Search Results: "Mercedes Lackey"


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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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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 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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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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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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VICTORIES by Mercedes Lackey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 22, 2014

"A smart and snarky finale. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Spirit White and her mage schoolmates prepare for a battle royal in this energetic series ender. Read full book review >

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SACRIFICES by Mercedes Lackey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2013

"Combat classes, propagandistic emails and the disappearance of students create a bleak read more reminiscent of The Hunger Games than Hogwarts. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Boarding school students prepare for war, but the enemy may already be among them in this tense teen fantasy, third in the Shadow Grail series. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A fantasy fanatic's feast."
Lackey and Mallory (The Phoenix Transformed, 2009, etc.) begin another speculative allegorical series with the chronicle of Elven Queen Vieliessar of Farcarinon. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE GRYPHON by Mercedes Lackey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1995

"Newcomers to Lackey's fantasy universe are best advised to sample one of her solo novels, but the many fans who follow the series will probably find little to object to in this collaboration with husband Dixon. (12 b&w illustrations by Dixon, not seen)"
The second in a prequel trilogy set roughly a thousand years before the main action in Lackey's Heralds of Valdemar series (Storm Warning, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >