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Lackey, Mercedes

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Works: 533 works in 1,737 publications in 4 languages and 125,083 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  History  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Editor, Performer, Composer
Classifications: PS3562.A246, 813.54
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Joust by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,797 libraries worldwide
Vetch, an Altan serf, must learn the secret of the Tian jousters and their dragons in order to save his people
Intrigues by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,774 libraries worldwide
When Mags (Magpie), a thirteen-year-old orphan chosen by one of the magical Companion horses of Valdemar and taken to the capital city, she is "recognized" by foreign secret operatives whose purpose is unknown, and then comes under suspicion
The fairy godmother by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,757 libraries worldwide
In the land of Five Hundred Kingdoms, "Tradition" rules, and everyone is expected to fit into established fairy tales. Enslaved by her wickedly avaricious stepmother and stepsisters, Elena should have had a Cinderella-like life, but when things didn't work out, she flees and seeks work. Her fairy godmother, in fact, the fairy godmother of several kingdoms, makes her apprentice fairy godmother, and it's her duty to prevent the bad things that come with Tradition. Her life takes yet another curious turn when, disguised as a crone to test three questing princes, she loses her temper with Prince Alexander. He acts like an ass, so she turns him into one. Unwilling to let a defenseless donkey wander the woods alone, she takes him home and puts him to work transforming his life
Alta by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,647 libraries worldwide
The dragonrider Vetch escapes to Alta, the subjugated land of his birth. There, he hopes to teach his people to raise and train dragons-and build an army that will liberate his homeland
Changes by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,621 libraries worldwide
Magpie, Lena, and Bear continue on their individual quests as they work to attain the status of full Heralds, Bards, and Healers of Valdemar
Brightly burning by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,610 libraries worldwide
Lavan Firestorm, a young man with extraordinary powers, must be controlled and trained if he is to help his people beat back an attack by a dangerous enemy
The gates of sleep by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,596 libraries worldwide
Marina is the cherished daughter of the wealthy Saverson family, practioners of Elemental Magic. But all is not well in this elegant, aristocratic household. Evil portents have warned her father that Marina will be killed before her eighteenth birthday-by the hand of her own aunt. And no one is sure if the family magic is powerful enough to overturn the prophesy
The serpent's shadow by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,581 libraries worldwide
Maya Witherspoon sets herself up in self-imposed exile in London after her physician father is killed by the bite of a poisonous snake in India just after her sorceress mother had died, warning Maya to beware the serpent's shadow
Foundation by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,567 libraries worldwide
Magpie, a thirteen-year-old orphan, escapes a life of slavery in the gem mines when he is chosen by one of the magical Companion horses of Valdemar to become a Herald, in which role he witnesses the founding of the Heralds' Collegium
Fortune's fool by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,563 libraries worldwide
When Ekaterina, the seventh daughter of the Sea King, uses her special ability to move around on land to serve as her father's spy, she is kidnapped, along with other princesses, and held hostage in a castle where her only hope for rescue lies with a manthought to be a fool
Sanctuary by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,552 libraries worldwide
In gaining entry to Altan noble society, Kiron had come to learn many distressing things about who really controlled Alta. The Magi were plotting to replace the royal Great Ones and rule Alta, and had built a terrible weapon, the Eye of Light, which could kill from afar
One good knight by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,538 libraries worldwide
When George, the Good Knight, arrives to save Princess Andromeda from the dragon for whom she is to be a virgin sacrifice, he does not exactly defeat the dragon, and he and the princess must join forces to find the dragon's lair and destroy it. Traditionally, marauding dragons are soothed only by a virgin sacrifice. And so practical-minded Princess Andromeda reluctantly volunteers to do her duty, only asking for a sword to defend herself. Well, her offer is accepted, but the weapon isn't forthcoming, and so Andromeda faces the dragon alone. Until a Champion arrives to save her-sort of. Sir George doesn't quite defeat the dragon but as Andromeda finishes rescuing herself, she discovers that beneath the Good Knight's well-meaning though inexperienced heroics lies a further tale. Still, Andromeda can't leave her seacoast country in further jeopardy from the dragon's return, and so she and George join together to search for the dragon's lair
The outstretched shadow by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,516 libraries worldwide
