A Study in Sable (Elemental Masters Series #12)

A Study in Sable (Elemental Masters Series #12)

by Mercedes Lackey

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

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 famous friend disdains, and they will need every skill the girls and their birds can muster!

Nan and Sarah’s first task: to confront and eliminate the mysterious and deadly entity that nearly killed them as children: the infamous Haunt of Number 10 Berkeley Square. But the next task divides the girls for the first time since they were children. A German opera star begs Sarah for help, seeking a Medium’s aid against not just a single spirit, but a multitude.

As Sarah becomes more deeply entwined with the Prima Donna, Nan continues to assist John and Mary Watson alone, only to discover that Sarah’s case is far more sinister than it seems. It threatens to destroy not only a lifelong friendship, but much, much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756411619
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Series: Elemental Masters Series , #12
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 163,314
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(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 Study in Sable (Elemental Masters Series #12) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you Misty for keeping this series going strong, also for more of Sarah & Nan, Grey & Neville!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really loved hearing about Nan and Sarah again, but the sherlock angle didn't add much. The ending was rushed a bit and although I did really like the story over all, I was a bit frustrated that the original mystery was ignored all along. Especially since sherlock was a visitor to the story. Would have been 5 stars if not for that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do like the characters of Nan and Sarah, as well as the feathered counterparts, but I felt this iteration of them was painfully lacking in depth. The addition of Sherlock was more distraction than benefit, the characters harangue each other freely and without reason, and the final plotting was rushed. In general, I've noticed that the authors recent books seem to be have more continuity/structural errors - some of the other problems are likely part of that. If you enjoy her writing, check this one out from a library; don't spend the money.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From fairy tales to Sherlock Holmes, what next tales and legends can this genius of an author make new again? If you are not familiar with the characters, you can still enjoy this story. How ever it would be worth your while to read the Wizard of London first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lovely reading.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is addictive. I'm looking forward to the next book int this series. A Study In Sable had some interesting twists and turns. I was happy to read about previous characters and the enjoyed new characters too.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Sherlock Holmes meets the Elemental Masters. What would the master of logic do if confronted with real magic? Find out in this fun story filled with twists and turns worthy of any case tackled by the estimable Sherlock Holmes. This page turner is filled with clues that will keep you guessing to the very end. Another fantastic tale by the fabulous Mercedes Lackey.