Book Series Wednesday: The Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

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This week I’m covering The Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory.

Plot Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Kellen Tavadon has lived his whole life in Armathelieh, the Mage City. The son of Arch-Mage Lycaelon Tavadon, Kellen is expected to become a Mage by Armathelieh’s citizens. However, fate has different plans for him. Stumbling through the City’s Low Market, he comes upon three mysterious books — the books of the Wild Magic , an art forbidden by the High Mages.

Plot: The plot is actually fairly decent, and while it does follow some standard tropes, it does avoid most of them. It’s a great series and it even has a sequel and prequel series, although I’ve only read the sequel series.

Characters: Kellen is actually a fairly decent main character, he’s not too overpowered and he’s actually believeable. Shalkan is an absolute blast to read as well.

Overall: If you want a great Fantasy series, read this one.

For those who like: Fantasy, Magic, Excellent plot, Great characters.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

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2 thoughts on “Book Series Wednesday: The Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

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