Phoenix and Ashes
In this dark and atmospheric rendition of the Cinderella fairy tale, an intelligent young Englishwoman is made into a virtual slave by her evil stepmother. Her only hope of rescue comes in the shape of a scarred World War I pilot of noble blood, whose own powers over the elements are about to be... show more
In this dark and atmospheric rendition of the Cinderella fairy tale, an intelligent young Englishwoman is made into a virtual slave by her evil stepmother. Her only hope of rescue comes in the shape of a scarred World War I pilot of noble blood, whose own powers over the elements are about to be needed more than ever. "A dark tale full of the pain and devastation of war...and a couple of wounded protagonists worth routing for." —Locus
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 4th 2005
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Urban Fantasy
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Fairy Tales
Series: Elemental Masters (#4)
Now this was a good read. A retelling of the cinderella story during World War I. Typically for an urban fantasy of this class you have magicians on both sides working for and against the British Cause. There was perhaps a little bit of lecturing about the class changes post WWI but it wasn't the...
Take one part Cinderella (with hints of Harriet Potter), one part All Quiet on the Western Front, one part Downton Abbey, and one part alchemy, and mix well.This is the story of Eleanor (Ellie) Robinson, a girl who has been enslaved by her evil stepmother upon her father's death, and of Reggie Fenyx...
Lackey does much better with the World War One stuff than she does with the "ooooh mixing of cultures" stuff she maunders through in some of the other books. Some of it is quite touching, and I'm such a sucker for the fairy tale hurt/comfort of deprivation/luxury (or even basic creature comforts) th...
A fantasy novel set in England at the time of WWI. Very interesting, very dark, built around a classic fairy tale. Out of all the Elemental Masters series, this is probably my favourite one. Well written, if over the top in places, this is one worth reading. For the longer review please go here:http...
A steampunk Cinderella who has to rely on her own determination, hard work and magic instead of on singing mice and sewing birds manages to triumph over a wicked magician who just happens to be her stepmother. This is my favorite of the Elemental Masters series. I enjoy the historically accurate d...