Mercedes Lackey
{ June 24, 1950 - }


Mage Wars

The Last Herald Mage

The Collegium Chronicles

Mage Wars Trilogy
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The Last Herald Mage
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Brightly Burning
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  • The Black Gryphon
  • The White Gryphon
  • The Silver Gryphon
  • Magic's Pawn
  • Magic's Promise
  • Magic's Price
  • Foundation
  • Intrigues
  • Changes
  • Redoubt
  • Bastion
  • Brightly Burning

    Closer to Home: Herald Spy book 1

    Vows & Honor

    Queen's Own

    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
    Exile's Honor
    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
    Take A Thief
    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
    Arrow's Fall
    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
  • The Oathbound
  • Oathbreakers
  • Oathblood
  • "Stolen Silver" (e-book)

    Originally appeared in
    also in Werehunter and Dragon's Teeth
  • Exile's Honor
  • Exile's Valor
  • Take a Thief
  • Arrows of the Queen
  • Arrow's Flight
  • Arrow's Fall
  • Mage Winds

    Mage Storms

    Darian's Tale

    By The Sword
    Image copyright Wayne Barlowe
    Winds of Fate
    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
    The Mage Storms
    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
    By the Sword
  • Winds of Fate
  • Winds of Change
  • Winds of Fury
  • Storm Warning
  • Storm Rising
  • Storm Breaking
  • OwlFlight
  • OwlSight
  • OwlKnight
  • Valdemar Anthologies

    Sword of Ice
    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
    Sword of Ice
    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
    Moving Targets
    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
    Sword of Ice
  • "Sunlancer" with Philip M. Austin
  • "Sword of Ice" with John Yezeguielia
  • and "Blue Heart" With Philip M. Austin

  • Also "The Demon's Den" by Tanya Huff
  • "Ironhorse" by Larry Dixon with Mel White
  • and "Babysitter" by Josepha Sherman
  • Sun In Glory
  • "Sun In Glory"
  • ALSO "A Herald’s Rescue" by MZ Reichert
  • "In the Eye of the Beholder" by Josepha Sherman
  • and "Brock" by Tanya Huff
  • Crossroads
  • "Landscape of the Imagination"
  • also "Transmutation" by Larry Dixon
  • "All the Ages of Man" by Tanya Huff
  • and "Finding Elvida" by MZ Reichert
  • "Landscape of the Imagination" e-book
  • Moving Targets
  • "Moving Targets" with Larry Dixon
  • also "Dreams of Mountain Clover by MZ Reichert
  • and "Live On" by Tanya Huff
  • "Moving Targets" with Larry Dixon e-book
  • Changing the World
    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
    Finding the Way
    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
    Under the Vale
    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
    No True Way
    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
    Changing the World
  • "The One Left Behind"
  • "The Reluctant Herald" by MZ Reichert
  • and "Nothing Better to Do" by Tanya Huff
  • "The One Left Behind" e-book
  • Finding the Way
  • "Finding the Way" with Larry Dixon
  • ALSO "The Education of Evita" by MZ Reichert
  • and "The Time We Have" by Tanya Huff
  • "Finding the Path" with Larry Dixon e-book
  • Under the Vale
  • "The Simple Gifts"
  • also "Under the Vale" by Larry Dixon
  • and "Family Matters" by Tanya Huff
  • "The Simple Gifts" e-book
  • No True Way
    The Valdemar Companion
    Image copyright Jody A. Lee

    Valdemar & Tarma & Kethry Short Stories

    "Out of the Deep"
  • Masters of Fantasy
  • "After Midnight"
  • 30th Anniversary DAW: Fantasy
  • "A Herald's Journey"
  • The Valdemar Companion
  • "On The Other Side" e-book
  • Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian

