cover image To Light a Candle

To Light a Candle

Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory. Tor Books, $27.95 (656pp) ISBN 978-0-7653-0220-5

The long-lived elves of the House of Leaf and Star, with their allies (who include unicorns and centaurs), must face some formidable foes-immortal demons, ice trolls, frost-giants, goblins-in Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory's well-wrought fantasy To Light a Candle: The Obsidian Trilogy, Book Two. Some tongue-in-cheek humor (the hero shakes his head in disbelief at a drawing of a winged horse) helps lighten a long journey. .