Mercedes Lackey is a full-time writer and has published numerous novels and works of short fiction, including the best-selling Heralds Of Valdemar series. She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots.
Praise for the Valdemar anthologies:
"Fans of Lackey's epic Valdemar series will devour this superb anthology. Of the thirteen stories included, there is no weak link-an attribute exceedingly rare in collections of this sort. Highly recommended." -The Barnes & Noble Review
"Lackey's delightful world of magic is inhabited by strong and believable men, women, and creatures, the most enchanting being the gryphons." -Publishers Weekly
"Exceedingly well done, it helps keep readers unconfused while wandering the enormous fictional terrain the Valdemar oeuvre covers." -Booklist
"Each story brings unique ideas that carry on the fantastical elements from the world created by Lackey. Fans new and old will step into a literary world that's unlike any other and will be sucked into tales that will take them on wondrous journeys." -RT Reviews