The Bartered Brides

The Bartered Brides

Title:The Bartered Brides
ISBN:null
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:320 pages

The thirteenth novel in the magical alternate history Elemental Masters series continues the reimagined adventures of Sherlock Holmes in a richly-detailed alternate Victorian England.

The threat of Moriarty is gone—but so is Sherlock Holmes.

Even as they mourn the loss of their colleague, psychic Nan Killian, medium Sarah Lyon-White, and Elemental Masters John and Mary Watson must be vigilant, for members of Moriarty’s network are still at large. And their troubles are far from over: in a matter of weeks, two headless bodies of young brides wash up in major waterways. A couple who fears for their own recently-wedded daughter hires the group to investigate, but with each new body, the mystery only deepens.

The more bodies emerge, the more the gang suspects that there is dangerous magic at work, and that Moriarty’s associates are somehow involved. But as they race against the clock to uncover the killer, it will take all their talents, Magic, and Psychic Powers—and perhaps some help from a dearly departed friend—to bring the murderer to justice.


    The Bartered Brides Reviews

  • Lyssa Sue Shaffer

    SighI jump to buy any new Lackey release. But this entry to the world of the Elemental Masters lost me early on. The first books were wonderful, unique and thought-provoking. This volume struggles so ...

  • Lara

    Once again, we spend a significant portion of the book (at least one-third) in the head of the villain, who's blithely Bluebearding poor young women--one of whom is twelve--to use as magical fuel for ...

  • eyes.2c

    Holmsian horror!Lackey's Sherlock Holmes trope with a touch of horror is vastly engaging.Sherlock and Moriaty have perished over Ravensbruck Falls. Elemental masters John and Mary Watson, occultists N...

  • Trisha

    When I first started read in this series, I thought it was a light and fun alternative history of England with magic. Fun! And the universe expanded, adding in France and Germany, and I was happy. And...

  • Kathy Davie

    Fourteenth in the Elemental Masters historical paranormal fantasy series and revolving around Elementals of Air, Earth, Water, Fire, and Spirit. The focus here is on Nan and Sarah working with Dr Wats...

  • Caitlin

    Loosely following events that happened to Holmes, with the addition of Elemental magic to the story, of course. Nan and Sarah are learning more about their skills, and how to put them to use. Grisly m...

  • Lissa Notreallywolf

    Best not to read this novel without it's antecedents, Study in Sable and the Battersea title, not to mention the introductory book, The Wizard of London. I skipped Sable and Battersea to find the two ...

  • Marlene

    Originally published at Reading RealityThe Bartered Brides is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche, as was last week’s Mycroft and Sherlock. But in spite of the two stories having more or less the same starti...

  • Nora

    Another example of the author's irregular writing & forced intro of political viewpoints. Disappointing....

  • Anne Morgan

    Returning to the world of Elemental Magicians, psychics, and Sherlock Holmes, The Bartered Brides takes the series to its next logical step: what if Professor Moriarty had a necromancer in his organiz...