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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,409 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Enduring Flame Series Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781400182800
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In the Enduring Flame Trilogy, Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory have given audiences a new view of the complex and fascinating world they originally created for the Obsidian Trilogy. Jumping ahead one thousand years in time, Lackey and Mallory have told the compelling story of Harrier Gillain, the first Knight-Mage in a thousand years; Tiercel Rolfort, the first High Mage in hundreds of years; and Shaiara, the young leader of a desert tribe who takes both boys under her wing but has a special affection for Harrier. These three young people are their world's main defense against the evil called up by the rogue Wild Mage Bisochim. Bisochim's conviction that he was restoring the balance was shattered the moment Ahairan took her first breath. Now, in The Phoenix Transformed, Bisochim joins forces with Harrier and Tiercel, and the three mages search desperately for a way to destroy Ahairan as she sends her magical forces against them and the desert nomads under their protection. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Entertaining…The consistently enthusiastic performance by…Dufris transports listeners directly into the story.”

    Library Journal on The Phoenix Endangered

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 2/9/2014

    " a cross between the last Harry Potter book and Exodus "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom Daley | 2/6/2014

    " Far to long. I think the whole desert section was milked to death. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Valerie Dye | 1/30/2014

    " This book was supposed to be the climax, and conclusion to the trilogy. I finished it feeling severely disappointed. Nothing happens. There were No epic battles, and no real focused goal or direction. Reading this book was the fantasy equivalent of watching the evening news each night. Same stuff, different day. Overall this series is an embarrassment to the Obsidian Trilogy. It seemed the authors wrote it because they had to, rather than because they wanted to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Ann | 1/14/2014

    " Lackey's books are much better when she writes them by herself! I can't wait to start her new one that I picked up last weekend, but have to finish up some others first. The wandering the desert seemed as long as when God's children were being led out of Egypt by Moses! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/9/2014

    " Not as good as the Obsidian trilogy, but the ending was really good. It's too bad more time wasn't spent on that last ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kharm | 1/5/2014

    " This is (apparently) the last book in the trilogy, but the last couple of pages hint at more drama! Granted, it's real life (for the characters) drama rather than saving the world drama, but still. Grr "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosezeata | 12/18/2013

    " Was a good book. I let it sit to long, but it was a fun read. I wonder how it went when they did go home? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stefanie | 12/9/2013

    " Definitely liked the last installment better than the preceding two. The only thing that was still irritating was hearing Idalia referred to as Blessed Saint Idalia and Kellen as Kellen the Poor Orphan Boy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy Terrace | 11/4/2013

    " A very good wrap up to the trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Carlisle | 10/27/2013

    " A fine conlusion to the trilogy. By far the strongest one in the trilogy. This trilogy still doesn't quite stand up to the first trilogy by Lackey and Mallory. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael Grell | 10/21/2013

    " A boring long winded book that I wish I hadn't bothered reading. I only read it as I had read the first two so was intrigued to see how it concluded. Very disappointed "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Bristow | 10/1/2013

    " When I finished this, I felt like I had slogged through the deserts with Harrier and Tyr for as long as they had. I realize it was needful to build the characters' development for the end but there were times I was screaming for an editor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caitlin Pollard | 8/15/2013

    " I really loved the end of this story! It felt so... hopeless which isn't something I am used to in books. I almost wanted the main characters to die through some of it just so they would be put out of their misery. It is a good, bitter sweet ending to a nice complex story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debbie | 7/9/2013

    " Uh ... loved first trilogy and first two books of this one. This third just wandered around endlessly. Literally, characters wandering around endlessly for 99% of book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 2/28/2013

    " It started off as a random close-eyed pick at the library and became one of the greatest series I have ever read. They are very well done, and you feel like you are enduring trials right along side the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 2/23/2013

    " Great trilogy overall, but this third volume could easily have been cut in half. The pages and pages of monotonous travel back and forth through the desert could have been condensed to a few paragraphs of summary without harming from the story at all. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mac | 12/3/2012

    " Feels like I've already read this but no, it's just more of the same from book one & two. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 9/15/2012

    " I didn't think any of the books in this trilogy sequel were as good as the original trilogy, but I did still enjoy reading them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gregory Cunningham | 3/31/2012

    " Frankly, I thought it was a pretty lame ending to the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 12/11/2011

    " Good, but the original trilogy was better. Still can't get over Kellen-the-poor-orphan-boy. *twitch* "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy Preacher | 8/14/2011

    " Argh, good wins again, thus restoring the "balance." That aside, this series is solid, if grim, and neatly creates a paradigm shift for the inevitable next trilogy to explore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 June | 6/29/2011

    " It took me a while to get into this. (I've had it since December.) However, the last two days my family has been a little upset since I had trouble putting it down. The ending was quite dramatic and leaves a few things for the reader to ponder. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 6/6/2011

    " For some reason this book really dragged. It took a REALLY long time for the climax to come around and since it was dragging so much it didn't do a good job of holding my attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 4/6/2011

    " Incredible conclusion... Whew!! GOOD reading.

    However, rereading the titles -"Phoenix" is a bit of a mystery unless I really dig for symbolism. Hmmm... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 1/27/2011

    " Great trilogy overall, but this third volume could easily have been cut in half. The pages and pages of monotonous travel back and forth through the desert could have been condensed to a few paragraphs of summary without harming from the story at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosezeata | 11/28/2010

    " Was a good book. I let it sit to long, but it was a fun read. I wonder how it went when they did go home? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 9/22/2010

    " When I finished this, I felt like I had slogged through the deserts with Harrier and Tyr for as long as they had. I realize it was needful to build the characters' development for the end but there were times I was screaming for an editor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 9/16/2010

    " Good, but the original trilogy was better. Still can't get over Kellen-the-poor-orphan-boy. *twitch* "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lbd | 9/11/2010

    " Misty took us on a long adventure with lots of nasty creatures and magic. Was a little disappointed in the ending, not sure why, but it seemed a bit anti-climatic. Although she left room for a continuing saga, which of course I hope she will do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 5/11/2010

    " I really enjoyed this series of books. I want to know what happens in the lives of the characters long after the book is over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 June | 5/3/2010

    " It took me a while to get into this. (I've had it since December.) However, the last two days my family has been a little upset since I had trouble putting it down. The ending was quite dramatic and leaves a few things for the reader to ponder. "

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About the Author
Author Mercedes Lackey

Mercedes Lackey is the New York Times bestselling American fan­tasy author behind the Heralds of Valdemar series, the Elemental Masters series, the 500 Kingdoms series, and many more. She has published over one hundred novels in under twenty-five years.

About the Narrator

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.