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Book 1, 5 and 6 are the best of this series to date.
The villain is pretty easy to pick out from the get go but aside from that the story still holds the readers interest with good character and world building.
If you were expecting to read a copy of Red Riding Hood you have the wrong book. The story does however doe include a female lead, Isabella who wears a red cloak, a "Granny", a wise old woman, who she visits who lives in the woods out side town, a game keeper and well a were wolf and even a step mother and step sisters thrown into the mix along with sorcerers, invisible servants, curses, spells and well i guess you need to read it to find out how all this comes together and of course the romance and life threatening encounters . . .
It's a good read and well worth adding to your library
Mercedes Lackey dropped the ball a bit after the first book but picked it up again with books 5 and 6
although each story is separate in its own right characters do appear from previous books but in the main aside from the godmother Elena and her household non of the previous books main chracters are a common thread though out this series.
Unlike the Tradition . . .
I would recommend this book and series bearing in mind the above comments on some of the books in the series which don't match up to the quality of books 1, 5 and 6 but are still readable.
Comments made above are obviously a reflection of my current taste and opinions.
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This is the 6th book in the series and I think perhaps my favorite one. The story didn't start slowly like many of the others have and while it was apparent the whole time the answer to the difficulty in the story etc, it was still a fun read. Excellent brain candy and a wonderful narrator.
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