  • "Sword Sworn" e-book Sword & Sorceress III Oathblood
    "Should Old Acquaintance"
  • Fantasy Book, Dec '86
  • Fantasy Book, Mar '87
  • "Blind Desire" Fantasy Book, Mar '86
    "Turnabout" Fantasy Book Sept '85 Oathblood
    "A Tale of Heroes" e-book Sword & Sorceress IV Oathblood
    "Keys" Sword & Sorceress V, 1987 Oathblood
    "The Making of a Legend" Sword & Sorceress VI, 1990 Oathblood
    "The Talisman" Sword & Sorceress VII, 1990 Oathblood
    "Wings of Fire" Sword & Sorceress VIII, 1991 Oathblood
    "A Woman's Weapon" Sword & Sorceress IX, 1992 Oathblood
    "Friendly Fire" Sword & Sorceress X, 1993 Oathblood
    "Spring Plowing at Forst Reach" Oathblood
    "Oathblood" Oathblood
    "A Dragon in Distress" e-book
    with Elisabeth Waters
    Sword and Sorceress 12
  • The Valdemar Companion
  • The Last Herald-Mage Concordance
  • The Arrows of the Queen Concordance

  • Elves On The Road Universe

    Scepter'd Isle
    A Prequel-series for the SERRAted Edge
    With Roberta Gellis

    SERRAted Edge
    South East Road Racing Association

    Urban Fantasies
    Eric Banyon, Bedlam's Bard

    Diana Tregarde, Witch Guardian

    Ill Met by Moonlight
    Image copyright Stephen Hickman
    Serrated Edge
    Image copyright Larry Elmore
    Spirits White As Lightning
    Image copyright Stephen Hickman
    Burning Water
  • This Scepter'd Isle
  • Ill Met By Moonlight
  • By Slanderous Tongues
  • And Less Than Kind
  • The Chrome Borne with Larry Dixon

  • The OtherWorld with Mark Shepherd & Holly Lisle

  • ElvenDude by Mark Shepherd
  • Spiritride by Mark Shepherd
  • Lazerwarz by Mark Shepherd
  • Bedlam Boyz By Ellen Guon (alone)
  • Bedlam's Bard With Ellen Guon
  • A Host of Furious Fancies With Rosemary Edghill
  • Mad Maudlin With Rosemary Edghill
  • Music to My Sorrow With Rosemary Edghill
  • Bedlam's Edge Edited With Rosemary Edghill
    "Devil Went Down to Georgia" by ML
    "Well Met by Moonlight" by Diana L. Paxson
    "The Waters and the Wild" by ML
    "Mall Elves & How They Grew" (article) by ML
  • "The Waters & the Wild" e-book
  • Diana Tregarde Investigates
  • Short stories of Diana & Andre

  • Bard's Tale:

    Jennifer Talldeer

    Free Bards

    Castle of Deception
    Image copyright Larry Elmore

    The Eagle & the Nightengales
    Image copyright Darrell K. Sweet
  • Castle of Deception
    with Josepha Sherman
  • Fortress of Frost and Fire
    with Ru Emerson
  • Prison of Souls
    with Mark Shepherd
  • Escape from Roksamur
    By Mark Shepherd
  • Wrath of the Princes
    By Aaron Allstion & Holly Lisle
  • Thunder of the Captains
    By Aaron Allstion & Holly Lisle
  • The Chaos Gate
    by Josepha Sherman
  • Curse of the Black Heron
    By Holly Lisle
  • Sacred Ground
  • "Drums"
    Trio of Sorcery
  • Bardic Voices

  • Lark and The Wren
  • Robin and the Kestrel
  • Eagle & the Nightingales
  • Four and Twenty Blackbirds
  • Bardic Choices
    A Cast of Corbies with Josepha Sherman
    Ithkar "Fiddler Fair": Originally written as a short story in the ITHKAR universe, she expanded the short story into a full-blown novel, and then added sequels!
    Magic In Ithkar #3
    A Magic Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic
    Fiddler Fair
    Dragon's Teeth

    HalfBlood Chronicles
    With Andre Norton

    DragonRiders of Alta

    Elemental Masters

    Image copyright Julie Bell
    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
    Serpent's Shadow
    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
    Home from the Sea
    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
  • The ElvenBane
  • ElvenBlood
  • ElvenBorn
  • ElvenBred
  • The Dragon Quintet "Joust"

