In the fourth and final novel of Mercedes Lackey’s Dragon Jousters series, Kiron, The dragon-boy once known as Vetch has returned to his homeland of Alta to. Dragon Jousters is a four-book series by Mercedes Lackey that could be described as “Ancient Egypt with Dragons”. The countries Tia and Alta (Fantasy. This is a list of books by Mercedes Lackey, arranged by collection. Contents. 1 Valdemar 11 The Dragon Jousters; 12 Obsidian universe with James Mallory .. the neighboring countries of Alta and Tia, both of which use Dragon Jousters as.

Author: Zululkree Kegami
Country: Sudan
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Business
Published (Last): 11 January 2007
Pages: 143
PDF File Size: 15.32 Mb
ePub File Size: 15.63 Mb
ISBN: 418-8-77631-926-4
Downloads: 82284
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Akinojinn

I try to keep my world as solid and real as possible; people deal with stubborn pumps, bugs in the porridge, and love-lives that refuse to become untangled, right along with invading armies and evil magicians. With so much magic I was convinced the death would be “undone As good or better than the first in the dfagon, it starts out with Vetch, now Kiron, having a much easier time in Alta than I expected and then progresses to the sturm und drang of a city slowly slipping into upheaval and evil with only the jousters and the dragons standing between the people and eventual annihilation.

Evil mages have taken over the government by corrupting the rulers using powerful blood-magic, and the young band of friends has a slowly-building plan to overthrow them from within. Joust 2 Dragon Jousters Author s: Despite limited time in Valdemar, there were references in the first two Vows and Honor books to the Companions of Valdemar which laid early hints to their nature.

Then I just wanted to finish it. Because of the nation of Tia’s superiority with dragons and their riders called JoustersAlta has been slowly losing land — and human lives — for decades. It follows Mags and his children as they learn the family business.

Dragon Jousters Series Mercedes Lackey. The only thing keeping this series from draon 5 stars is that the books suffer from the same flaw as her other books. Writing comically evil is only acceptable when you put a face to that evil and it draagon less comic.

Gathering troops of dragon riders by his side, Vetch rasies an army in the sanctuary of the desert to rid his land of both war and magical domination once and for all.

Mercedes Lackey bibliography

Please try again later. These characters appeared first in Marion Zimmer Bradley ‘s Sword and Sorceress series and were revisited in subsequent short stories. The Wizard of London can be considered a prequel to the other stories set in England and takes place during the Victorian Era. This set consists of the original trilogy, the very first Valdemar books published, and a prequel trilogy. It’s understandable though, and I don’t think I could have expected anything else as it wouldn’t be in line with Kiron’s beginnings as a serf.


There are obviously exceptions to this, but they just make the jouters of the wing seem even more bland. Read them yourself and see if you agree. When I write the ‘folk music’ of these peoples, I am enriching my whole world, alat I actually use the song in the text or not. This is really a medium plot book – several moderately exciting things happen, and you often wonder whether they are going to get away with their tricks, but of course they will – because most things are relatively minor.

Mercedes entered this world on June 24,in Chicago, had a normal childhood and graduated from Purdue University in I so love that every dragon has i I didn’t like this jouster as much as the uousters one but in general it was good and a few scenes were great. Pleasing sequel to Joust, yet not quite atla good. In the first book he came across as angry and bitter but with good reason, so he never came across as whiny.

It was better than Joust, but also a lot less fun. I enjoyed the dragons and most anything about them, but when Kiron interacted with other humans I lost interest. These stories are based loosely—sometimes very loosely—on various fairy tales. Vetch’s luck changes when Ari, one of the Tian Dragon Jousters, appears jkusters day and takes him to be dragon-boy for Kashet, the joustefs Ari raised since hatching and thus unique in the jousters’ ranks.

They always make the prefect decisions for any situation.

Alta (Dragon Jousters, book 2) by Mercedes Lackey

Various anthologies have been published from to featuring some short stories by Lackey and other authors she invited to write about the Valdemar universe. Retrieved housters April altz The storyline is historically based, surrounding Elizabeth I ‘s parentage, birth, and rise to power. Jul 15, April rated it really liked it.

When Kiron discovers the sinister truth behind the Magi’s actions, he and his wing-mates must do something before it’s too late. Co-protagonists are Skandranon Rashkae, a princely but proud ebony gryphon, and Amberdrake, a Healer of spirit and mind called a kestra’chern.


Not sure why, the story itself is entertaining if a little simple. It also drove home the change of pace between the first part, where they thought they could change the system from within, and the second part, where they would have to leave and become something else. I loved the idea of the books, I liked the characters, but I really didn’t appreciate an author or publisher who couldn’t even respect the readers enough to edit for iousters.

Although Lackey could never be accused of having a lot of action in her books, this one has the most action of any Lackey I’ve read. Beginning inthe series continued to be read by voiceover artist Veronica Giguere. The book was published in May The same themes resonate His wing of eight other boys includes Aket-ten’s brother and drxgon of the heirs to the Altan throne. Magic, intrigue and more dragons!

Music is very important to medieval peoples; bards are the chief alha. To ask other readers questions about Altaplease sign up. In the second quarter ofthe series was sold to Baen Books with a publication date of for the first book and for the second.

Considering how this novel ends — with several major burgeoning plotlines left unexplored — fans can look forward to at least one more volume in the outstanding fantasy saga. Here’s a fun game: Ddagon see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I can’t ‘not’ write, and as a result I have no social life! I really enjoyed this book and the entire premise of the series.

Dragon Jousters

National best-selling fantasy legend Mercedes Lackey created a vivid, dynamic fusion of the Upper and Lower Kingdoms of ancient Egypt with the most exciting, authentic and believable portrayal of dragons ever imagined. Nothing particularly controvercial in this one – it’s all very above board. These center on the Weaponsmaster Alberich in the first two books and the thief Skif in the third booktelling the stories of their not-entirely-voluntary enrollments as Heralds.

Political machinations aren’t really something that can be condensed down into a short span of time, and that’s pretty much all this book is; political machinations condensed into a timespan of somewhere between a year and a half and two years.