Phil Parker (tigertoy) wrote,
Phil Parker

Book review: The Snow Queen

I've not found the motivation to write anything about the books I've read since before I went on my trip, so I have a stack which I will try to cover in a slapdash way.

First is The Snow Queen by Mercedes Lackey.  This is the latest in the Five Hundred Kingdoms, and probably shouldn't be tried without at least reading The Fairy Godmother, the first one, which explains how the world works (and is the best of the lot so far anyway).

This is a retelling of the fairy tale of the same name, which I'm not very familiar with.  There's what I think is a twist on the original at the end, but it's a pretty unremarkable plot.  I do enjoy the feel of Lackey's writing, but this isn't among her better efforts.  It's sufficiently forgettable that, to be honest, I've forgotten most of it already in the two weeks since I finished it.  It's been a busy two weeks, and my memory is lousy, but I should remember more than this.

6 out of 10; if you're not the sort of die-hard fan who needs to read everything Lackey writes, you can probably do better.
Tags: book review, fantasy, mercedes lackey
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