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The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy

In the captivating fantasy world conjured by veteran author Mercedes Lackey and classical scholar James Mallory, there are three types of magic, each with its own rules, limits and variables. High Magick is a thing of complex rituals and specific spells.  In contrast, those who use Wild Magic—considered heresy in Armethalieh, the Golden City of the Bells—must bargain for what they need and may pay a high price for power.

Kellen Tavadon, son of Arch-Mage Lycaelon of Armethalieh, has been raised to believe that High Magick is the only true magic–and knows that he will never be the mage his father expects him to be.  One day, he finds a set of books about Wild Magic and soon finds himself declared an outlaw.  But the Wild Magic has a purpose for Kellen, who, along with a unicorn, an elf, and a dragon–all long-rumored to be only mythical creatures–must save the world.

Also in the world of the Obsidian Trilogy:
The Enduring Flame Trilogy
The Dragon Prophecy Trilogy

  • When Darkness Falls
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    • When Darkness Falls

    • The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy (Volume 3)
      Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory
      Tor/Forge

    • Despite a great working of Wild Magic and High Magic that struck at the heart of the Demon Queen's evil plots, Knight-Mage Kellen and his Elven allies are still seen as enemies by the human Mage...

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  • To Light a Candle
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    • To Light a Candle

    • The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy (Volume 2)
      Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory
      Tor/Forge

    • In The Outstretched Shadow, which was named by VOYA as Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror book for 2003, Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory introduced readers to a complex new fantasy...

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  • The Outstretched Shadow
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    • The Outstretched Shadow

    • The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy (Volume 1)
      Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory
      Tor/Forge

    • The Outstretched Shadow, the first book in The Obsidian Trilogy from Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

      Kellen Tavadon, son of the Arch-Mage Lycaelon, thought he knew the way the...

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    • The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy

    • The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy
      Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory
      Tor/Forge

    • The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory consists of the VOYA Best Science Fiction and Fantasy novel The Outstretched Shadow, the USA...

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Mercedes Lackey

Mercedes Lackey is the author of the bestselling Valdemar series, the Obsidian Trilogy (The Outstretched Shadow, To Light a Candle, and When Darkness Falls), the Enduring Flame trilogy (The Phoenix Unchained, The Phoenix Engendered, and The Phoenix Transformed), and The Phoenix Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms. She has written many other books, including Trio of Sorcery, Phoenix 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.

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James Mallory

James Mallory is the author of the Merlin trilogy (Merlin: The Old Magic; Merlin: The King’s Wizard; Merlin: The End of Magic). He lives in upstate New York.