The Wizard of London (Elemental Masters Series #5) [NOOK Book]

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Set in Victorian London-where magic is real and Elemental Masters control the powers of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth-the fourth novel in this best-selling series tells the story of Lord Alderscroft, Master of the British Elemental Masters Council-the most powerful Fire Master ever to lead the Council. Loosely based on The Snow Queen, The Wizard of London delves into Lord Alderscroft's youth, when he was bespelled by an evil Elemental Master who ...
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The Wizard of London (Elemental Masters Series #5)

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Overview

Set in Victorian London-where magic is real and Elemental Masters control the powers of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth-the fourth novel in this best-selling series tells the story of Lord Alderscroft, Master of the British Elemental Masters Council-the most powerful Fire Master ever to lead the Council. Loosely based on The Snow Queen, The Wizard of London delves into Lord Alderscroft's youth, when he was bespelled by an evil Elemental Master who hoped to use him for political gain.
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This installment in Mercedes Lackey's Elemental Masters saga is a very loose retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale “The Snow Queen.” Set in 19th-century England, The Wizard of London pits powerful mage Lord David Alderscroft against a cunningly evil Elemental Master obsessed with omnipotence and immortality. Alderscroft, a Fire Master of unequaled talent, is the influential head of the British Elemental Masters Council. He seemingly has it all -- power, fame, fortune -- but his heart is ice cold. It's almost as though an integral part of him is missing… Isabelle Harton is Alderscroft's former childhood infatuation. Now happily married and running a boarding school for children who have the potential for unusual magical ability, Isabelle is truly content. Teaching students like Sarah Jane Lyon-White, a well-mannered child of African missionaries who can communicate with the dead, and Nan Killian, a precocious street urchin with rare clairvoyant abilities, Isabelle feels that her life is close to idyllic: until someone -- or some thing -- tries to kill the girls. When Isabelle and Alderscroft's paths finally cross, earth-shattering revelations abound. But is it too late to save Sarah and Nan?Fans of Lackey's previous Elemental Masters novels (The Serpent's Shadow, The Gates of Sleep, and Phoenix and Ashes) should thoroughly enjoy this book. Comparable to works by Patricia A. McKillip, Juliet Marillier, and Cecilia Dart-Thornton, The Wizard of London blends historical fiction with folklore and mythology to create a fantasy suitable for all ages. Paul Goat Allen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101118221
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/3/2006
  • Series: Elemental Masters Series , #5
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 46,023
  • File size: 667 KB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2008

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    I love Mercedes Lackey-- I really do. This book was a little flat compared to many of the others she's written, but there are a few very good scenes, some tasty characterization, and an interesting premise. ... so why the '2'? Mostly for the sanctimonious piety. It's not completely absent from her other books-- and in its more complex and self-reflective form-- it's almost a comforting thing to encounter. But here... it's completely. out. of. control. The desire to smack the heroine silly hits about thirty pages in and never really abates-- but Lackey is so good at the 'craft' of writing that one is compelled to keep reading anyway... all the way to the bitter end. gah.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2006

    Wonderful telling of the Snow Queen

    I am truly fascinated with Ms. Lackey's rendition of the childhood tales I grew up with. The current story is just as exciting as the previous books. Anyone that enjoyed reading or hearing fairy tales as a child will love these books.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    spellbinding adult fairy tale

    Her missionary parents send their twelve year old daughter from the Congo to England to attend the Harton School for Boys and Girls. Sarah Jane Lyon-White doesn¿t command Elemental Magic like her parents so she must learn from Isabelle Harton how to use her Talent (psychic powers). The mistress of the school, hers husband and several students are talents that must have a teacher to guide them when their power manifest themselves. --- Sarah shows signs of being a telepath but at a séance she exposes a fake medium while a spirit possesses her to communicate with another attendee. Sarah¿s untrained medium skills come to the attention of an Elemental Master who doesn¿t want the girl to discover the mage is using dead children as revenants. The killer sets a trap but Sarah and her allies defeat the haunt. Isabelle wants to know who is after her charge and she starts asking questions of the Elemental Masters. Her queries bring her to the attention of Elemental Master Lord David Alderscroft, who loved Isabelle before he came under the influence of Lady Cordelia. He then dumped Isabelle and anyone who couldn¿t be useful to him. His cold heart endangers England and if Isabelle and her friends can¿t show that he is heading down a dark cold path, it will lead to tragedy for the entire English Empire. --- Book Four of the Elemental Masters is a magical, spellbinding adult fairy tale. The fabulous fantasy contains the wicked witch, a beautiful queen, her adoring court and a prince who needs to learn how to feel again instead of always manipulating people for his own goals. Mercedes Lackey never fails to write a book that will please her myriad of finds and her latest magical storyline and well developed characters will send readers into euphoria. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2005

    Excellent book, excellent series

    I have really enjoyed all the books in this series, and this one lives up to my expectations.

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