The Magic of Recluce (The Saga of Recluce #1)

The Magic of Recluce (The Saga of Recluce #1) Description:

Young Lerris is dissatisfied with his life and trade and yearns to find a place in the world better suited to his skills and temperament But in Recluce a change in circumstances means taking one of two options permanent exile from Recluce or the dangergeld a complex rule laden wanderjahr in the lands beyond Recluce with the aim of learning how the world works and what his place in it might be Many do not survive Lerris chooses dangergeld When Lerris is sent into intensive training for his quest it soon becomes clear that he has a natural talent for magic And he will need magic in the lands beyond where the power of the Chaos Wizards reigns unchecked Though it goes against all of his instincts Lerris must learn to use his powers in an orderly way before his wanderjahr or fall prey to Chaos

Rating: 3.39 out of 5

The Magic Engineer (The Saga of Recluce #3)

The Magic Engineer (The Saga of Recluce #3) Description:

The saga of Recluce continues In L E Modesitt s The Magic Engineer we return to the magical island of Recluce where Dorrin a young scion of the Order magicians is interested in forbidden knowledge in the working of machines Promising intelligent but determined to follow his passion for scientific knowledge Dorrin can invent machines He is the Leonardo da Vinci of his age but his insights violate the rules of the Order magic of Recluce Now he must go into exile in the lands of Chaos to pursue his dangerous inventions br br Yet Darrin remains loyal to the idea of Order and is tortured by the knowledge that to preserve it he must constantly create new devices for war For the forces of the Chaos wizards are moving across the land devouring whole countries and creating an empire and their ultimate goal is the destruction of Recluce

Rating: 3.33 out of 5

The Towers of the Sunset (The Saga of Recluce #2)

The Towers of the Sunset (The Saga of Recluce #2) Description:

Tells the story of Creslin son of a powerful military matriarch who chooses exile rather than an arranged marriage He sets out on a search for his true identity as a man developing his magical talents through constant conflict with the enigmatic white wizards of Candar

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

The Death of Chaos (The Saga of Recluce #5)

The Death of Chaos (The Saga of Recluce #5) Description:

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Rating: 3.73 out of 5

The Order War (The Saga of Recluce #4)

The Order War (The Saga of Recluce #4) Description:

div The saga of Recluce launched in i The Magic of Recluce i and continuing in i The Towers of the Sunset i and i The Magic Engineer i reaches a new climax in i The Order War i Modesitt has created an exceptionally vivid world says L Sprague de Camp so concretely visualized as to give the impression that Modesitt himself must have dwelt there i Publishers Weekly i says Modesitt creates a complex world bgased on a plausible system of magic and peopled with engaging and realistic characters br br Set after the events of i The Magic Engineer i and prior to i The Magic of Recluce i i The Order War i illuminates great figures and major events in the historic war between order and chaos that is the central focus of the saga of Recluce br br The deadly White Wizards of Fairhaven wielding the forces of chaos have completed their great highway through the Westhorns and now threatened the ancient matriarchy of Sarronnyn the last bastion of order in Candar The ruler of Sarronnyn appeals to the Black order wizards of Recluce for help br br Justen a young Black Engineer in the city of Nylan joins the relief force Despite their success in destroying more than half the White armies Sarronnyn falls to the White Wizards and Justen is chased into the most inhospitable desert in Candar These trials are but the beginning for the White Wizards have all Candar in their grasp Justen must fight both Recluce and Fairhaven as well as the highest powers of order and the forbidden technology to harness chaos itself in his efforts to halt the conquest of the chaos wizards br br i The Order War i is the fourth book of the saga of Recluce br div

Rating: 3.77 out of 5

Imager (Imager Portfolio, #1)

Imager (Imager Portfolio, #1) Description:

i Imager i is the beginning of a whole new fantasy in a whole new magical world from the bestselling creator of Recluce Although Rhennthyl is the son of a leading wool merchant in L Excelsis the capital of Solidar the most powerful nation on Terahnar he has spent years becoming a journeyman artist and is skilled and diligent enough to be considered for the status of master artisan in another two years Then in a single moment his entire life is transformed when his master patron is killed in a flash fire and Rhenn discovers he is an imager one of the few in the entire world of Terahnar who can visualize things and make them real br br He must leave his family and join the Collegium of Imagisle Imagers live separately from the rest of society because of their abilities they can do accidental magic even while asleep and because they are both feared and vulnerable In this new life Rhenn discovers that all too many of the truths he knew were nothing of the sort Every day brings a new threat to his life He makes a powerful enemy while righting a wrong and begins to learn to do magic in secret i Imager i is the innovative and enchanting opening of an involving new fantasy story

