Beauty and the WerewolfEditBeauty and the Werewolf is the sixth book in the Five Hundred Kingdoms series by acclaimed fantasy writer Mercedes Lackey. It was published in 2011 by Luna Harlequin.
"The eldest daughter is often doomed in fairy tales. But Bella—Isabella Beauchamps, daughter of a wealthy merchant—vows to escape the usual pitfalls.
Anxious to avoid the Traditional path, Bella dons a red cloak and ventures into the forbidden forest to consult with "Granny," the local wisewoman.
But on the way home she's attacked by a wolf—who turns out to be a cursed nobleman! Secluded in his castle, Bella is torn between her family and this strange man who creates marvelous inventions and makes her laugh—when he isn't howling at the moon.
Breaking spells is never easy. But a determined beauty, a wizard (after all, he's only an occasional werewolf) and a little godmotherly interference might just be able to bring about a happy ending.…"
Inspirations and InfluencesEdit
The story is remiscant of the classic French tale of Beauty and the Beast, while drawing inspiration as well from the horrific tales of werewolves.
Connections to Other Books in the SeriesEdit
The Fairy Godmother - Elena plays a prominent role in this book as an adviser and confidant to Bella. She is also the godmother of Bella's Kingdom.
Creatures, Characters, and Other OdditiesEdit