    1. Joust
    2. Alta
    3. Sanctuary
    4. Aerie
  • The Fire Rose
  • The Serpent's Shadow
  • The Gates of Sleep
  • Phoenix and Ashes
  • The Wizard of London
  • Reserved for the Cat
  • Unnatural Issue
  • Home from the Sea
  • Steadfast
  • Blood Red
  • Grey
  • Elemental Magic
    "A Song of the Sea"
    by Diana L. Paxson
    "Air of Mystery"
    by Jody Lynn Nye
    "Tha Thu Ann"
    by Tanya Huff
    "I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing"
    by Mercedes Lackey
  • Elementary
    "Fire Song"
    by Diana L. Paxson
    "Arms of the Sea"
    by Tanya Huff
    "Air of Deception"
    by Jody Lynn Nye
    "Into the Woods"
    by Mercedes Lackey

  • The Five Hundred Kingdoms

    Heirs of Alexandria
    with Eric Flint & Dave Freer

    Secret World Chronicles
    with Steve Libbey, Cody Martin & Dennis Lee

    SKitty the ShipsCat

    The Fairy Godmother
    Image copyright Brian Froud
    Heirs of Alexandria
    White Bird

    Image copyright Bob Eggleton
  • Once Upon a Tale
  • Once Upon a Tale, vol 2
    Winter Moon
    "A Tangled Web"
    Harvest Moon
    "A Tangled Web" e-book
    1. The Shadow of the Lion
    2. This Rough Magic
    3. A Mankind Witch by Dave Freer (alone)
    4. "The Witch's Murder"
    5. The Dragon Done It
      by Dave Freer & Eric Flint
    6. Much Fall of Blood
    7. Burdens of the Dead
    1. Invasion
    2. World Divided
    3. Revolution
    4. Collusion
  • "White Bird"
    reprinted in Dragon's Teeth (e-book version only)
  • "Sgian Dubh"
  • reprinted in Dragon's Teeth (e-book version only)
  • "Haunt You"
  • "Valse Triste"
  • "For Those About to Rock"
    Dragon's Teeth (e-book version only)
  • "Strike a Pose"
  • "Exemplar"
    Galaxy's Edge #10
  • ShipsCat Collection e-book
    1. "Skitty" ebook
    2. "A Tail of Two Skittys" ebook
    3. "SCat" ebook
    4. "A Better Mousetrap" e-book

    One Dozen Daughters

    Shadow Grail
    With Rosemary Edghill

    Stellar Guild

    Martis Mage


    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
    The House of the Four Winds
    with James Mallory
    1. Legacies
    2. Conspiracies
    3. Sacrifices
    4. Victories
  • Reboots
    • "Bad Moon Rising" by Cody Martin
    • "Just the Right Bullets" by ML
  • Reboots: Diabolical Streak with Cody Martin
  • "Balance" e-book
    Fantasy Book Sep '86
    Spell Singers
    Bardic Voices One
  • with "Dragon's Teeth" as "Balance & Power"
  • Fiddler Fair
    Dragon's Teeth
  • "Dragon's Teeth" e-book
    Spell Singers
    Bardic Voices One
  • with "Balance" as "Balance & Power"
  • Fiddler Fair
    Dragon's Teeth

  • Obsidian Universe
    With James Mallory

    The Obsidian Mountain trilogy

    The Enduring Flame trilogy

    The Dragon Prophecy trilogy

    To Light a Candle
    Image copyright Todd Lockwood
    The Phoenix Transformed
    Image copyright Todd Lockwood
    Crown of Vengeance
    Image copyright Todd Lockwood
  • The Outstretched Shadow
  • To Light a Candle
  • When Darkness Falls
  • The Phoenix Unchained
  • The Phoenix Endangered
  • The Phoenix Transformed
  • Crown of Vengeance

  • Series Contributed to

    Anne McCaffrey's Brain Ships

    Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover

    Wing Commander

    C.J. Cherryh's Sword of Knowledge

    Image copyright Romas Kukalis
    Wind Commander
  • The Ship Who Sang by Anne McCaffrey
  • BrainShips
  • The City and the Ship
  • The Ship Who Saved the Worlds
  • ReDiscovery with Marion Zimmer Bradley

