Search Results: "Mercedes Lackey"


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ELITE by Mercedes Lackey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Avoiding second-volume sag with plenty of charisma, this outing proves to be a satisfying read that takes the baton neatly from the first and leaves readers ready for more. (Science fiction/fantasy. 12 & up)"
Following the events of Hunter (2015), now that she's become an Elite, Joy knows she's in for more high-stakes danger and will be facing more dangerous Othersiders than before. Read full book review >

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HUNTER by Mercedes Lackey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Captivating, dynamic, well-paced, and thrilling. (Science fiction/fantasy. 12 & up)"
Joyeaux Charmand is a young Hunter, chosen from her village to join the Hunter corps of Apex, protecting its Cits from the Othersiders—fantastical, menacing creatures—and also protecting the secrets and people of her village back home. Read full book review >

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BRIGHTLY BURNING by Mercedes Lackey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 8, 2000

"Only Valdemar experts will be able to place this installment chronologically—or want to."
Another of Lackey's fantasy yarns set in Valdemar (Storm Warning, 1994, etc.), a magical kingdom where magic-powered Heralds bond for life with horselike Companions, now facing war with neighboring Karse. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK SWAN by Mercedes Lackey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Lackey's popular, and this one will have its adherents: decorously embroidered and pleasant but, well, feathery."
Another reworking of an Old Russian folk tale (like Firebird, 1996), this one having also inspired the famous music and ballet Swan Lake. Read full book review >

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FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS by Mercedes Lackey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Only fans who need everything spelled out in the tiniest detail will stick around."
First hardcover appearance for Lackey's Bardic Voices series (The Eagle and the Nightingales, etc.). Read full book review >

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FIREBIRD by Mercedes Lackey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"A pleasant enough diversion aimed at the younger sections of the audience; pity that Lackey didn't inject some modern rigor and logic into the proceedings."
Reworking of an Old Russian folk tale from fantasist Lackey (Sacred Ground, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SERPENT’S SHADOW by Mercedes Lackey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 6, 2001

"A promising start, with plenty of solid period detail and a splash of feminism, but disappointingly developed, with a thin, poorly motivated plot and a showdown that just hangs out to dry."
Snow White variant set in Edwardian London, from the author of Brightly Burning (2000), etc. Dr Maya Witherspoon, her Indian mother dead, her English father mysteriously killed by snakebite, sets up a practice in London, having fled the vengeful fury of her aunt Shivani, a magic-powered devotee of Kali. Read full book review >

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THE RIVER'S GIFT by Mercedes Lackey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 11, 1999

"Fluffy no-brainer evidently aimed at a younger—much younger—fantasy audience."
New fantasy, with few and tiny pages, from the author of The Black Swan (p. 496), etc. Beautiful 15-year-old Ariella of Swan Manor likes to don workaday clothes, run off into the forest, and use her magic gifts to heal sick and injured animals. Read full book review >

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STORM WARNING by Mercedes Lackey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Non-fans and browsers will simply yawn and pass on."
From Lackey (with Bill Dixon, The Black Gryphon, 1993) a starter for yet another sword-and-sorcery trilogy set, like her Mage Winds books, in Valdemar, though only experts will know where, chronologically, this one fits in. Read full book review >

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SACRED GROUND by Mercedes Lackey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

Contemporary mystery/fantasy wherein Lackey (The Black Gryphon, etc.) combines an insurance-fraud investigation with Native American magic. Read full book review >

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ELVENBORN by Andre Norton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Better than 1995's Elvenblood but far from over."
Norton and Lackey add to their swelling, long-gestated epic fantasy begun with The Elvenbane (1991). Read full book review >

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THE BLACK GRYPHON by Mercedes Lackey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Should keep the fans happy but won't tempt many newcomers. (A sequel, The White Gryphon, is promised.)"
Prequel to Lackey's various fantasy series, chronologically set about a millennium before the founding of Valdemar. Read full book review >