Paths of Alir by Melissa McPhail

782 pages first pub 2014 (editions)

fiction fantasy adventurous dark medium-paced


In Melissa McPhail’s award-winning epic fantasy series, A Pattern of Shadow Light, she introduces her readers to the realm of Alorin and a magical Adept race facing extinction. The race’s tragic decline is the result of Malorin’athgul, powerful be...

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