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Mercedes Lackey

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Fantasy fiction author Mercedes Richie Lackey was born in Chicago on June 24, 1950, and she received a B.S. from Purdue University in 1972. She is also a professional lyricist and has rehabilitated raptors. Lackey started writing her own short stories when her favorite science fiction and fantasy visa mer authors weren't producing new books fast enough for her. She began writing professionally with the encouragement of author C. J. Cherryh, whom Lackey had met at a science fiction convention. Many of Lackey's books, including the Queen's Own trilogy, the Vows and Honor series, Valdemar: family Spies, and the Last Herald-Mage and Mage Winds trilogies, take place in the imaginary world of Valdemar. She has authored numerous series, including the Bardic Voices series and a series of occult mysteries featuring Diana Tregarde, a modern-day witch. Lackey enjoys collaborating and has co-written books with authors such as C.J. Cherryh, Anne McCaffrey, Piers Anthony, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mark Shepherd, and Ru Emerson. Her title Redoubt made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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(eng) Ms. Lackey has written/edited books with others. Some of those are listed with both names. Do not combine those dual listings with this author page. Thank you.

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Verk av Mercedes Lackey

Arrows of the Queen (1987) 3,955 exemplar
Magic's Pawn (1989) 3,778 exemplar
Arrow's Flight (1987) 3,304 exemplar
Magic's Price (1990) 3,297 exemplar
Magic's Promise (1990) 3,259 exemplar
Arrow's Fall (1988) 3,234 exemplar
Winds of Fate (1991) 3,086 exemplar
By the Sword (1991) 3,010 exemplar
Winds of Change (1992) 2,833 exemplar
Winds of Fury (1993) 2,799 exemplar
The Black Gryphon (1994) 2,763 exemplar
The Oathbound (1988) 2,751 exemplar
Storm Warning (1994) 2,633 exemplar
Take a Thief (2001) 2,564 exemplar
Oathbreakers (1989) 2,546 exemplar
Storm Rising (1995) 2,540 exemplar
The Fairy Godmother (2004) 2,479 exemplar
Storm Breaking (1996) 2,478 exemplar
The White Gryphon (1995) 2,457 exemplar
The Elvenbane (1991) 2,415 exemplar
Brightly Burning (2000) 2,387 exemplar
Oathblood (1998) 2,275 exemplar
The Silver Gryphon (1996) 2,266 exemplar
Owlflight (1997) 2,248 exemplar
Exile's Honor (2002) 2,237 exemplar
Owlsight (1998) — Författare — 2,103 exemplar
Exile's Valor (2003) 2,055 exemplar
The Serpent's Shadow (2001) 2,053 exemplar
The Ship Who Searched (1992) 2,014 exemplar
The Fire Rose (1995) 1,972 exemplar
Owlknight (1999) 1,923 exemplar
The Outstretched Shadow (2003) 1,898 exemplar
The Gates of Sleep (2002) 1,822 exemplar
Elvenblood (1995) 1,763 exemplar
Joust (2003) 1,755 exemplar
The Black Swan (1999) 1,751 exemplar
Phoenix and Ashes (2004) 1,739 exemplar
The Lark and the Wren (1992) 1,683 exemplar
Foundation (2008) 1,600 exemplar
One Good Knight (2006) 1,590 exemplar
Burning Water (1989) 1,581 exemplar
The Wizard of London (2005) 1,563 exemplar
Children of the Night (1990) 1,510 exemplar
Alta (2004) 1,483 exemplar
To Light a Candle (2004) 1,431 exemplar
Firebird (1996) 1,405 exemplar
Fortune's Fool (2007) 1,320 exemplar
Reserved for the Cat (2007) 1,311 exemplar
Sanctuary (2005) 1,267 exemplar
When Darkness Falls (2006) 1,249 exemplar
Jinx High (1991) 1,201 exemplar
The Robin and the Kestrel (1993) 1,158 exemplar
Elvenborn (2002) 1,098 exemplar
Four & Twenty Blackbirds (1991) 1,056 exemplar
The Eagle and the Nightingales (1995) 1,054 exemplar
Sun in Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar (2003) — Redaktör — 1,045 exemplar
Aerie (2007) 1,025 exemplar
Intrigues (2010) 1,004 exemplar
The Snow Queen (2008) 993 exemplar
If I Pay Thee Not in Gold (1993) 973 exemplar
