One Good Knight Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms #2

One Good Knight Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms #2


One Good Knight Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms #2 ❴Download❵ ➹ One Good Knight Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms #2 Author Mercedes Lackey – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk When a dragon storms the castle what should a virgin princess doWhy turn to her studies of course But nothing practical minded Princess Andromeda of Acadia finds gives a definitive solution The only T When a dragon Knight Tales PDF/EPUB å storms the castle what should a virgin princess doWhy 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 One Good PDF \ a virgin sacrifice Things are going fairly smoothly with the lottery—except for the women chosen of course—until Princess Andromeda herself is pickedBut facing down the dragon doesn't go uite as planned and now with the help of her Champion Sir George Andromeda searches Good Knight Tales MOBI ò 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 uick wits and a refusal to give up no matter what happens along the way.

  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • One Good Knight Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms #2
  • Mercedes Lackey
  • English
  • 25 September 2015
  • 9780373802609

10 thoughts on “One Good Knight Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms #2

  1. Debbie Debbie says:

    I keep reading Lackey's new books because of some misguided sense of author loyalty I realized a while back that I'd fallen out of love with her writing Her characters are too one dimensional her plotting is cliched and at times forced the endings are rushed and her main characters all appear to be variations on the same theme However I had enjoyed The Fairy Godmother because it was fresh and original I was therefore looking forward to this one It was a let down All of Lackey's faults were highlighted in this book Plus the obligatory romance story it is a Luna book after all was thrown in as an afterthought and never fully developed I'm not sure if this author is worth the aggravation any I still love some her older books and often read them for comfort but I doubt I'll be buying any of her stuff If I have to I'll borrow from a library

  2. Dawn Dawn says:

    One Good Knight takes place in the Five Hundred Kingdoms world established by The Fairy Godmother Lackey writes an engaging retelling of the Andromeda sacrifice Andie our main character is a pretty standard Lackey heroine Spunky smart overlooked in intelligence beauty and yet loved by her commoner friends Oh yah and has a mother who secretly hates her and has a dark secretAt the same time I don't mind the cliches as much as I would otherwise as Lackey has established that she's playing a sandbox where cliche Tradition is a living force so all of that makes sense I liked the mystery set up and I liked some of the side digressions I was interested in how Lackey handled the Champion coming to Andie's aid without becoming her One True Love However it meant that Andie's romance wasn't introduced until page 260 or so of a 450 page book And the romance wasn't even apparent until like page 320 I don't have a problem with that per se except that this was a LUNA book and supposed to have romance as a backbone As it was it felt like something likely to be published as fantasy with the romance tacked on Additionally we didn't get a huge amount of lead up for this to have really worked for me in detail Almost none of the POV from the lover and yet we had Andie's POV and that of the villiansI'd still recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed Lackey's Fairy Godmother and Elena does make an appearance here or to people who enjoy reworking and retelling of fairy tales But it isn't Lackey's strongest offering and the romance is lacking for anyone seeking thatThough the digression on having democracy in a small midevil kingdom was hilarious

  3. Anne Anne says:

    35 starsThis was not my favorite book of the Five Hundred Kingdoms but it wasn't my least favorite either The blurb made me think that One Good Knight started out with a dragon chomping on virgins but in actuality it takes a while to get to that part of the story There is going on in this kingdom than meets the eye as Andie discovers The twist as the end of the book was cute unfortunately I already knew about it I can't remember where I saw the spoiler but I'm sure it was my own fault for finding out I've really got to stop doing that I think if I hadn't known what was going to happen in advance I might have found it entertaining As with most of Lackey's books the romance is not very in depth Yes characters fall in love but it isn't the driving force of the plot So what you're left with is a lighthearted fairytalefantasy that moves at a decent pace and has fairly likable charactersRecommended for fans of Lackey and fantasy lite

  4. Oda Renate Oda Renate says:

    AhhSuch a amazing bookGreat story setting characters message villains dialouge just EVERYTHING ABOUT ITI have ZERO complaintsAlso those villains oh so freaking scary and heartless

