The challenge for Day 2 of the Biannual Bibliothon is to post a book review. This challenge is hosted by Miss Sassy Kassie. I am going to post a review on an audiobook I have recently finished.
PUBLISHER: Luna Books
DATE PUBLISHED: 01st March 2006
When a dragon storms the castle, what should a (virgin) princess do?
Why, turn to her studies, of course! But nothing practical-minded Princess Andromeda of Acadia finds gives a definitive solution. The only Traditional answer, though, is soothing the marauding dragon by a virgin sacrifice. Things are going fairly smoothly with the lottery–except for the women chosen, of course–until Princess Andromeda herself is picked!
But facing down the dragon doesn’t go quite as planned, and now, with the help of her Champion, Sir George, Andromeda searches for the dragon’s lair. But even–especially–in the Five Hundred Kingdoms, bucking Tradition isn’t easy. It takes the strongest of wills, knowledge, quick wits and a refusal to give up, no matter what happens along the way….
This continuation of the Five Hundred Kingdoms series was just as fun as the first with the introduction of whole new characters as well as the return of old favourites. The humour is there as well as the fairytale feel and the concept of the Tradition. The plot had some predictability to it but there was still enough twists and turns to keep the overall story entertaining.
Andromeda has major development in this book from a sheltered and rather naive princess to an empowered and intelligent woman who will fight for what is right. The introduction of Sir George as the champion to slay the dragon seemed a natural progression of a fairytale-esque storyline. However, Mercedes Lackey manages to twist the stereotypical story to make it more entertaining and add another layer into this fun and enjoyable read.
Overall, this was a great continuation to this series with fantastic character development. The plot had unexpected elements which kept me engaged in the overall story and the development of the characters.
I hope you are enjoying the Biannual Bibliothon as much as I am.
Keep Calm and Read On,