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The Serpent’s Shadow

13 Feb

Maya Witherspoon was born and raised in India, the child of a British doctor and an Indian Brahmin mother. Magic runs in her veins. When both her parents die within a short time of each other, Maya flees to London. But an enemy is following her…

“The Serpent’s Shadow” is the first in the Elemental Masters series by Mercedes Lackey.

Mercedes Lackey can always be relied on for a ripping yarn, and this one is no exception. It’s a rich tapestry of vibrant colour set in an alternate Edwardian London where magic exists and is wielded by masters of the four elements: Air, Earth, Fire, and Water.

The Elemental Masters series weaves stories around old fairy tales and fables. “The Serpent’s Shadow” is twisted around the all tale of Snow White. Not the squeaky clean Disney version, but the much older, darker, tale that is soaked in pain and blood.

A fun book that is a delicious read from start to finish. Highly recommended.

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