Elena Klovis was supposed to be her kingdom's Cinderella. Unfortunately fate screwed up and left her with an inappropriate prince. When she is offered the opportunity to use the magic around her and become a fairy godmother, she leaps at the chance.

One of her first tasks is to test three questing princes who are all vying for a princess. While the youngest brother, Prince Julian, is the victor, the middle brother, Prince Alexander, goads Elena's temper. In a fit of anger, she tells him that since he acts like an ass, he should become one.

Realizing that she can't let this donkey (aka the prince) wander the countryside, Elena decides to take the arrogant prince home to teach him some humility and manners. Elena has no idea what this break with tradition is about to unleash.

Lackey starts off Harlequin's new Luna imprint with a bang, proving why she's an acknowledged master of her craft with this awesome take on the world of fairy tales. If this is what we can consistently expect from Luna, fans of fantasy and the paranormal are in for a real treat. (Jan., 432 pp., $24.95)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith