The Fairy GodmotherEditThe Fairy Godmother is the first book in the Five Hundred Kingdoms series by acclaimed fantasy writer Mercedes Lackey. It was published in 2004 by Luna Harlequin.
"In the land of Five Hundred Kingdoms, if you can't carry out your legendary role, life is no fairy tale . . .
Elena Klovis was supposed to be her kingdom's Cinderella -- until an accident of fate left her with a completely inappropriate prince! Determined not to remain with her stepfamily, Elena set out to get a new job -- and ended up becoming the Fairy Godmother for the land.
But "Breaking with Tradition" was no easy matter. True, she didn't have to sleep in the chimney, but she had to deal with arrogant, stuffed-shirt princes who kept trying to rise above their place in the tale. In fact, one of them was so ornery that Elena could do nothing but change him into a donkey.
Still, her practical nature couldn't let him roam the country, so she brought the donkey -- er, the prince! -- home to her cottage to teach him some lessons. All the while keeping in mind that breaking with tradition can land everyone into a kettle of fish -- sometimes literally! "
Influences and InspirationEdit
The story of the Fairy Godmother draws heavily on the fairy tale "Cinderella".
Creatures, Characters, and Other OdditiesEdit