• The Fire Rose

    The Fire Rose

    The Fire Rose

    Mercedes Lackey

    Beauty meets beast in san franciscoaccepting employment as a governess after hard times hit her family, medieval scholar rosalind hawkins is surprised when she learns that her mysterious employer has no children, no wife, and she is not to meet with him face to face. instead, her duties are to read to him, through a speaking tube, from ancient manuscripts in obscure, nearly-forgotten dialects.a requirement for the job was skill in translating medieval french, and she now understands the reason for that requirement, and assumes her unseen employer’s interest in

    Book 0
  • The Serpent's Shadow

    The Serpent's Shadow

    The Serpent's Shadow

    Mercedes Lackey

    Mercedes lackey returns to form in the serpent's shadow, the fourth in her sequence of reimagined fairy tales. this story takes place in the london of 1909, and is based on "snow white and the seven dwarfs." lackey creates echoes of sir arthur conan doyle, pays affectionate homage to dorothy sayers's lord peter wimsey (who plays an important role under a thin disguise), and turns the dwarves into seven animal avatars who masquerade as pets of her eurasian heroine, maya. some of maya's challenges come from the fact that she

    Book 1
  • The Gates of Sleep

    The Gates of Sleep

    The Gates of Sleep

    Mercedes Lackey

    For seventeen years, marina roeswood had lived in an old, rambling farmhouse in rural cornwall in the care of close friends of her wealthy, aristocratic parents. as the ward of bohemian artists in victorian england, she had grown to be a free thinker in an environment of fertile creativity and cultural sophistication. but the real core of her education was far outside societal norms. for she and her foster parents were elemental masters of magic, and learning to control her growing powers was marina's primary focus. but though marina's life

    Book 2
  • Phoenix and Ashes

    Phoenix and Ashes

    Phoenix and Ashes

    Mercedes Lackey

    Eleanor robinson’s life had shattered when father volunteered for the great war, leaving her alone with a woman he had just married. then the letter came that told of her father’s death in the trenches and though eleanor thought things couldn’t get any worse, her life took an even more bizarre turn.dragged to the hearth by her stepmother alison, eleanor was forced to endure a painful and frightening ritual during which the smallest finger of her left hand was severed and buried beneath a hearthstone. for her stepmother was an

    Book 3
  • The Wizard of London

    The Wizard of London

    The Wizard of London

    Mercedes Lackey

    The letter that introduced twelve-year-old sarah jane lyon-white to isabelle harton, who ran the harton school in central london, seemed quite simple and straightforward. bat it was what was not written in the letter that resonated to isabelle's own finely tuned "extra" senses: "sarah has gifts we cannot train," the letter whispered to her, "nor can anyone we know. those we trust tell us that you can...."and it was true, for the harton school was far from ordinary. it was isabelle's job to train children who possessed the odd types

    Book 4
  • Reserved for the Cat

    Reserved for the Cat

    Reserved for the Cat

    Mercedes Lackey

    In 1910, in an alternate london, a penniless young dancer is visited by a cat who communicates with her mind to mind. though she is certain she must be going mad, she is desperate enough to follow the cat's advice and impersonates a famous russian ballerina. the cat, it turns out, is actually an elemental earth spirit, and leads her to minor stardom. meanwhile, the real russian ballerina has fallen victim to an evil troll who takes over her body and kills her patrons, drinking their life essences in order

    Book 5
  • Unnatural Issue

    Unnatural Issue

    Unnatural Issue

    Mercedes Lackey

    Richard whitestone is an elemental earth master. blaming himself for the death of his beloved wife in childbirth, he has sworn never to set eyes on his daughter, suzanne. but when he finally sees her, a dark plan takes shape in his twisted mind-to use his daughter's body to bring back the spirit of his long-dead wife.

    Book 6
  • Steadfast

    Steadfast

    Steadfast

    Mercedes Lackey

    The new novel in mercedes lackey’s bestselling series of an alternative edwardian britain, where magic is real—and elemental masters are in control.lionel hawkins is a magician whose act is only partially sleight of hand. the rest is real magic. he’s an elemental magician with the power to persuade the elementals of air to help him create amazing illusions. it doesn't take long before his assistant, acrobat katie langford, notices that he’s no ordinary magician—and for lionel to discover that she’s no ordinary acrobat, but rather an untrained and unawakened fire

    Book 8
  • Elementary

    Elementary

    Elementary

    Mercedes Lackey

    In march 1987, mercedes lackey, a young author from oklahoma, published her first novel, arrows of the queen. no one could have envisioned that this modest book would be the beginning of a fantasy career that would span decades and more than a hundred novels, with no signs of slowing yet. and among ms. lackey's many novels, few are as critically-acclaimed and beloved as those of the elemental masters. the novels in this series are loosely based on classic fairy tales, and take place in a fantasy version of turn-of-the-century