  5. Lauren Lauren says:

    After reading and loving Lackey's The Fairy Godmother I was a little hesitant to continue the series since so many reviewers seemed to have some major problems with the second installment I was pleasantly surprised to find that this book held my attention almost as much as its predecessorWhile I must agree that plot elements can be a little predictable and that sometimes the main character's inner dialogue has a tendency to repeat itself overall I found the kingdom of Acadia and its inhabitants engaging enough to hold my interest for hours at a time Princess Andromeda is in my mind a well balanced combination of intelligence strength and feminine sweetness I find it refreshing to spend some time with a heroine who is strong and shows independence without adopting other unintended characterizations like cruelty I also thoroughly enjoyed the cameos featuring Godmother Elena from the first book which effectively bridge these two separate kingdoms and remind readers why they fell in love with The Five Hundred Kingdoms in the first placeThose expecting a fairy tale romance might be disappointed to learn that one does not surface until very near the end but those like myself who are satisfied with exploring this world in which The Tradition the force behind all fairy tales lives will be uite content indeed

  6. A.R. Hellbender A.R. Hellbender says:

    The first half of this book was pretty good but boy did it go downhill very abruptly Suddenly the story is riddled with plot holes instalove and the same things getting really over explainedThe thing that bothered me the most was this the main character meets a guy who is all “don’t fall in love with me” But she blatantly admits in internal dialogue that she’s falling in love with him He turns out to be a girl in disguise and the fact that the main character was attracted to her when she thought she was a boy is never talked about again As soon as the guy is discovered to be a girl in disguise I thought there would be an awesome ff romance But no The girls both fall in love with dragons instead when they pretty much had no chemistry and it all felt very forced Overall this book got off to a great start but the 2nd half made no damned sense at allSince I normally really like her books I was pretty disappointed

  7. Aphelia Aphelia says:

    #22 of my #20for2020tbrchallenge to read 20 TBR books in the year 2020I've seen some reviews that say this can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend reading at least the first book after which you can skip around for foundational knowledge of the Godmothers and The Tradition which is magical force combined from folklore fairy tales and legend that acts upon people by pushing them to fill stereotypical roles and reenact stories for good or evil Godmothers can magically manipulate the Tradition and keep it from totally taking over everyday lifeAlthough this is only the third book I've read in this series it is rapidly becoming my favourite Lackey work BOOKWYRMS Actual book hoarding library building dragons Need I say ? ❤📚🐲Light charming and captivating this is the comfort read I needed right now It's the story of a Princess' struggle to rid her kingdom Acadia of corruption but evil is very hard to face when it comes in the form of your own motherPrincess Andromeda Andie is bookish and practical much to the obvious disappointment of her beautiful and ruthlessly ambitious mother ueen Cassiopeia The ueen wanted a pretty pliant passive 'marriage pawn' for a daughter someone of no threat or conseuence beyond being a bargaining chip for political gainBut despite the best efforts of the ueen and her magician councilor Solon to keep her ignorant Andie has a curious and inuiring mind She wants to make herself useful to her mother sure that if she proves that her intelligence can be usefully applied to benefit the interests of the realm then her mother might finally see the person she is instead of all the things she is not So Andie educates herself about the economy and when she notices serious discrepancies in the Royal Treasury there have been a highly unlikely number of profitable shipwrecks lately and some uestionable weather is the cause she brings it to her mother's attention which is a serious mistakeWhen a dragon turns up and attacks livestock in the countryside scaring the populace it is Andie's researches that uncover the traditional virgin sacrifice solution which the ueen uickly implements much to Andie's dismay After a hopeless few months when Andie cannot uncover an alternative her own name is drawn from the virgin lotteryAlthough Andie befriends the Champion sent by Godmother Elena from the first book The Fairy Godmother to rescue her Andie with the help of a clever fable fox uickly discovers the dragon is not the danger it seems Adamant is a Warrior dragon who has been compelled by a geas to raid; with the help of his learned Bookwyrm brother Periapt he is trying to find a way free from the spell Although they cannot break it they can twist it so they have gathered all the sacrificial and very much alive maidens together in a rough sort of army and when Andie arrives they have enough momentum to manipulate The Tradition to help them seek justice There are two unconventional love stories that thankfully have Happily Ever After endings but to say anything would ruin the great twist ending The last line was a little weak and jokey but otherwise this is a wonderful modern fairy taleMinor uibble There are two separate minor characters with the same name a Lady Thalia and a maiden Thalia This is incredibly confusing and for some reason seems to happen a lot in Lackey books

