When Darkness Falls

When Darkness Falls

By Mercedes Lackey; James Mallory

Tor Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780765341433, 602pp.

Publication Date: May 2007


"When Darkness Falls," the third book in The Obsidian Trilogy from Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

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 all hope is not 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.

About the Author
Mercedes Lackey is a full-time writer and has published numerous novels and works of short fiction, including the bestselling Heralds of Valdemar series. She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband and collaborator, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots.

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

Praise For When Darkness Falls

"Intelligent storytelling with an unmistakable flavor of Andre Norton at her best."--Publishers Weekly on When Darkness Falls
 "Plenty of good-versus-evil action."--VOYA on When Darkness Falls
"Panoramic . . . filled with magic, dragons, elves, and other mythical creatures."--Library Journal on To Light a Candle
"Captivating."--Publishers Weekly on The Outstretched Shadow
"Delightful."--Booklist on The Outstretched Shadow