  • "A Different Kind of Courage"
    Free Amazons of Darkover
    Magical Beginnings
    A Different Kind of Courage e-book
  • "An Object Lesson"
    Domains of Darkover
    An Object Lesson e-book
  • "Set a Thief"
    Renunciates of Darkover
    Set a Thief e-book
  • "Poetic License"
    Snows of Darkover
    Poetic License e-book
  • Freedom Flight with Ellen Guon
  • End Run by Christopher Stasheff & William R. Forstchen
  • Fleet Action by William R. Forstchen
  • Heart of the Tiger by William R. Forstchen & Andrew Keith
  • The Price of Freedom by William R. Forstchen & Ben Ohlander
  • Action Stations by William R. Forstchen
  • False Colors by William R. Forstchen & Andrew Keith
  • Wing Commander by Peter Telep
  • Pilgrim Stars
  • The Sword of Knowledge omnibus
    1. A Dirge for Sabis by C.J. Cherryh with Leslie Fish
    2. Wizard Spawn by C.J. Cherryh with Nancy Asire
    3. Reap the Whirlwind with C.J. Cherryh


    "Operation Desert Fox"
    (with Larry Dixon)
  • Bolos: Honor of the Regiment
  • Werehunter
  • Dragon's Teeth
  • "Operation Desert Fox" e-book

    C.J. Cherryh's Merovingen Nights

    James H Schmitz' Karres

    J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter

    Robert Adams' HorseClans

    Image copyright Tim Hildebrandt

    Image copyright Stephen Hickman
    Harry Potter

    Image copyright Ken Kelly
  • Festival Moon
    "Black Water" (Suicide)[lyrics]
    "Merovingen Ecology"
    "Private Conversation" [lyrics]
    "A Plague on Your Houses"
  • Fever Season
    "Fever Season"
    "Partners" [lyrics]
  • Troubled Waters
    "Partners" [lyrics]
    "A Song for Marina" [Lyrics]
    "A Tangled Web We Weave"
  • Smuggler's Gold
    "Canalers' Love Song"
    "The Cats of Jane"
    "Dark Lover"
    "Falken Lover"
    "Golden Rule"
    "Ladies of the Hightown"
    "Merovingian Folklore 101:
    or Alarums Excursions and Rumors"
    "More Than Meets the Eye"
  • Divine Right
    "Turning Point"
  • Flood Tide
    "Don't Look Back"
    "Merovingian Folklore 102"
    "Merovingian Songs"
    "With Friends Like These"
  • Endgame
    "Proving Ground"
  • The Witches of Karres by James H. Schmits & Eric Flint
  • The Wizard of Karres with Eric Flint & Dave Freer
  • The Sorceress of Karres by Eric Flint & Dave Freer
  • Mapping the World of Harry Potter, Edited
  • "Harry Potter and the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Counselor" essay by ML
  • "Hermione Granger and the Charge of Sexism" essay by Sarah Zettel
  • "The Proper Wizard's Guide to Good Manners" essay by Roxanne Conrad Longstreet
  • "The Enemy of My Enemy"
    Friends of the Horseclans II
    Fiddler Fair
    Dragon's Teeth
    "The Enemy of My Enemy" e-book


    Andre Norton's Witch World

    Eric Flint's 1632 fiction

    Image copyright Victoria Lisi-Poyser

    NOT COVER Image copyright Thomas Kidd
    "A Friend in Need"
  • Winds of Change
  • "The Phantom of the Berry Patch"
    (with Richard Pini)
  • Winds of Change
  • ElfQuest: Blood of Ten Chiefs comic #2
  • "Ties That Bind"
  • Against the Wind
  • "Riders of the Storm"
  • Dark Hours
  • "Were-Hunter"
  • Tales of the Witch World
  • Werehunter
  • Dragon's Teeth
  • "To Dye For"
    Ring of Fire
    "Dye Another Day"
    Ring of Fire III

    Edgar Rice Burroughs' Red Sonja
    (Conan Universe)

    Edgar Rice Burroughs' PELLUCIDAR

    "Jenny's Story: Parallax"
    Legends of Red Sonja
    "The Fallen"
    Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs

    Stand-alone Novels


    Image copyright Jody A. Lee
    The Black Swan
    Image copyright Julie Bell
    The River's Gift
    The River's Gift


    Trio of Sorcery
    Dragon's Teeth
    Dragon's Teeth
    Image copyright Bob Eggleton
    Fiddler Fair
    Image copyright Clyde Caldwell
    Fiddler Fair


