Halfblood Chronicles (Volume 2)

Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey

Tor Fantasy

The powerful magic of ruthless Elvenlord masters has for centuries rules the world. Even Shana, the legendary Elvenbane prophesied to deliver the oppressed into freedom, is helpless before such power. She and her ragtag band of outcasts, half-blood wizards, escaped human slaves, and free-thinking dragons have gained only a token victory against the mighty lords.

Only the long-forgotten Iron People, a band of human nomads, have escaped the tyranny of the reigning wizards. How have they survived through the centuries?

As the winds of change sweep the world, and as tensions seething beneath the surface of Elven society threaten to break into open revolt. Shana meets the ancient tribe. Could an age-old secret free Shana and her people...or will its discovery call down their doom.


Praise for Elvenblood

Praise for Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey

“This tale will rank as one of the season’s liveliest and most appealing fantasy epics.”
—Publishers Weekly on The Elvenbane

“A damned fine tale, a splendid blend of the talents of two excellent storytellers.”
—Anne McCaffrey on The Elvenbane

“A richly detailed, complex fantasy collaboration by one of the field’s Grand Masters and one of its most promising apprentices.”
—Marion Zimmer Bradley on The Elvenbane

“The talents of collaborators Norton and Lackey blend seamlessly as they expand the background to their epic fantasy.”
—Library Journal

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  • Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey

  • Andre Norton (1912-2005) was one of the most popular science fiction and fantasy authors in the world. From SF series such as Solar Queen and Beast Master, to fantasy series such as Witch World, Norton’s work has enthralled readers for decades. She was lauded as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America and  received a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention. An Ohio native, Ms. Norton lived for a number of years in Winter Park, Florida, and then moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where she lived until her death in 2005. Mercedes Lackey is the author of the bestselling Valdemar series, the Obsidian Trilogy with James Mallory (The Outstretched Shadow, To Light a Candle, and When Darkness Falls), the Enduring Flame trilogy with James Mallory (The Phoenix Unchained, The Phoenix Endangered, and The Phoenix Transformed), and the Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms.  She has written many other books, including Trio of Sorcery, Phoenyx and Ashes, Sacred Ground, The Firebird, The Fairy Godmother, and Alta. Mercedes Lackey was born in Chicago and graduated from Purdue University. She has worked as an artist’s model, a computer programmer, and for American Airlines, and has written lyrics and recorded more than fifty songs. She lives in Oklahoma.
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    Halfblood Chronicles

    Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey

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