  8. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    So much fun I would really have loved the series when I was an innocent young teen lo these several decades ago Then the little bits of awkward writing mechanics and occasional errors inconsistencies wouldn't have bothered me at all I would simply have been enchanted by fascinating world building and all the different characters many of whom are females who are strong and smart and wicked and lazy and etc in all sorts of different waysI'm becoming such a fan of Lackey I plan not only to read all books in this set but maybe find another book or series by herBtw the first book in the 500 Kingdoms does have some sexy bits that I would not have been ready for until I was about 14 This one is not only at least as easy to read but is also 'clean' enough for even a 12 yo Oh hey but don't get me wrong by easy I don't mean trite There's plenty here to spark a reader's imagination and even to provoke discussion in a book clubAnd there's uotable bits 'We're clever and cunning not intelligent the fox corrected absently Not the same thing at all'

  9. Brittany Brittany says:

    25Andromeda Andie is the Princess of Acadia; however at the age of 19 she is not treated like a Princess Her mother pushes her to the side and does not give her any responsibilities until Andie searches out responsibility This leads her to uncovering some odd occurrences that have been happening throughout the Kingdom Around this time the Tradition seems to step in and the Kingdom is plagued by a monster with no Champion to save themThis book was meh It was really hard to get into the characters and the world and the major plot points were pretty easy to guess There were some comical parts to the book and I do like the concept of the Tradition; however the execution of this book was pretty lackluster

  10. LibraryCin LibraryCin says:

    Andromeda is a princess and is very smart Her mother keeps her at a distance and doesn’t really want her learning too much including how to govern When the kingdom is threatened by a dragon they decide to offer sacrificial virgins to appease it I mostly enjoyed it but it was a bit odd and had a definite weird ending I’m not sure if I want to continue the series but since they all seem to be about different characters I think I will I think the series is really just the same “world”

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10 thoughts on “One Good Knight Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms #2

  1. Debbie Debbie says:

    I keep reading Lackey's new books because of some misguided sense of author loyalty I realized a while back that I'd fallen out of love with her writing Her characters are too one dimensional her plotting is cliched and at times forced the endings are rushed and her main characters all appear to be variations on the same theme However I had enjoyed The Fairy Godmother because it was fresh and original I was therefore looking forward to this one It was a let down All of Lackey's faults were highlighted in this book Plus the obligatory romance story it is a Luna book after all was thrown in as an afterthought and never fully developed I'm not sure if this author is worth the aggravation any I still love some her older books and often read them for comfort but I doubt I'll be buying any of her stuff If I have to I'll borrow from a library

  2. Dawn Dawn says:

    One Good Knight takes place in the Five Hundred Kingdoms world established by The Fairy Godmother Lackey writes an engaging retelling of the Andromeda sacrifice Andie our main character is a pretty standard Lackey heroine Spunky smart overlooked in intelligence beauty and yet loved by her commoner friends Oh yah and has a mother who secretly hates her and has a dark secretAt the same time I don't mind the cliches as much as I would otherwise as Lackey has established that she's playing a sandbox where cliche Tradition is a living force so all of that makes sense I liked the mystery set up and I liked some of the side digressions I was interested in how Lackey handled the Champion coming to Andie's aid without becoming her One True Love However it meant that Andie's romance wasn't introduced until page 260 or so of a 450 page book And the romance wasn't even apparent until like page 320 I don't have a problem with that per se except that this was a LUNA book and supposed to have romance as a backbone As it was it felt like something likely to be published as fantasy with the romance tacked on Additionally we didn't get a huge amount of lead up for this to have really worked for me in detail Almost none of the POV from the lover and yet we had Andie's POV and that of the villiansI'd still recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed Lackey's Fairy Godmother and Elena does make an appearance here or to people who enjoy reworking and retelling of fairy tales But it isn't Lackey's strongest offering and the romance is lacking for anyone seeking thatThough the digression on having democracy in a small midevil kingdom was hilarious

