The Fairy Godmother (Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 1)

By Mercedes Lackey

From the bestselling writer of the Heralds of Valdemar sequence comes a fascinating novel.

In the land of the 500 Kingdoms, if you cannot perform your mythical position, existence isn't any fairy story. . .

Elena Klovis used to be supposedto be her kingdom's Cinderella--until destiny left her with a totally beside the point prince! So she got down to make a brand new existence for herself. yet breaking with "The culture" used to be no effortless matter--until she bought a bit support from her personal fairy godmother. Who speedily provided Elena a so much unforeseen activity. . .

Now, rather than drowsing within the chimney. She has to house conceited, stuffed-shirt princes who retain attempting to upward push above their position within the story. and there is one specifically who has to be handled. . .

Sometimes a fairy godmother's paintings is rarely performed. . . .

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He was once in a strong, in a stall. He was once mendacity in a truly strange place; he must have felt cramped, yet he wasn’t. He seemed down at himself. He had 4 legs. 4 stubby, furry legs, finishing in hooves. He had in his existence, on a really few memorable events, come conscious in one second. This used to be now not the 1st time this sort of factor had occurred, however it used to be definitely the worst. He remembered every little thing, all in a hurry. That terrible girl. The curse. Julian. the large. The reminiscence despatched a chilly surprise via him, jolting him into move fueled by way of anger.

The Godmother glanced again at her. “I have to exhibit you to the Faerie Folk—their reputable representatives, that's; my truffles don’t count number. such a lot of them can’t abide salt and chilly iron, so that they can't come to us, we needs to come to them. ” Elena shivered. The muffins have been something; they have been small and earthy, and most unlikely to be terrified of. yet there have been all demeanour of Faerie folks that she wasn’t in any respect yes she desired to be “shown” to. harmful creatures dwelled within the Faerie geographical regions, or even once they have been marginally pleasant to mortals, they have been chancy to house; unpredictable and simply angry.

Yet she nonetheless proposal it seemed foolish. it sounds as if not anyone else did, although. humans did provide her a large and cautious berth, and as she moved during the collecting in Madame’s wake, they really bowed somewhat to her, with deeper bows reserved for Madame, who graciously nodded her head in go back. That was once satisfying, in view that there wasn’t a unmarried the sort of those that might have checked out Ella Cinders with something except pity and disdain, and fretted lest she by some means soiled the hems in their clothing from 5 ft away.

Perhaps not,” Lily acknowledged to Rose’s taking flight again. “I don’t comprehend that it should matter,” Elena answered, identifying up a bread roll dripping with melted butter, and biting into it thoughtfully. “Once the blinders are off, it’s relatively tough to return to seeing issues how you used to. ” Lily’s look used to be startled. “You don’t suppose—” Then she stopped. “I don’t feel anything,” Elena informed her. “But i know this a lot. many of the different Fae were very attracted to him. there were a superb a lot of them flitting approximately at the edges of the woodland, way over traditional, and that i don’t imagine it’s fullyyt end result of the presence of all of the Unicorns right here.

She opened her eyes. “Oh. i feel I see. And the location you provided me—” “As my Apprentice, sure, is for all times. And someday, you are going to pick out an individual such as you, and make her a similar supply. ” The previous girl nodded. “Now, you could refuse it for those who like, and when you like, i will take all that magic from you and make you're keen on all people else. You’ll nonetheless have a place; I’ll see to that. i do know a number of variety people who may use a simple prepare dinner or a housekeeper. and really, that's whatever else Godmother does.

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