Mercedes Lackey
Mercedes Lackey is an American author of fantasy novels. She writes many different series, including her Valdemar novels, but also the Bardic Voices, Elemental Masters, Heirs of Alexandria, Five Hundred Kingdoms, Shadow Grail, Elves on the Road, Obsidian and several other different series. She learned her craft from Marion Zimmer Bradley and also includes C.J. Cherryh and Andre Norton among her mentors. Mercedes lives in Oklahoma with her husband and frequent collaborator, Larry Dixon.

Mercedes Lackey started out writing short stories for Marion Zimmer Bradley’s anthologies. Her first novel was Arrows of the Queen, which was published in 1987. Below is a list of Mercedes R. Lackey’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Darkover Books


A Different Kind of Courage(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Object Lesson(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Set a Thief(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rediscovery(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poetic License(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Martis Short Stories


Balance(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon's Teeth(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Valdemar: Heralds Of Valdemar Books


Arrows of the Queen(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arrow's Flight(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arrow's Fall(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stolen Silver(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brightly Burning(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Take a Thief(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Exile's Honor(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Exile's Valor(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On the Other Side(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Valdemar: Heralds Of Valdemar Books


Exile's Honor(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Exile's Valor(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Take a Thief(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brightly Burning(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arrows of the Queen(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arrow's Flight(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arrow's Fall(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stolen Silver(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On the Other Side(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Valdemar: Vows and Honor Books


Sword Sworn(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Tale of Heroes(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Oathbound(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Keys(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Oathbreakers(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Making of a Legend(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Talisman(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wings of Fire(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
By the Sword(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Woman's Weapon(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Friendly Fire(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Oathblood(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Landscape of the Imagination(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Valedemar: Last Herald Mage Books


Magic's Pawn(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Magic's Promise(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Magic's Price(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Diana Tregarde Books


Burning Water(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nightside(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Children of the Night(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Satanic, Versus(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jinx High(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer Byte(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Magic 101(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Diana Tregarde Books

Magic 101 is a prequel novella to the Diana Tregarde series.

Publication Order of Sword Of Knowledge Books


Reap the Whirlwind(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wizard Spawn(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Shipscat Short Stories


SKitty(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Tail of Two SKittys(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
SCat(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Better Mousetrap(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bedlam’s Bard Books


Knight of Ghosts and Shadows(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Summoned to Tourney(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond World's End(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spirits White as Lightning(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mad Maudlin(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Music to My Sorrow(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bardic Voices Books


Lark and the Wren(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Robin and the Kestrel(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cast of Corbies(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eagle and the Nightingales(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Four and Twenty Blackbirds(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Valdemar: Mage Winds Books


Winds of Fate(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winds of Change(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winds of Fury(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Halfblood Chronicles Books


Elvenbane(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elvenblood(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elvenborn(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Wing Commander Books


Freedom Flight(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bard’s Tale Books


Castle of Deception(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fortress of Frost and Fire(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prison of Souls(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Serrated Edge Books


Born to Run(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wheels of Fire(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When the Bough Breaks(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chrome Circle(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Brainship Books


The Ship Who Searched(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Valdemar: Mage Wars Books


The Black Gryphon(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The White Gryphon(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silver Gryphon(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Valdemar: Mage Storms Books


Storm Warning(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Storm Rising(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Storm Breaking(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Elemental Masters Books


The Fire Rose(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grey(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grey's Ghost(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Serpent's Shadow(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gates of Sleep(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Phoenix and Ashes(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wizard of London(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reserved for the Cat(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unnatural Issue(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Home From the Sea(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Steadfast(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red as Blood(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Elemental Masters Anthologies


Elemental Magic(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elementary(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Fairy Tale Books


Firebird(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Swan(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Valedemar: Dariens Tale Books


Owlflight(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Owlsight(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Owlknight(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Heirs Of Alexandria Books


The Shadow of the Lion(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This Rough Magic(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Much Fall of Blood(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Burdens of the Dead(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dragon Jousters Books


Joust(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alta(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sanctuary(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Aerie(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Obsidian Trilogy Books


The Outstretched Shadow(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Light a Candle(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When Darkness Falls(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Five Hundred Kingdoms Books


The Fairy Godmother(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Good Knight(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fortune's Fool(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Snow Queen(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sleeping Beauty(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beauty and the Werewolf(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Tangled Web(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Doubled Edge Books


