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The Snow Queen By Mercedes Lackey,

  • Title: The Snow Queen
  • Author: Mercedes Lackey
  • ISBN: 9780373802944
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Paperback
  • Aleksia, Queen of the Northern Lights, is mysterious, beautiful and widely known to have a heart of ice But when she s falsely accused of unleashing evil on nearby villages, she realizes there s an impostor out there far heartless than she could ever be.And when a young warrior disappears, Aleksia s powers are needed as never before Now, on a journey through a realmAleksia, Queen of the Northern Lights, is mysterious, beautiful and widely known to have a heart of ice But when she s falsely accused of unleashing evil on nearby villages, she realizes there s an impostor out there far heartless than she could ever be.And when a young warrior disappears, Aleksia s powers are needed as never before Now, on a journey through a realm of perpetual winter, it will take all her skills, a mother s faith and a little magic to face down an enemy formidable than any she has ever known.
    The Snow Queen Aleksia Queen of the Northern Lights is mysterious beautiful and widely known to have a heart of ice But when she s falsely accused of unleashing evil on nearby villages she realizes there s an im

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    1. Kinda torn on this one.It was goodbut not I m starting to notice a pattern with the Five Hundred Kingdoms series, and I don t know if this is just Lackey s particular style, or if it just happens in these particular books Two words Abrupt Ending.There s all this build up to some supposedly spectacular showdown, and then its justover Ta da balloon deflates So far, the build up itself is good enough to keep me coming back for of her stories, though.The only other thing I want to mention about thi [...]

    2. DNF at 67%I give up Although the novel started out promising enough, it didn t take long for it to become incredibly boring with long and tedious descriptions of food, clothes and everything else that we don t see the main character doing.I just don t care.There were some scenes in which a character is sexually harassed, and later on, we readers find out that the main character gave some magical directions to delay her and another character the gist of it being not too much bad things happening [...]

    3. Mercedes Lackey is very much my guilty pleasures, as I think I ve mentioned before Because of that, I ll read pretty much everything she rolls out with, even though lately I ve been kind of disappointed.The Five Hundred Kingdom books have been uneven The first one, Fairy Godmother, was great The second, One Good Knight, was bloody terrible, but the series has been improving again, with Fortune s Fool genuinely different and unique This was another new twist on an old story, and the writing style [...]

    4. I m a HUGE fan of fantasy fluff and this completely fit the bill I love books I can easily read, end happily ever after and leave you with that glowing, feel good happiness afterwards Nothing deep, just lots of good fun.

    5. I had seen lower ratings on this than on previous books in the series, so was a little worried that it wouldn t be as fun as the others were I think I know where those were coming from, though There s hardly any romance at all, and that was always a large part in the past I believe it s a positive difference here, though A romance honestly didn t fit anywhere, and Lackey didn t force the issue, so I respect her for leaving it out Beyond that, this was a fantastic retelling of the Snow Queen in [...]

    6. I really enjoy Mercedes Lackey She s one of my favorite authors, and I usually make it top priority to read her newest releases Although I think this series is a bit too muchfluff, I really like how all the stories are built around fairy tales Since the story of The Snow Queen is one of my favorites, I was anxious to read this new book in the Five Hundred Kingdoms series, but I feel that it fell short of my expectations I m sure some people will argue with me, but I felt Lackey put too much work [...]

    7. For some reason, the Snow Queen has never been one of my favorite fairy tale traditions I m not sure if that s because it s just so, forgive me for saying, cold, or if it is that I could never, ahem, warm up to the character Mercedes Lackey has managed to paint a portrait of a Snow Queen I actually like allowing the usual representation to be portrayed by an imposter I truly enjoy the 500 Kingdoms series with its unusual take on the fairy tale traditions of many cultures in the form of an almost [...]

    8. An incredibly bad book The plot is total fantasy claptrap, which is to be expected However, the book consistently tells instead of shows, with clumsy prose, nonexistent characterization, and a ridiculously pat ending Probably the worst part, though, was the abysmal pacing You spend three pages on some stupid hunting description, and then take a sudden jump through crucial action in a few paragraphs No For the first half or 2 3 of the book, she just has too many little branches of plot, too many [...]

    9. I was so excited to find this latest book in the Five Hundred Kingdoms series by Mercedes Lackey She is one of my favorite authors and I like the series This one takes place in the far north, where Aleksia, the Snow Queen, is the Godmother of a very large territory The Godmothers deal with the Tradition, which tries to shape ordinary lives into stereotypical fairy tales, many of which have unhappy endings They try to steer the Tradition into paths which have happier endings In this book, Aleksia [...]

    10. While not quite as good as the first 500 kingdoms book, this story is nonetheless interesting because it borrows from less familiar traditions and incorporates some elements that are new and surprising It relies on a bit of a deus ex machina to resolve the major conflict, and the end rambles a teensy bit and diffuses some of the tension that has built up over the course of the plot in a rather unsatisfying way But, I ve read it twice already and will probably read it again The 500 kingdoms are a [...]

    11. Some of Mercedes Lackey s books are a little adult rated than others and I m never quite sure which they will be This one was of the cleaner variety and I really enjoyed the story I m a big fan of fantasy fairy tale re tellings, so that is probably why, but this was a fun book and I ve read it three times I have to ask What is up with Ms Lackey s obsession with birds, and the viewpoint of a bird, including repetitive descriptions of how they hunt and eat other bird s innards I felt it definitel [...]

