Elemental Magic: All-New Tales of the Elemental Masters

Elemental Magic: All-New Tales of the Elemental Masters

by Mercedes Lackey (Editor)

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Overview

Among Mercedes Lackey’s many novels, few are as critically acclaimed and beloved as those about the Elemental Masters. The novels in this series are loosely based on classic fairy tales, and take place in a fantasy version of turn-of-the-century London, where magic is real and Elemental Masters control the powers of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Now other authors join Mercedes Lackey to add their own special touches to this delightful alternate history, in a world where magic is always just around the corner...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Lackey opens up the sandbox of her Elemental Masters universe (The Fire Rose, etc.) to other writers in this slightly uneven and passionless historical urban fantasy anthology. A few tales have delightful sparks that facilitate immersion in the shared world, but most are more fluffy than memorable. Ron Collins’s “The Collector” stands out with passion and disquieting depth as an injured black veteran with slowly developing supernatural powers rages at the everyday racist injustices of civilian life in 1901 Georgia. In Michele Lang’s complex and evocative “The Phoenix of Mulberry Street,” a reporter investigating arson in 1885 New York’s tenements meets a very unusual little match girl. The repeated feminist themes are often too pointed and heavy-handed, but fans of Lackey’s work will easily slide back into the familiar universe while newcomers will find this an acceptable introduction. Agent: Russell Galen, Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency. (Dec.)

From the Publisher

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

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

"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)

"Mercedes Lackey fans will thoroughly enjoy this fun escapade into turn-of-the-century England.... I find Ms. Lackey’s Elemental Masters series a true frolic into fantasy and Reserved for the Cat is no exception. Witty and dry, the magic in her books is always so believable, as are her characters." — Fantasy Book Spot

"The Elemental Masters novels are beautiful romantic adult fairy tales.... Master magician Mercedes Lackey writes a charming fantasy." — Midwest Book Review

"Once again, Mercedes Lackey has created a rich, lush depiction of England's Elemental Masters, combining elemental magic, fantastic creatures, coming-of-age elements, and the realities of war.... Lackey's elegant wordcraft combines humor with the knife edge of desperation.... I highly advise people to read this book, and I desperately urge Mercedes Lackey to keep writing the Elemental Masters Novels." — Fresh Fiction

Fresh Fiction

"Once again, Mercedes Lackey has created a rich, lush depiction of England's Elemental Masters, combining elemental magic, fantastic creatures, coming-of-age elements, and the realities of war.... Lackey's elegant wordcraft combines humor with the knife edge of desperation.... I highly advise people to read this book, and I desperately urge Mercedes Lackey to keep writing the Elemental Masters Novels."

Midwest Book Review

"The Elemental Masters novels are beautiful romantic adult fairy tales.... Master magician Mercedes Lackey writes a charming fantasy."

Fantasy Book Spot

"Mercedes Lackey fans will thoroughly enjoy this fun escapade into turn-of-the-century England.... I find Ms. Lackey’s Elemental Masters series a true frolic into fantasy and Reserved for the Cat is no exception. Witty and dry, the magic in her books is always so believable, as are her characters."

Booklist

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756407872
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 12/04/2012
Series: Elemental Masters Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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