A Scandal in Battersea

A Scandal in Battersea

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The 12th novel in Mercedes Lackey's magical Elemental Masters series reimagines Sherlock Holmes in a richly detailed alternate 20th-century England

Christmas 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 is also hallowed to dark forces, powers older than mankind, powers that come awake on this, the Longest Night. Powers best left alone. Powers that could shake the foundations of London and beyond.

It begins slowly. Women disappearing in the dark of night, women only missed by those of their own kind. The whispers only begin when they start to reappear - because when they do, they are no longer sane. And when Nan and Sarah and the Watsons are called on to examine these victims, they discover that it was no ordinary horror of the streets that drove them mad.

But then, the shadows reach for other victims - girls of good, even exalted families, who vanish from concerts, lectures, and evening balls. And it will take the combined forces of magic, psychic powers, and the world's greatest detective to stop the darkness before it can conquer all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978624245
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Series: Elemental Masters Series , #13
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Mercedes Lackey is a full-time writer and has published numerous novels and works of short fiction, including the best-selling Heralds of Valdemar series. She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots. She can be found at mercedeslackey.com or on Twitter at @mercedeslackey.

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A Scandal in Battersea 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After, sadly a decade or so of being teased and then let down by a fomerly favored & masterful fantasy writer, I have read a new book from Mercedes Lackey that did not leave me feeling that there wa some subtle missing spark. I hope this a trend from her, not an anomaly. I have continued to read random new releases hoping for the return of her masterful voice. Finally!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful, fascinating tale diving into some of the darker sides of this world. Definitely a well crafted story, one you just cannot put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More with beloved characters, fast action and the power of Great friendshipand good hearts overcoming unknown evils.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As with its predecessors, A Scandal in Battersea is a pleasant blending of history and fiction, with unfinished business at the end
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That is all anyone who reads her regularly needs to know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As expected Mercedes Lackey does not disappoint!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Still enjoying this series and the adventures of Nan and Sarah. Although they are starting to be of an age where there are questions about romantic interests that Lackey has not brought up or addressed at all. I am guessing that further character development for these two in this area must happen, at least to some extent, in the next book or two that feature them. Otherwise, this one was good, but a little drawn out and a few loose ends were left (what happens to the book?). Not sure why exactly, but the ending was just slightly unsatisfactory so I took off a star for that and the few other factors already mentioned.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Decent enough but I’d rather she invented some newer plots than the same style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mercedes Lackey never disappoints. Nan and Sarah along with their feathered friends Nevel and Gray are heavily involved with this story. This book will be enjoyed more if you have read the previous Elemental Masters series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mercedes Lackey is a brilliant story teller making unlikely events seem feasible. I enjoyed this book very much and recommend it highly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Zero stars! That the author who brought us Valdemar and so cleverly reimagined our favorite fairy tales could even imagine, much less write, the atrocities described in this book is beyond disturbing! The excuciating details of what was done in no way enhanced the story. I did not finish. Shame on you Ms. Lackey, especiallly as a woman author, for writing this.