    Dead Reckoning

    With Rosemary Edghill
    Tiger Burning Bright
    Image copyright Donato Giancola
    Tiger Burning Bright
    with Marion Zimmer Bradley
    and Andre Norton

    Image copyright Darrell K. Sweet
    If I Pay Thee Not In Gold

    with Piers Anthony

    Charmed Destinies
    with Rachel Lee & Catherine Asaro
    "Counting Crows" by ML
    "Moonglow" by Catherine Asaro
    Flights of Fantasy
    Flights of Fantasy
    edited with M.H. Greenberg
    "Wide Wings" ss by ML
    "The Tale of Hrafn-Bui" by Diana Paxson
    "A Question of Faith" by Josepha Sherman
    "Eagle’s Eye" by Jody Lynn Nye
    In Celebration of Lammas Night
    Image copyright Victoria Lisi-Poyser
    In Celebration of Lammas Night
    Created by Mercedes Lackey
    edited by Josepha Sherman
    "Hallowmas Night" pm by ML
    "Lammas Night" ss by ML
    "The Heart of the Grove" by Ardath Mayhar
    "Sunflower" by Jody Lynn Nye
    "The Captive Song" by Josepha Sherman
    "A Wanderer of Wizard-Kind" by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
    "Lady of the Rock" by Diana L. Paxson

    Short Stories

    "False Knight on the Road" Games Creatures Play "Safe Within You" When the Hero Comes Home II
    "The Heir Apparent" When the Villain Comes Home "Ghost in the Machine" Trio of Sorcery
    "Scam Artistry"
    with Elisabeth Waters
    MZB's Sword & Sorceress 23 "Need to Know" Space Cadets
    "Sweeps Week" Women Writing Science Fiction Men "How I Spent My Summer Vacation"
  • Fiddler Fair
  • Dragon's Teeth
  • "Aliens Ate My Pickup"
  • Fiddler Fair
  • This is My Funniest 2
  • Galaxy's Edge #3
  • Dragon's Teeth
  • "Aliens Ate My Pickup"
  • "Wet Wings"
  • Sisters in Fantasy 2
  • Treasures of Fantasy
  • Werehunter
  • Dragon's Teeth
  • "Wet Wings" e-book
  • "Once and Future"
  • Excalibur
  • Fiddler Fair
  • Dragon's Teeth
  • "Once & Future" e-book
  • "Dance Track"
    (with Larry Dixon)
  • By Any Other Fame
  • Fiddler Fair
  • Dragon's Teeth
  • "Dance Track" e-book
  • "Small Print"
    (with Larry Dixon)
  • Deals with the Devil
  • Fiddler Fair
  • Dragon's Teeth
  • "Small Print" e-book
  • "Medic"
    (with Mark Shepherd)
  • Battlestation Book Two: Vanguard
  • Battle Stations
  • "Jihad"
  • Alternate Warriors
  • Fiddler Fair
  • Dragon's Teeth
  • "Jihad" e-book
  • "Dumb Feast"
  • Christmas Ghosts
  • Fiddler Fair
  • A Cosmic Christmas
  • Dragon's Teeth
  • "Last Rights"
    (with Larry Dixon)
  • Dinosaur Fantastic
  • Fiddler Fair
  • Dragon's Teeth
  • "The Cup and the Cauldron"
  • Grails: Quests Visitations and Other Occurences
  • Grails: Quests of the Dawn
  • Fiddler Fair
  • A Quest-Lovers Treasury of the Fantastic
  • Dragon's Teeth
  • "The Cup and the Cauldron" e-book
  • "Roadkill"
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine #9
  • Werehunter
  • Dragon's Teeth
  • "Roadkill" e-book
  • "The Last One of the Season"
  • American Fantasy Win '87
  • Werehunter
  • Dragon's Teeth
  • "The Last of the Season" e-book

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    As always the actual works are copyrighted by Mercedes Lackey in association with her co-authors: Anne McCafrrey, Larry Dixon, Mark Shepherd, Holly Lisle, Josepha Sherman, Ellen Guon, Marion Zimmer Bradley, C.J. Cherryh, Ru Emerson, Piers Anthony, Andre Norton, and Philip M. Austin, John Yezeguielian, Richard Pini and Lisa Waters.
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