Elemental Masters
Books in series10
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(4.1 based on 1943 ratings)
  • 1

    The Fire Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Kate Black-Regan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (274)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (177)

    Accepting employment as a governess after hard times hit her family, medieval scholar Rosalind Hawkins is surprised when she learns that her mysterious employer has no children and only wants her to read to him through a speaking tube.

    Chelyn says: "Great story, poorly presented"
    Great story, poorly presented

    I too love this tale, as well as the rest of the Elemental Master series, and have read it a number of times in book format.

    I cannot r..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 26 2010 by Chelyn (DC Metro)
  • 2

    The Serpent's Shadow: Elemental Masters

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Michelle Ford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (540)
    Performance
    (400)
    Story
    (406)

    From the magical mysteries of India to the gaslit streets of Victorian London, Mercedes Lackey's unique departure from her Valdemar series follows a young woman doctor as she searches for the secret behind the sorcery in her blood.

    CatBookMom says: "Very enjoyable"
    Very enjoyable

    This is my favorite of Mercedes Lackey's re-told fairy tales, and I was pleased to find it available in audio format. Maya Witherspoon is a terrific c..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 27 2010 by CatBookMom (Los Angeles area, CA, USA)
  • 3

    The Gates of Sleep: Elemental Masters

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Kayla Fell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (127)

    In the tradition of her acclaimed fairy-tale-inspired novel, The Serpent's Shadow, best-selling author Mercedes Lackey re-imagines Sleeping Beauty-as a dark and enchanting Edwardian fantasy.Marina is the cherished daughter of the wealthy Roeswood family, practioners of Elemental Magic. But evil portents have warned her parents that Marina will be killed before her 18th birthday-by the hand of her own aunt.

    Kaylon says: "Fantastic and compelling!"
    Fantastic and compelling!

    The narrator was amazing, really made all the characters come to life. The voice for Madame was perfect! Exactly how I imagined it would be when I rea..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 11 2012 by Kaylon (Cust, New Zealand)
  • 5

    The Wizard of London: Elemental Masters

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Michelle Ford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (121)

    Isabelle Benson has learned that an Elemental Master is behind the attempts on her students' lives-and the would-be murderer is someone very close to her former flame, the "Wizard of London".

    WendyKat says: "Not my favorite Elemental Masters"
    Not my favorite Elemental Masters

    All of the Elemental Masters novels are good, but I think this one is my least favorite. I'm not entirely sure why. It seems kind of fragmented to me..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 25 2013 by WendyKat (Coon Rapids, MN)
  • 4

    Phoenix and Ashes: Elemental Masters

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Michelle Ford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (169)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (115)

    In this dark and atmospheric rendition of the Cinderella fairy tale, an intelligent young Englishwoman is made into a virtual slave by her evil stepmother. Her only hope of rescue comes in the shape of a scarred World War I pilot of noble blood, whose own powers over the elements are about to be needed more than ever.

    R. Jones says: "One of the Best books offered on Audible"
    One of the Best books offered on Audible

    interesting, thought-provoking, brilliant

    Reviewed on October 14 2013 by R. Jones (Indianajones)
  • 6

    Reserved for the Cat: Elemental Masters

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Mirabai Galashan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (119)

    Based loosely on the tale of Puss in Boots, Reserved for the Cat takes place in 1910 in an alternate London. A young dancer, penniless and desperate, is sure she is going mad when a cat begins talking to her mind-to-mind. But her feline guide, actually an Elemental Earth Spirit, helps her to impersonate a famous Russian ballerina and achieve the success she's been dreaming of.

    Erzebet says: "A Great Book, But Unimpressive Narration"
    A Great Book, But Unimpressive Narration

    I love this author, and this series in particular. You can tell she does a lot of research to create a historically accurate setting for her tales to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 26 2012 by Erzebet (Kenosha, Wi, United States)
  • 7

    Unnatural Issue: Elemental Masters

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (113)

    Richard Whitestone is an Elemental Earth Master. Blaming himself for the death of his beloved wife in childbirth, he has sworn never to set eyes on his daughter, Suzanne. But when he finally sees her, a dark plan takes shape in his twisted mind - to use his daughter's body to bring back the spirit of his long-dead wife.

    Rachel says: "Not Lackey's Best"
    Not Lackey's Best

    When Earth Master Richard Whitestone's wife dies in childbirth, he discards their newborn daughter Suzanne in a fit of rage. Suzanne is raised as a s..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 21 2013 by Rachel (COLUMBUS, OH, United States)
  • 8

    Home from the Sea: Elemental Masters, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (152)

    In Edwardian Britain, magic is real. And Masters of the Elements control Fire, Water, Air, and Earth... Mari Prothero has lived all her life with her father, Daffyd, in a tiny fishing village on the coast of Wales. Though Daffyd takes his boat out on the sea regardless of weather, Mari has learned not to fear for his safety, for her father is a Water mage. Mari knows that in her family, children are expected to marry at 18, to an appropriate stranger. She, however, has no intention of agreeing to any arranged marriage....

    Amanda says: "Mercedes Lackey Delivers Again"
    Mercedes Lackey Delivers Again

    I couldn't put the book down, the story had me captivated throughout. From start to finish the book is a sweetly woven work that all Lackey fans shoul..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 08 2012 by Amanda (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 9

    Steadfast: Elemental Masters, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Carmela Corbett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (63)

    The new novel in Mercedes Lackey’s best-selling 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.

    Tobias Betancourt says: "Good, but not great."
    Good, but not great.

    I enjoy Lackey's books, the elemental masters series especially, but I don't think Steadfast lived up to the rest of the series. It had some great mom..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 10 2013 by Tobias Betancourt (Maine)
  • 10

    Blood Red: Elemental Masters, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Tamara Marston
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    Rosamund is an Earth Master in the Schwarzwald, the ancient Black Forest of Germany. Since the age of 10, she has lived with her teacher, the Hunt Master and Earth Magician of the Schwarzwald Foresters, a man she calls "Papa". Her adoptive Papa rescued her after her original Earth Master teacher, an old woman who lived alone in a small cottage in the forest, was brutally murdered by werewolves. Rosa herself barely escaped, and this terrifying incident molded the course of her future.

    Henya says: "Another Winner from Mercedes Lackey!"
    Another Winner from Mercedes Lackey!

    I love this series and was not disappointed by the new book in the series! A good story line, nicely outlined characters and a lot of interesting deta..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 26 2014 by Henya (Philadelphia, PA, United States)