Mercedes Lackey is one of my all-time favorite authors. She creates a world that is rich and believable. Home From the Sea introduces us to a new Water Master in the form of Mari a welsh girl living on the coast with her da. She is untrained and the Elemental Masters of the White Lodge want to make sure she gets trained and isn’t going to be a problem. There are other problems though. They need to find her first and when they do they need to help her deal with her families bargain with the masters of the sea.
This isn’t the best of the series and if you haven’t read The Wizard of London (Elemental Masters #5) you probably won’t understand a lot of what goes on as several of the characters from that book re-appear in this one. That being said it is still a Mercedes Lackey book and worth the read.