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Outstretched Shadow
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The Outstretched Shadow

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Outstretched Shadow by James Mallory

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"The Outstretched Shadow," the first book in The Obsidian Trilogy from Mercedes Lackey and James MalloryKellen 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? Their Magic felt like a living thing, guided by the hearts and minds of those who practiced it and benefited from it. Questioning everything he has known, Kellen discovers too many of the City's dark secrets. Banished, with the Outlaw Hunt on his heels, Kellen invokes Wild Magic--and finds himself running for his life with a unicorn at his side. Rescued by a unicorn, healed by a female Wild Mage who knows more about Kellen than anyone outside the City should, meeting Elven royalty and Elven warriors, and plunged into a world full of magical beings--Kellen both revels in and fears his new freedom.The one thing all the Mages of the City agreed on was that practicing Wild Magic corrupted a Mage. Turned him into a Demon. Would that be Kellen's fate? Deep in Obsidian Mountain, the Demons are waiting. Since their defeat in the last great War, they've been biding their time, sowing the seeds of distrust and discontent between their human and Elven enemies. Very soon now, when the Demons rise to make war, there will be no alliance between High and Wild Magic to stand against them. And then all the world will belong to the Endarkened.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780765341419
ISBN-10: 0765341417
Format: Paperback
(170mm x 122mm x 30mm)
Pages: 736
Imprint: Tor Books
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James Mallory

Mercedes Lackey is the author of the bestselling Valdemar series, the Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, and, also with James Mallory, the Obsidian Trilogy ("The Outstretched Shadow," "To Light a Candle," and "When Darkness Falls") and the Enduring Flame Trilogy ("The Phoenix Unchained," "The Phoenix Endangered," and "The Phoenix Transformed"). She has written many other books, including "Trio of Sorcery," "Phoenix and Ashes," "Sacred Ground," "The Firebird," "The Fairy Godmother," and "Alta." Lackey is the co-author, with Andre Norton, of the Halfblood Chronicles, including "Elvenborn." Mercedes Lackey was born in Chicago and graduated from Purdue University. She has worked as an artist's model, a computer programmer, and for American Airlines, and has written lyrics and recorded more than fifty songs. She lives in Oklahoma.James Mallory is author of the three-part novelization of the Hallmark Merlin miniseries: "The Old Magic," "The King's Wizard," and "The End of Magic." He was born in San Francisco and attended schools in California and the Midwest, before moving to New York to pursue a career in writing. From an early age, he has been fascinated with the Arthurian legends, an avocation which triggered a lifelong interest in fantasy literature. He lives in California.

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