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Owlknight, Vol. 3
Mercedes Lackey
0886779162
November 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Owlknight follows Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon's two earlier novels about Darian Firkin, Owlflight and Owlsight. By now the boy who ran from barbarian invaders is both knight of Valdemar and a master mage; he is governor of a small province and in love with Keisha who returns his feelings, but he still has problems and responsibilities. For one thing, he has never solved the mystery of what happened to his parents. For another, Keisha refuses to marry him lest his role as governor and hers of healer come into conflict--and there are still barbarians beyond the border who threaten one day to come back.

The story of how these problems are all resolved is told in a quiet tone unusual in this sort of epic fantasy. Darian has as much to look within for the solution to these issues as to struggle in the outside...



Outstretched Shadow, Vol. 1
Mercedes Lackey
0765341417
September 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In the captivating world conjured by veteran Lackey (Exile's Honor) and classical scholar Mallory (Merlin: The Old Magic) in this first of a high fantasy trilogy, there are three types of magic, each of which has its own rules, limits and variables. But it is the Wild Magic-anathema to Armethalieh, "the Golden City of the Bells," and considered by its residents to be heresy and truly evil-that has the most unusual aspects, for its practitioners must bargain for what they need and pay an often high price for power. Kellen Tavadon, son of Arch-Mage Lycaelon of Armethalieh, has been raised (indoctrinated, actually) to believe that High Magick is the only true magic and that his father and the Council of Mages have the final word. But Kellen isn't so sure. He's always been a bit suspicious of the council's tight...


To Light a Candle
Mercedes Lackey
0765341425
Dec 2005
Paperback
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Review
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Fairy Godmother: A Tale of the Five Hundred
Mercedes Lackey
0373802455
November 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The prolific Lackey (the Valdemar series) draws on the darker, Brothers Grimm side of fairy lore for her enchanting tale, the first title under a new Harlequin imprint to spotlight romantic fantasy. In the land of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, the Tradition, that ineffable magic, holds the promise of happily-ever-after for all deserving young maidens and courteous princes charming. But the Tradition also leads some in its thrall to pain, suffering and gruesome death. Feisty 19-year-old Elena Klovis seems destined to be an Ella of the Cinders (Cinderella), at the mercy of her wicked stepmother and greedy stepsisters. To escape their clutches, Elena tries to get work as a maidservant, but her fairy godmother, Madame Bella, has other plans for her. Elena becomes Madame Bella's apprentice, doing her best, among other...


Music to My Sorrow
Mercedes Lackey
1416509178
Dec 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
The latest Bedlam's Bard novel picks up where Mad Maudlin (2003) left off. Eric Banyon, a bard in Elfhame and a music teacher in New York City, is finishing the training of his bardic student, Hosea; seeking to adopt his own brother, Magnus, to keep him away from their parents, who tried twice to raise a trophy son; and running messages for his elflord, Prince Arvin. If this weren't enough to keep the book humming, Eric, Magnus, Hosea, and elven-exile-turned-nonprofit-CEO Ria are trying to help Ace, the minor daughter of an unscrupulous televangelist who has fled her parents, get emancipated-minor status. Legal battles turn lethal when Eric and Magnus' parents ask for help from what they think is a family intervention group but is really a front for the unseligh elves to torment and mindwipe mortals....


One Good Knight
Mercedes Lackey
037380217X
March 2006
Hardcover
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Stephen King
"She'll keep you up long past your bedtime."

Marion Zimmer Bradley
"A writer whose work I've loved all along."

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Phoenix and Ashes
Mercedes Lackey
0756402727
October 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Locus
A dark tale full of the pain and devastation of war...and a couple of wounded protagonists worth routing for.

Book Description
In this dark and atmospheric rendition of the Cinderella fairy tale, an intelligent young Englishwoman is made into a virtual slave by her evil stepmother. Her only hope of rescue comes in the shape of a scarred World War I pilot of noble blood, whose own powers over the elements are about to be needed more than ever.


