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4.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 5 4.38 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Obsidian Trilogy Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9781400183838
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwyn | 2/19/2014

    " An improvement over the first, though still plagued by many of the same issues. Thankfully, there was less of the bad guys' point of view. I actually really liked Cilarnen, at least until he finally met up with Kellen--then he seemed to de-age by about five years. This book is really focused on character development, and plot-wise it's clearly just an in-between for later parts of the series. Let's hope those later parts keep up the good trend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 2/8/2014

    " A superb sequel to the first book. The story is really fleshed out and critical points of the plot unfold beautifully. And the dragon! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 2/6/2014

    " Loved this one..Its a little long but well worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Every Body | 2/5/2014

    " Well most people who read this can message me about it =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 1/17/2014

    " I think James Mallory really tempers Mercedes Lackey's writing. She still is a bit too descriptive of clothing and decoration for me, but there is a lot more depth in other areas of this book that make it a very good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Carlisle | 12/11/2013

    " Much more action-filled than the first one... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gabby | 12/10/2013

    " Finally found a goal after many tries, Kellen has a biggest quest to reach: he wants to be acknowledged by his peers and friends for a capable, truthful, strong leader. But trying to get it and deserving respect is not as easy as it sounds. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 10/20/2013

    " I loved this series despite the low marks I saw on Amazon. But then I love just about everything Mercedes Lackey writes. Intense and vivid. Great characters. Complex story line. I bought the books so that I can read them again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lbd | 10/13/2013

    " book 2 of the obsidian trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Eddington | 10/4/2013

    " I had a hard time putting this book down. I thought the story line was fun and the characters great. I thought the authors did a good job with the characters, good and evil. Couldn't wait to read the third book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Petrina | 3/30/2013

    " This was one of those books that I checked out from the library and had to have for my own collection. Thats how much I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Cowher | 3/16/2013

    " Great second book to the series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 2/2/2013

    " This second book in the Obsidian trilogy was decent but a little repetitive and it didn't feel like all that much happened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tella | 3/22/2012

    " 2nd in the series. really loved it. I think the character development really flies in this book. If you compare the Kellan at the end of this book to the kellan at the start of the first book, there is a HUGE difference. almost, like 2 different people now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thimbleberry | 9/7/2011

    " Check my review on the first book, because it applies to this one as well. Except for the fact that I was caught from beginning to end :) I enjoyed how the characters really developed more in this installment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 6/12/2011

    " This awoke some of the magic I loved in some of Lackey's older works. I'm definitely building investment in the characters, and I definitely wanted to keep reading to find out what would happen next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nyssa | 1/3/2011

    " I'm really enjoying this series and am going to start reading the last book in the series right away "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 9/28/2010

    " This book is about evenly divided between the forces of good and evil. The demons are truly horrifying and the dilemmas faced by our heroes are gripping. It was difficult for me to wait for the third volume. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 9/5/2010

    " A homey tale with incredible revelations and transformations! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Horizon | 6/11/2010

    " Check my review on the first book, because it applies to this one as well. Except for the fact that I was caught from beginning to end :) I enjoyed how the characters really developed more in this installment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thimbleberry | 5/28/2010

    " Check my review on the first book, because it applies to this one as well. Except for the fact that I was caught from beginning to end :) I enjoyed how the characters really developed more in this installment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 3/4/2010

    " I normally find that the second book in a trilogy never truly matches up from the expectations of the first, but it is quite the opposite with this book. Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory really outdid themselves with the second book and I love it all the more for that reason. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 1/10/2010

    " This book is about evenly divided between the forces of good and evil. The demons are truly horrifying and the dilemmas faced by our heroes are gripping. It was difficult for me to wait for the third volume. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/13/2009

    " Awesome! Great story and detailed characters! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 6/15/2009

    " This second book in the Obsidian trilogy was decent but a little repetitive and it didn't feel like all that much happened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 5/13/2009

    " A superb sequel to the first book. The story is really fleshed out and critical points of the plot unfold beautifully. And the dragon! "

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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

Susan Ericksen is an actor and voice-over artist. She has been awarded nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award. As an actor and director, she has worked in theaters throughout the country.