    Book 8.5
  • Blood Red

    Blood Red

    Blood Red

    Mercedes Lackey

    Rosamund is an earth master in the schwarzwald, the ancient black forest of germany. since the age of ten, she has lived with her teacher, the hunt master and earth magician of the schwarzwald foresters, a man she calls “papa.” her adoptive papa rescued her after her original earth master teacher, an old woman who lived alone in a small cottage in the forest, was brutally murdered by werewolves. rosa herself barely escaped, and this terrifying incident molded the course of her future. for like her fellow earth masters of

    Book 9
  • From a High Tower

    From a High Tower

    From a High Tower

    Mercedes Lackey

    From a high tower is the newest adventure in mercedes lackey's elemental masters series.when a man is caught stealing from a walled garden owned by a strange woman, he bargains away his youngest daughter in return for food for his family. the woman, rumored to be a witch, takes the golden-haired child and locks her away in a high tower. sixteen years later, giselle has lived an isolated life, but her adoptive mother has trained her in air magic, and giselle must use her new skills to keep herself and

    Book 10
  • A Study in Sable

    A Study in Sable

    A Study in Sable

    Mercedes Lackey

    Psychic nan killian and medium sarah lyon-white—along with their clever birds, the raven neville and the parrot grey—have been agents of lord alderscroft, the elemental fire master known as the wizard of london, since leaving school. now, lord alderscroft assigns them another commission: to work with the famous man living at 221 baker street—but not the one in flat b. they are to assist the man living in flat c. dr. john watson and his wife mary, themselves elemental masters of water and air, take the occult cases john’s more

    Book 11
  • A Scandal in Battersea

    A Scandal in Battersea

    A Scandal in Battersea

    Mercedes Lackey

    The twelfth novel in mercedes lackey's magical elemental masters series reimagines sherlock holmes in a richly-detailed alternate 20th-century englandchristmas is a very special time of year. it is special for psychic nan killian and medium sarah lyon-white and their ward suki, who are determined to celebrate it properly. it is special for their friends, doctor john watson, and his wife mary, both elemental masters, who have found great delight in the season seeing it through young suki’s eyes. it is also special to others...for very different reasons. for christmas eve

    Book 12
  • The Bartered Brides

    The Bartered Brides

    The Bartered Brides

    Mercedes Lackey

    The threat of moriarty is gone—but so is sherlock holmes. even as they mourn the loss of their colleague, psychic nan killian, medium sarah lyon-white, and elemental masters john and mary watson must be vigilant, for members of moriarty’s network are still at large. and their troubles are far from over: in a matter of weeks, two headless bodies of young brides wash up in major waterways. a couple who fears for their own recently-wedded daughter hires the group to investigate, but with each new body, the mystery only deepens.

    Book 13
  • The Case of the Spellbound Child

    The Case of the Spellbound Child

    The Case of the Spellbound Child

    Mercedes Lackey

    While sherlock is still officially dead, john and mary watson and nan killian and sarah lyon-white are taking up some of his case-load--and some for lord alderscroft, the wizard of london.lord alderscroft asks them to go to dartmoor to track down a rumor of evil magic brewing there. not more than four hours later, a poor cottager, also from dartmoor, arrives seeking their help. his wife, in a fit of rage over the children spilling and spoiling their only food for dinner that night, sent them out on the moors

    Book 14
  • Jolene

    Jolene

    Jolene

    Mercedes Lackey

    The beloved elemental masters series moves to america for the first time in a rich retelling of the queen of the copper mountain, set against the backdrop of tennessee coal country.anna may jones is the daughter of a coal miner. when her father succumbs to black lung, the coal company wastes no time in turning the family out of their home. in desperation, anna may's mother sends her to live with her aunt jinny, a witchy-woman and an elemental master, in a holler outside of ducktown.as she settles into her

    Book 15
  • The Silver Bullets of Annie Oakley

    The Silver Bullets of Annie Oakley

    The Silver Bullets of Annie Oakley

    Mercedes Lackey

    Annie oakley has always suspected there is something "uncanny" about herself, but has never been able to put a name to it. but when buffalo bill's wild west show goes on tour through germany, bill temporarily hires a new sharpshooter to be part of his "world wide congress of rough riders": a woman named giselle, who also happens to be an elemental master of air. alongside this new performer, annie discovers that she and her husband, frank, are not simply master marksman, but also magicians of rare ability.as they travel

    Book 16