Home From the Sea By Mercedes Lackey

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ISBN: 9781101588598


Published by (2012-06-05)

They came from the sea…
For as long as she could remember, Mari Prothero had seen things—tiny manlike creatures that were mischievous and wore only seaweed, and beings that seemed to be made of water. Mari had grown up in a tiny Welsh fishing village where she lived alone with her father, Daffyd, a master fisherman—her mother and brother having drowned when she was a child.
On the morning of her eighteenth birthday, her father finally told her the great secret of the Prothero family. Her family had an ancient covenant with magical shape-shifters, the Selch. Her lost mother and brother were not truly dead, but neither were they human. Now Mari must abide by her family’s magical compact or face dire consequences.
But Mari is not without protectors. The tiny creatures she had seen her whole life counseled her to bargain with the Selch. While in faraway London, the head of the Elemental Masters had dispatched some very unique champions to come to Mari’s aid....

Book Details

Format: eBook
Price: 8.99 CAD / 8.99 USD
Published: 2012-06-05
ISBN: 9781101588598
Page Count: 352

Praise for Home from the Sea:

"Lackey's way with character description is phenomenal. I greatly enjoy being one of thos epeople who is able to visualize books in such detail that it's lamost as though I'm watching a movie, and Lackey does not disappoint in this regard. Every time I was interrupted whilst trying to read this book,when I came back I momentarily forgot I was reading at all. This book was fantastic, and I can't wait to start the series at the beginning."
—Bookshelf Bombshells

"Lighter in tone with more emphasis on romance than some of the previous titles, this fairy-tale homage offers a variant view on the usually tragic love between humans and selkies, and should attract both series fans and Lackey's sizable following." 
Library Journal

"With a nod to the Nordic tale 'East of the Sun and West of the Moon,' the latest Elemental Masters historical fantasy is a thrilling tale, due to the brave heroine who will fight for those she cherishes and to keep what is rightfully hers." 
Midwest Book Review

And for the previous novels of the Elemental Masters:

"This is Lackey at her best, mixing whimsy and magic with a fast-paced plot."
Publishers Weekly 

"Richly detailed historical backgrounds add flavor and richness to an already strong series that belongs in most fantasy collections. Highly recommended." 
Library Journal (starred)

"Fans of fantasy will be thrilled by Lackey's clever fairy-tale adventure." 

"I find Ms. Lackey's Elemental Masters series a true frolic into fantasy." 
Fantasy Book Spot

"Lackey has delivered another fine entry into the Elemental Masters series.... The storyline and subplots are smoothly woven together and as usual, Lackey's character development is delightful." 
Monsters & Critics

"All in fine fairy-tale tradition.... It's grim fun, with some nice historical detail, and just a hint of romance to help lighten things."