The Phoenix Transformed : Enduring Flame

  • by James Mallory, Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by William Dufris
  • Series: Enduring Flame
  • 24 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the Enduring Flame Trilogy, Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory have given audiences a new view of the complex and fascinating world they originally created for the Obsidian Trilogy. Jumping ahead one thousand years in time, Lackey and Mallory have told the compelling story of Harrier Gillain, the first Knight-Mage in a thousand years; Tiercel Rolfort, the first High Mage in hundreds of years; and Shaiara, the young leader of a desert tribe who takes both boys under her wing but has a special affection for Harrier.
These three young people are their world's main defense against the evil called up by the rogue Wild Mage Bisochim. Bisochim's conviction that he was restoring the balance was shattered the moment Ahairan took her first breath. Now, in The Phoenix Transformed, Bisochim joins forces with Harrier and Tiercel, and the three mages search desperately for a way to destroy Ahairan as she sends her magical forces against them and the desert nomads under their protection.


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Overall, the authors seem to have been writing alternate paragraphs. It seems to get interesting once every 2-3 hours and doesnt stay that way long.

The revolving path of doubt and irraitation with circular questions and recitations of the same words get dull after the first hour.

After half the book, it feels like the author seems to remind you how stupid and irritating they are writing. It seems INTENTIONAL that they keep repeating the same things, over and again.

2/5 for horrible writing style and a circular, repetative novel.

I read the first two, which were a 3 and 4 / 5 respecitvely, this puts a poor end to a decent series.
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- Ross


I really liked the first series(read it) and the first 2 books(listened to) of this series are ok, good action scenes keep you going, but this final book is a lesson in boring. The main characters are a bunch of whiners and the action is so slow, it is struggle to keep listening. The authors give way too much information and every detail of the characters is examined in detail ad nauseum. I was really hoping for excitment, but was left flat and feeling ripped off. What a shame as both of these authors are much better then this book. There was so much more the authors could have done with this book, but they choose not to. Again, it is just a shame. Don't waste your credit, your imagination on how it ends would be better.
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- Katja

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-12-2009
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio