285260Last in the Archwizards trilogy, The Scorcerer returns us to our heroes and their final assault on both the Shade enclave and the phaerim.  And for the most part they succeed.  Shade is brought low though not outright destroyed  by out hero and the chosen.  Then, after their successful atttack, they turn their attention to Evereska and arrive almost too late to save it.

Upon their arrival Evereska lies in ruins.  The Mythal failed, the Phaerim running amok in the streets and using their mind slaves to try and wipe out every last living elf in Evereska.

Which doesn’t happen of course.

Thanks to our hero, who has finally stopped fighting the darkness inside him and accepted it as part of himself -for don’t we all have a little darkness in us?

Anyway, he kisses and makes up with both his elven and human loves, defeats the phaerim with the help of the Chosen, restores the Mythal, saves Evereska and in turn Faerun itself.

What was really interesting though is that instead of living happily ever after with his elf or his human loves, the three of them seem to have ridden off into the sunset together to live happily ever after, and that was pretty cool to see.

Starting up a new series now.  Taking a stab at Mercy Thompson saga by Patricia Biggs.  First up is Moon Called.

71811Mercedes “Mercy” Thompson is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. She also happens to be a walker, a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will. Mercy’s next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she’s fixing a bus for a vampire. This is the world of Mercy Thompson, one that looks a lot like ours but is populated by those things that go bump in the night. And Mercy’s connection to those things is about to get her into some serious hot water…