The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty Heavy is the head and the eyelids of the princess who wears the crownIn Rosamund s realm happiness hinges on a few simple beliefs For every princess there s a prince The king has ultimate power Stepm

  • Title: The Sleeping Beauty
  • Author: Mercedes Lackey
  • ISBN: 9780373803156
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Heavy is the head and the eyelids of the princess who wears the crownIn Rosamund s realm, happiness hinges on a few simple beliefs For every princess there s a prince.The king has ultimate power.Stepmothers should never be trusted.And bad things come to those who break with Tradition.But when Rosa is pursued by a murderous huntsman and then captured by dwarves, herHeavy is the head and the eyelids of the princess who wears the crownIn Rosamund s realm, happiness hinges on a few simple beliefs For every princess there s a prince.The king has ultimate power.Stepmothers should never be trusted.And bad things come to those who break with Tradition.But when Rosa is pursued by a murderous huntsman and then captured by dwarves, her beliefs go up in smoke Determined to escape and save her kingdom from imminent invasion, she agrees to become the guinea pig in one of her stepmother s risky incantations thus falling into a deep, deep sleep.When awakened by a touchy feely stranger, Rosa must choose between Tradition and her future.een a host of eligible princes and a handsome, fair haired outsider And learn the difference between being a princess and ruling as a queen.The moral of the story Sometimes a princess has to create her own happy endings.

    Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty French La Belle au bois dormant , or Little Briar Rose German Dornrschen , also titled in English as The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods, is a classic fairy tale about a princess who is cursed to sleep for a hundred years by an evil fairy, where she would be Sleeping Beauty After a beautiful princess, Aurora, is born in to royalty everyone gathers to exchange gifts Everything is perfectly fine until an unwanted guest appears, Maleficent Maleficent casts a spell on the young princess and announces that she will die by pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel on the evening of her th birthday. Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty finds Emily Browning portray a college student who allows herself to be drugged into unconsciousness and played with by perverted old men for money though in a bizarre turn of events it turns out she seems to care for the money as much as The Sleeping Beauty ballet The Sleeping Beauty Russian Spyashaya krasavitsa is a ballet in a prologue and three acts, first performed in The music was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky his opus The score was completed in , and is the second of his three ballets. The Sleeping Beauty Trina Schart Hyman Sleeping Beauty is a redhead here, and exquisitely pretty But the real delight is in the detailed depictions of the setting and of all the other figures in the drama the otherworldly fairy women, the king and queen and their court, the servants, even the rather grisly scene of the less fortunate suitors who didn t make it through the thorn hedge but something the Brothers Grimm tell us in their version. Sleeping Beauty Disney Movies Fall under the spell of Sleeping Beauty, the ultimate princess fairy tale that is now part of the acclaimed Walt Disney Signature Collection Beauty, wonder and thrilling adventure spin together in a grand legend that transcends time as the evil and jealous fairy Maleficent, one of imagination s most spectacular villains, casts a curse on the kingdom s beloved Princess Aurora. Houston Ballet The Sleeping Beauty A lavish production that premiered in , Stevenson s The Sleeping Beauty is recognized as one of the supreme achievements of classical ballet His is an exquisite interpretation of the classic French fairytale by Charles Perrault a beautiful princess is cursed by an evil fairy, and doomed to sleep for a hundred years only to be awakened by the kiss of the handsome prince who loves her. The Sleeping Beauty ballet Tchaikovsky YouTube Jul , The Sleeping Beauty Russian Spyashchaya krasavitsa is a ballet in a prologue and three acts, first performed in . Sleeping Beauty Disney Wiki Fandom Sleeping Beauty is a animated feature produced by Walt Disney Productions and originally released to theaters on January , by Buena Vista Film Distribution The sixteenth animated feature in the Disney Animated Canon, it was the last animated feature produced by Walt Disney to be The Sleeping Beauty Oregon Ballet Theatre Celebrating years, Oregon Ballet Theatre is looking forward to the return of Christopher Stowell s The Sleeping Beauty Below is a sampling of archival images from Christopher Stowell s The Sleeping Beauty World Premiere of this spectacular performance, as performed by the

