This is a list of books by Mercedes Lackey, arranged by collection. Contents. 1 Valdemar .. Joust (); Alta (); Sanctuary (May ); Aerie (Oct ). Information on Alta by fantasy author Mercedes of the Dragon Jousters series. 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.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us lackkey the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Alta by Mercedes Lackey. Alta Dragon Jousters 2 by Mercedes Lackey. 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.

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. There, he hopes to teach merfedes people to raise and train dragons-and build an army that will liberate his homeland. Paperbackpages. Published March 1st by Daw Books first published March 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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I started thinking about this about halfway through Alta and the more I read mwrcedes more obvious it became. Perhaps Lackey, like Tolkien, squirms at the thought of being allegorical. Perhaps I am just reading in my own bias.

In any case, it is a fun read and I recommend the series for all Fantasy fans and most especially Lackey fans. Actually painful to read Lackey’s writing will make you long for the literary level of ala fanfiction. The flattest characters, the least well fleshed-out aota, and the most awkward dialogue. Here’s a fun game: Compared to the first book, this one is a huge step down. The formatting and style are vastly different which makes the plot and characters seem drab and flat.

A full review with all the details is available at ReadingOverTheShoulder. Jun 22, Carrie rated it really liked it. I love this series. Truthfully, I believe this is actually the fourth or fifth time I’ve read it, and I keep coming back.

That being said, this is definitely my least favorite book of the series. While I can appreciate the need to illustrate the Altan side of the conflict and demonstrate the rising stakes and corruption, I can’t help but feel that the timeframe of the book was too short. It felt, for lack of a better word, rushed. Political machinations aren’t really something that can be conden I love this series. 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.


On top of that, the characters don’t really change much from the beginning of the book to the end, possibly because of how short a time period it takes place in. Obviously, Kiron notes the changes that he sees occurring in his wing, but it rarely is demonstrated in actual interactions with any of them that the reader can see.

There are obviously exceptions to this, but they just make the rest of the wing seem even more bland. Truthfully, though this book centers around Kiron and his wing, I have difficulty even remembering who is who amongst them; they just don’t have enough life to me. Dec 08, Kassilem rated it liked it Shelves: I enjoyed the book until about halfway through.

Then I just wanted to finish it. I enjoyed the dragons and most anything about them, but when Kiron interacted with other humans I lost interest. Not sure why, the story itself is entertaining if a little simple.

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Maybe that’s mercedss it was. Meredes 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.

Well, anyway I enjoyed the book until about halfway through. Well, anyways, the story is okay, a little less entertaining than the first Dragon Jouster book. Jul 02, Jo Oehrlein rated it liked it Shelves: So wonderful, that we have an entire class of bad guys emerge the Magi who are using up the power of the priests, stealing life from people to let others stay altq, and ruling the country from the shadows.

I wonder why we have only one fledgling escape. Surely others have the same sort of experience?

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Aket-ten is a nestling and then is suddenly a fledgling. The dragon Bethlan is sometimes named Bethulan. Oct 10, Judith A.

Another fine adventure This book picks up immediately after the action closes laackey book one of the series, Joust. The same themes resonate Overall, a good adventure story that I look forward to seeing to the end. Nov 20, Helen rated it it was amazing. Magic, intrigue and more dragons!

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Jun 17, Ashley rated it it was amazing. It’s been a year since I read book one and mercwdes I can’t wait to get my hands on book three. Dec 27, Jules Bertaut rated it really liked it Shelves: This book was kinda trashy but I had a good time reading it.

I look forward to reading the third one. Dec 03, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. This installment was even better than the first with more danger, lakey intrigue, more dragons. Oct 30, Windy rated it really liked it.


I’m still very much enjoying my mercefes of this series. Alta This is a nice, comfortable read, as I’ve come to expect from Mercedes Lackey. Good versus Evil- the story of the human condition. Dec 21, Mari rated it it was amazing. Ended on an almost cliffhanger, but a good place to stop in a trilogy. Nov 16, Michael rated it really liked it. A great addition to the series. Jul 04, Roz Radmore rated it it was amazing. This meercedes the most fabulous series.

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I think it is the best Mercedes Lackey has written so far! Read them yourself and see if you agree. Jul 15, April rated it really liked it. This was a re-read, but I like this world quite a bit. Not as good as the 1st one since you do not get to be inside of the main characters thought processes but it’s nice to see good things happening to him and people valuing him.

May 06, TheCosyDragon rated it it was amazing. I originally reviewed this book on my blog – The Cosy Dragon. For more recent reviews by me, please hop over there. Little Vetch has grown into a man, named for his father Kiron. With his tame dragon Avetre he has fled from Tia t Alta, the land of his birth. He does not know what he will find, or what he will be able to do for Alta.

When he arrives, he finds that there are more troubles than he could laciey imagined. This is the second book in the awesome Dragon Jousters Series. I’m so very fond of I originally reviewed this book on my blog – The Cosy Dragon.

I’m so very fond of it! I like Kiron, even though he’s a male protagonist it wouldn’t have worked with a femaleand the minor things that go on in this book are really down my alley.

I love learning, and I love learning with Kiron and also feeling with them as the dragons hatch. The dragons are so realistically realised. Lackey is metcedes animal carer, and merceces obvious that she has drawn on that expertise. She has thought about everything – their breeding habits, the way the hatch, how they interact. This is the way dragons should be – they may be wild, but they can also be tamed and form bonds of love.

As Kiron learns to read, it becomes obvious to the reader that emrcedes series has a foundation in Egyptian history.