Fortune's Fool

Fortune's Fool[Reading] ➹ Fortune's Fool By Mercedes Lackey – The Barnes Noble Review New York Times–bestselling author Mercedes Lackey spins a variety of fairy tales think The Little Mermaid and old Russian folktales into a satisfying romantic fantasy in this The Barnes Noble Review New York Times–bestselling author Mercedes Lackey spins a variety of fairy tales think The Little Mermaid and old Russian folktales into a satisfying romantic fantasy in this third installment in her Five Hundred Kingdoms series Katya the youngest daughter of the Sea King is sent by her father on a spying expedition It's a perfect assignment for one with the uniue ability to transverse both land and water Once on land Katya encounters a spectacular battle between two mages then meets Sasha He is also of royal birth the seventh son destined to play the part of the Wise or Fortunate Fool and Songweaver Their instant affinity and blooming romance is interrupted when Katya's father calls her back on business Two magical maidens have gone missing from an island Katya disguises herself and gets kidnapped by the Jinn who is keeping the others prisoner but it will take all her cleverness and powers as well as Sasha's magic to get them out alive Readers will admire Katya's spirit and fans of the previous two books The Fairy Godmother and One Good Knight will welcome the return of the Little Humpback Horse Ginger Curwen.

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Fortune's Fool PDF Ä Hardcover
  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • Fortune's Fool
  • Mercedes Lackey
  • English
  • 06 March 2016
  • 9780373802661

10 thoughts on “Fortune's Fool

  1. Maria says:

    I just finished this book today after borrowing it from the library today I'm rather depressed now that I'm finished with it I enjoyed it so much Mercedes Lackey writes so that you end up loving the characters as they go on with their stories This book is part of the Five Hundred Kingdoms series but you don't have to read it in order They are all standalone novels bound together by a similar world and occasional visits from other characters As a person who's followed the series from its inception I admit I love Mercedes Lackey's books the cross overs of characters is extremely nice D There are parts in this book that make me laugh out loud or at least smile to myself And that's what really mattersA book ought to have action adventure comedy and a happy ending D I'm such a sap

  2. Anne says:

    Mercedes Lackey does a good job mixing romance and fantasy in this latest installment of the Five Hundred Kingdoms series The one thing I have been enjoying about the series and this title is no exception is that the heroines are strong and capable without entering the dreaded feisty zone veteran romance novel readers will know what I mean My only complaint is that there is never any real sense of dangerdarkness you just know nothing bad is really going to happen Not necessarily a bad thing but makes the book a little fluffy and I know some people don't care for that but me I find it a refreshing change

  3. Hilary says:

    NOTE Actual personal rating is 15 out of 5I have nothing against beach reading Most of what I read could probably be classified as 'escapist wish fulfillment fluff' And I'm OK with that However I prefer my books to possess some sort of internal logic and cohesive world building In Fortune's Fool I felt as though Lackey threw out anything resembling conflict because that would be bad and scary and perhaps give this morass of a story some sort of palatabilityview spoilerChapters one through five made this unbearable Seriously? Did we just spend five chapters creating a freaking origami crane as our deus ex machina? The author decided to just establish a whole minor society and throw them away just so the protagonist could have the magical euivalent of e mail hide spoiler

  4. Jadis LeFeu says:

    One favourite genre I very liked Katya However I have another list of naming gripes this one even longer Nippon is another name for Japan Please be slightly less obvious that you're copying countries straight out of Earth or else own it all the way Belarus is a country You make Japan a tiny distance away at Nippon but you can't even come up with something that isn't currently a country for blatantly russian place? Adding Led to the front doesn't make it original The Kitsune was surprising and I probably would have liked it if you weren't BLATANTLY RIPPING OFF JAPAN AND NOT BOTHERING TO HIDE IT Again the romance wasn't very well developed They've known each other for a few days and are madly in love and will travel to the ends of the earth for each other symdrome Ew Oh and I forgot to mention in the others even though it doesn't come into play much in this one The Tradition is HELLA heteronormative and though this could be explained away by the fact that fairy tales are The author has characters break The Tradition for lots of things But none of those things include being anything but straight and cis She even makes a point several times about The Tradition makes girls fall in love with their rescuer Oh but we tricked it and made the rescuer a GURL They wouldn't fall in love with a GURL Foiled again And I harp on this despite it not being in this book because it's a pattern in literature and it's a shit one People who aren't straight do exist Mercedes Lackey It's nice that you made the merpeople casual about sex and all but it doesn't make up for it

