Mercedes Lackey

Mercedes Lackey

Mercedes Ritchie Lackey (born 1950) is an American writer of fantasy novels. Many of her novels and trilogies are interlinked and set in the world of Velgarth, mostly in and around the country of Valdemar. Her Valdemar novels form a complex tapestry of interaction between human and non-human protagonists with many different cultures and social mores.

Her other main world is one much like our own, but it includes clandestine populations of elves, mages, vampires, and other mythical beings. The Bedlam's Bard books describe a young man with the power to work magic through music; the SERRAted Edge books are about racecar driving elves; and the Diana Tregarde thrillers center on a Wiccan who combats evil.

She has also published several novels re-working well-known fairy tales set in a mid-19th to early 20th century setting in which magic is real, although hidden from the mundane world. These novels explore issues of ecology, social class, and gender roles.

Lackey has published over 140 books and writes novels at a rate of 5.5 per year on average. She has been called one of the "most prolific science fiction and fantasy writers of all time."

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Speculative Fiction Novels (135)
2020  Spy, Spy Again (Valdemar: Family Spies, #3)
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Release date - June 9, 2020
2020  Breaking Silence (The Serrated Edge)
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Release date - February 4, 2020
2019  The Case of the Spellbound Child (Elemental Masters, #14)
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Release date - December 3, 2019
2019  The Waters and the Wild
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2019  Eye Spy (Valdemar: Family Spies, #2)
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2018  The Bartered Brides (Elemental Masters, #13)
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2018  The Hills Have Spies (Valdemar: Family Spies, #1)
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2017  A Scandal in Battersea (Elemental Masters, #12)
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2017  Blade of Empire (The Dragon Prophecy, #2)
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2017  Apex (Hunter, #3)
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2016  Closer to the Chest (The Herald Spy, #3)
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2016  Elite (Hunter, #2)
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2016  A Study in Sable (Elemental Masters, #11)
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2016  Silence (The Serrated Edge)
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2015  Closer to the Heart (The Herald Spy, #2)
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2015  Hunter (Hunter, #1)
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2015  From a High Tower (Elemental Masters, #10)
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2014  Closer to Home (The Herald Spy, #1)
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2014  The House of the Four Winds (One Dozen Daughters, #1)
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2014  Blood Red (Elemental Masters, #9)
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2014  Victories (Shadow Grail, #4)
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2013  Dragon's Teeth
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2013  Bastion (The Collegium Chronicles, #5)
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2013  Steadfast (Elemental Masters, #8)
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2013  Sacrifices (Shadow Grail, #3)
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2012  Crown of Vengeance (The Dragon Prophecy, #1)
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2012  Redoubt (The Collegium Chronicles, #4)
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2012  Dead Reckoning
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2012  Home from the Sea (Elemental Masters, #7)
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2011  Reboots (The Stellar Guild Series)
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2011  Beauty and the Werewolf (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #6)
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2011  Changes (The Collegium Chronicles, #3)
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2011  Unnatural Issue (Elemental Masters, #6)
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2011  Conspiracies (Shadow Grail, #2)
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2010  Intrigues (The Collegium Chronicles, #2)
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2010  The Sleeping Beauty (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #5)
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2010  Much Fall of Blood (Heirs of Alexandria, #4)
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2010  Legacies (Shadow Grail, #1)
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2009  Gwenhwyfar: The White Spirit
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2009  The Phoenix Transformed (The Enduring Flame, #3)
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2008  Foundation (The Collegium Chronicles, #1)
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2008  The Phoenix Endangered (The Enduring Flame, #2)
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2008  The Snow Queen (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #4)
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2008  And Less Than Kind (Scepter'd Isle, #4)
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2007  Reserved for the Cat (Elemental Masters, #5)
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2007  The Phoenix Unchained (The Enduring Flame, #1)
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2007  Fortune's Fool (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #3)
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2007  By Slanderous Tongues (Scepter'd Isle, #3)
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2006  One Good Knight (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #2)
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2006  Aerie (The Dragon Jousters, #4)
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2006  When Darkness Falls (The Obsidian Trilogy, #3)
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2005  Music to My Sorrow (Bedlam's Bard, #6)
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2005  The Wizard of London (Elemental Masters, #4)
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2005  Ill Met by Moonlight (Scepter'd Isle, #2)
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2005  Sanctuary (The Dragon Jousters, #3)
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2004  Phoenix and Ashes (Elemental Masters, #3)
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2004  The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #1)
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2004  This Scepter'd Isle (Scepter'd Isle, #1)
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2004  Alta (The Dragon Jousters, #2)
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2004  To Light a Candle (The Obsidian Trilogy, #2)
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2004  The Wizard of Karres (The Witches of Karres, #2)
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2003  Mad Maudlin (Bedlam's Bard, #5)
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2003  Joust (The Dragon Jousters, #1)
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2003  Exile's Valor (The Heralds of Valdemar Prequels, #3)
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2003  The Outstretched Shadow (The Obsidian Trilogy, #1)
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2003  This Rough Magic (Heirs of Alexandria, #2)
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2002  The Gates of Sleep (Elemental Masters, #2)
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2002  Elvenborn (Halfblood Chronicles, #3)
