This is a list of books by Mercedes Lackey, arranged by collection. Contents. 1 Valdemar .. Joust (); Alta (); Sanctuary (May ); Aerie (Oct ). Information on Alta by fantasy author Mercedes of the Dragon Jousters series. National best-selling fantasy legend Mercedes Lackey created a vivid, dynamic fusion of the Upper and Lower Kingdoms of ancient Egypt with the most exciting.

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Note, a significant amount of text, and a couple of major characters in this work are adapted from stories written by Lackey in the Merovingen Nights shared universe series.

One of the reasons I write song lyrics is because I see songs as a kind of ‘story pill’ — ladkey reduce a story lacoey the barest essentials or encapsulate a particular crucial moment in time. In this series Book 3. I enjoyed the book until about halfway through. Though I may have to hunt down and kill the copy-editor who kept flipping a name of a minor character back and forth and other minor evils. Kerowyn is the granddaughter of Kethry from the Vows and Honor sub-series.

But as the weeks passed, and the egg matured and finally hatched, Vetch had no way to prepare himself for his reaction. I loved how they planed everything and made back-up plans. Issue 23, November Perhaps he was no Winged One, but the vision was clear akta both of them.

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Mar 10, Saphirablue rated it liked it Shelves: She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. This is really a medium plot book – several moderately exciting things happen, and you often wonder whether they are going to get away with their tricks, but of course they will – because most things are relatively minor.

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On top of that, the characters don’t really change much from the beginning of the book to the end, possibly because of how short a time period it takes place in. The books primarily follow the story of Vetch or Kiron, msrcedes the second book onwardand centers initially around a war between the neighboring countries of Alta and Tia, both of which use Dragon Jousters as their most powerful weapons.

The dragon Bethlan altaa sometimes named Bethulan. From Lackey’s over the top detailed description of her amazing talents and courage, she is the hero of the story, not Kiron, not the prince, not the dragons.

But the more time he spends in Alta, the more he begins to realize that the real enemy of the Altan people may not be the Tian Jousters but an elite group of Altan Magi who lacksy secretly sucking the life essence out of the people to supposedly protect the city. She has thought about everything – their breeding habits, the way the hatch, how they interact.

In the Five Hundred Kingdoms almost certainly a literal name lacckey, the destiny of witches, knights, princesses and such are regulated by The Tradition, a magical force that is one of the primary sources of magic. But it has the old Lackey strengths, too, the loveable characters, the romping plot, the hilariously cliched and foreshadowed romances, the token gay character who is way better than everyone else I think it is the best Altta Lackey has written so far! The Gates of Sleep.

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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The Hills Have Spies. The first written and published of the Valdemar novels, these center mmercedes the character Talia, who from the moment of being Chosen by her Companion Rolan becomes the special and hard-working Merceres Own Herald.

Jul 15, April rated it really liked it. As Kiron learns to read, it becomes obvious to the reader that this series has a foundation in Egyptian history. Showing of 81 reviews. When Vetch his real name is Kiron arrives in the capital of Alta City with his scarlet dragon, Avatre, his knowledge is welcomed.


The Dragon Jousters is a series about a serf who obtains a dragon egg, hatches it, and raises it as his own – revolutionizing the Dragon-Jousting industry, the driving force behind the war between his home country and mercedea one that enslaved him.

These precede the Heralds of Valdemar books and center around the characters Tarma and Kethry. The flattest characters, the least well fleshed-out world, and the most awkward dialogue.

She has thought about everything – their breeding habits, the way the hatch, how they interact.

Alta (Dragon Jousters, book 2) by Mercedes Lackey

Overhead, the stars that filled the night sky, the mercedew upon the robe of the Goddess of the Night, seemed alra enough to touch. The story focuses on the repercussions of the mage storms on Valdemar’s northern border and centers on new tensions between the Kingdom and invading barbarians from beyond the Ice Wall.

I love learning, and I love learning with Kiron and also feeling with them as the dragons hatch. The only thing keeping this series from getting 5 stars lxckey that the books suffer from the same flaw as her other books. Fairy Godmothers, Champions, and Wizards are responsible for ensuring that The Tradition is upheld with a minimal loss of life.

His dragonet was bright crimson with golden limbs, fragile and helpless, stunningly beautiful, and completely dependent on Vetch for her survival. Apr 20, Coleman Glider rated it really liked it.