Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory have written the Enduring Flame trilogy, which includes the New York Times bestseller The Phoenix Transformed, and the Obsidian Trilogy: The Outstretched Shadow, named Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror by VOYA; To Light a Candle, a USA Today bestseller; and When Darkness Falls, a New York Times bestseller. Lackey lives in Claremore, Oklahoma. Mallory lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
"A fantasy fanatic's feast." --Kirkus Reviews"The quickly-paced plot has just the right mixture of pathos and levity. A thoughtfully created world, engaging characters, and a tighter plot than many fantasy epics make this new novel a must-have." --VOYA on The Phoenix Unchained"[An] enjoyable read." --RT Book Reviews on The Phoenix Endangered"Delightful." --Booklist on The Outstretched Shadow"Wonderful . . . . Simply a joy to read. With just the right pacing, interesting characters, and sense of danger around every turn, fantasy fans will feel like they have come home. This is a novel about friendship, duty, and the existence of right and wrong. The reader will be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy some good old-fashioned escapism." --Grasping for the Wind on The Phoenix Unchained"Entertaining. . . . This beguiling beginning promises a highly readable epic combining vivid characterization with an interesting exploration of how past heroics are twisted over centuries into something both more and less than they were." --Publishers Weekly on The Phoenix Unchained"Solidly developed characters, appealing magical companions, and an intriguing tale make this a good addition, along with its predecessor, to any fantasy collection." --Library Journal on The Phoenix Endangered"Highly readable. High fantasy fans should appreciate the intelligent storytelling." --Publishers Weekly on When Darkness Falls"Readers can rest assured that Lackey and Mallory will not let them down." --SFRevu"Lackey and Mallory combine their talents for storytelling and world crafting into a panoramic effort." --Library Journal on To Light a Candle