April 16th, 2013

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Book 16 for 2013

Dragonsbane by Patricia C. Wrede. 250 pages

Book 1 of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles.

I like this series, which takes fairytales tropes and turns them on their heads a bit. Rob found it rather simplistic after the Codex Alera book that preceded it, and I suppose it is, but sometimes that's not a bad thing.

In this first book, Princess Cimorene runs away rather than marry a dunderheaded prince and volunteers to be a dragon's princess instead. This leads to compications with wizards, princes, knights and her fellow, less willing, dragon princesses.

Light and amusing, I enjoyed this reread.