Reviewed June 30, 2006.
Luna Books, New York, 2006.
Available at Sembach
(MCN F LAC).
One Good Knight is my
favorite kind of story—a fairy-tale-type story, with its own twists and
turns. This is set in the same Five
Hundred Kingdoms as Mercedes Lackey’s The Fairy Godmother, where magic is backed up with the power of
wants her mother,
the Queen, to take her seriously. So
Andie’s delighted when she gets to do her favorite thing—research in
library and prepare reports for the Queen and her Prime Minister. Only they don’t seem so happy when she
discovers something strange going on with the weather, something that
money in to the Crown.
Then a dragon
shows up, where
no dragon’s been seen in ages. The
kingdom begins making virgin sacrifices to appease it.
After Andie’s research reveals more possible
wrongdoing, she is chosen to be the next sacrifice.
Now all she needs is a knight to rescue her and
kill the dragon, but knights are having trouble getting into the
kingdom. One with some special attributes
does make it
across the border, but that knight doesn’t manage to kill the dragon. So Andie guides the knight through the
countryside as he attempts to track the dragon to his lair.
This story is
a lot of
fun. I like the spunky book-loving
heroine. I like the twists off
traditional tales and the way they cleverly manipulate The Tradition to
for them. I thoroughly enjoyed this
Reviews of other books by Mercedes Lackey:
The Fairy Godmother
The Snow Queen
Beauty and the Werewolf
Take a Thief
The Dragon Quintet
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