Sunday, May 1, 2016

Short Review: A Tangled Web

A Tangled Web

by Mercedes Lackey
a Five Hundred Kingdoms novella (#5.5)

~ Goodreads ~

Rating:  3.0 Stars

**This novella takes place after The Sleeping Beauty, in the same world with all the same characters.
Kidnapping Persephone should have been an easy task. But in the Five Hundred Kingdoms, nothing's ever simple—and the wrong blonde goddess is stolen by mistake, leaving Prince Leopold without his new bride. At least until he braves the realm of the dead to get her back...

This was short, sweet and cute, and made for a quick read for a boring afternoon. Not much to say about it, but the re-visioning of the Greek gods was interesting, to say the least. I didn't mind seeing more of Leopold and Brunnhilde since they only appeared briefly at the end of The Sleeping Beauty, though I would have liked to see more of how they'd met and fallen in love. Romance, unfortunately, doesn't seem like a very strong factor in the Five Hundred Kingdoms world since most of the books seemed to lack very exciting romances; they keep falling too flat for my liking.

Nonetheless, it was enjoyable.

This review was originally posted at Goodreads in May 2013.

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