The Phoenix Unchained

Book One of The Enduring Flame

The Enduring Flame (Volume 1)

Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Tor Fantasy

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Young Tiercel Rolfort is studying Ancient History.  When his reading reveals a system of High Magic he has never heard of before, Tyr tries to cast a spell . . . and sets his bedroom on fire. 

Harrier Gillain, son of the Harbormaster, has been hauling Tyr out of scrapes since he was three years old.  When Tyr decides to seek help from the Elves, Harrier knows he’ll have to go along and make sure Tyr doesn’t burn down the whole forest. 

Wild Mage Bisochim has discovered that the Balance between Light and Dark has shifted too far toward the Light.  He chooses to return Darkness to the world—a delicate and dangerous undertaking.  To the Mage’s shock, his first attempt at conjuring Darkness is thwarted.  Bisochim now has not only a mission, but an Enemy.

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Chapter 1
It was Festival Sennight in Armethalieh, and even though spring was sennights away, the entire city was garlanded in flowers of every kind. The City’s greenhouses were always kept busy for moonturns in anticipation of the demand, for what was the anniversary of the Great Flowering without flowers?
Though the City streets were still crusted with the remains of a late snow—it was barely Kindling, and the only flowers to be seen in the natural world were snowdrops and a few hardy early daffodils—every house on the street was garlanded in evergreen swags and bright

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“The deft handling of the romance between Kellen and Vestakia helps heighten suspense as the struggle on both the physical and magical planes grows more intense.  High fantasy fans should appreciate the intelligent storytelling with an unmistakable flavor of Andre Norton at her best.”--Publishers Weekly on When Darkness Falls

“Gives readers plenty of good-versus-evil action.  Relationships among characters are realistically complex as century-old boundaries are crossed, both literally and figuratively.”--VOYA on When Darkness Falls

“Filled with magic, dragons, elves, and other mythical creatures, this title belongs in most fantasy collections.”--Library Journal on To Light a Candle

“Captivating.  The narrative speeds to the end, leaving the reader satisfied and wanting to know more.”--Publishers Weekly on The Outstretched Shadow

“An epic fantasy filled with sorcery and swordplay set in a world on the verge of a Demon war.”--Library Journal on The Outstretched Shadow

“Will leave readers eager for the next installment.  Lackey and Mallory create a wide variety of multidimensional characters, especially Kellen who grows to manhood in realistic starts and stops, recognizing and accepting both his heritage and the consequences of his actions.”--VOYA on The Outstretched Shadow


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Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Mercedes Lackey is the author of the bestselling Valdemar series, the Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, and, also with James Mallory, the Obsidian Trilogy (The Outstretched Shadow, To Light a Candle, and When Darkness Falls) and the Enduring Flame Trilogy (The Phoenix Unchained, The Phoenix Endangered, and The Phoenix Transformed). She has written many other books, including Trio of Sorcery, Phoenyx and Ashes, Sacred Ground, The Firebird, The Fairy Godmother, and Alta. Lackey is the co-author, with Andre Norton, of the Halfblood Chronicles, including Elvenborn. 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. James Mallory is author of the three-part novelization of the Hallmark Merlin miniseries: The Old Magic, The King's Wizard, and The End of Magic. He was born in San Francisco and attended schools in California and the Midwest, before moving to New York to pursue a career in writing. From an early age, he has been fascinated with the Arthurian legends, an avocation which triggered a lifelong interest in fantasy literature. He lives in California.

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The Phoenix Unchained
Book One of The Enduring Flame
Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
August 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765355065
ISBN10: 076535506X
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 400 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
October 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429921909
ISBN10: 1429921900
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 400 pages
$7.99
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