Sacred Ground (1994) 970 exemplar
Beyond World's End (2000) 942 exemplar
Rediscovery (1993) 927 exemplar
Bedlam's Bard (1991) 923 exemplar
Born to Run (1992) 871 exemplar
Knight of Ghosts and Shadows (1990) 861 exemplar
The Shadow Of The Lion (2002) 856 exemplar
Tiger Burning Bright (1995) 845 exemplar
The Phoenix Unchained (2007) 839 exemplar
Spirits White as Lightning (2001) 833 exemplar
Changes (2011) 825 exemplar
Crossroads and Other Tales of Valdemar (2005) — Redaktör; Bidragsgivare — 823 exemplar
The Sleeping Beauty (2010) 808 exemplar
Fiddler Fair (1989) 805 exemplar
The Last Herald-Mage (1990) 785 exemplar
WereHunter (1999) 785 exemplar
Beauty and the Werewolf (2011) 744 exemplar
Queen's Own (1987) — Författare — 718 exemplar
Wheels of Fire (1992) 706 exemplar
A Cast of Corbies (1994) 701 exemplar
Unnatural Issue (2011) 689 exemplar
Redoubt (2012) 686 exemplar
The Valdemar Companion (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 685 exemplar
Mad Maudlin (2003) 680 exemplar
Winter Moon (3-in-1) (2005) 675 exemplar
Chrome Circle (1994) 674 exemplar
Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar (2008) — Redaktör; Bidragsgivare — 610 exemplar
Hunter (2015) 607 exemplar
When the Bough Breaks (1993) 593 exemplar
The Phoenix Endangered (2008) 592 exemplar
Castle of Deception (1992) 582 exemplar
Bastion (2013) 577 exemplar
Gwenhwyfar: The White Spirit (2009) 569 exemplar
Home from the Sea (2012) 561 exemplar
Summoned to Tourney (1992) 560 exemplar
This Scepter'd Isle (2004) 558 exemplar
Closer to Home (2014) 544 exemplar
The Wizard of Karres (2004) 533 exemplar
Changing the World: All-New Tales of Valdemar (2009) — Redaktör — 529 exemplar
The Chrome Borne (1999) 524 exemplar
Music to My Sorrow (2005) 515 exemplar
This Rough Magic (2003) 507 exemplar
Steadfast (2013) — Författare — 478 exemplar
Fortress of Frost and Fire (1993) 465 exemplar
Blood Red (2014) 446 exemplar
The Phoenix Transformed (2009) 446 exemplar
In Celebration of Lammas Night (1996) 443 exemplar
Charmed Destinies [Anthology 3-in-1] (2003) — Författare — 442 exemplar
The Otherworld (2000) 427 exemplar
The Free Bards (Bardic Voices) (1997) 424 exemplar
Closer to the Heart (2015) 422 exemplar
Ill Met by Moonlight (2005) 395 exemplar
Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar (2010) — Redaktör — 391 exemplar
Prison of Souls (1993) 383 exemplar
The Hills Have Spies (2018) 375 exemplar
Legacies (2010) 372 exemplar
Bedlam's Edge (2005) — Editor, Contributor — 360 exemplar
Closer to the Chest (2016) 359 exemplar
From a High Tower (2015) 356 exemplar
Harvest Moon (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 334 exemplar
A Study in Sable (2016) — Författare — 333 exemplar
The House of the Four Winds (2014) 316 exemplar
Under the Vale and Other Tales of Valdemar (2011) — Redaktör — 308 exemplar
Trio of Sorcery (2010) 305 exemplar
Eye Spy (2019) — Författare — 298 exemplar
Beyond (2021) — Författare — 298 exemplar
Invasion (2011) 295 exemplar
By Slanderous Tongues (2007) 295 exemplar
Elite (2016) 288 exemplar
A Scandal in Battersea (2017) 283 exemplar
Reap the Whirlwind (1989) 281 exemplar
Crown of Vengeance (2012) 273 exemplar
Flights of Fantasy (1999) 268 exemplar
The Bartered Brides (2018) 254 exemplar
Elemental Magic (2012) — Editor, Contributor — 253 exemplar
Brain Ships (2003) — Författare — 248 exemplar
Spy, Spy Again (2020) 247 exemplar
No True Way: All-New Tales of Valdemar (2014) — Redaktör; Bidragsgivare — 247 exemplar
Elementary (2013) — Editor, Contributor — 243 exemplar
And Less Than Kind (2008) 234 exemplar
The River's Gift (1999) 218 exemplar
Into the West (2022) — Författare — 205 exemplar
Apex (2017) 199 exemplar
Crucible: All-New Tales of Valdemar (2015) — Redaktör — 198 exemplar
Much Fall of Blood (2010) 197 exemplar
Conspiracies (2011) — Författare — 192 exemplar
