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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,296 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory Narrator: Susan Erickse Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Obsidian Trilogy Release Date:
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A great working of wild magic and high magic strikes at the heart of the Demon Queen’s plots, but the human city, the Golden City of the Bells, falls farther under her sway with each day that passes. And without the city’s High Magicians, the Wild Magicians, the Elven Army, and all their allies will surely fall before the onslaught of the Demon Queen’s malignant warriors.

But not all hope is lost. The Light’s young mages, tempered by war, grow ever more powerful. High Mage Cilarnen learns an ancient secret that can make him, for a brief, white-hot time, the greatest mage in the world—unless it kills him.

Jermayan, the first Elf-Mage in centuries, has linked with the dragon Ancaladar and rediscovered the swift-as-thought powers of Elven magic, which can reshape mountains and summon lightning from clear skies.

Knight-Mage Kellen has molded his troops and the Unicorn Knights into a deadly fighting force. Soon the Elven King and his commanders put Kellen’s magical gifts to their greatest test, in the final battle between the elves, the humans, and the demons.

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  • “High fantasy fans should appreciate the intelligent storytelling with an unmistakable flavor of Andre Norton at her best.”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Josh Tow | 2/19/2014

    " has a very good ending "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ari-elf | 2/3/2014

    " One of Mercedes Lackey's earlier novels, but well worth a read. The story is well written, and sucks you in so you don't want to put the book down till you've finished. It has a nice take on the different races of the world, each complex and written with a good amount of complexity, which is not something you see everyday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Krys | 1/24/2014

    " Very good book, tied up everything in the end. A little longer, but not as drawn out as the 2nd book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amanda | 1/21/2014

    " Misty Lackey delivers again. This was a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy although I really did want to read more about the characters. Unfortunately, the next trilogy in the series takes place 1000 years later, so the characters in this series are only legends. "

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