The Hero Defined
is the second series in the planned Mage trilogy. It comes after The Hero Discovered
and before The Hero Denied
. It was published many years after the first series. The third series has not yet been published, many years after the second series. The second series had more of a mixed critical reception than the first series, but still had an enthusiastic following.
In it, Kevin Matchstick has become a more experienced and successful warrior, but to the detriment of his character. He must find his second mage in order to learn how to move on to a better path--although he doesn't see it like that.