The Dark Hand of Magic Author:Barbara Hambly Sun Wolf had always been counted the best of the mercenary captains, and he attributed much of his success to two rules: never mess with magic and never fall in love. Then he discovered he had a gift for working magic and his first rule crumbled...followed soon by the second. — Unable to deny the power in his blood, the Wolf resigned his commissi... more »on. With only Starhawk beside him??the woman who was his most trusted lieutenant and his lover??he set out in search of a wizard who would train him to use his gift.
Just as his quest for this wizard was beginning, his old comrades showed up with bad news: his former troops were in trouble, defeated by a run of terrible luck. A hex had been placed on them, they believed, spawned by the curse of some unknown wizard??the sort of enemy only Sun Wolf could hope to vanquish.
Wolf agreed to put aside his quest and, with Starhawk, rejoin his men. But they were soon attacked and Starhawk was nearly killed.
So Sun Wolf vowed that the unknown wizard would pay. But being new to magic, he was not prepared when his dark foe struck again??this time seeking to enslave Sun Wolf with magic and turn him against the very friends he had been trying so hard to protect.« less