waiting on wednesday (44)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 |
It’s been two weeks since I posted here, and several things have happened.  Christmas! (requisite trip to Seattle included), my birthday, the New Year… And I finally caught up on Downton Abbey, saw Pitch Perfect (I recommend both!), and I’m still blogging, though you wouldn’t know it from my silence.  Hope all of you had a happy holiday season.  I should be around more now that December is past.

Today I’m participating in "Waiting On" Wednesday, a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Its purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

As I’ve said before, I’m devoted to Mercedes Lackey’s Elemental Masters series.  I pre-order each book, read immediately upon arrival, and if it’s up to snuff, add it to the honored ‘re-read’ shelf.  There’s something about Edwardian England mixed with magic and fairy tales that is very me, and I can’t imagine not liking one these books.  Steadfast, the ninth title in the Elemental Masters series, will be released on June 4, 2013 by DAW Hardcover (Penguin).

steadfast by mercedes lackey book cover
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?

What books are you waiting on?


Alex said...

Glad you are back. Happy belated Birthday and don't you just love Downtown Abbey?

Tanya Patrice said...

Yay - welcome back! Happy belated birthday :-) AND I have never heard of this series before *now races it off to learn more about it *

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! Great pick, never read her before so will check her out.


One Pushy Fox said...

Happy belated birthday and great pick! It looks amazing!!!

Unknown said...

I haven't heard about this series yet, but it sounds cool. An alternative Edwardian Britain? I'm in!

Here's my WoW

Jenny said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you enjoyed your day and the holidays:) I haven't read this particular series, but I've heard good things about this author. Seems like I'm pretty behind on this series though if we're already on book 9. I fail:)

Lizzy said...

Hope you had a great holiday/birthday break! I haven't heard of this series, but it sounds really interesting. I'll have to add it to my list. Great pick :)

Little Miss Becky said...

Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! :D I took a bit of a break for the holidays, too, and it was nice to just kick back and enjoy them!

I've never heard of this series and I've never read any Mercedes Lackey, but it looks like great high fantasy!

Liviania said...

Happy belated birthday! I think everyone takes a break or slows down at the end of December.

I generally prefer Mercedes Lackey when she's writing with other people, but I might check this series out.

danicapage said...

I've heard really good things about this author. I really should give her a shot.

My WOW is here

~Danica Page
Taking it One Page at a Time

Lisa (starmetal_oak) said...

I love Lackey and her Valdemar books. I never read the Elemental series before, but I think I have one or two of the books here somewhere...can they be read out of order?

Ryan said...

I haven't read a book in this series in a very long time. I may have to start them all over again.

Tales of Whimsy said...

Wahooo! You've been busy. I loved keeping up on Twitter. Great pick.

And did I ever say Happy Birthday?!!

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