It's been a while since I discovered Mercedes Lackey's fantastic paranormal series. I read book 1, The Serpent's Shadow, years ago. I don't know how I failed to get back to this series. I'm thrilled to begin reading it again and glad I'll have a long series (15 books!) to read through.
So that's one of the 2021 goals...
While you can read the books out of order, some do interconnect with characters. Amusingly (or not!), it turns out I read several books backwards not realizing there was a sequel involved until I read some of the comments on Goodreads. So, I'm kind of catching up.
Interestingly, most of the series is based on retellings of classic fairy tales, though a few of the middle and later books involve Sherlock Holmes, his sidekick. Dr. John Watson and Watson's wife, Mary, who also are Elemental Master/Magicians. There also are two interesting women who are instrumental, recurrent characters, one a medium, one a psychic with their specially-trained and magical raven and parrot.
* I also read her latest, book 15, Jolene, which I'll include a short review in the follow-up post.
Here's a few I've read and am reading with the Holmes stories. (* marked as read.)