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.