Kellen Tawadon, son the Arch-Mage Lycaelon, thought he knew the way the world worked. His father, leading the wise and benevolent Council of Mages, protected and guided the citizens of the Golden City of the Bells. Young Mages in training-all men, for women were unfit to practice magic-memorized the intricate details of High Magic and aspired to seats on the council. Then he found the forbidden Books of Wild Magic-or did they find him? The three slim volumes woke Kellen to the wide world outside the City's isolating walls. Their Magic was not dead, strangled by rules and regulations. It felt like a living thing, guided by the hearts and minds of those who practiced it and benefited from it
Storm warning by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,503 libraries worldwide
A sword-and-sorcery tale set in Valdemar where Charles-the-Immortal, emperor of the Eastern Empire, is waging a war of conquest against the West. With the latest offensive stalled at Hardorn, he dispatches the Grand Duke Tremane who sweeps the land with storms. By the author of The Black Gryphon
When darkness falls by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,472 libraries worldwide
Despite a great working of Wild Magic and High Magic that struck at the heart of the Demon Queen's evil plots, Knight-Mage Kellen and his Elven allies are still seen as enemies by the human Mage Council. The Elves and their allies must find a way to shatter the Demons' hold on the human Mages or the forces of Light will be destroyed
Owlflight by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,444 libraries worldwide
A fantasy novel co-written by the creator of the Heralds of Valdemar series recounts the coming of age of Darian, a troubled Valdemaran orphan and wizard's apprentice, who learns his destiny is to save his people from barbarians
The white gryphon by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,443 libraries worldwide
A tale of political intrigue and betrayal as White Gryphon, a settlement of humans and gryphons, tries to avoid a war with the Haighlei Empire which is accusing Gryphon of encroaching on its territory
To light a candle by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,442 libraries worldwide
In The Outstretched Shadow, which was named by VOYA as Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror book for 2003, Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory introduced readers to a complex new fantasy world populated by humans, centaurs, elves, talking unicorns, and demons. The Golden City of the Bells, where only humans live, is ruled by the Mage Council, practitioners of High Magic---a powerful magic that is stable and reliable, though rigidly controlled and performed only by men. Outside the City's walls, humans and magical beings mix freely and call upon Wild Magic---a system sometimes erratic, always driven by desire and need, and performed by both men and women. Now, in To Light a Candle, the Demon Queen sends her forces against her human and elven enemies, sowing distraction and death. In the human City, the Queen's agents work to divide the Council and foment rebellion among the City's citizens. In the countryside, they target the most vulnerable and valuable---the young Elf Prince and the Wild Mages who might be the Demons' most dangerous enemies. To his own surprise, young Kellen, once the disappointing son of the great Mage who leads the City's Mage Council, has become a powerful Knight-Mage. Valued for his bravery and his skills as both wizard and warrior, Kellen joins the Elves' war councils. Yet he cannot convince the City of his birth that it is in terrible danger. Kellen's sister Idalia, a Wild Mage with great healing ability, has pledged her heart to Jermayan, a proud Elven warrior. Someday Idalia will pay a tragic Price for a world-saving work of Wild Magic, but until then, she will claim any joy life can offer her. Jermayan, who has learned much while fighting at Kellen's side and loving the human Idalia, finds that everything changes when he Bonds with a dragon while rescuing the Elf Prince and becomes the first Elven Mage in a thousand years. Furious at her enemies' success with the dragon, the Demon Queen attacks in force. Light struggles against Dark, like flickering candleflames buried deep in the shadow of Obsidian Mountain
The black gryphon by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,429 libraries worldwide
A fantastic odyssey into the magical prehistory of the world of Valdemar--when Valdemar is as yet unformed--follows the perilous quest of the gryphon Skandranon Rashkae as he braves the dark spells and evil forces of Ma'ar
Exile's honor : a novel of Valdemar by Mercedes Lackey( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,420 libraries worldwide
A former captain in the Army of Karse, Alberich must take a perilous stand when his long-hidden psychic talents are revealed, and he is rescued from certain death and chosen to serve the queen of Valdemar, Karse's archenemy
 
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Alternative Names
Lackey, Mercedes (Mercedes Ritchie), 1950-
Lackey, Mercedes Misty.
Lackey, Mercedes R.
Lackey, Mercedes R. (Mercedes Ritchie)
Lackey, Mercedes R. (Mercedes Ritchie), 1950-
Lackey, Mercedes Ritchie.
Lackey, Misty 1950-
Ritchie Lackey, Mercedes.
Ritchie Lackey, Mercedes, 1950-
ラッキー, マーセデス
ラッキー, メルセデス
Languages
English (259)
French (4)
Polish (2)
Spanish (1)
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