To his own surprise, young Kellen, once the disappointing son of the great Mage who leads the City’s Mage Council, has become a powerful Knight-Mage. Valued for his bravery and his skills as both wizard and warrior, Kellen joins the Elves' war councils. Yet he cannot convince the City of his birth that it is in terrible danger.
Kellen’s sister Idalia, a Wild Mage with great healing ability, has pledged her heart to Jermayan, a proud Elven warrior. Someday Idalia will pay a tragic price for a world-saving work of Wild Magic, but until then, she will claim any joy life can offer her.
Jermayan, who has learned much fighting at Kellen's side and loving the human Idalia, finds that everything changes when he bonds with a dragon while rescuing the Elf Prince and becomes the first Elven Mage in a thousand years. Furious at her enemies' success with the dragon, the Demon Queen attacks in force. Light struggles against Dark, like flickering candle flames buried deep in the shadow of Obsidian Mountain.
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©2004 Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory (P)2010 Tantor
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I really like this trilogy. Was disappointed that the third and final book is not availabe yet. It is an older series so I'm not sure why?? Please add it to audible when you can!
I've Enjoyed this Trilogy greatly, but the real reason I'm leaving this Review is to point out that the 3rd Book is not title like the rest of them. It is already Available here at Audible.com. "When Darkness Falls" is the last book.
Books 1 & 2 are great.....WHERE IS BOOK #3. I agree with the others, please add it to our offerings. This is worse that a TV show cliff hanger, at least with them you know next season the rest of the story will be availiable.
"Great book, Audio has Hiccups"
The story is absolutly amazing with tons of action anticipation and surprises. There have been a couple audio issues though with repeating sentances and hiccups but nothing that really impacted the understanding of the story.
I would have enjoyed it more if the occasional mispronunciations (it's gee-us, not gesh) hadn't kept pulling me out of the story.
I slammed the first volume of this trilogy because of the whiny main character, Kellen. Well, he blossoms in this second volume, and the whine vanishes. without it, he is much more likeable character. This is a rare occasion where the second volume in a series outstrips the first. Now I actually want to read the third.
loved listening to this story.i enjoy all the characters. the narrator did a good job voicing them.
"Book 2, better than the first!"
The perfect mix of good and evil. Fairies and humans. Then add a dragon. This is my favorite or Mercedes Lackey's books.
"Great story good performance"
The reader needs to keep her pronunciation the same, and preferably correct. Other than a few words the she obviously wasn't familiar with and couldn't decide how to pronounce, a good story and well read.
"Excellent as usual Mercedes, James & Susan!"
This was truly a remarkable work and I look forward to the 3rd book in the series!
This is a perfect sequel to the first book. Mercedes Lacky and James Mallory have pulled out the stops on this one, the character progression and the story build up kept me listning for hours on end.
This is a seriously good step up in quality from the first book as you can tell the authors are really getting in to the swing of the story, which is engaging right from the start as it starts off exactly where the first one ended, and leaves you once again on a cliffhanger at the end.
The narrator is clear and precise, i cannot fault Susan Ericksen she does a great job of bringing the story to life.
Highly reccomended to fans of the fantasy genre.
"The story does get going eventually"
half of the first chapter is a copy of the last chapter of book 1; to me this is both insulting to the intelligence of the reader and pure laziness by the author. Although the story does get better, the constant repetition of themes is annoying.
"To Light a Candle."
This is the second book in the Obsidian Trilogy, it could be read as a stand-alone story, but I was lucky to have read "The Outstretched Shadow" first. I could not wait to get into "To Light a Candle" and found it just as engrossing as it's predecessor. I love the characters, they seem so real; and the terrain is so well described that you can see it. I am now deep into the sequel, "When darkness Falls", and I do not want it to end. Could there be a better reason to read this wonderful series yourself!
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