Two powerful fantasy authors join forces to create a complex world full of extraordinary characters and creatures and competing magical systems.A world on the brink of war. Centuries ago, a united human and elven force -- with the help of dragons, unicorns, trolls, and mages -- defeated an army of Demons. Now, humans no longer trust their former allies and their Wild Magic. Now, the Golden City of the Bells is a completely human city, ruled by its hidebound Master Magicians. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
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Posted October 21, 2008 by sgr90069 , Los AngelesI absolutely love this trilogy. Mercedes Lacky and James Mallory weave a fantastic tale which compels you to keep turning the pages... Fantastic work!
2 . Loved it!!
Posted June 26, 2008 by JSkiles , CaliforniaI simply love this book!!! It was action pack and full fo amazing imagery. There was never a dull moment. ^_^
October 05, 2003
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Excerpt from The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey
THE GARDEN MARKET positively thronged with people, clustered around the wagons just in from the countryside. What a fuss over strawberries -- you'd think they were made of solid ruby.
Perhaps -- to some -- they were. Certainly the number of superior kitchen servants that filled the streets of the Garden Market, their household livery enveloped in spotless aprons, pristine market baskets slung over their arms, suggested that the gourmets of the City treasured them as much as if they were, indeed, precious gems.
Kellen Tavadon supposed it was all a matter of taste. The strawberries were said to be particularly good this year, and there must have been a hundred people waiting impatiently for the three ox-carts in from the country to unload the second picking of the day, great crates full of the tender fruit, layered in fresh straw to keep from bruising the delicate flesh. The air was full of the scent of them, a perfume that made even Kellen's mouth water.