After the murder of her parents by mysterious magical forces, Maya Witherspoon--the daughter of a British physician and a Brahmin woman--seeks refuge in London, struggling to build a career as a doctor and attempting to master the magical gifts inherited from her mother, a former priestess, before t
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 mercedeslackey.com or on Twitter at @mercedeslackey.