This Scepter'd Isle(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ill Met by Moonlight(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
By Slanderous Tongues(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
And Less Than Kind(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Witches Of Karres Books


The Wizard of Karres(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Enduring Flame Books


The Phoenix Unchained(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Phoenix Endangered(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Phoenix Transformed(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Valedemar: Collegium Chronicles Books


Foundation(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Intrigues(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Changes(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Redoubt(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bastion(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Shadow Grail Books


Legacies(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conspiracies(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sacrifices(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Victories(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Secret World Chronicles Books


Invasion(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sgian Dubh(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Bird(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strike a Pose(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
World Divided(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Revolution(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Exemplar(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Collision(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Secret World Chronicles Books

Exemplar is a prequel story to the Secret World Chronicles series.

Publication Order of Stellar Guild Books


Reboots(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reboots: Diabolical Streak(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dragon Prophecy Books


Crown of Vengeance(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The House of Four Winds(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Herald Spy Books


Closer to Home(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


If I Pay Thee Not in Gold(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tiger Burning Bright(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The River's Gift(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gwenhwyfar: The White Spirit(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arcanum 101(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Reckoning(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


Last Rights(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jihad(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Small Print(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dance Track(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Once and Future(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon in Distress(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hallowmas Night(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Aliens Ate My Pickup(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Dye For(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scam Artistry(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devil Went Down to Georgia(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Fiddler Fair(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Werehunter(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Charmed Destinies(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winter Moon(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Harvest Moon(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Princess, the Dragon and the Frog Prince(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Valdemar Anthologies


Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sun In Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crossroads and Other Tales of Valdemar(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Changing the World: All-New Tales of Valdemar(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Under the Vale and Other Tales of Valdemar(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No True Way: All-New Tales of Valdemar(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Flights of Fantasy(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bedlam's Edge(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Valdemar Companion(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mapping the World of Harry Potter(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Mercedes Lackey Books, You’ll Love…

Notes: A Cast of Corbies, Stoned Souls and Castle of Deception were co-authored by Josepha Sherman. Rediscovery was written with Darkover series creator Marion Zimmer Bradley. Invasion was co-authored by Dennis Lee, Steve Libbey and Cody Martin. World Divided, Revolution and Collision were co-authored by Veronica Giguere, Dennis Lee and Cody Martin. If I Pay Thee Not in Gold was co-authored by Piers Anthony. Tiger Burning Bright was co-authored by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Andre Norton. Knight of Ghosts and Shadows, Summoned to Tourney and Freedom Flight were co-authored with Ellen Goun.

Winter Moon also contains stories by Tanith Lee and C.E. Murphy. Harvest Moon also includes stories from Cameron Haley and Michelle Sagara West. Charmed Destinies also has stories by Catherine Asaro and Rachel Lee. The Princess, the Dragon, and the Frog Prince also includes contributions from Raul S. Reyes and Elisabeth Waters. Fortress of Frost and Fire is co-authored by Ru Emerson. Prison of Souls and Wheels of Fire were co-authored with Mark Shepherd. When the Bough Breaks was co-authored with Holly Lisle. The Ship Who Searched was co-authored with Anne McCaffrey.

The Halfblood Chronicles series was co-authored with Andre Norton. The Valdemar: Mage Wars and Dariens Tale series along with the novels Born to Run and Chrome Circle co-authored by Larry Dixon. The Heirs of Alexandria series and The Wizard of Karres were co-authored with Eric Flint and Dave Freer. The Obsidian and the Dragon Prophecy series are co-authored with James Mallory. The Doubled Edge series is co-authored with Roberta Gellis. The Shadow Grail series plus the novels Arcanum 101, Dead Reckoning, Beyound World’s End, Spirits White as Lightning, Mad Maudlin and Music to My Sorrow are co-authored by Rosemary Edghill. The Stellar Guild series is co-authored by Cody Martin. The Sword of Knowledge series is co-authored by Nancy Asire, C.J. Cherryh.

Flights of Fantasy was co-edited by Martin H. Greenberg. Bedlam’s Edge was co-edited by Rosemary Edghill. The story Dance Track was co-authored by Larry Dixon. The story A Dragon in Distress was co-authored by Elisabeth Waters. The Valdemar Companion is co-authored by John Helfers and Denise Little.

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