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2002  Exile's Honor (The Heralds of Valdemar Prequels, #2)
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2002  The Shadow of the Lion (Heirs of Alexandria, #1)
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2001  Spirits White as Lightning (Bedlam's Bard, #4)
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2001  The Serpent's Shadow (Elemental Masters, #1)
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2001  Take a Thief (The Heralds of Valdemar Prequels, #1)
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2001  The Valdemar Companion (Valdemar)
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2000  Beyond World's End (Bedlam's Bard, #3)
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2000  Brightly Burning (The Heralds of Valdemar)
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2000  The Otherworld (The Serrated Edge)
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1999  Owlknight (Darian's Tale, #3)
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1999  The Chrome Borne (The Serrated Edge)
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1999  The River's Gift
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1999  The Black Swan (Fairy Tale Stories)
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1998  Owlsight (Darian's Tale, #2)
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1998  Oathblood (Vows and Honor, #3)
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1998  Fiddler Fair
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1998  Werehunter
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1997  The Free Bards (Bardic Voices)
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1997  Four and Twenty Blackbirds (Bardic Voices, #4)
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1997  Owlflight (Darian's Tale, #1)
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1996  Firebird (Fairy Tale Stories)
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1996  Storm Breaking (The Mage Storms, #3)
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1996  The Silver Gryphon (The Mage Wars, #3)
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1995  Tiger Burning Bright
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1995  The Fire Rose (Elemental Masters)
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1995  Storm Rising (The Mage Storms, #2)
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1995  The White Gryphon (The Mage Wars, #2)
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1995  The Sword of Knowledge (The Sword of Knowledge)
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1994  A Cast of Corbies (Bardic Choices)
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1994  The Eagle and the Nightingales (Bardic Voices, #3)
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1994  Storm Warning (The Mage Storms, #1)
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1994  The Black Gryphon (The Mage Wars, #1)
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1994  Chrome Circle (The Serrated Edge, #4)
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1994  Sacred Ground
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1993  The Robin and the Kestrel (Bardic Voices, #2)
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1993  Elvenblood (Halfblood Chronicles, #2)
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1993  Fortress of Frost and Fire (The Bard's Tale, #2)
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1993  Prison of Souls (The Bard's Tale, #4)
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1993  Winds of Fury (The Mage Winds, #3)
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1993  When the Bough Breaks (The Serrated Edge, #3)
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1993  If I Pay Thee Not in Gold
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1993  Rediscovery (Darkover)
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1992  Summoned to Tourney (Bedlam's Bard, #2)
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1992  The Ship Who Searched (Brain & Brawn Ship Series, #3)
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1992  Castle of Deception (The Bard's Tale, #1)
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1992  Winds of Change (The Mage Winds, #2)
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1992  Born to Run (The Serrated Edge, #1)
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1992  Wheels of Fire (The Serrated Edge, #2)
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1991  The Lark and the Wren (Bardic Voices, #1)
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1991  Bedlam's Bard (Bedlam's Bard)
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1991  Jinx High (Diana Tregarde, #3)
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1991  The Elvenbane (Halfblood Chronicles, #1)
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1991  By the Sword (Kerowyn's Tale)
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1991  Winds of Fate (The Mage Winds, #1)
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1990  Knight of Ghosts and Shadows (Bedlam's Bard, #1)
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1990  Children of the Night (Diana Tregarde, #2)
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1990  The Last Herald-Mage (The Last Herald-Mage)
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1990  Magic's Price (The Last Herald-Mage, #3)
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1989  Burning Water (Diana Tregarde, #1)
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1989  Magic's Pawn (The Last Herald-Mage, #1)
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1989  Magic's Promise (The Last Herald-Mage, #2)
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1989  Oathbreakers (Vows and Honor, #2)
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1989  Reap the Whirlwind (The Sword of Knowledge, #3)
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1988  Arrow's Fall (The Heralds of Valdemar, #3)
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1988  The Oathbound (Vows and Honor, #1)
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1987  Arrows of the Queen (The Heralds of Valdemar, #1)
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1987  Arrow's Flight (The Heralds of Valdemar, #2)
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Comics and Anthology (14)
2019  Seasons: All-New Tales of Valdemar (Valdemar)
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Release date - November 26, 2019
2017  Pathways (Valdemar)
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2016  Tempest: All-New Tales of Valdemar (Valdemar)
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2015  Crucible: All-New Tales of Valdemar (Valdemar)
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2014  No True Way: All New Tales of Valdemar (Valdemar)
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2011  Under the Vale and Other Tales of Valdemar (Valdemar)
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2010  Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar (Valdemar)
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2009  Changing the World: All-New Tales of Valdemar (Valdemar)
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2008  Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar (Valdemar)
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2005  Crossroads and Other Tales of Valdemar (Valdemar)
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2005  Winter Moon
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2003  Sun in Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar (Valdemar)
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2003  Charmed Destinies
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1997  Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar (Valdemar)
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