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DAW Books, 2013 - Fiction - 298 pages
133 Reviews
The new novel in Mercedes Lackey's bestselling 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. She's also on the run from her murderous and vengeful brute of a husband. But can she harness her magic in time to stop her husband from achieving his deadly goal?

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Nicely written with good mental pictures. - Goodreads
I was disappointed at the ending. - Goodreads
Good characterizations and action. - Goodreads
What's more, the "plot" is flimsy as hell. - Goodreads
Worst of all, the story telling is lazy. - Goodreads
Also the plot itself was kind of weird. - Goodreads

Review: Steadfast (Elemental Masters #9)

User Review  - Fantasy Literature - Goodreads

Steadfast by Mercedes Lackey is another fairy-tale retelling from her ELEMENTAL MASTERS series. It recasts Hans Christian Andersen's story of the Steadfast Tin Soldier. Katie Langford is a circus ... Read full review

Review: Steadfast (Elemental Masters #9)

User Review  - Alix Hope - Goodreads

Katie is now DEFINITELY my third favorite protagonist in this series (first being Maya, second being Eleanor) and JACK IS A DARLING AND A SWEETHEART AND I LOOOOOVE HIIIIM. Read full review

About the author (2013)

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

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