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    • Mercedes Lackey

      Mercedes entered this world on June 24, 1950, in Chicago, had a normal childhood and graduated from Purdue University in 1972 During the late 70 s she worked as an artist s model and then went into the computer programming field, ending up with American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma In addition to her fantasy writing, she has written lyrics for and recorded nearly fifty songs for Firebird Arts Music, a small recording company specializing in science fiction folk music I m a storyteller that s what I see as my job My stories come out of my characters how those characters would react to the given situation Maybe that s why I get letters from readers as young as thirteen and as old as sixty odd One of the reasons I write song lyrics is because I see songs as a kind of story pill they reduce a story to the barest essentials or encapsulate a particular crucial moment in time I frequently will write a lyric when I am attempting to get to the heart of a crucial scene I find that when I have done so, the scene has become absolutely clear in my mind, and I can write exactly what I wanted to say Another reason is because of the kind of novels I am writing that is, fantasy, set in an other world semi medieval atmosphere Music is very important to medieval peoples bards are the chief newsbringers When I write the folk music of these peoples, I am enriching my whole world, whether I actually use the song in the text or not I began writing out of boredom I continue out of addiction I can t not write, and as a result I have no social life I began writing fantasy because I love it, but I try to construct my fantasy worlds with all the care of a high tech science fiction writer I apply the principle of TANSTAAFL There ain t no such thing as free lunch , credited to Robert Heinlein to magic, for instance in my worlds, magic is paid for, and the cost to the magician is frequently a high one I try to keep my world as solid and real as possible people deal with stubborn pumps, bugs in the porridge, and love lives that refuse to become untangled, right along with invading armies and evil magicians And I try to make all of my characters, even the evil magicians, something than flat stereotypes Even evil magicians get up in the night and look for cookies, sometimes I suppose that in everything I write I try to expound the creed I gave my character Diana Tregarde in Burning Water There s no such thing as one, true way the only answers worth having are the ones you find for yourself leave the world better than you found it Love, freedom, and the chance to do some good they re the things worth living and dying for, and if you aren t willing to die for the things worth living for, you might as well turn in your membership in the human race Also writes as Misty LackeyAuthor s website

    645 thoughts on “The Sleeping Beauty

    • Well, that was tolerably amusing. Since I was in the mood for just that, it was a good book-reader match for that day.I've read three or four in this series -- this one worked best for me so far, largely due to the two male protags. Set in a fairy-tale world where Narrativium (or, as it is dubbed here, The Tradition) rules, and the smart try to resist being sucked into tales that may well not be in their best interests. In this case, two or perhaps three Sleeping Beauty traditions cross and clas [...]


    • Beware the Tradition! The Tradition is a force which desires to repeat the same classic fairy tales over and over again. Not a great thing if you are a princess who has just turned sixteen, like Rosa, whose mother has died because the Tradition wants her to have an evil stepmother. And on top of that, there is the evil woodsman and, unfortunately, the evil seven dwarves who kidnap and enslave Rosa. All at the very beginning of the story.Fortunately, there is also Lilly, fairy godmother extraordi [...]


    • 4.5 starsThis was my second book in the Five Hundred Kingdoms series, and it didn't disappoint. I thought it was a great blend of fantasy, fairytale, and humor. The characters are more three dimensional than what you normally find in retellings, but the best part is how Lackey keeps the romance realistic. I've noticed that the characters in these stories seem to seem to fall in love after they get to know each other a bit. Gasp! Revolutionary!P.S. Even though the name of the book indicates it's [...]


    • I think I would have really loved this book if someone else had written it.I've been a fan of Mercedes Lackey's Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms series since its first book, but with this fifth book I've really got to question whether or not I continue. Like all the books, The Sleeping Beauty starts with a collision of fairy tales (in this case, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and The Niebelungenlied) and the introduction of a godmother (Lily) to sort everything out according to The Tradition and [...]


    • Lackey's been getting a lot of mileage out of fairy tales of late. Actually, she's been getting a lot of mileage, period--her publication schedule is pretty dense, and this one shares the minor continuity errors of several of her more recent books. It's not bad enough to be really annoying, but the books clearly have been written in some haste. This is a very enjoyable featherweight tale with likeable, entertainingly pragmatic characters. In this series, fate in the form of The Tradition pushes [...]


    • I really enjoy the ways that Lackey finds to mash up fairytales and come out with a unique tale that works. I love the idea that fairytales are forced on people's lives by the Tradition and the Fairy Godmothers' job is to harness the extra magic and save people from their less desirable fates by forcing the nicer Traditional paths wherever they can. It lets you laugh at the traditional tales and enjoy the magical wonder of them without simply repeating what's been done before. This series is rea [...]


