The Magic of Recluce

The Magic of Recluce

Book - 1991
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"An intriguing fantasy in a fascinating world." --Robert Jordan, New York Times Bestselling author of The Wheel of Time #65533; series

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.

L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s bestselling fantasy novels set in the magical world of Recluce are among the most popular in contemporary fantasy. Each novel tells an independent story that nevertheless reverberates though all the other books in the series, to deepen and enhance the reading experience. Rich in detail, the Recluce books are a feast of wondrous marvels.

Saga of Recluce

#1 The Magic of Recluce / #2 The Towers of Sunset / #3 The Magic Engineer / #4 The Order War / #5 The Death of Chaos / #6 Fall of Angels / #7 The Chaos Balance / #8 The White Order / #9 Colors of Chaos / #10 Magi'i of Cyador / #11 Scion of Cyador / #12 Wellspring of Chaos / #13 Ordermaster / #14 Natural Order Mage / #15 Mage-Guard of Hamor / #16 Arms-Commander / #17 Cyador's Heirs / #18 Heritage of Cyador / #19 The Mongrel Mage (forthcoming)

Story Collection: Recluce Tales

Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
The Imager Portfolio
The Corean Chronicles
The Spellsong Cycle
The Ghost Books
The Ecolitan Matter

Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty, c1991.
ISBN: 9780812505184


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Aug 18, 2010

This is my first book that i;ve read from Modesitt. It is a great fantasy book! I enjoyed reading this book very much beacause the chapters kept me rolling on. Although it may not be the high medieval fantasy novel i was looking, it was very intresting.

Mar 02, 2010

It took me a long time to get around to actually reading this book - when I did I knew I had found an author worth watching. Some have criticizes Modesitt's books as repetitive but I feel that they are similar in themes but all equally engaging. The Magic of Recluce begins a series of incredible magic and philosophy. Whenever I finish one book of the Saga of Recluce I can hardly wait to get the next one!

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Mar 02, 2010

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