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"exciting fantasy"

Queen Cassiopeia and her councilor magician Solan rule the kingdom of Acadia ignoring Princess Andromeda who unlike her beautiful and power happy mother is shy and innocent. She hopes for maternal approval when she proves the research she does in the library can help rule the country. Acadia's revenues come from taxes, trading and the income from shipwrecks. Andromeda shows there are more shipwrecks than ever before due to bad weather.

She reports her findings to her mom and Solan but they have a major crisis on their hands. A dragon has entered the kingdom doing much damage; only a female virgin can temporarily appease it. Andromeda is the next virgin to be sacrificed. A champion who gets past the magical guards placed around the country frees her; the princess forces George to take her with him as he hunts the dragon. When they meet with the dragon and his brother, they learn that the dragon is under a spell to act like a monster in Acadia. They plan, along with the princess, and her champion to go back to Acadia and root out the evil that is running the country.

Mercedes Lackey has written another exciting fantasy filled with action, humor, and intrigue with a protagonist who knows her mother dislikes her but refuses to let the lack of love turn her bitter. She is a strong woman who will put her country before herself even if it means that she is placing herself and her allies in danger. The two dragons are just two of the stars of the novel with their distinctive personalities and the way they get the princess and the champion to fall in love with them without even trying. This is a magical treat.

Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted March 12, 2006

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 22, 2007

SUMMARY

A Tale of the Five Hundred Kingdoms

Traditionally, marauding dragons are soothed only by a virgin sacrifice. So practical minded Princess Andromeda, with the encouragement of her mother's court, reluctantly volunteers to her duty, asking only for a sword to defend herself. Well, her offer is accepted, but the weapon isn't forthcoming, & so Andromeda faces the dragon alone. Until a Champion arrives to save her - sort of.

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One Good Knight
(Five Hundred Kingdoms: Book 2)
by Mercedes Lackey

Luna
March 1, 2006
Available: March 1, 2006
ISBN #037380217X
EAN #9780373802173
432 pages
Hardcover
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Other Books by
Mercedes Lackey

Beauty and the Werewolf
Harvest Moon
Foundation
Winter Moon
Charmed Destinies
The Snow Queen
Fortune's Fool
The Phoenix Unchained
By Slanderous Tongues
Ill Met by Moonlight
Winter Moon
The Wizard of London
This Scepter'd Isle
The Fairy Godmother
To Light a Candle
Alta
The Fairy Godmother
Phoenix and Ashes
Sun in Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar
Exile's Valor
Charmed Destinies
The Outstretched Shadow
Mad Maudlin
Joust
Exile's Honor
Elvenborn
The Gates Of Sleep
Spirits White As Lightning
Take A Thief
Children of the Night


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