The Case of the Spellbound Child (Elemental Masters #14) - Mercedes Lackey

The fourteenth novel in the magical alternate history Elemental Masters series continues the reimagined adventures of Sherlock Holmes in a richly-detailed alternate 20th-century England.

While Sherlock is still officially dead, John and Mary Watson and Nan Killian and Sarah Lyon-White are taking up some of his case-load - and some for Lord Alderscroft, the Wizard of London.

Lord Alderscroft asks them to go to Dartmoor to track down a rumor of evil magic brewing there. Not more than four hours later, a poor cottager, also from Dartmoor, arrives seeking their help. His wife, in a fit of rage over the children spilling and spoiling their only food for dinner that night, sent them out on the moors to forage for something to eat. This is not the first time she has done this, and the children are moor-wise and unlikely to get into difficulties. But this time they did not come back, and in fact, their tracks abruptly stopped "as if them Pharisees took'd 'em." The man begs them to come help.

They would have said no, but there's the assignment for Alderscroft. Why not kill two birds with one stone?

But the deadly bogs are not the only mires on Dartmoor.

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Release date: December 3, 2019
Genres: fantasy
Expectation rating: 7.00/10
Total ratings: 1
Updated: December 03, 2019

Elemental Masters :: Series

A fantasy series taking place on an alternate earth where magic exists. The series largely focuses on Elemental Masters, people who have magical control over air, water, fire, or earth.  Each book in the series is loosely based on a fairy tale.

o. The Fire Rose, based on Beauty and the Beast
1. The Serpent's Shadow, based on Snow White
2. The Gates of Sleep, based on Sleeping Beauty
3. Phoenix And Ashes, based on Cinderella
4. The Wizard of London, based on The Snow Queen
5. Reserved for the Cat, based on Puss in Boots
6. Unnatural Issue, based on Donkeyskin or similar tale
7. Home From the Sea, based on East of the Sun and West of the Moon, Tam Lin, and The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry
8. Steadfast, based on the Steadfast Tin Soldier
9. Blood Red, based on Red Riding Hood
10. From a High Tower, based on Rapunzel
11. A Study in Sable, featuring Sherlock Holmes
12. A Scandal in Battersea
13. The Bartered Brides

The Fire Rose
The Serpent's Shadow (Elemental Masters #1)
The Gates of Sleep (Elemental Masters #2)
Phoenix and Ashes (Elemental Masters #3)
The Wizard of London (Elemental Masters #4)
Reserved for the Cat (Elemental Masters #5)
Unnatural Issue (Elemental Masters #6)
Home from the Sea (Elemental Masters #7)
Steadfast (Elemental Masters #8)
Blood Red (Elemental Masters #9)
From a High Tower (Elemental Masters #10)
A Study in Sable (Elemental Masters #11)
A Scandal in Battersea (Elemental Masters #12)
The Bartered Brides (Elemental Masters #13)
The Case of the Spellbound Child (Elemental Masters #14)
Jolene (Elemental Masters #15)