Elvenblood
Andre Norton
0812563190
Apr 1996
Paperback
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Review
"The talents of collaborators Norton and lackey lend seamlessly as they expand the background to their epic fantasy..."--Library Journal


The Wizard of London: Elemental Masters 4
Mercedes Lackey
0756401747
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Lackey's latest Elemental Masters novel is set in Victorian England. The Harton School for Boys and Girls, run by Isabelle and Frederick Harton, is one of the few schools that takes students whose magic doesn't pertain to the elements, and who are, therefore, frequently ignored by the Elemental Masters. Such unheeded gifts include clairvoyance, telepathy, and the very rare ability to truly communicate with the dead. Sarah Jane's parents, missionary healers in Africa, send the 12-year-old to Harton, and she is happy there, especially after she befriends Nan, a street urchin. After an attempt is made on Sarah and Nan's lives, it is clear that a powerful Elemental Master wants one or both girls dead. Isabelle Harton must seek the aid of the Elemental Masters of London, though the Masters' Circle is led by Lord Alderscroft,...


Magic's Price (Last Herald Mage Series #3)
Mercedes Lackey
0886774268
June 1990
Mass Market Paperback
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Owlflight
Mercedes Lackey
0886778042
Oct 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Following the events in Storm Breaking (LJ 10/15/96) but without continuing that novel's characters, the stand-alone Owlflight is the latest in Lackey and Dixon's "Valdemar" series. After mage-storms wreak havoc with the laws of magic, his parents disappear, and barbarians sack and burn his village, young Darian retreats into the forest. There he encounters a magical race and discovers his own special powers with birds. This engrossing tale of discovery is recommended especially for libraries that collect the "Valdemar" fantasy series.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Kirkus Reviews
Stand-alone Valdemar yarn from the wife-and-husband team (The Silver Gryphon, 1996, etc.). Chronologically, this...


Children of the Night
Mercedes Lackey
0765313189
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Review
"Mercedes Lackey's work is as sharp--and as scary--as the suddenly revealed fang of a vampire. She'll keep you up long past your bedtime."--Stephen King

"Diana Tregarde is an intelligent and resourceful entrant in the [dark fantasy] field--with a most charming and unusual associate."--C. J. Cherryh on Children of the Night

"A very enjoyable thriller with a sense of humor."--Locus on Children of the Night

"[The heroine has] a wry, practical sense of humor. Further pluses include an almost complete lack of sexual stereotyping or politics. Anyone who likes their supernatural yarns laced with intelligence will find this novel more than satisfying."--Dragon magazine on Burning Water

"The characters, love triangles, and action will hook the reader immediately. The plot...


Winter Moon: Moontide, The Heart of The Moon, and Banshee Cries
Mercedes Lackey
0373802390
November 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Mercedes Lackey "She'll keep you up long past your bedtime." --New York Times bestselling author Stephen King In an isolated land where the lure of the "Moontide" leads to shipwrecks, a woman is torn between obeying her father or her king. When she chooses to follow a Fool, she discovers magic she'd never expected . . . at a price that might be too high . . . Tanith Lee "Few writers today can match the sheer beauty and inventiveness of Tanith Lee's writing." --Millennium Science Fiction and Fantasy Struggling under the curse of a dead comrade, Clirando, a warrior priestess unready to face the powers trapped within her, must face "The Heart of the Moon" to reveal what has been hidden . . . C.E. Murphy "A swift pace, a good mystery, a likeable protagonist, magic, danger -- Urban Shaman has them in spades." --Jim...


Crossroads: And Other Tales of Valdemar
Mercedes Lackey (Editor)
0756403251
December 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
An original short fiction anthology set in Mercedes Lackey's bestselling world of Valdemar-featuring heroic Heralds and their horselike companions-and including an all-new novella by Lackey herself, as well as stories by masters such as Mickey Zucker Reichert, Judith Tarr, Tanya Huff, and others.


Sanctuary: Dragon Jousters #3
Mercedes Lackey
0756402468
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In Lackey's well-crafted third Dragon Jousters book (after 2004's Alta), wing-leader Kiron, the former serf known as Vetch, and a disparate group of refugees from the countries of Alta and Tia flee to the desert, to a hidden refuge that the gods have uncovered and named Sanctuary. In Sanctuary, Kiron and a small cadre of Jousters are safe from the evil Magi, who are draining Alta and Tia of their "gifted ones." Kiron and the Jousters with their magnificent dragons, who have as much personality as the human characters, must learn to co-exist in a land of extremes. Kiron discovers that it might be possible to deal with some of the freed dragons of Tia who have gone wild. Even though Sanctuary may be concealed from the diabolical Magi, no one living there can forget their presence. Once again, Kiron and friends must...

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