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Mercedes Lackey

(Mercedes Ritchie Lackey)
USA (1950 - )
Wife of Larry Dixon

Mercedes Lackey has a degree in biology from Purdue University. Like many writers she has worked at a variety of jobs, including short stints as a waitress, security guard and artist's model. She lives outside Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband and collaborator, artist Larry Dixon, their several birds and two dogs.

Genres: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy


Valdemar : Last Herald Mage
1. Magic's Pawn (1989)
2. Magic's Promise (1990)
3. Magic's Price (1990)
The Last Herald Mage (omnibus) (1990)
The Mage Winds (omnibus) (2015)
Valdemar : Mage Winds
1. Winds of Fate (1991)
2. Winds of Change (1992)
3. Winds of Fury (1993)
Halfblood Chronicles (with Andre Norton)
1. Elvenbane (1991)
2. Elvenblood (1995)
3. Elvenborn (2002)


Valdemar : Mage Storms
1. Storm Warning (1994)
2. Storm Rising (1995)
3. Storm Breaking (1996)
The Mage Storms (omnibus) (2015)
Fairy Tale
1. Firebird (1996)
2. The Black Swan (1999)
Dariens Tale (with Larry Dixon)
1. Owlflight (1997)
2. Owlsight (1998)
3. Owlknight (1998)


Dragon Jousters
1. Joust (2003)
2. Alta (2004)
3. Sanctuary (2005)
4. Aerie (2006)




Witches of Karres (with Eric Flint and Dave Freer)
2. The Wizard of Karres (2004)

Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles
1. Foundation (2008)
2. Intrigues (2010)
3. Changes (2011)
4. Redoubt (2012)
5. Bastion (2013)



Secret World Chronicles
1. Invasion (2011) (with Dennis Lee, Steve Libbey and Cody Martin)
2. World Divided (2012) (with Veronica Giguere, Dennis Lee and Cody Martin)
3. Revolution (2013) (with Veronica Giguere, Dennis Lee and Cody Martin)
4. Collision (2014) (with Veronica Giguere, Dennis Lee and Cody Martin)
5. Avalanche (2017) (with Veronica Giguere and Dennis Lee)
Sgian Dubh (2011)
White Bird (2011)
Strike a Pose (2011)
Exemplar (2014)

Dragon Prophecy (with James Mallory)
1. Crown of Vengeance (2012)
One Dozen Daughters (with James Mallory)
1. The House of the Four Winds (2014)
All-New Tales of Valdemar
1. No True Way (2014)
2. Crucible (2015)
3. Tempest (2016)
1. Hunter (2015)
2. Elite (2016)
Series contributed to


Anthology series

All-New Tales of the Elemental Masters
Elemental Magic (2012)
Elementary (2013)
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Mercedes Lackey

Short stories
A Better Mousetrap [short story]
Grey's Ghost [short story]
Last of the Season
Nightside [short story]
Satanic, Versus [short story]
SCat [short story]
SKitty [short story]
Stolen Silver [short story]
A Tail of Two SKitties
Werehunter [short story]
Fiddler Fair [short story] (1986)
Dance Track [short story] (1993) (with Larry Dixon)
Jihad (1993)
Small Print [short story] (1994) (with Larry Dixon)
Once and Future (1995)
Wide Wings (1999)

Mercedes Lackey recommends

Bones of the Past (1993)
(Faia, book 2)
Holly Lisle
"(The) entrancing characters . . . will hold you spellbound."

The Art of the Sword (1994)
(Night-Threads, book 5)
Ru Emerson
"A never-failing source of reading pleasure!"
Dead Easy
Dead Easy (2007)
(Chris Csejthe, book 4)
Wm Mark Simmons
". . . manages to combine enough wacky hilarity to satisfy a Terry Pratchett fan, and a plethora of puns guaranteed to make a Piers Anthony buff groan. . . . Mark might even have created himself a new genre-cybercafe."

Dawn Study (2017)
(Study / Chronicles of Ixia, book 6)
Maria V Snyder
"Maria V Snyder has created an engaging and entirely original new fantasy, fascinating in its rich detail."

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