As always, Mercedes Lackey and her co-author Ru Emerson, have written a book that is exceptional. It holds the imagination so that it is hard to put down. Thanks for the good read!
A sequel to CASTLE OF DECEPTION: part of the BARD'S TALE series:
Once a necromancer always a necromancer---at least that's what all the other elves are telling the young human Gavaine about his master, the Dark Elf Naitachal. Of course Gawaine doesn't believe them. Naitachal has always treated him well and honorably, explaining that though he once was a necromancer and still has the ebon skin of the Dark Elf breed, he long ago forsook all things black in order to become the first elven Bard.
But though Naitachal means every word he says, and though Gawaine has known all along that things might get a little uncomfortable for a human with a Dark Elf master, neither has guessed what temptations the future might hold . . .
This novel takes place about 20 years after the events in CASTLE OF DECEPTION, and is set in the universe of the popular role playing computer game THE BARD'S TALE.