Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Wheels of Fire (SERRAted Edge, #2)” as Want to Read:
Wheels of Fire (SERRAted Edge, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Wheels of Fire

(SERRAted Edge #2)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,955 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Al and Bob work as mechanics for a race car driving team. There's just one catch - Al happens to be a centuries old elf and Bob a human fosterling brought up after being abused by his father. Al has a soft spot for children as it happens....
Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 2nd 2001 by Baen Books (first published October 1st 1992)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Wheels of Fire, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Wheels of Fire

Tithe by Holly BlackThe Iron King by Julie KagawaValiant by Holly BlackA Midsummer Night's Dream by William ShakespeareThrough the Mists of Faerie by The Silver Elves
278 books — 93 voters
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingKnight of Flame by Scott EderGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsWatership Down by Richard  Adams
Earth, Wind and Fire
778 books — 121 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
3.78  · 
Rating details
 ·  1,955 ratings  ·  15 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Aug 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
This review has been crossposted from my blog at The Cosy Dragon . Please head there for more in-depth reviews by me, which appear on a timely schedule.

Al and Bob work as mechanics for a race car driving team. There's just one catch - Al happens to be a centuries old elf and Bob a human fosterling brought up after being abused by his father. Al has a soft spot for children as it happens, and when he finds out Jamie is missing, he does everything he can to help.

This is one of the few books in thi
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Definitely not up to the quality of her various other series.

Why am I reading it you ask? Because it's entertaining, and I already own 1-5, do I might as well read them before getting rid of them. I guess I should have asked the person who gave them to me why she was purging them. Ah well. It's entertaining to read what kind of odd, unbelievable character is going to show up this time.

It's kind of depressing to read about all of the child abuse in the series, though.

Basically the premise is t
Kathy Davie
Dec 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Second in the SERRAted Edge urban fantasy series (part of Lackey's Elves on the Road super series) and revolving around race-car-driving elves and their human friends. The focus is on Alinor in Hallet, Oklahoma.

My Take
I can't believe Cindy's been so stupid. I'd'a cleaned out those accounts weeks ago, and why didn't she change Jamie's school! And talking about stupid, it's hard to believe there could be that many gullible people out there who actually buy into what Brother Joseph sells.

I get a li
Mar 02, 2010 rated it liked it
I read this book awhile back, it was a novel approach to the fantasy genre. It mixes the world of elves with muscle cars and runaway teenagers. I thought it was unique in how it mixed the magis of the ancient elves with the power of a classic Mustang. Part of the appeal to me was the Ford Mustang as the lead character's transport. The book's plot is now somewhat dated, as runaway teens are no longer in the popular news. That and the idea that Tannim ( the lead character ) has adventures in a Bat ...more
Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
A wonderful book that shows the pain of children and how it can be healed. This series is one of the good ones that I think everyone should read, as it draws awareness to abuse...but remember, you don't have to an elf to help.
Megan Sewell
Feb 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Elves in our world, elven steed hiding themselves as race cars, sounds bad but its oh so good!
Gary Barrentine
Auto racing, magic, cults and child abduction.
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Hot fae men, fast cars, what else does a woman in trouble need? This was a good paced story which I would recommend to anyone who likes the fae and a hero to save the day.
Text Addict
Lackey really knows how to bludgeon a point, which makes parts of this book really tedious, but it's got an excellent dramatic rescue at the end.

Of course.
Cathy Tolley
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
love this series would love to see more
Mar 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
More great fantasy transplanted into a modern setting.
Aug 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
So much fun. I love this series!
Aug 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read this first in 2005. Enough stayed with me for it to be vaguely familiar second time through. This story has abuse, alcoholism, non-custodial parent kiddnapping and a cult.
Holly Clifford
rated it really liked it
Sep 25, 2012
rated it it was amazing
Jul 10, 2007
Melissa D
rated it it was amazing
Feb 19, 2012
rated it really liked it
May 30, 2010
rated it liked it
Jun 23, 2012
Holly Knevelbaard
rated it liked it
Mar 03, 2011
rated it liked it
Aug 17, 2009
rated it it was amazing
Mar 11, 2014
Kat Klein
rated it liked it
Jul 19, 2012
rated it really liked it
Sep 14, 2014
rated it it was amazing
Jul 22, 2010
rated it really liked it
Oct 13, 2013
rated it liked it
Apr 13, 2012
Mark A
rated it really liked it
Mar 24, 2017
Wendy Harney allen
rated it it was amazing
Jul 23, 2013
rated it liked it
Sep 27, 2015
Shanshad Whelan
rated it really liked it
Jan 29, 2009
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Valdemar Companion
  • Bedlam Boyz (Bedlam's Bard, #3)
  • In Celebration of Lammas Night
  • Elvendude (SERRAted Edge #6)
  • Tiger Burning Bright
  • Elvenblood (Halfblood Chronicles, #2)
  • Sleipnir
  • If I Pay Thee Not in Gold
  • Mathemagics
  • The Nether Scroll (Lost Empires #4)
  • Forward the Mage (Joe's World, #2)
  • Antinomy
  • The Chick is in the Mail (Chicks in Chainmail, #4)
  • Brain Ships (Brainship, #2-3)
  • Aquamancer (Mancer, #2)
  • Split Heirs
See similar books…
Mercedes entered this world on June 24, 1950, in Chicago, had a normal childhood and graduated from Purdue University in 1972. During the late 70's she worked as an artist's model and then went into the computer programming field, ending up with American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition to her fantasy writing, she has written lyrics for and recorded nearly fifty songs for Firebird Arts &am ...more

Other books in the series

SERRAted Edge (9 books)
  • Born to Run (SERRAted Edge, #1)
  • When the Bough Breaks (SERRAted Edge, #3)
  • Chrome Circle (SERRAted Edge, #4)
  • Stoned Souls (SERRAted Edge, #5)
  • Elvendude (SERRAted Edge #6)
  • Spiritride (SERRAted Edge #7)
  • Lazerwarz (SERRAted Edge #8)
  • Silence (Serrated Edge, #9)