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Mercedes Lackey - The Fire Rose

1. The Fire Rose by Mercedes Lackey (1995)
The Elemental Masters Series Book 1
Length: 433 pages
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Started: 5 January 2009
Finished: 15 January 2009
Where did it come from? From Barnes and Noble
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 1 June 2008
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and I like Mercedes Lackey as an author

Impoverished heiress Rosalind Hawkins is a thoroughly modern medieval scholar. When her father dies after losing all the family fortunes in bad investments, Rose has to apply for a position of some sort. What she receives is a request to become governess to a reclusive rail baron's precocious children. When Rose arrives in Jason Cameron's palatial mansion overlooking San Francisco Bay, she discovers that there are no children for her to teach, and the house is filled with invisible servants and a sour agent of Jason Cameron's named Paul du Mond. Her job changes to one that involves reading arcane tomes to Jason Cameron himself - a victim o…