  3. Anne Anne says:

    35 starsThis was not my favorite book of the Five Hundred Kingdoms but it wasn't my least favorite either The blurb made me think that One Good Knight started out with a dragon chomping on virgins but in actuality it takes a while to get to that part of the story There is going on in this kingdom than meets the eye as Andie discovers The twist as the end of the book was cute unfortunately I already knew about it I can't remember where I saw the spoiler but I'm sure it was my own fault for finding out I've really got to stop doing that I think if I hadn't known what was going to happen in advance I might have found it entertaining As with most of Lackey's books the romance is not very in depth Yes characters fall in love but it isn't the driving force of the plot So what you're left with is a lighthearted fairytalefantasy that moves at a decent pace and has fairly likable charactersRecommended for fans of Lackey and fantasy lite

  4. Oda Renate Oda Renate says:

    AhhSuch a amazing bookGreat story setting characters message villains dialouge just EVERYTHING ABOUT ITI have ZERO complaintsAlso those villains oh so freaking scary and heartless

  5. Lauren Lauren says:

    After reading and loving Lackey's The Fairy Godmother I was a little hesitant to continue the series since so many reviewers seemed to have some major problems with the second installment I was pleasantly surprised to find that this book held my attention almost as much as its predecessorWhile I must agree that plot elements can be a little predictable and that sometimes the main character's inner dialogue has a tendency to repeat itself overall I found the kingdom of Acadia and its inhabitants engaging enough to hold my interest for hours at a time Princess Andromeda is in my mind a well balanced combination of intelligence strength and feminine sweetness I find it refreshing to spend some time with a heroine who is strong and shows independence without adopting other unintended characterizations like cruelty I also thoroughly enjoyed the cameos featuring Godmother Elena from the first book which effectively bridge these two separate kingdoms and remind readers why they fell in love with The Five Hundred Kingdoms in the first placeThose expecting a fairy tale romance might be disappointed to learn that one does not surface until very near the end but those like myself who are satisfied with exploring this world in which The Tradition the force behind all fairy tales lives will be uite content indeed

  6. A.R. Hellbender A.R. Hellbender says:

    The first half of this book was pretty good but boy did it go downhill very abruptly Suddenly the story is riddled with plot holes instalove and the same things getting really over explainedThe thing that bothered me the most was this the main character meets a guy who is all “don’t fall in love with me” But she blatantly admits in internal dialogue that she’s falling in love with him He turns out to be a girl in disguise and the fact that the main character was attracted to her when she thought she was a boy is never talked about again As soon as the guy is discovered to be a girl in disguise I thought there would be an awesome ff romance But no The girls both fall in love with dragons instead when they pretty much had no chemistry and it all felt very forced Overall this book got off to a great start but the 2nd half made no damned sense at allSince I normally really like her books I was pretty disappointed

