Bardic Voices — (1992-1997) Author’s description: A voice, an icy, whispering voice, came out of the darkness from all around her; from everywhere, yet nowhere. It could have been born of her imagination, yet Rune knew the voice was the Ghost’s, and that to run was to die. Instantly, but in terror that would make dying seem to last an eternity. “Why have you come here, stupid child?” it murmured, as fear urged her to run away. “Why were you waiting here? For me? Foolish child, do you not know what I am? What I could do to you?” Rune had to swallow twice before she could speak, and even then her voice cracked and squeaked with fear. “I’ve come to fiddle for you-sir?” she said, gasping for breath between each word, trying to keep her teeth from chattering. The Ghost laughed, a sound with no humor in it, the kind of laugh that called up empty wastelands and icy peaks. “Well, then, girl. Fiddle, then. And pray to that Sacrificed God of yours that you fiddle well, very well. If you please me, if you continue to entertain me until dawn, I shall let you live, a favor I have never granted any other. But I warn you — the moment my attention lags, little girl — you’ll die like all the others and you will join all the others in my own private little Hell.”
The Doubled Edge — (2004-2008) Historical fantasy with Roberta Gellis. Publisher: The FarSeers among the Sidhe of Elfhame Avalon have seen two visions of the future. In one, an evil queen will take the throne and welcome the Inquisition in, debauching the nation and threatening even the elf strongholds throughout the land. In another, a red-haired child will grow up to take the throne and usher in a golden age of literature, music, and art. The evil Unseleighe Sidhe, who draw power from pain and misery, welcome the coming of a ruler of humans who will increase their strength, and are determined to prevent the red-haired child from coming to the throne. Unless the good Sidhe can find the child and protect her from the evils and dangers of both the human and elven worlds, she will never grow up to become Elizabeth, Queen of England in the Sixteenth Century.
Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms — (2004-2011) Publisher: In the land of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, if you can’t carry out your legendary role, life is no fairy tale… Elena Klovis was supposedto be her kingdom’s Cinderella — until fate left her with a completely inappropriate prince! So she set out to make a new life for herself. But breaking with “The Tradition” was no easy matter — until she got a little help from her own fairy godmother. Who promptly offered Elena a most unexpected job… Now, instead of sleeping in the chimney. She has to deal with arrogant, stuffed-shirt princes who keep trying to rise above their place in the tale. And there’s one in particular who needs to be dealt with… Sometimes a fairy godmother’s work is never done…
Secret World Chronicles — (2011) With Dennis Lee, Steve Libbey, Cody Martin, Veronica Giguere. Publisher: It’s good to be meta-human, a superhuman hero in a world of normals. Use your superpowers, fight crime, stave off the occasional rogue mutant — then get some rest and have a nice day. But when swastika-laden robotic warriors from an alternate and incredibly advanced Third Reich discover a way to breach the barrier between worlds, the metas face an opponent that will push them to the edge of extinction. And if they can survive the transdimensional menace, the titanic effort will finally push the metas onward to find their true place in society and force them to forge a new, heroic destiny for their kind! From New York Times best-seller and science fiction and fantasy mistress of adventure Mercedes Lackey together with a team of topnotch collaborators, the start of a new saga of superpowers — and the very human men and women who must learn to wield them without losing themselves in the process!
Sacred Ground — (1994) Publisher: Native American myth and magic blend with fantasy novel by the author of Winds of Change. Private investigator Jennifer Talldeer, grandaughter of a powerful Medicine Man — and a shaman-in-training herself — finds she is in deep trouble when a routine insurance investigation turns into much more.
The Black Swan — (1999) Publisher: This fantasy is based on “Swan Lake”, a monumental tale of loyalty and betrayal, of magic used for good and evil, of love both carnal and pure, and of the incredible duality of human nature as Prince Siegfried, a selfish hedonist and womaniser, is taught a lesson by the woman he has wronged.
The River’s Gift — (1999) Publisher: A new novel from Mercedes Lackey is always a special event. Now, for the first time, this fantasy legend has contributed a brand-new novella for Roc’s fantasy hardcover line — a deluxe showcase for major talents such as Anne McCaffrey and Marion Zimmer Bradley. In The River’s Gift, a young woman uses her healing gifts to help a magical horse-like creature — and receives, in return, the greatest gift of all…
The Otherworld — (2000) With Holly Lisle and Mark Shepherd. Publisher: In this rollicking action comedy, a group of good elves with a passion for racing hot rods sets out to rescue Jamie’s father from a fanatical cult that is in contact with a supernatural and evil entity.
Shipscat Collection — (2012) Publisher: This is a collection of the four “Shipscat” stories: SKitty; A Tail of Two SKittys; SCat; and A Better Mousetrap. These stories tell the adventures of Dick White, cat handler for the space ship Brightwing, and the cats he is supposed to be handling. Of course, given that he’s working with cats, there is frequently the question of who is “handling” whom.
Dragon’s Teeth — (2013) Publisher: A massive collection of wonderous science fiction and fantasy stories from New York Times best-selling Mercedes Lackey. Includes Fiddler Fair and Werehunter for the first time in one volume. A massive collection of wonderous science fiction and fantasy stories from New York Times best selling Mercedes Lackey. Fiddler Fair Running the gamut from her beloved Bardic fantasies to urban fantasy set in the modern world, from science fiction adventure to chilling horror, this is Mercedes Lackey at her best. Animal rights fanatics try to “liberate” genetically reconstructed dinosaurs. Lawrence of Arabia meets a power beyond human comprehension, and King Arthur is reborn into the present day when he again gains possession of the enchanted sword Excalibur. Werehunter A young woman who has been given the power to transform herself into a leopard, but she now finds herself pursued by a hunter who is more than human. Skitty, ship’s cat extraordinaire, and telepathic problem-solver, saves the day on a spaceship. Return to the world of the Heralds of Valdemar series, and much more. Plus, Merecedes Lackey’s celebrated occult detective Diana Tregarde, attends a gathering of romance writers and encounters a visitor whose passionate desire is for fresh, warm blood. ”
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