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. She can be found at mercedeslackey.com.
"Lackey makes a real page-turner out of Mags and the collegia s development.... This book s outstanding characters, especially Mags, will greatly please Valdemar fans." Booklist "Lackey s back doing what she does best, and the result is affecting and compulsive reading." Locus "Series fans will enjoy the variations on a familiar theme, while enough information is presented for first-timers to discover a world of high adventure and individual courage. Highly recommended." Library Journal "Leaves us simultaneously satisfied and longing for more. Not an easy feat.... Once you jump into this world, you ll find yourself immediately involved, surrounded by new friends, and glad you made the trip." Realms of Fantasy "Lackey is a spellbinding storyteller who keeps your heart in your mouth as she spins her intricate webs of magical adventure." Rave Reviews"