**Awesome Blog** A Study in Sable (Elemental Masters #11) by Mercedes Lackey (Review by Melanie V””V- #NerdGirlVamp)

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As you know from time to time we will share with you some reviews or musings from the “Non Indie” world so here are my thoughts on A Study In Sable

Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp


Title: A Study in Sable (Elemental Masters #11)

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Published Date: June 7th 2016

Genre: Fantasy


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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, and they will need every skill the girls and their birds can muster!

Nan and Sarah’s first task: to confront and eliminate the mysterious and deadly entity that nearly killed them as children: the infamous Haunt of Number 10 Berkeley Square. But the next task divides the girls for the first time since they were children. A German opera star begs Sarah for help, seeking a Medium’s aid against not just a single spirit, but a multitude. As Sarah becomes more deeply entwined with the Prima Donna, Nan continues to assist John and Mary Watson alone, only to discover that Sarah’s case is far more sinister than it seems. It threatens to destroy not only a lifelong friendship, but much, much more.

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***Melanie – #NerdGirlVamp’s  Review***
One of the best things about establishing yourself as a reviewer is that occasionally publishing houses will send you a book on the off chance it might catch your eye and you will read it. This is what happened with A Study in Sable and although it is book 11 in the series you can totally read it as a stand alone.

I have read Mercedes Lackey before when she teamed up with the late, great, Anne McCaffrey, but i was yet to read any of her individual titles. That will now be changing, starting with a hunt for the first 10 in this series.

Taking you to Victorian London this book deals with solving mysteries in a fantasy type way. You will meet well known and beloved characters from fiction including Sherlock Holmes portrayed exactly as you would expect, and then his assistant Watson, who is actually quite versed in magic (not that Holmes accepts it).

Although the main story focuses on new main characters, the familiar faces allow new readers to immediately feel at home in this world.

Having not read the prior books I can’t say if my rating would have changed if I had prior knowledge of certain things but for me as a stand alone this gets a solid 4 stars!



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