Synopses & Reviews
From the bestselling author of the Heralds of Valdemar
series comes an enchanting new novel.
In the land of Five Hundred Kingdoms, if you can't carry out your legendary role, life is no fairy tale...
Elena Klovis was supposed to be her kingdom's Cinderella until an accident of fate left her with a completely inappropriate prince! Determined not to remain with her stepfamily, Elena set out to get a new job and ended up becoming the Fairy Godmother for the land.
But "Breaking with Tradition" was no easy matter. True, she didn't have to sleep in the chimney, but she had to deal with arrogant, stuffed-shirt princes who kept trying to rise above their place in the tale. In fact, one of them was so ornery that Elena could do nothing but change him into a donkey.
Still, her practical nature couldn't let him roam the country, so she brought the donkey er, the prince! home to her cottage to teach him some lessons. All the while keeping in mind that breaking with tradition can land everyone into a kettle of fish sometimes literally!
And so begins a whole new tale...
"Lackey has created an intelligent, self-possessed heroine with whom many readers will identify." Publishers Weekly
"[A] charming tale of myth, magic, and fairytale lore laced with romance....Original, fascinating, and full of marvelous potential." Library Journal
Now in paperback the bestselling fantasy author turns traditional fairy tales on their heads in this new tale.
From the bestselling author of the Heralds of Valdemar series comes an enchanting novel.
In the land of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, if you can't carry out your legendary role, life is no fairy tale. . .
Elena Klovis was supposedto be her kingdom's Cinderella--until fate left her with a completely inappropriate prince! So she set out to make a new life for herself. But breaking with "The Tradition" was no easy matter--until she got a little help from her own fairy godmother. Who promptly offered Elena a most unexpected job. . .
Now, instead of sleeping in the chimney. She has to deal with arrogant, stuffed-shirt princes who keep trying to rise above their place in the tale. And there's one in particular who needs to be dealt with. . .
Sometimes a fairy godmother's work is never done. . . .