    • I really loved this series by Mercedes Lackey that plays with the idea of Tradition driving fairytales. While I found the book to eventually be quite funny and an enjoyable read, I had a little trouble getting into it at first. It may not have been helped by my sleepiness, but it seemed a little contrived at the beginning and not as exciting as the book flap made it out to be with more possible paths. Instead, the beginning seems rather abrupt, especially if you don't remember the previous books [...]


    • A funny twist on the traditional fairy tale. Because in the 500 kingdoms, Tradition will try to twist things to follow the fairy tale paths. The heroine princess lives in a kingdom rich enough to have the Tradition in full force, trying to push the lives of everyone in it into a familiar pattern. The hero is from a different tradition, one from Wagnerian opera. He's been avoiding sleeping maidens on biers surrounded by flames as hard as he can. So when it seems they can mix their fairy tales and [...]


    • Positives: unicorn scenes; some humor; smart, fairly capable heroines; likable heroes; mix of fairy tales and mythology; happy ending for all "good" involvedNegatives: writing style that "tells" through lots and lots of character introspection and shows off how clever everyone is; strong and distinct author's voice which takes me out of the story and makes me hear the author, not the characters[Note: What I disliked about this book was a matter of personal taste developed over a decade of readin [...]


    • Also posted on my blog Got My Book. This Adult Fantasy, which mixes various fairytales with "The Ring Cycle," is one of Lackey's better 500 Kingdoms novelsOK DETAILS:The Sleeping Beauty by Mercedes Lackey, read by Gabra Zackman, published by Audible Studios (2013) / Length: 11 hrs 5 minSERIES INFO:This is Book #5 of 6 in the "Five Hundred Kingdoms" series. These books can easily be read as standalonesMMARY:Although I feel that Ms Lackey's newer books lack the narrative tightness & emotional [...]


    • Another good installment in the 500 Kingdoms series. There's another new Godmother in this one, Lily, and she's actually part Fae, so she's pretty powerful. She's in charge of the kingdom of Eltaria, a kingdom rich in resources, especially gold, silver, and gem mines, all expertly managed by Dwarves. The queen of this kingdom, Celeste, has recently died, leaving the king broken-hearted, as well as their daughter, Rosa. The king is constantly busy keeping enemies away, because everyone wants to t [...]


    • Mercedes Lackey is a ubiquitous fantasy writer. Chances are if you’ve ever stepped into the fantasy and science fiction section of the bookstore, you’ve seen one of her titles. And not only is she prolific, she’s incredibly good. There’s something for almost every taste. My favorite series (well, one of them) is her Elemental Masters series, which re-imagines fairy tales in an alternative, magic-laden Edwardian England.In the past several years Lackey has published another fairy-tale-typ [...]


    • InThe Sleeping Beauty , as with the other Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, there is a force of magic called The Tradition. In other words, the tradition of how fairy tales "should work" tries to make everyday life fit the bill, no matter how unpleasant it may be for those persons involved. Princess Rosamund, whose kingdom is in danger of being invaded, is chased deep into the woods and becomes prisoner of seven dwarves. After being rescued, however, she and Lily (the Fairy Godmother of this k [...]


    • Cover Design: 2/5Plot: 4/5Characters: 5/5Overall Rating: B+Obtained: Library BookI'm such a visual person and yes I do judge books by their covers. To start out with, the cover did nothing for me. First off, the woman on the front doesn't even match the description of Rosa. The graphic designer just threw a composite images together and didn't give much thought to it. When some covers are so striking, this one just makes you kind of overlook the book. Don't fall for it! It's a trap. Sleeping Bea [...]


    • I am really enjoying Mercedes Lackey's retelling of all of the famous fairy tales, with heavy re-imaginings, using The Tradition as a powerful but unconscious force for good/evil in people's lives, and how the Godmothers and other key players are all trying to buck the trend. Working with it, rather than against it, but trying for the Happy Endings that still require work and living and loving but are not the Sleeping Forever or Dying Horribly and all that goes with it (capitals are emphasis use [...]


