Elemental Masters

13 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 4,194 ratings

The Serpent's Shadow Publisher's Summary

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.
©2002 Mercedes Lackey (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Serpent's Shadow

    • Elemental Masters
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Michelle Ford
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,005
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 830
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 842

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By CatBookMom on 04-27-10

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • The Gates of Sleep

    • Elemental Masters
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Kayla Fell
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 405
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic and compelling!

    • By Kaylon on 11-11-12

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  • Book 3

    • Phoenix and Ashes

    • Elemental Masters
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Michelle Ford
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the Best books offered on Audible

    • By R. Jones on 10-14-13

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  • Book 4

    • The Wizard of London

    • Elemental Masters
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Michelle Ford
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286

    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".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful!

    • By Joshua McDonald on 12-26-14

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  • Book 5

    • Reserved for the Cat

    • Elemental Masters
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Mirabai Galashan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 329
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good one for Lackey's "Elemental Masters" series

    • By Bonnie on 08-23-12

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  • Book 6

    • Unnatural Issue

    • Elemental Masters
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Lackey's Best

    • By The Hiberantor on 03-21-13

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  • Book 7

    • Home from the Sea

    • Elemental Masters, Book 7
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mercedes Lackey Delivers Again

    • By Amanda on 06-08-12

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  • Book 8

    • Steadfast

    • Elemental Masters, Book 8
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Carmela Corbett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 213

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Just doesn't have any spark

    • By Pj Reviews on 08-06-15

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  • Book 9

    • Blood Red

    • Elemental Masters, Book 9
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Tamara Marston
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Winner from Mercedes Lackey!

    • By Henya on 06-26-14

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  • Book 10

    • From a High Tower

    • Elemental Masters, Book 10
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199

    From a High Tower is newest adventure in Mercedes Lackey's Elemental Masters series, featuring a retelling of Rapunzel's not-so-happily-ever-after ending.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but Still Not Great

    • By Erzebet on 11-12-15

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  • Book 11

    • A Study in Sable

    • Elemental Masters, Book 11
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    Psychic Nan Killian and Medium Sarah Lyon-White - along with their clever birds: the raven, Neville; and the parrot, Grey - have been agents of Lord Alderscroft, the Elemental Fire Master known as the Wizard of London, since leaving school. Now Lord Alderscroft assigns them another commission: to work with the famous man living at 221 Baker Street - but not the one in flat B. They are to assist the man living in flat C. Dr. John Watson and his wife, Mary, themselves Elemental Masters of Water and Air, take the occult cases John's more famous friend disdains.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By Kirsten T on 07-26-16

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  • Book 12

    • A Scandal in Battersea

    • Elemental Masters, Book 12
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Christmas is a very special time of year. It is special for Psychic Nan Killian and Medium Sarah Lyon-White and their ward, Suki, who are determined to celebrate it properly. It is special for their friends, Doctor John Watson, and his wife, Mary, both Elemental Masters, who have found great delight in the season seeing it through young Suki's eyes. It is also special to others...for very different reasons. For Christmas Eve is also hallowed to dark forces, powers older than mankind, powers that come awake on this, the Longest Night. Powers best left alone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best One Yet

    • By Charlene M. Law on 10-25-17

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  • Book 13

    • The Bartered Brides

    • Elemental Masters, Book 13
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Even as they mourn the loss of their colleague, psychic Nan Killian, medium Sarah Lyon-White, and Elemental Masters John and Mary Watson must be vigilant, for members of Moriarty’s network are still at large. And their troubles are far from over: in a matter of weeks, two headless bodies of young brides wash up in major waterways. A couple who fears for their own recently-wedded daughter hires the group to investigate, but with each new body, the mystery only deepens. The more bodies emerge, the more the gang suspects that there is dangerous magic at work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Could not stop listening.

    • By Mlyndaoz on 11-07-18

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