Steadfast

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DAW Books, 2013 - Fiction - 298 pages
132 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  - Dorian - Goodreads

A pleasant but unremarkable installment in the Elemental Masters series. Like Reserved for the Cat, it involves a dancer-type at a music hall in a seaside resort. I'm inclined to suspect the author ... Read full review

Review: Steadfast (Elemental Masters #9)

User Review  - Jenny Schwartz - Goodreads

I love The Serpent's Shadow, one of the earlier books in the Elemental Masters series. I own it and re-read it. "Steadfast" feels like a lesser version. The themes in it -- abuse, class discrimination ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Adam Makos is a journalist, historian, and author of the book Voices of the Pacific. In his fifteen years of work in the military field, Makos has interviewed countless veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and present-day wars. He has flown a B-17 bomber and a T-38 fighter with the Air Force, and was one of the few journalists privileged to examine Air Force One with its pilots. The high point of his work occurred in 2008, when Makos traveled to Iraq to accompany the 101st Airborne and Army Special Forces on their hunt for Al Qaeda terrorists.

Larry Alexander is the author of the New York Times bestselling biography Biggest Brother: The Life of Major Dick Winters, the Man Who Led the Band of Brothers. He is also the author of Shadows in the Jungle: The Alamo Scouts Behind Japanese Lines in World War II and In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers: A Return to Easy Company’s Battlefields with Sgt. Forrest Guth. Alexander has been a journalist and columnist for the Intelligencer Journal in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for nearly twenty years and has won numerous state-level awards for excellence in journalism.

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