Jolene (2020) 181 exemplar
Tempest: All-New Tales of Valdemar (2016) — Redaktör — 179 exemplar
Briarheart (2021) 177 exemplar
Dead Reckoning (2012) 165 exemplar
Pathways: All-New Tales of Valdemar (2017) — Redaktör; Bidragsgivare — 139 exemplar
World Divided (2012) 131 exemplar
A Tangled Web (2010) 131 exemplar
Sacrifices (2013) 123 exemplar
Choices: All-New Tales of Valdemar (2018) — Redaktör; Bidragsgivare — 115 exemplar
Passages (2020) — Redaktör — 112 exemplar
Gryphon in Light (2023) 109 exemplar
Burdens of the Dead (2013) 108 exemplar
Seasons: All-New Tales of Valdemar (2019) — Redaktör — 107 exemplar
Arcanum 101: Welcome New Students (2012) — Författare — 102 exemplar
Silence (2016) — Författare — 101 exemplar
Blade of Empire (2017) 97 exemplar
Boundaries: All-New Tales of Valdemar (2021) — Redaktör — 92 exemplar
Valdemar (2023) — Författare — 90 exemplar
Victories (2014) 85 exemplar
Shenanigans (2022) 78 exemplar
Dragon's Teeth (2013) 77 exemplar
Magic 101 (2014) 70 exemplar
Nebula Awards Showcase 2016 (2016) — Redaktör — 69 exemplar
Revolution (2014) 67 exemplar
The Waters and the Wild (2013) 55 exemplar
Reboots (2012) 52 exemplar
Breaking Silence (2020) 43 exemplar
Anything With Nothing (2023) 42 exemplar
Collision (2014) 40 exemplar
Once Upon a Tale (2011) 37 exemplar
A Host of Furious Fancies (2012) 36 exemplar
Grey's Ghost (1999) 35 exemplar
Killer Byte (1994) 33 exemplar
Stoned souls (2006) 31 exemplar
Satanic, Versus (1990) 30 exemplar
Nightside (1990) 30 exemplar
Stolen Silver (Valdemar) (1991) 29 exemplar
SKitty (1991) 28 exemplar
On the Other Side (Valdemar) (2010) 28 exemplar
Sword Sworn (1985) 27 exemplar
The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy (1990) 27 exemplar
Grey (1997) 27 exemplar
Tail of Two SKittys (1994) 24 exemplar
Once Upon a Tale, Volume 2 (2012) 23 exemplar
Avalanche (2017) 23 exemplar
Dragon in Distress (2010) 20 exemplar
A Better Mousetrap (1999) 20 exemplar
SCat (1996) 18 exemplar
Halfblood Chronicles (1 to 3) (1997) 18 exemplar
Fierce: Sixteen Authors of Fantasy (2014) — Författare — 18 exemplar
Last Rights (1993) 11 exemplar
Exemplar (2014) 11 exemplar
Shipscat Collection (2012) 11 exemplar
Balance (1988) 11 exemplar
Aliens Ate My Pickup (1998) 11 exemplar
The Princess, the Dragon, and the Frog Prince (2012) — Författare — 10 exemplar
The Cup and the Cauldron (1992) 10 exemplar
Diabolical Streak (2014) 10 exemplar
Wings of Fire [short story] (1991) 9 exemplar
Dance Track (1989) 8 exemplar
Strike a Pose (2011) 8 exemplar
Poetic License (Darkover) (1994) 8 exemplar
Moving Targets [novelette] (2008) 8 exemplar
Scam Artistry (2011) 7 exemplar
Keys [novelette] (1988) 7 exemplar
Friendly Fire {short story} (1993) 7 exemplar
Sgian Dubh (2011) 7 exemplar
Jihad (1993) 6 exemplar
The Last of the Season (1987) 6 exemplar
Elvenbred 6 exemplar
Lovers, Lore & Loss (1995) 6 exemplar
Small Print (1994) 6 exemplar
Wet Wings (1995) 5 exemplar
Operation Desert Fox (1993) 5 exemplar
White Bird (2011) 5 exemplar
Once And Future (1995) 5 exemplar
Object Lesson (Darkover) (2010) 5 exemplar
Roadkill (1990) 4 exemplar
Hallowmas Night (2010) 4 exemplar
The Red Sea 3 exemplar
Dumb Feast (1993) 3 exemplar
Bull God 2 exemplar
Out Of The Deep 2 exemplar
Mercedes Lackey Mixed Prepak (1993) 2 exemplar
Thrice Bound 2 exemplar
Blue Heart (1997) 2 exemplar
Thicker Than Water (2010) 2 exemplar
Sun & Shadow (2005) 2 exemplar
After Midnight 2 exemplar
Grey Eminence {ss} 1 exemplar
Freedom Flight 1 exemplar
Navy Seal 1 exemplar
Oath Bound, The 1 exemplar
Stormbreaking 1 exemplar
Sword of Ice [short story] (1997) 1 exemplar
The Fire Bird 1 exemplar
Prepak-Merecedes Lackey-16cy (1990) 1 exemplar
Sun in Glory [novelette] (2003) 1 exemplar
Turnabout [novelette] (1986) 1 exemplar
Werehunter [novelette] (1989) 1 exemplar
Reboots | Diabolical Streak (2017) 1 exemplar

