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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 ...

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Overview

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 to strengthen his powers. And soon, the troll focuses his dark attentions on the young dancer...

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Ninette Dupond's fortunes undergo a dizzying series of highs and lows as she finds herself first catapulted into the position of lead dancer with the Paris Opera Ballet, then fired because of the jealousies she's aroused. When all seems lost, she encounters a strange brown tabby that speaks to her mind to mind and outlines a radical course of action that involves traveling from France to England and impersonating a Russian ballerina. Following the cat's advice leads Ninette into the world of the Elemental Masters and Spirits, complete with all its powers and dangers. The fifth in the series (following The Wizard of London) involving the mysterious Elemental Masters, this story of a resourceful young dancer also delivers a new version of a classic fairy tale. Richly detailed historic backgrounds add flavor and richness to an already strong series that belongs in most fantasy collections. Highly recommended.


—Jackie Cassada
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756404888
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/7/2008
  • Series: Elemental Masters Series , #6
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 245,474
  • Product dimensions: 4.38 (w) x 6.78 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet 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.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    beautiful romantic adult fairy tale

    Growing up poor Ninette Dupond¿s mother made sure her offspring would be accepted by the Paris Opera Ballet in Montmartre. She now hopes to find a wealthy a wealthy patron. Ninette loves to dance and is given the starring role in La Sylphide when the lead hurt her ankle. She attracts the interest of the star¿s paramour, but that leads to her being fired with no money to pay for food or her rent. A cat telepathically tells her that he was sent by her father, an Elemental Master to help her. --- The stray persuades Ninette to go to Blackpool, England pretending to be the famous Russian ballerina Nina Tchereslavsky, who they will say vanished during a ship wreck. The dancehall her feline guide escorts her to is run by an Elemental Master of Air while his closest friend, a magician is an Elemental Master of Fire. They accept her and protect her while Ninette tries hard to fit in. Nobody is aware that the real Nina knows about the impersonator and is furious plotting revenge for stealing her name and reputation. Nina is an Earth Elemental who got freed of her Master and likes living on the mortal plane she intends to keep doing so by absorbing humans in order to take over their form and intellect. Assimilating Ninette is the perfect disguise as the pretender has already taken up her role. --- The Elemental novels are beautiful romantic adult fairy tales. RESERVED FOR THE CAT contains a wicked villainess who makes the Snow White Queen seem benevolent, a courageous cat to rival Puss n Boots, and a fine brave heroine in peril (take your pick). Ninette is a strong willed intrepid individual who believes she must actively help in her defense. Master magician Mercedes lackey writes a charming fantasy. --- Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2011

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    Great addition to the Elemental Series

    I really enjoyed this book because it gave me a chance to see a heroine who instead of learning to use an active ability has to learn to deal with daily life and magic but without a major magic ability. Ninette must develop the talents she does have and find the courage to help the ones she loves. I also really love the idea of a talking cat.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2009

    Another Great Lackey book!

    Mercedes Lackey has a great writing style. I enjoy her books and eagerly await any new ones. This is a realy good read for enjoyment. Her Elemental Masters Series has been at times touching, suspenseful, and always enjoyable reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2014

    Hey

    Anyome wanna chat go to reserve res. 12

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Steve

    Nothing just a little depressed. Get me a beer k

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Zack

    Whats up peeps?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Athena

    Walks in.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Selena

    Pulls you closer.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    Rose

    Im at our book kevin. Walks out

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    Ok

    Hey she says walking in looking at the guy

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Kevin

    Trust me im worth your time come here i say sittin in the water

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Thorn

    She sighed looking at the door. "Ive got customers sweetie."

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Just can't get through this one, normally I like these books.

    It's just boring me to death, don't care about the main character who used deception to get ahead, even if it was someone else doing it. Don't care for the "unfindable" villain...it's just hard to plow through. I've enjoyed all the ones (7) I've read, but this one, is just written under the gun of get something out there. Theater background and dance is...dull.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Diee

    Diee kitty

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2013

    Highly imaginative! Great read!

    I like the idea of the elemental masters and Mercedes Lackey writing the tales. She has had many ideas and I have been reading her books for years. Her books are an invitation to think about the world as we perceive it and as it can be perceived by those who think a bit differently. I enjoy reading her books. You will too!

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  • Posted July 9, 2011

    Great Story Great Story

    So many twists I was almost always surprised!

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  • Posted May 3, 2009

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    this is the fourth? or fifth? fairy tale come true and I love them all

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

    Good to kill a few hours.

    Not as entertaining as some of her other Elemental Masters Series books, but still a good read.

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    Posted September 22, 2011

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    Posted December 30, 2008

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