    12. I like Mercedes Lackey s idea of the tradition forcing people to fit into fairy tale patterns But this was not the best book of the series for character development I didn t care about these characters as much as the others in the series However, I am thrilled that this one didn t have the 4 or 5 pages that you have to skip because of inappropriate content that the other ones in th 500 kingdoms series have All in all, I liked the book.

    13. I ve enjoyed the first three books in this series but this book was terribly boring There was just way to many irrelevant details that dragged on and on and on for over half the book The characters were flat and where the hell was the romance There was too much telling and not enough showing Just horrible.

    14. Back to her old formMisty is back This Godmother novel was a page turner and didn t rush the ending like many of the latest Valdemar novel have done This was a nice twist on Snow Queen Ice Fairy lore And a nice bit of Sammi culture with this romance novel.

    15. I enjoyed the first three books in Lackey s Five Hundred Kingdoms series, but this one could have done with a firmer editor.While the set up and character introduction were lovely, the pacing was markedly off Not only did the plot not get moving until qiute literally halfway through the book, but all throughout Lackey would introduce obstacles for the characters and then resolve them immediately We re talking within three pages immediately I don t ask for much narrative tension from my fluffy fa [...]

    16. I was so excited to get this book from the library Lackey s books of the Five Hundred Kingdoms twist the fairy stories in interesting ways The Five Hundred Kingdoms are guided by the Tradition, the universal energy that guides people to live out traditional folk tales and fairy tales The Fairy Godmothers are there to help people find happiness while not exactly thwarting the Tradition.This book had all the elements of a good Lackey tale with neat magical twists The magic of the Sammi Laplanders [...]

    17. I liked this book until the ending I was a little disappointed I didn t like guy that Lackey made as the love interest for Aleksia Aleksia was a complex character She doesn t deserve the shallow guy that she is ultimately hooked up with I can t for the life of me even remember the guys name, which shows how memorable he was Anyway, I felt that quite honestly the book could have ended with out any hookup at all It was like Lackey was trying to make it all neat, each male character finds a female [...]

    18. The Snow Queen is Lackey s spin on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson and tells the story of Aleskia the ice fairy , known to others as the Snow Queen due to her reputation for a cold heart When I first started reading this story, I was totally into it It reminded me a lot of the Fairy Godmother which I absolutely loved However, I found myself losing interest in the story about halfway through I can t exactly pinpoint the reason, but it began to remind me of the second book One Good Night w [...]

    19. Fourth in the Tales of the 500 Kingdoms Aleksia is the Snow Queen and Fairy Godmother for the North She specializes in giving arrogant young men their comeupance and guiding the Tradition into happy endings But now someone has stolen her name and is blaming atrocities on her Aleksia must muster the Tradition and find a way to reclaim her good name before someone hunts her down .

    20. 4.5 I really admire the way this author crafts fantasy It s intricate with plenty of twists and turns, some familiar, some unfamiliar The ending of this one isn t wrapped up as tightly as the others in the series I wonder if the characters will come back in a different book in the series so far, each of the books is stand alone Note clean

    21. Another amusing romp in The Five Hundred Kingdoms, full of plucky wry heroes and heroines If I d managed to wait to read it for summer, I d say it was great beach reading Nothing stressful or overly complex to track, just pure enjoyment

    22. A wonderful bookMercedes Lackey is a masterful writer who always entertains This book combines classic fairy tale elements with a new take to create a satisfying whole One of my favorites

    23. So this is like 2.5 stars It was good them the end just blew it for me Maybe it s me but, I would have liked a bit there were questions were left un answerede beginning and middle were just fine It s like an erupt ending Not fun

    24. The problem with Mercedes Lackey being so wildly popular and immensely talented is that no one really bothers to edit her stories any So many errors and pages of rambling

    25. In staying with the winter theme, and shooting myself in the foot for next year since I ve only got five specifically winter themed titles, today s review will be about The Snow Queen, which I d been planning on reading for some time only to be warned off by the poor reviews It was only after watching Frozen that I finally gave in and picked it up because how could a retelling possibly get any worse Actually, that s unfair The problem with this being sold to the public as the Disney take on The [...]

    26. This is another enjoyable romp through a world in which fairy tales come to life in unexpected ways and is overall quite satisfying It isn t the best of The Five Hundred Kingdoms series one would be hard put to surpass the first two books, The Fairy Godmother and One Good Knight , but it does introduce some new magical traditions and cultures while retaining the framework of The Tradition and the Godmothers who work to steer it The Ice Fairy, Aleksia, is a worthy addition to the Godmotherly rank [...]

    27. Like the other books of this series, The Snow Queen takes up traditional fairytales in an interesting way I really liked the use of craft based magic particularly the weaving done by the female characters However, this book frames the sexual assault of a young woman as a character building experience that supposedly makes her tougher and able to understand other women s experiences between Trauma should not be used as a plot device I wish fantasy literature explored and subverted misogyny and p [...]

    28. Now, I always liked the snowqueen and the boy in the story always made me twitch so I cheered for the godmother here right from the start I again felt that Mercedes worked on a lot of elements and some therefore ended up loosing a little of depth but overall this one is well balanced, intriguing and fun Full of female characters with a bit of bite across the ages Especially loved the raven, short as his part is This is one I think I will read again one winter s night.

    29. Aleksia, Queen of the Northern Lights is beautiful, mysterious and known to have a heart of ice She s falsely accused of unleashing evil on nearby villages she realizes there s an impostor out there heartless than she A young warrior disappears Her powers are needed as never before

    30. The series got back on its feet with this one It s a traditional adventure with the twists of the world Lackey has mixed in It s an enjoyable romp and light, quick reading.

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