Rating: 3.48 out of 5

Fall of Angels (The Saga of Recluce #6)

Fall of Angels (The Saga of Recluce #6) Description:

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Rating: 3.77 out of 5

The White Order (The Saga of Recluce #8)

The White Order (The Saga of Recluce #8) Description:

L E Modesitt s bestselling fantasy novels set in the world of Recluce are among the most popular in contemporary fantasy Rich in detail Modesitt s Recluce books are a feast of wonderous marvels i Booklist i notes Modesitt s elaborate and intelligent working out of a system of magic and a system of technology parallel to it is becoming more the lifeblood of the Recluce books with every new volume his saga continues to gain in popularity br br i The White Order i is the story of Cerryl a boy orphaned when the powerful white mages killed his father to protect their control of the world s magic Cerryl raised by his aunt and uncle is a curious boy attracted to mirrors and books though he is unable to read When he is old enough Cerryl is apprenticed to the local miller The miller s daughter teaches Cerryl to read his father s books and it seems that the talent for magic has been passed from father to son When Cerryl witnesses a white mage destroy a renegade magician the miller realizes the boy will not be safe there so Cerryl must be sent to the city of Fairhaven to find his destiny br br Thus Modesitt takes one of the most enduring and mythic themes in fantasy and makes it his own i The White Order i is a powerful new addition to the Recluce saga guaranteed to add many new readers to Modesitt s devoted following br br i The White Order i is the eighth book in the saga of Recluce

Rating: 3.36 out of 5

Colors of Chaos (The Saga of Recluce #9)

Colors of Chaos (The Saga of Recluce #9) Description:

The biggest fantasy from L E Modesitt Jr to date i Colors of Chaos i is the story of the White Chaos wizard Cerryl his education in life and love and his rise to power in the magicians guild of Fairhaven This is the direct sequel to i The White Order i which told of Cerryl s boyhood and youth and takes place at the same time as the events in Modesitt s earlier novel i The Magic Engineer i Yet it stands alone the longest Recluce novel a portrayal of the growth and change of character and of the strengths and weaknesses of an age old civilization held together by the power of magic br br Ceryl now a full mage in The White Order must prove himself indispensible to Jeslek the High Wizard Whether through assassination effective gorvernance of occupied territory or the fearless and clever direction of troops in battle Ceryl faces many harrowing obstacles not the least of which is Anya the plotting seductress who s the real power behind the scenes of the white wizards With his wits his integrity and the support of his love the Black healer Leyladin he must survive long enough to claim his rightful spot within the ruling heirarchy of the White Order br br This is a must read for followers of the Saga of Recluce offering a unique sympathetic point of view of the White Chaos wizards the forces that throughout history have opposed the magicians of Recluce br br i Colors of Chaos i is the ninth book in the saga of Recluce

Rating: 3.55 out of 5

The Chaos Balance (The Saga of Recluce #7)

The Chaos Balance (The Saga of Recluce #7) Description:

The saga of Recluce by L E Modesitt Jr has become one of the standard works of fantasy in the s i VOYA i says Modesitt s logical structure of the interrelationship of order and chaos magic and technology is one of the most through in modern fantasy The personal growth of his characters and the depiction of their world it well written and credible and involves the reader The serious fantasy reader will revel in Modesitt s work Launched with i The Magic of Recluce i the novels of Recluce have gone on to sell over a million copies in paperback br br The most recent of the Recluce novels i Fall of Angels i introduced the engineer smith Nylan the only man among the leadership of the company of angels marooned on a high plateau in the west of Candar and perhaps the one person most responsible for their survival But the angels are a matriarchal band and so Nylan must leave his companions and seek a life elsewhere He travels down from the plateau into the world of warring kingdoms and strange magics with his companion Ayrlyn the healer and his infant son They are in search of a place to lead a peaceful life but they look different from the locals and their talents are most valued in battle and so the war between chaos and order begins again br br i The Chaos Balance i is the seventh book of the saga of Recluce

Rating: 3.50 out of 5