who is also cursed to change into a werewolf during the full moon. The King determines that the needs to stay secluded with him for three months until they can determine if she will also start to turn at the full moon. While Bella assists Sebastian in his spells, as he tries to break the curse, she talks to her Fairy Godmother through her magic mirror, and she learns that everyone in the City is pushed by The Tradition which is an underlying force that tries to fit everyone into a fairytale storyline. This is an interesting spin on the usual fairytales that we all know and love. I found the invisible servants and Bella's attempt to identify and work with them very entertaining. Received advance copy from NetGalley, courtesy of the publisher. Thank you.

posted by ldosch on August 31, 2011

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  • Posted January 12, 2012

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    another winner

    I had fun reading this book. Story is definitely not Disney which makes it even better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

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    terrific fantasy

    Isabella Beauchamps tries to get along with her stepmother (Genevieve) and two stepsisters (Amber and Pearl). However, she is unhappy as she feels like the outsider with her dad Henri the merchant paying attention to his second wife and her two daughters. One day wearing a cloak of red Bella journeys through the forbidden forest where she meets Eric the woodsman as she brings goodies to Granny the wisewoman and heeds her advice.

    On the way home, a werewolf attacks and bites her. The king sends Bella to stay with reclusive sorcerer Duke Sebastian to determine whether she is a full moon shifter. Her reluctant host is also a werewolf trying to find a spell to remove the shifter curse. At the same time she assists the duke with his experiments and also struggles to identify his servants, Bella, using a mirror, consults with her Fairy Godmother who explains none can buck the universal Tradition force that insures everyone fits inside a fairy tale.

    The latest fabulous Five Hundred Kingdoms fantasy (see The Sleeping Beauty and The Fairy Godmother) is a terrific entry as Mercedes Lackey once again satirizes the Tradition roles of society in which those stepping outside the box are condemned as heretics rather than pioneers. The story line is fast-paced and filled with action while there is plenty of humor as Bella attempts to break out of the Tradition expected of the oldest daughter.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    SCARLETT JOHANSSEN YAAAAAAY

    Everyone says she is me grown up...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Best 500 kingdoms novel yet

    Tongue in cheek portrayal of a beloved fairytale with interesting, relatable main characters. Not your average werewolf story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    twisted tale again!

    Godmother Elena makes a couple of appearances trying to help our poor Bella help her poor "beast".. but wait - is that the right tale? I love her reworking of Traditional tales into some more tongue in cheek.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Asmeth

    Thank u

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Allyson

    I am just a person named Alyson Dayregard, and I was wondering, do we have to go to those kingdoms or can we start our own?? *said a girl with dark layered hair, blue eyes and tanned skin*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Queen Aislynn of Arrasgald

    She walks in, nodding to those around her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    To asmeth

    K u can hav it. :)

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  • Posted July 19, 2012

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    Beauty and the Werewolf is a wonderful addition to the Five Hund

    Beauty and the Werewolf is a wonderful addition to the Five Hundred Kingdoms series. This story follows Isabella Beauchamps's story, a nineteen year old woman, who has been running her wealthy father's townhouse since she was ten. Yes, she has a stepmother and two step sisters, but they aren't the evil kind. Bella is also a sort of apprentice "Granny". Granny is this kingdom's version of a Wise Woman or Witch. While wearing a Red riding cloak, Bella travels to Granny's house to learn her herbal lessons. However, after lingering too long one day she finds herself out in the woods as a full moon rises. Unknown to Bella, there is a werewolf that lives near by. She escapes his attack with only a small bite, but is hurled in the middle of the night by the king to live in isolation with only the werewolf and his "Woodsman" as company.
    Overall, this was a wonderful addition to the Five Hundred Kingdoms series. The entire tale is told from Bella's perspective. It has a slight Red Riding Hood feel to it in the beginning with a slight Beauty and the Beast edge to it. Thinking back to "The Fairy Godmother," the situation of the werewolf was briefly mentioned as it first occurred. It is now several years later and Godmother Elena is helping, behind the scenes, to direct the Tradition to create a happy ending for both Beauty and the Werewolf.

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  • Posted June 29, 2012

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    One of the best of the series

    This is one of the best of this series by Mercedes Lackey. Ms. Lackey has always been a consummate storyteller and this series is no less. It is always interesting to get another view of a famous fairytale. The 500 kingdoms offers an opportunity to view the "traditional" tales in a new light and to explore the ramifications of old tales.

    This series is worth reading and it is always nice to have a little romance thrown in.

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  • Posted June 7, 2012

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    This book was a great combination of "Little Red Riding Hoo

    This book was a great combination of "Little Red Riding Hood" & "Beauty & the Beast". It is filled with interesting characters and intriguing plot twists that will keep you guessing until the end.

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  • Posted February 2, 2012

    All hail the Godmother!

    Kudos to Ms. Lackey for the 500 kingdom series. Rather than being another respun fairy tale with a predictable darker twist, this is a fun, imaginative and creative series where the tales are familar enough to keep us engaged, but unique enough to keep us turning pages until the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Interesting Turn in the Series

    Loved it! I love this series and this was an interesting move away from the others. The altruism of godmothers is questioned a bit more in this one and I like that it showed godmothers aren't always perfect. That sometimes they may not have everyone's best interests at heart, so you need to depend more on yourself to get you out of a pickle instead of thinking a godmother will always swoop in. I especially loved the plucky heroine and her no-nonsense attitude! Compelling and fun just like all the others in the series. Definitely check these out!

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  • Posted December 18, 2011

    Excellent Story

    Best variation of Beauty and the Beast. The unexpected ending was most entertaining.

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  • Posted December 5, 2011

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    read this book

    The Five Hundred Kingdoms is a great series. Can be read as a stand alone too. Enjoyed this from beginning to end

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    Another Hit

    While the plot line was fairly simple, the book was an enjoyable read. It is another hit for Mercedes Lackey!

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  • Posted October 27, 2011

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    great

    intriguing just like the other books I've read. Can't wait to read it

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    Pallywalnuts

    Cant wait!!!! Gotta buy it soon!!!

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2011

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