  7. Aphelia Aphelia says:

    #22 of my #20for2020tbrchallenge to read 20 TBR books in the year 2020I've seen some reviews that say this can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend reading at least the first book after which you can skip around for foundational knowledge of the Godmothers and The Tradition which is magical force combined from folklore fairy tales and legend that acts upon people by pushing them to fill stereotypical roles and reenact stories for good or evil Godmothers can magically manipulate the Tradition and keep it from totally taking over everyday lifeAlthough this is only the third book I've read in this series it is rapidly becoming my favourite Lackey work BOOKWYRMS Actual book hoarding library building dragons Need I say ? ❤📚🐲Light charming and captivating this is the comfort read I needed right now It's the story of a Princess' struggle to rid her kingdom Acadia of corruption but evil is very hard to face when it comes in the form of your own motherPrincess Andromeda Andie is bookish and practical much to the obvious disappointment of her beautiful and ruthlessly ambitious mother ueen Cassiopeia The ueen wanted a pretty pliant passive 'marriage pawn' for a daughter someone of no threat or conseuence beyond being a bargaining chip for political gainBut despite the best efforts of the ueen and her magician councilor Solon to keep her ignorant Andie has a curious and inuiring mind She wants to make herself useful to her mother sure that if she proves that her intelligence can be usefully applied to benefit the interests of the realm then her mother might finally see the person she is instead of all the things she is not So Andie educates herself about the economy and when she notices serious discrepancies in the Royal Treasury there have been a highly unlikely number of profitable shipwrecks lately and some uestionable weather is the cause she brings it to her mother's attention which is a serious mistakeWhen a dragon turns up and attacks livestock in the countryside scaring the populace it is Andie's researches that uncover the traditional virgin sacrifice solution which the ueen uickly implements much to Andie's dismay After a hopeless few months when Andie cannot uncover an alternative her own name is drawn from the virgin lotteryAlthough Andie befriends the Champion sent by Godmother Elena from the first book The Fairy Godmother to rescue her Andie with the help of a clever fable fox uickly discovers the dragon is not the danger it seems Adamant is a Warrior dragon who has been compelled by a geas to raid; with the help of his learned Bookwyrm brother Periapt he is trying to find a way free from the spell Although they cannot break it they can twist it so they have gathered all the sacrificial and very much alive maidens together in a rough sort of army and when Andie arrives they have enough momentum to manipulate The Tradition to help them seek justice There are two unconventional love stories that thankfully have Happily Ever After endings but to say anything would ruin the great twist ending The last line was a little weak and jokey but otherwise this is a wonderful modern fairy taleMinor uibble There are two separate minor characters with the same name a Lady Thalia and a maiden Thalia This is incredibly confusing and for some reason seems to happen a lot in Lackey books

  8. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    So much fun I would really have loved the series when I was an innocent young teen lo these several decades ago Then the little bits of awkward writing mechanics and occasional errors inconsistencies wouldn't have bothered me at all I would simply have been enchanted by fascinating world building and all the different characters many of whom are females who are strong and smart and wicked and lazy and etc in all sorts of different waysI'm becoming such a fan of Lackey I plan not only to read all books in this set but maybe find another book or series by herBtw the first book in the 500 Kingdoms does have some sexy bits that I would not have been ready for until I was about 14 This one is not only at least as easy to read but is also 'clean' enough for even a 12 yo Oh hey but don't get me wrong by easy I don't mean trite There's plenty here to spark a reader's imagination and even to provoke discussion in a book clubAnd there's uotable bits 'We're clever and cunning not intelligent the fox corrected absently Not the same thing at all'

  9. Brittany Brittany says:

    25Andromeda Andie is the Princess of Acadia; however at the age of 19 she is not treated like a Princess Her mother pushes her to the side and does not give her any responsibilities until Andie searches out responsibility This leads her to uncovering some odd occurrences that have been happening throughout the Kingdom Around this time the Tradition seems to step in and the Kingdom is plagued by a monster with no Champion to save themThis book was meh It was really hard to get into the characters and the world and the major plot points were pretty easy to guess There were some comical parts to the book and I do like the concept of the Tradition; however the execution of this book was pretty lackluster

  10. LibraryCin LibraryCin says:

    Andromeda is a princess and is very smart Her mother keeps her at a distance and doesn’t really want her learning too much including how to govern When the kingdom is threatened by a dragon they decide to offer sacrificial virgins to appease it I mostly enjoyed it but it was a bit odd and had a definite weird ending I’m not sure if I want to continue the series but since they all seem to be about different characters I think I will I think the series is really just the same “world”

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