By Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
Kellen Tavadon, son of the Arch-Mage Lycaelon, inspiration he knew the way in which the area labored. His father, major the clever and benevolent Council of Mages, safe and guided the electorate of the Golden urban of the Bells. younger Mages in training—all males, for girls have been undeserving to perform magic—memorized the difficult information of excessive Magic and aspired to seats at the council.
Then he stumbled on the forbidden Books of untamed Magic—or did they locate him? the 3 narrow volumes woke Kellen to the large global outdoors the City's setting apart partitions. Their Magic used to be no longer lifeless, strangled by means of ideas and laws. It felt like a dwelling factor, guided via the hearts and minds of these who practiced it and benefited from it.
Questioning every little thing he has identified, Kellen discovers too some of the City's darkish secrets and techniques. Banished, with the Outlaw Hunt on his heels, Kellen invokes Wild Magic—and unearths himself working for his lifestyles with a unicorn at his aspect.
Kellen's lifestyles adjustments nearly swifter than he can comprehend or settle for. Rescued by means of a unicorn, healed through a feminine Wild Mage who is aware extra approximately Kellen than a person outdoors town should still, assembly Elven royalty and Elven warriors, and plunged right into a international the place the mystical beings he has realized approximately as summary options are flesh and blood creatures-Kellen either revels in and fears his new freedom.
Especially as soon as he learns approximately Demons. He'd regularly idea they have been one other summary concept-a stand-in for final evil. but when centaurs and dryads are genuine, then Demons definitely are in addition. And the single factor all of the Mages of the town agreed on was once that working towards Wild Magic corrupted a Mage. became him right into a Demon. might that be Kellen's destiny?
Deep in Obsidian Mountain, the Demons are ready. on account that their defeat within the final nice battle, they've been biding their time, sowing the seeds of mistrust and discontent among their human and Elven enemies. Very quickly now, while the Demons upward thrust to make battle, there'll be no alliance among excessive and Wild Magic to face opposed to them. And all of the global will belong to the Endarkened.