Kellen tavadon, son of the arch-mage lycaelon, thought he knew the way the world worked. his father, leading the wise and benevolent council of mages, protected and guided the citizens of the golden city of the bells. young mages in training-all men, for women were unfit to practice magic-memorized the intricate details of high magic and aspired to seats on the council. then he found the forbidden books of wild magic-or did they find him? the three slim volumes woke kellen to the wide world outside the city's isolating walls.
To light a candle, the second book in the obsidian trilogy from mercedes lackey and james mallorythe demon queen attacks!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
When darkness falls, the third book in the obsidian trilogy from mercedes lackey and james mallorya 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 all hope is not lost. the light's young mages,