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Sword and Sorceress III (1986) — Bidragsgivare — 521 exemplar
Sword and Sorceress IV (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 407 exemplar
The Dragon Quintet (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 390 exemplar
Sword and Sorceress V (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 363 exemplar
Sword and Sorceress X (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 361 exemplar
Domains of Darkover (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 348 exemplar
Sword and Sorceress IX (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 328 exemplar
Renunciates of Darkover (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 326 exemplar
Snows of Darkover (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 324 exemplar
Sword and Sorceress VII (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 318 exemplar
Festival Moon (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 313 exemplar
Sword and Sorceress VIII (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 309 exemplar
Sword and Sorceress VI (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 305 exemplar
DAW 30th Anniversary Fantasy Anthology (2002) — Collaborator — 305 exemplar
Sword and Sorceress XII (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 305 exemplar
Honor of the Regiment (1993) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor298 exemplar
Catfantastic III (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 291 exemplar
Fever Season (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 285 exemplar
Agent of Vega & Other Stories [11-story collection] (2001) — Förord — 281 exemplar
Catfantastic IV (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 273 exemplar
Murder by Magic: Twenty Tales of Crime and the Supernatural (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 238 exemplar
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Tales of the Witch World (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 225 exemplar
Troubled Waters (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 217 exemplar
Catfantastic V (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 215 exemplar
Games Creatures Play (2014) — Bidragsgivare — 207 exemplar
Divine Right (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 196 exemplar
The Sword of Knowledge (1995) — Författare — 196 exemplar
Smuggler's Gold (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 192 exemplar
Sisters in Fantasy 2 (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 186 exemplar
Winds of Change: The Blood of Ten Chiefs Vol.3 (1989) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor179 exemplar
Flood Tide (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 176 exemplar
Horse Fantastic (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 174 exemplar
Endgame (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 171 exemplar
The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine Vol. 1 (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 153 exemplar
Against the Wind (Blood of Ten Chiefs, No 4) (1990) — Författare, vissa utgåvor146 exemplar
Treasures of Fantasy (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 145 exemplar
Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 142 exemplar
The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine Vol. 2 (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 138 exemplar
Ring of Fire III (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 135 exemplar
A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 134 exemplar
Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 132 exemplar
Spell Singers (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 131 exemplar
Alternate Warriors (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 130 exemplar
Battlestations (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 127 exemplar
Witches' Brew (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 126 exemplar
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Excalibur (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 124 exemplar
Dinosaur Fantastic (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 121 exemplar
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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Lackey, Mercedes Ritchie
Andra namn
Lackey, Misty
Födelsedag
1950-06-24
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Bostadsorter
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Utbildning
Purdue University (grad. 1972)
Yrken
author
Relationer
Dixon, Larry (husband)
Organisationer
American Airlines (IT ∙ previous employment)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Filk
Ball-jointed doll community
Priser och utmärkelser
Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award (2021)
Särskiljningsnotis
Ms. Lackey has written/edited books with others. Some of those are listed with both names. Do not combine those dual listings with this author page. Thank you.

