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.

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The only thing keeping this series from getting 5 stars is that the books suffer from the same flaw as her other books.

All in all, a good book. The first book in this thrilling new series introduces us to a young slave who dreams of becoming a jouster-one of the few josuters who can actually ride a flying dragon. With its publication, nearly all of the Tarma joustera Kethry stories were available together in a single compiled volume for the first time. I was seriously shocked when that character died and couldn’t believe it really had happened until they were actually buried.

Surely others have the same sort of experience? The books were published under Tor’s horror imprint rather than its fantasy. I would say that it’s because I’ve read a variety of Lackey’s books now and that her writing style and predictability is getting old, but that’s not it, because I love most of her Valdemar books.

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This is the second in the Dragon Jouster’s series that began with Joustwhich you should read first. Just as in any good book, it is obvious how Kiron is growing up and becoming more opinionated, as well as stronger. I really enjoyed this story and the continuation of the world and of Vetch’s story. In the second novel in Mercedes Lackey’s richly-conceived Dragon Jousters series, the dragonrider Vetch escapes to Alta, the subjugated land of his birth. 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.


Lists with This Book. You need to login to do this. Jun 17, Ashley rated it it was amazing.

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Though I may have to hunt down and kill the It continues Vetch’s story qlta called Kiron and his journey to his homeland and explorations there. At the time of publication, positive depictions of what Wiccans and, more generally, neopagans believed and did were rare. The Owl trilogy takes place several years after the events of The Mage Storms dragno follows the character Darian. Almost immediately he begins training a new unit of young Jousters and hatchling dragons.

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One of the reasons I write song lyrics is because I see songs as a kind of ‘story pill’ — they reduce a story to the barest essentials or encapsulate a particular crucial moment in time. At the time of the Vows and Honor books, all that is dragonn is that it is magic, protects female bearers, and can pressure its joustfrs into assisting other women. If I can notice them — it’s a lot.

The other characters also show development, particularly Orest and Aketen who we meet early in the novel. Pleasing sequel to Joust, yet not quite as good.

Jul 02, Jo Oehrlein rated it liked it Shelves: As the first step in an unsure plan to remove the Magi from power, the group decides they must leave Alta and remove the jousters from both armies The main characters never make mistakes and have to suffer from the consequences. Alsmost immediately he begins training a new unit of young Jousters and hatchling dragons. A full review with all the details is available at ReadingOverTheShoulder.


It’s a light jousterw fun read, perfect as the weather turns warmer. The Secret World Chronicles is a series of “braided novels,” based on characters and ideas created by Lackey and Libbey in an on-line role-playing environment, transposed into an entirely housters setting.

This series was also consistently nominated for the Lambda Literary Prize, with Magic’s Price winning in I love learning, and I love learning with Kiron and also feeling with them as the dragons hatch. 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. Jan 02, Nightwings81 rated it really liked it.

I still liked the dragons, and she spends a lot of time describing how each one differs in physicality and personality, and how each characte Again, this is very typical Mercedes Lackey in all her tropes.

Though I may have to hunt down and kill the copy-editor who kept flipping a name of a minor character back and forth and other minor evils. For more recent reviews by me, please hop over there.