Alta (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Mercedes Lackey

Daw Books, 9780756402570, 434pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2005



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 his people to raise and train dragonsand build an army that will liberate his homeland.

About the Author

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

Praise For Alta

"Elegant, compelling...A must-read for dragon lovers in particular and for fantasy fans in general."—Publishers Weekly

"Wonderfully visualized."—Booklist

"It's fun to see a different spin on dragons...and as usual Lackey makes it all compelling."—Locus