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Beauty and the Werewolf

Issue beakty, November We appreciate your feedback. These aren’t serious literature and that’s a good thing. Issue 35, November It’s pretty impossible to miss. But on the way home she’s attacked by a wolf—who turns out to be a cursed nobleman.

They’ll never be great works of literature, but they’re enjoyably comfortable. Mind werewwolf, so did everyone else in the story fail to realise, and you’d think some of them would at least have considered the notion.

The only thing in the book that was a bit of a distraction was that I figured out the plot early on and knew who was responsible for the xnd cast on the Wolf – it bothers me that I am smarter than sorcerers, wise women and others with abilities beyond my own.

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Rediscover the magic of the Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, witty retellings of the fairy tales you thought you knew, by New York Times bestselling author Mercedes Lackey. The eldest daughter is often doomed in fairy tales. Isabella is a wonderful protagonist along the lines of Lackey’s specialty: Ill Met By Moonlight.

But a determined beauty, a wizard after all, he’s only an occasional werewolf and a little Godmotherly interference might just be able to bring about a happy ending. It’s impossible to know all of the fairy tales and if you’re not careful you can end up in one without even realizing it! Five Hundred Kingdoms 6. Honestly, th I have started this review multiple times and I am still having trouble describing the sharp disappointment I feel after completing Beauty and the Werewolf.


The woodsman and the Wolf were not at all what you would expect from the typical fairytale which was a nice, but predictable departure from the norm. There are times a girl just needs to have some mindless fun. Under the Vale and Other Tales of Valdemar.

For an example of how the author does this badly elsewhere, see Home From the Sea. The Duke is introduced as a hapless character whose entire life has been controlled by someone else, first his father then his brother.

But a determined beauty, a wizard after all, he’s only an occasional werewolf and a little godmotherly interference might just be able to bring about a happy ending. Sunny April 19, at 3: If you enjoyed the Disney interpretation of the tale, this is fairly similar in tone: Preview — Beauty and the Werewolf by Mercedes Lackey.

Beauty and the Werewolf represents part of that trend of decline, though it falls between mediocre and terrible on the scale.

Beauty and the Werewolf by Mercedes Lackey

The kitchen staff incorporate herbs werewwolf their armbands with Thyme as the head chef. I absolutely loved this book, probably because I like a good fairytale.

I can only wonder if I would have enjoyed it as much if I had known from the start, but I like to think I would. Weerewolf said, the main character Bella can be quite oblivious and daft at times!

Beauty and the Werewolf (Five Hundred Kingdoms, book 6) by Mercedes Lackey

I really enjoyed the way Lackey keeps trying to keep her premise fresh in these books. I think that distracted me from the obvious, so much so that that I didn’t even realize that it was Beauty and the Beast until very near the werweolf.


The werwwolf runs almost parallel to the original two stories and in my opinion the first versions are better than this rendition. Abandoned this at the half-way point. After Bella is bitten by a wolf she is whisked away by the King’s men to the wolf’s home and find herself living with Sebastian and Eric. It’s not like Lackey’s written any high quality books in years.

Apr 03, Jami rated it it was amazing. The introduction of a fifth type of elemental, the Spirit Elemental, was a clever idea, and could have very interesting consequences for the Five Hundred Kingdoms although, I may start thinking these creatures exist in the Elemental Masters series, which could be confusing as a reader. Late that afternoon, as Bella is hiking back to town, a hungry wolf attacks, and even though Bella manages to beat him off, it still manages to get its teeth into her foot.

As Luna is a Harlequin imprint, it makes sense that there would have to be some elements of romance in the book it also tends to be a trend throughout the Five Hundred Kingdoms series.