In the world of Five Hundred Kingdoms is The Tradition or “The way that magic tries to set things on a particular course [...] And there are dozens and dozens of [...] tales that The Tradition is trying to recreate, all the time, and perhaps one in a hundred actually becomes a tale.” In The Fairy Godmother Witches, Hedge-Wizards, Sorcerers, Sorceresses but particularly Godmothers and Wizards herd this power. Like shepherds finding sheep, when a Godmother observes a story unfolding she will recommend (with a few nudges and prods) the story towards a correct or better direction.
Read the book review: Night and Day It's "Cinderella!" Click here to read the book quotes. This is my first experience with author Mercedes Lackey, and I admit that I was disappointed in the overall flow and appeal of book one in The Five Hundred Kingdoms series. Despite the failings of The Fairy Godmother, Lackey created an unique concept that deserves further analysis and acknowledgement. There are … more