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The family of a thirteen year old girl in a repressive, patriarchal, farming society wants to marry her. She doesn't want to get married. She wants to get away, read books and live adventures and become one of the Heralds of the Queen, with their fabulous intelligent horses. She runs away and finally joins a training institution for young heralds, where she is valued and accepted. So far so good. I love coming of age fantasies, and this is the classic farmboy story, well, farmgirl in this case.

However, once our heroine Talia gets to the heralds' Collegium, we have to realize that Mercedes Lackey is an unsubtle writer. Everything comes too easy for Talia. She is the chosen one for the most important destiny, everyone adores her even though she doesn't socialize with anybody, her psychic horse is the best, she has a stronger mental link with her horse than anyone... As the Queen's own herald, she is expected to civilize the young princess, also know as the Brat, so that she (the Brat) can also be chosen by one of the psychic horses as a companion, which is a prerequisite for becoming heir to the throne. With some basic common-sense discipline Talia accomplishes this easily, which makes us wonder why the queen or someone else had not bothered before.

And everything is like that. I don't have anything against wish-fulfillment coming of age fantasy, Quite the contrary, I like it. But the writing here was a bit too unsubtle for me. For a better writer with similar themes and target audience, I'd suggest Tamora Pierce.

One remarkable thing about this book is that, even though it was written before it was fashionable to have it in YA fantasies, it depicts same-sex relationships between the characters, which is more or less accepted among the heralds but not so much in the outside society. The main character is heterosexual, though. Also, more attention is paid to her sexual life than in other similar young adult coming of age fantasies. Talia tries several times to have sex with a boy she likes. Bizarrely, they are unable to do that, because every time they try to have sex one of them falls asleep. Maybe the author was trying for cute here, but it comes across as a bit ridiculous. Either describe your characters having sex or don't, but having two teenagers repeatedly trying to have sex and being unable to do so because they fall asleep is just silly.

So it's not like I disliked this. I read the whole book. It was easy reading. But it could have been done better.
… (mer)
 
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jcm790 | 68 andra recensioner | May 26, 2024 |
questo libro è fortemente offensivo!
una merdosa novella di 20 pagine ripetuta e rimestata per 300. Che per motivi editoriali un autore debba allungare il brodo posso capirlo ma qui si esagera al punto di offendere l intelligenza dei lettori
 
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LLonaVahine | 9 andra recensioner | May 22, 2024 |
I had a lot of difficulty getting the book, and after all the fuss I can't say that Valdemar was worth it. I already felt that this trilogy was too much - to much drama, too much magic, certainly too much blood and gore. The final volume even more so. Too bad. Even the coming of the first companions didn't really work for me.
 
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MarthaJeanne | 4 andra recensioner | May 17, 2024 |
This is one of my very favourite novels - and, in fact, the one I take my name from. I love Mercedes Lackey, I love Valdemar, and I particularly love Lavan and Kalira, for all that this book definitely makes me cry - it's not a bad kind of crying, and it's an example of a trope I truly love when done well (when in the right mood) for the ending.

Drama and realistic showing of trauma and bullying, and also anxiety, war, love, despair. . . A beautiful book.
 
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Kalira | 19 andra recensioner | May 12, 2024 |

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Nick Podehl Narrator
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