  5. Lark of The Bookwyrm& says:

    35 stars bumped to 4 because I keep rereading it An enjoyable fairytale retelling which mixes higgledy piggledy a wide assortment of elements from Russian northern European Japanese and Middle Eastern folk and fairy tales a wisefortunate fool the Clever Little Vixen a sea king's daughter a kitsune a bereginia a willi a Rusalka a swan maiden a snow maiden several shapeshifters Baba Yaga a jinn a ueen under the mountain the Little Humpback Horse you get the picture That it works at all is due to Lackey's storytelling skills and pair of sympathetic main characters—but it does work

  6. Cait says:

    There's nothing uite like recent vintage Mercedes Lackey to get me through feeling ill When the flu knocked me down a week ago I knew just where to turn The seventh daughter of the Sea King Ekaterina is than a pampered princess she's also the family spyReally how could that be a better companion to chicken noodle soup ice cream and extra fluffy pillows?

  7. LibraryCin says:

    325 starsKatya is a sea princess daughter of the Sea King Sasha is the 7th son of the leader of a land kingdom; he is a fool and a songweaver After a little romance between them Katya is called away to save some kidnapped girls and Sasha later comes to find Katya I mostly enjoyed this one though I did lose interest at various intervals I did like Katya – she is a strong character and a spy for her father Parts of the book were from her point of view while other parts were from Sasha’s At the start I enjoyed Katya’s POV but I was enjoying Sasha’s in the second half of the book as well

  8. Jennifer says:

    True rating 45 starsEach book in the Five Hundred Kingdoms series is similar Engaging characters are moved deftly through a simple yet interesting plot filled with heartwarming but never cloying and smile inducing moments Each tackles an aspect of the fairy tale Tradition – or perhaps it is better to say that each approaches the Tradition from a different angle thereby keeping fresh the conceptual thread that runs through these novels Another similarity is that I always think Ms Lackey's work could have benefited from one pass through the manuscript There are no glaring errors or textual problems but her prose has a tendency to sameness – words and phrases are often overused For one example In Fortune’s Fool every time a character is surprised he or she ‘blinks’ in reaction But the liveliness of the characters and the general fluidity of the writing than offset this repetitivenessIf ever there was the fantasy euivalent of a ‘cozy’ mystery this genial series is it I never close a book without wishing for nor do I ever depart the Five Hundred Kingdoms with a less than merry spirit

  9. Anne says:

    Fortunes' Fool is based off of some Russian fairytale that I had no idea even existed so I wasn't really anticipating much when I cracked it open Imagine my surprise when this turned out to be one of my favorites from her Five Hundred Kingdoms' series Moral of the story Don't judge a book based on the fairytaleor somethingMy reason for liking the book may be based on the fact that unlike in some of Lackey's other books the hero in this one isn't a total douchebag I found it refreshing to root for someone that I actually liked for a change I'm funny that way I guessThe heroine was also uite likable Being the capable young woman that she was she didn't actually need him to come save the daybut it was a nice gesture on his part when he showed up to help her outI'm slowly working my way through Lackey's stuff and so far I'm like her writing style Well aside from her apparent need to make most of the men repugnant If you're thinking about giving her stuff a try Fortune's Fool is my opinion a good jumping off point

  10. Etola says:

    An interesting setting and concept but overall the writing was subpar I liked the idea of fairy tale figures being self aware and being able to take advantage of their roles I especially liked the character of Sasha But it seemed as if I were being told a great deal instead of being shown things This made me feel rather detached to the characters and the plot And certain elements just seem to have been 'thrown in there' not necessarily because they fit but because the author thought they were neat ideas This may be because this book is the third in a series and some of these seemingly random things might be references to earlier books but all the same it was a little too much of everything but the enchanted kitchen sinkOverall I was a bit disappointed with this book It was worth finishing but I have no plans to re read it It read like a fairly good fanfiction and not the work of someone with a great deal of publishing credits to her name I remember being far impressed with the Gryphon series

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