There are elves out there...
And they drive too fast. But they mean well. And they win races. But driving hot cars isn't all they do. Sometimes they rescue children in peril. But this time it isn't just the child who is in peril. This time we all are, because this abused little girl has more inherent psi power than anyone, mortal or elf, who has ever lived - and in her pain she might destroy Earth and Faerie both... when the bough breaks.
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.
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