Steadfast (Elemental Masters Series #9)

Steadfast (Elemental Masters Series #9)

by Mercedes Lackey

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Overview

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 Magician. She’s also on the run from her murderous and vengeful brute of a husband. But can she harness her magic in time to stop her husband from achieving his deadly goal?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756408015
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 06/04/2013
Series: Elemental Masters Series , #9
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mercedes Lackey is one of the hottest writers in fantasy today. Visit her at www.mercedeslackey.com.

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Katie Langford woke with a start, heart pounding, the sweat of terror soaking her clothing. It took her a moment of paralyzed fear to realize that she was not in the circus wagon, she was not about to be beaten by her husband again, and at least for this moment she was safe. Safe, sleeping on a sort of shelf-bed in old Mary Small’s vardo, protected by the menfolk sleeping outside. She could hear their snores from underneath her, sheltered by the great Traveler wagon, and from the bender tents around the wagon.
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From the Publisher

"This is Lackey at her best, mixing whimsy and magic with a fast-paced plot.” —Publishers Weekly

“Richly detailed historic backgrounds add flavor and richness to an already strong series that belongs in most fantasy collections. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal starred review

"Fans of light fantasy will be thrilled by Lackey’s clever fairy-tale adventure.”—Booklist
 

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Steadfast: (Elemental Masters #8) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Another sterling example of why Mercedes Lackey is one of my all-time favorite authors.  She can take you to new worlds and new times and you feel as if you are there.  I am character driven.  If I can relate to the characters in anyway the story is that much better.  Mercedes Lackey does great characters. Untrained and unawakened Fire Magician Kate is on the run from her abusive husband.  In Edwardian Britain the law is on his side.  She is his to do with as he wishes.  Dogs and horses have more rights than she does.  She ends up in Brighton where she gets a job as a magicians assistant to Air Magician Lionel Hawkins.  Lionel and Jack Prescott, the doorman at the theater who is a wounded vet and a Fire Magician, help Kate realize and train her gifts.  She hopes that it will be enough to save her if/when her husband finds her. Fans of Amanda Quick will enjoy this series.  They can be read stand alone.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. As with all of her wonderful books. Keep em coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Elemental Masters world. The characters are always rich and well-defined. The stories unique.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep 'em coming
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Not one of my favorite reads. Characters were well developed but not really likable. Still will be given a place on the shelf along with all of Lackey's other works . Looking forward to her October release of Closer to Home. Lackey fans may want to check out The Green Rider series by Kristin Britian .
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gypseykitten More than 1 year ago
I love this author and have never read one of her books and been disappointed, this book is no exception. The characters are believable and the story is great.
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This book is both much the same as the others in Elemental Magic series; But also new and a fun read. You can relate to the people in the book as with your area.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all her books. Hope she writes for a very long time!
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Another enjoyable Elemental Series novel. Nicely developed characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the series and this is another good yarn. So good I couldn't put it down.
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the book was great. unfortunatly i was double charged on my credit card for the book and they refuse to reverse the charges.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
why is this book still listed at $13 for nook when the ppbk has already been released?
kpTX More than 1 year ago
If you like magic, and English History during their expansion phase, and yet like the taste of a regency, with a mystery you'll love this series. And this heroine comes from the circus. A nice summer in Brighton a magician hiding in plain site.. what else is there to want? Another stellar book by Mercedes Lackey.