In The Phoenix Endangered, second in The Enduring Flame, Tiercel, a budding High Mage, and Harrier, a reluctant Knight-Mage, develop greater power – and learn of the evils of war when they see the devastation caused by the fanatical armies of the Wild Mage Bisochim.
The desert tribespeople led by young Shaiara flee Bisochim's evil, seeking a legendary oasis deep in the desert – a refuge that may hold the key to stopping Bisochim and preserving the Balance between Light and Darkness... or that may be the cause of Light's ultimate downfall.
James Mallory is a professional ghostwriter with several books to his credit. Under his own name, he wrote the three-part novelization of the Hallmark Merlin miniseries: The Old Magic, The King's Wizard, and The End of Magic.
James was born in San Francisco and attended schools in California and the Midwest, before moving to New York to pursue a career in writing. He has held an assortment of jobs in the publishing industry, but has been fortunate enough to devote his full time to writing for a number of years, including the opportunity to collaborate with Mercedes Lackey on the critically-acclaimed Obsidian Mountain trilogy. Their partnership continues with the Enduring Flame trilogy.
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