Two urban fantasy bestsellers in the Bedlam’s Bard series together in one volume.
Beyond World's End: Sieur Eric Banyon, Knight and Bard to the court of the Queen of Elfhame Misthold, moves back to the Big Apple to take care of unfinished business. Mostly, he just wants to settle down to a normal life.
However, he quickly discovers his Manhattan apartment has unique features, including a living gargoyle named Greystone and four Guardians who have sworn to protect New York from evil. And soon Eric discovers that unscrupulous researchers have created a drug that unlocks magical powers in humans—a drug that is 100 percent fatal over time. And now something evil from Underhill has other plans and seeks to use the temporary human powers to dominate World Above.
Spirits White as Lightning: Eric Banyon has more to worry about than passing his courses at Julliard. The evil elf lord Aerune, whose love was killed by mortal men, is determined to destroy the human race. Eric's only hope of stopping Aerune is to trap him inside a magical maze, from which there is no escaping. Stopping Aerune once before was difficult. This time, the quest seems nothing less than impossible.
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About the Author
Mercedes Lackey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Bardic Voices series and the Serrated Edge series, the Heralds of Valdemar series, and many more. Among her popular Baen titles are The Fire Rose, The Lark and the Wren, and The Shadow of the Lion (with Eric Flint and Dave Freer). Rosemary Edghill, after holding the usual array of jobs, including freelance graphic designer and vampire killer, has settled down to a career as a full-time writer.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a two book in one edition so I have just imbedded the reviews from both books into one. Beyond World's End-I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would have probably enjoyed further if I had started from the beginning of the series. It is a unique story line featuring Eric, a bard, and is a character not typically unseen in writing as it might be construed as too feminine for a male character role. Maybe this is what drew me to read this book when my daughter had finished. Eric is bar just recently having relocated into the human realm deep in the heart of New York City just wanting to live a more normal life and to relax a bit. Of course this wouldn't be a great book if this were the case and Eric quickly finds his apartment building isn't as normal as most. When the evil Lord of the elven Unseelie Sidhe improvises a plan to enslave a drugged army and unleash it upon the humans, Eric is tasked with defeating the scumbag and setting things right, but not before hitting numerous crossroads on his adventure. Spirits White as Lightening- Eric once again is trying to get his back on track and his studies back on course at the elite Juilliard School of Music and be normal. He has befriended many, including the Guardians, and this time he must call upon his friends to travel with him between the two worlds and defeat Aerune, who is hellbent on punishing the human race by death after losing his beloved to their hands. Can Eric find a way to entice Aerune into the magical maze where there is no escape and save the humans? fl