The Outstretched Shadow (The Obsidian Trilogy, Book 1)
Title: The Outstretched Shadow (The Obsidian Trilogy, Book 1)
Author: Mercedes Lackey,James Mallory
When Kellen discovers the old books of forbidden magic, he realizes there is a world full of wonders and he cannot return to the oppressive sameness of City life.
Kellen Tavadon, son of the Arch-Mage Lycaelon, thought he knew the way the world worked. His father, leading the wise and benevolent Council of Mages, protected and guided the citizens of the Golden City of the Bells. Young Mages in training-all men, for women were unfit to practice magic-memorized the intricate details of High Magic and aspired to seats on the council. Then he found the forbidden Books of Wild Magic-or did they find him? Their Magic felt like a living thing, guided by the hearts and minds of those who practiced it and benefited from it.Questioning everything he has known, Kellen discovers too many of the City’s dark secrets. Banished, with the Outlaw Hunt on his heels, Kellen invokes Wild Magic-and finds himself running for his life with a unicorn at his side.