ANDRE NORTON (1912-2005) was a Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master and received a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention. Her science fiction (the Time Traders, Forerunner, and Beastmaster series) and fantasy (stand-alones Dragon Mage and Quag Keep, and the Witch World Chronicles series) have been popular for decades.
MERCEDES LACKEY is the author of the bestselling Valdemar series, the Obsidian Trilogy, and the Enduring Flame trilogy. She has written many other books, including Trio of Sorcery, Sacred Ground, The Firebird, The Fairy Godmother, and Alta.
Norton and Lackey are coauthors of the Halfblood Chronicles, including Elvenborn.