Prison of Souls (The Bard's Tale #4) - Mercedes Lackey, Mark Shepherd

The Heroes

The Dark Elf Naitachal, is still going strong and training new apprenticies. His latest: the King's own son, Alaire.

The Mission

Alaire is an apt pupil, but before he has had a chance to master the secrets of Bardic power, he and Naitachal are sent by the King on a dangerous diplomatic mission. The kingdom on King Reynard's northern border, Suinomen, has banned magic for years, and now is making preparations for war. Their job; find out why their previously peaceful neighbor is making war noises, discover what's behind it, and stop it.

The Catch

They cannot use their innate Bardic magic. Unlicensed use of magic in Suinomen earns the wielder a sentence in the Prison of Souls, a punishment which not only takes the magic user off the streets, but which eats away at a magic user's very life force.

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Release date: 1993
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy
Updated: December 05, 2016

The Bard's Tale :: Series

Castle of Deception (The Bard's Tale #1)
Fortress of Frost and Fire (The Bard's Tale #2)
Prison of Souls (The Bard's Tale #4)
The Chaos Gate (The Bard's Tale #3)
Thunder of the Captains (The Bard's Tale #5)
Wrath of the Princes (The Bard's Tale #6)
Escape From Roksamur (The Bard's Tale #7)
Curse of the Black Heron (The Bard's Tale #8)