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If only life came with instructions.


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There is nothing in the universe the cursed dragon, Falcyn, hates more than humanity . . . except Greek humans.


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No bodices were harmed in this historical romance.


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Together we'll save the world...Unless we kill each other first.


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“The Wrath Is Coming.” But They Don’T Know Where—Or When.


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PREORDER this sexy & emotional story about a single dad wild with grief and the strong survivor he hires as his nanny!



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Also by Mercedes Lackey:

Pathways, December 2017
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Closer to the Chest, October 2017
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A Scandal in Battersea, October 2017
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A Study in Sable, June 2017
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Blood Red, June 2015
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From a High Tower, June 2015
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Fierce, March 2015
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A Fantastic Holiday Season, August 2014
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The House of the Four Winds, August 2014
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Bastion, October 2013
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Steadfast, June 2013
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Elemental Masters Anthology, December 2012
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Redoubt: Book Four Of The Collegium Chronicles, October 2012
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Changes: Volume Three Of The Collegium Chronicles, October 2012
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Beauty and the Werewolf, April 2012
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The Sleeping Beauty, June 2011
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Legacies, July 2010
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Moving Targets And Other Tales Of Valdemar (Valdemar Novels), December 2008
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By Slanderous Tongues, February 2007
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A Scandal in Battersea
Mercedes Lackey

DAW
October 2017
On Sale: October 3, 2017
320 pages
ISBN: 0756408733
EAN: 9780756408732
Hardcover
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Romance Historical | Fantasy

n this Victorian historical fantasy novel, a member of the famed Bloomsbury writers’ group attempts to conjure a doppelganger—an Earth Elemental Golem—to do his writing for him while he enjoys the London social scene. When a shadow image of himself knocks on his door some nights after his invocation, he lets it into the house thinking that his ritual has been a success, not realizing that the Golem is actually inhabited by the ghost of a murderous fiend—part Jack the Ripper and part Mr. Hyde.

Mary and Dr. Watson are called in to investigate a serial killer in Battersea, a rough neighborhood in London. They discover that many more women are missing than have turned up actually dead. Meanwhile, their colleagues Nan and Sarah, a Psychic and a Medium, are tracking down a villain who is causing scandal by seducing young ladies of quality and then vanishing. The girls all report gaps in their memories, but the common thread is that they all met this rake at public lectures, and the next thing they knew, they were waking up in seedy Battersea hotel rooms, alone and naked. Most suspiciously of all, none of them can remember just what their seducer looks like.

Nan, Sarah, and the Watsons discover that they are hunting the same man—who isn’t a man at all. It will require Elemental Magic, Sarah’s mediumistic powers, and all of their combined wit and cunning to destroy the Golem…before all of London succumbs to its powers.

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