Friday, January 20, 2012

One Good Knight by Mercedes Lackey

One Good Knight by Mercedes Lackey is just a fun read -- not particularly deep, but great escapism. It's about Princess Andromeda, heir to a small kingdom. When a dragon starts ravaging the landscape, Andromeda is one of the sacrificial virgins offered to appease it. A Champion appears at the last moment, rescuing Andromeda and chasing away the dragon. Andromeda and the Champion set off to find the dragon's lair . . . but what they find when they get there is not exactly what they were expecting.

My boss recommended this to me, saying it reminded her of Tamora Pierce, and I agree. Also, this book is technically the second in a series, but it stands on its own just fine.

(Reviewed from a copy borrowed through my library system.)


  1. Out of all the 500 Kingdom books, I think I like the first one best. (The Fairy Godmother) Definitely a book I'd recommend.
    One Good Knight is...ok. Most of this series is just... ok. So-so, at least for Mercedes Lackey. I don't know why, but her more recent works haven't really grabbed me the way some of her other books have. Change in taste maybe? I haven't read the most recent one, though I have a copy.

    I agree that they stand alone well. A slight cross-pollination of characters, but no big deal.

  2. I read The Fairy Godmother several years ago (back before library school, I think), and I remember enjoying it, but not feeling like I wanted to seek out other books in the series. Which is, come to think of it, about how I feel about this one. It was pretty good, but it didn't leave me wanting to read everything else set in that world.