Mercedes Lackey

Synopsis of Joust

For the first time ever, national best-selling legend Mercedes Lackey draws from her extensive knowlege of animals-and her professional background as an avian expert-to create something truly special...

The most exciting, authentic and believable portrayal of dragons ever imagined.

It is a richly conceived, fully realized vision, inspired by the culture of ancient Egypt, the legends of Atlantis-and the science of animal behavior and biology. This is how dragons would live, breed, hatch, hunt, and bond.

The first Book in this thrilling new Series introduces readers to a young slave who dreams of becoming a Jouster-one of the few warriors who can actually ride a flying dragon. And so, in secret, he begins to raise his own dragon.

Reviews of Joust


Mercedes Lackey always writes a terrific story and this first installment in her new Series is absolutely mesmerizing. -- Harriet Klausner, BooksNBytes

Lackey takes the rather familiar premise of the slave's quest for freedom and infuses it with a knowledgeable and fanciful treatise on dragon training. -- Dan Bogey Pittsburgh Tribune-Review