Elemental Magic: All-new Tales of the Elemental Masters

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Daw Books, 2012 - Fiction - 320 pages
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An author who “excels at combining the tension of the chase with the elements of science fiction,”* John Barnes delivered a fascinating and frightening scenario about the collapse of America’s political and social infrastructure following the destruction of modern technology. Now, the author of Directive 51 and Daybreak Zero continues his story of the wild postapocalyptic frontier—and humanity’s last desperate attempt to re-civilize their world…

For more than a year, Heather O’Grainne and her small band of heroes, operating out of Pueblo, Colorado, have struggled to pull the United States back together after it shattered under the impact of the event known as Daybreak. Now they are poised to bring the three or four biggest remaining pieces together, with a real President and Congress, under the full Constitution again. Heather is very close to fulfilling her oath, creating a safe haven for civilization to be reborn.

But other forces are rising too.

Some people like the new life better...

In a devastated, splintered, postapocalyptic United States, with technology thrown back to biplanes, black powder, and steam trains, a tiny band of visionaries struggles to re-create Constitutional government and civilization itself, as a new dark age takes shape around them.

*Rocky Mountain News

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Review: Elemental Magic: All-New Tales of the Elemental Masters (Elemental Masters #8.5)

User Review  - Michelle Fobbs - Goodreads

I'm a big fan of the full-length novels in this series, and of short stories as well, so I was expecting to be wowed by this collection. It was good, satisfying stuff, but I wished for more cameos ... Read full review

Review: Elemental Magic: All-New Tales of the Elemental Masters (Elemental Masters #8.5)

User Review  - Jeremy Preacher - Goodreads

I usually like the Valdemar collections, so when this collection of Elemental Masters stories popped up (with a very familiar list of contributors) I snagged it. But the problem is, I don't like the ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

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 mercedeslackey.com.

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