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Lackey, Mercedes

Overview
Works: 675 works in 2,269 publications in 4 languages and 133,966 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  Science fiction  History  Historical fiction  Handbooks and manuals  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  Spy stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Composer
Classifications: PS3562.A246, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mercedes Lackey
Intrigues by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,641 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 )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,557 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
Changes by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,527 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
Foundation by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,498 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
The outstretched shadow by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,470 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
The serpent's shadow by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,458 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
Redoubt by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,456 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
The elvenbane : an epic high fantasy of the Halfblood chronicles by Andre Norton( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in the desert to an exiled concubine and raised by dragons, Shana becomes a wizard of extraordinary power and leads a rebellion against the cruel elven empire ruled by her father
Brightly burning by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,439 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
Alta by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,413 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
When darkness falls by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,406 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
The fairy godmother by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 1,395 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
To light a candle by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,371 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. 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
The phoenix unchained by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a millennium of peace in which much Magick has vanished from the world, Bisochim, a powerful Wild Mage, launches a campaign to reintroduce Darkness into the world
Storm warning by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,345 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. By the author of The Black Gryphon
Sanctuary by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,338 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
Reserved for the cat by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,335 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
Gwenhwyfar : the white spirit by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acting as the "son" her father never had, Gwenhwyfar, when called upon to serve another purpose by the Ladies of the Well, bows to circumstances to become Arthur's queen--only to find herself facing temptation and treachery, intrigue and betrayal, but also love and redemption
One good knight by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,302 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 )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,296 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
 
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Alternative Names
Lackey, Mercedes 1950-

Lackey, Mercedes (Mercedes Ritchie), 1950-

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Languages
English (308)

Russian (2)

Spanish (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
JoustFoundationThe outstretched shadowThe serpent's shadowThe elvenbane : an epic high fantasy of the Halfblood chroniclesBrightly burningAltaWhen darkness falls