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Red as Blood

(2014)
(Blood Red)
(The tenth book in the Elemental Masters series)
A novel by

 
 
Mercedes Lackey's magical Elemental Masters series recasts familiar fairy tales in a richly-imagined alternate Victorian world

Rosamund is an Earth Master in the Schwarzwald, the ancient Black Forest of Germany. Since the age of ten, she has lived with her teacher, the Hunt Master and Earth Magician of the Schwarzwald Foresters, a man she calls "Papa." Her adoptive Papa rescued her after her original Earth Master teacher, an old woman who lived alone in a small cottage in the forest, was brutally murdered by werewolves. Rosa herself barely escaped, and this terrifying incident molded the course of her future.

For like her fellow Earth Masters of the Schwarzwald Lodge, Rosa is not a healer. Instead, her talents lead her on the more violent path of protection and defense - "cleansing" the Earth and protecting its gentle fae creatures from those evil beings who seek to do them harm.

And so Rosa becomes the first woman Hunt Master and the scourge of evil creatures, with a deadly specialty in werewolves and all shape-shifters.

While visiting with a Fire Master - a friend of her mentor from the Schwarzwald Lodge - Rosa meets a pair of Elemental Magicians from Hungary who have come looking for help. They suspect that there is a dark power responsible for a string of murders happening in the remote countryside of Transylvania, but they have no proof. Rosa agrees to help them, but there is a catch: one of the two men asking for aid is a hereditary werewolf.

Rosa has been taught that there are three kinds of werewolves. There are those, like the one that had murdered her teacher, who transform themselves by use of dark magic, and also those who have been infected by the bite of these magical werewolves - these poor victims have no control over their transforma-tive powers. Yet, there is a third kind: those who have been born with the ability to trans-form at will. Some insist that certain of these hereditary werewolves are benign. But Rosa has never encountered a benign werewolf!

Can she trust this Hungarian werewolf? Or is the Hunter destined to become the Hunted?

Genre: Fantasy

Used availability for Mercedes R Lackey's Red as Blood

Hardback Editions

June 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Blood Red (Elemental Masters)
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey
ISBN: 0-7564-0897-0 / 978-0-7564-0897-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Blood Red (Elemental Masters)
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey
ISBN: 0-7564-0985-3 / 978-0-7564-0985-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blood Red (Elemental Masters)
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey
ISBN: 1-78329-278-4 / 978-1-78329-278-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Blood Red (Elemental Masters)
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey
ISBN: 1-5012-1524-8 / 978-1-5012-1524-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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June 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blood Red: Elemental Masters, Book 9
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Blood Red: Elemental Masters, Book 9
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blood Red (Elemental Masters)
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Titan Books
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June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Blood Red (The Elemental Masters Book 9)
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: DAW
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