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Mercedes Lackey

American novelist and short story writer

1950   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Purdue University
occupation: novelist, short story writer, writer, science fiction writer
award received: Lambda Literary Award
www.mercedeslackey.com

Mercedes Ritchie Lackey (born June 24, 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 include 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. She has also published several novels re-working well-known fairy tales set in a mid-19th to early 20th century setting in which magic is real, although hidden from the mundane world. These novels explore issues of ecology, social class, and gender roles. Lackey has published over 140 books and writes novels at a rate of 5.5 per year on average. She has been called one of the "most prolific science fiction and fantasy writers of all time."
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works

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The Snow Queen

book by Mercedes Lackey

author: Mercedes Lackey

2008

Rediscovery

novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley

author: Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mercedes Lackey

1993

Arrow's Fall

book by Mercedes Lackey

author: Mercedes Lackey

1988

By the Sword

book by Mercedes Lackey

author: Mercedes Lackey
illustrator: Jun Suemi

1991

Exile's Honor

boek van Mercedes Lackey

author: Mercedes Lackey

Exile's Valor

boek van Mercedes Lackey

author: Mercedes Lackey

Firebird

fantasy book by Mercedes Lackey

author: Mercedes Lackey

1996

Fortune's Fool

book by Mercedes Lackey

author: Mercedes Lackey

2007

Foundation

Fantasy novel written in 2008 by Mercedes Lackey

author: Mercedes Lackey

2008

Joust

book by Mercedes Lackey

author: Mercedes Lackey

2003

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