    • In the hundred kingdoms there is a force called the tradition which knows all the most well known fairy tales and folk tales. It forces people down common story paths, like if you have dark hair and white skin your life will slowly shape to the story of snow white. Or if your mother dies your father will almost always marry a woman who turns out to be an evil step mother, even if she was wonderful before they married. Each kingdom is supposed to have a fairy godmother who shapes the tradition so [...]


    • A fun, easy-going fairytale-esque story that works in various popular fairytales as part of the Tradition. Very enjoyable, ended up enjoying the characters and their adventures and find myself possibly interested in more of Lackey's fairytale books.Only problems were the story seemed overly long and by the last 100 pages I was past ready to be done and felt some sections could have benefited from some thinning. Some of the characters seemed very stereotypical, even the ones I liked were not all [...]


    • Mercedes Lackey's latest installment of the Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms is a fun, imaginative romp. Lighter than the fourth book in this series, this story starts out as the Tradition appears to be acting out a Snow White tale, but all is not what it appears. The main heroine in the story is Rosamund or Rosa. While Princess of one of the richest kingdoms, Rosa’s mother was a shepherdess and installed in her daughter practical knowledge to allow Rosa to face whatever the Tradition throws [...]


    • I am so little-girl giddy over these books it's not even funny. I'm sure I've gone on and on about how much I love the unicorns to my friends and family so much that they would be happy never to hear the word "unicorn" again - but people this unicorn has a lisp! And I laughed so hard!This story has so much in it - it's a mix of Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and several others, including Puss-n-Boots, Hansel and Gretal and The Frog Prince. There are epic trials, dragons, sleeping princesses, mean [...]


    • This is generally a mish-mash of several fairy tales (Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and another fairy tale that I couldn't identify). I felt that the characters weren't fleshed out nor was the plot. The "heroes" were lame and I simply didn't like Rosa. I particularly liked Lily, though she isn't the main character. Her sarcasm is refreshing and adds some humor to this otherwise dull and boring tale.I liked the first couple of books in this series but the last few have been more of a trial to read. [...]


    • Oh, squee, this was an absolutely wonderful book! I didn't expect it this book to be so good, but I adored it. Mercedes Lackey is a lovely storyteller, and this story is a highly entertaining twist on the traditional fairy tale. The tale is well-paced and has some really funny moments, and I'm slightly in love with Prince Siegfried, who is handsome, humble, and has a habit of rescuing animals in need. Princess Rosamund is also intelligent and feisty, and her Godmother, Lily, is a delight.


    • This was a wonderful romp! Fantastic characters, women who have guts, men who love women with guts, gleeful melange of folk tales: don't be deceived by the title of the book: everything from Nordic mythology to Hansel and Gretel and quite a few in between are mixed into this story! Of course there are the bad guys. And they are a surprise and very very bad. Which includes one father that appears out of nowhere in the last few pages! Do read this!


    • So what if Siegfried decided to look for Sleeping Beauty or Snow White instead of Brunhilde? What if the dwarves didn't love Snow White but wanted a hearth slave? I love how Mercedes Lackey twists fairy tales so that the Tradition tries to have it's way but gets thwarted.I want more of the 500 kingdoms.


    • Finally ! A worthy read !!!!!! A decent ending !!! Things explained !!!! Who knew that could be hard??!? I found it better if not just as good as book 1 . Which I'm grateful for because the ones in between weren't all that. This one was funny, a decent plot and different. 3.5 stars !




    • I have read several fairy tale retellings and this is one of my favorite so far. This is not truly a Sleeping Beauty story more of a mash up of Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and some Norse Mythology. There are plenty of informative reviews on for this book so I won't re-hash any of those. I will say it made me laugh and I was satisfied with the ending. I have not read any of the other Five Hundred Kingdoms books but plan on it now.


    • When Rosa is pursued by a murderous huntsman - captured by dwarves, this princess' beliefs go up in smoke. Determined to save her kingdom - she must choose between a host of eligible princes and a handsome, fair-haired outsider - & learn the difference between being a princess and ruling as a Queen.


    • Perfect read for a light-hearted distraction from everyday life. I liked this book better than a couple of the other ones in the series. It was predictable, but sometimes that's just what I need to boost my spirits. I also LOL-ed several times while reading it, which is always a good sign!


    • My second favorite of the hundred kingdom books besides the first. Several parts of it made laugh out loud, and I was cheering for the characters the entire way. These aren't heavy books, but they make a great break in my day.


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