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Lackey, Mercedes

Overview
Works: 509 works in 1,891 publications in 4 languages and 130,637 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  History  Fantasy fiction  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Composer
Classifications: PS3562.A246, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Mercedes Lackey
The elvenbane : an epic high fantasy of the Halfblood chronicles by Andre Norton( Book )

35 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 2,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fantasy adventure of two young people in Elvenbane, a land of humans, dragons, shapechangers and other fantastic creatures. The land is ruled by oppressive lords who have the power to remold a person's body or mind
Foundation by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 2,150 WorldCat member 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
Intrigues by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,847 WorldCat member 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, he is "recognized" by foreign secret operatives whose purpose is unknown, and then comes under suspicion
Joust by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vetch, an Altan serf, must learn the secret of the Tian jousters and their dragons in order to save his people
The fairy godmother by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,745 WorldCat member 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
Changes by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,704 WorldCat member 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
Alta by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,639 WorldCat member 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
The Gates of sleep by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,624 WorldCat member 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
Brightly burning by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,611 WorldCat member 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 serpent's shadow by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,594 WorldCat member 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
One good knight by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,568 WorldCat member 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
Fortune's fool by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,559 WorldCat member 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 1,546 WorldCat member 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
Storm warning by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,531 WorldCat member 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
The outstretched shadow by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,518 WorldCat member 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
Redoubt by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Herald trainee in Haven, Mags, is trained as a spy to uncover secrets held by a mysterious new enemy of the kingdom of Valdemar
When darkness falls by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member 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
Reserved for the cat by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talented but penniless dancer Ninette Dupond finds her luck changing when she meets a cat who, speaking to her mind-to-mind, orders her to impersonate a missing Russian ballerina, plunging her into the middle of a war against the darkest Elemental Spirit
To light a candle by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,447 WorldCat member 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
Owlflight by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member 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
 
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Alternative Names
Lackey, Mercedes 1950-

Lackey, Mercedes (Mercedes Ritchie), 1950-

Lackey, Mercedes Misty.

Lackey, Mercedes R.

Lackey, Mercedes R. 1950-

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 (319)

French (3)

Spanish (1)

Polish (1)

Covers
FoundationIntriguesJoustThe fairy godmotherAltaThe Gates of sleepBrightly burningThe serpent's shadow