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  • Imager: The First Book of the Imager Portfolio | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Imager: The First Book of the Imager Portfolio

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    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.

    Timorell says: "I didn't love it"
  • The Magic of Recluce: Saga of Recluce, Book 1 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    The Magic of Recluce: Saga of Recluce, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    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 braving 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 the dangergeld.

    Captain Skurvy says: "Epic Fantasy"
  • The Magic Engineer: Saga of Recluce Series, Book 3 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    The Magic Engineer: Saga of Recluce Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    The chronicles of the magical island of Recluce continue as young Dorrin, fascinated by forbidden science, goes into exile in the lands of Chaos, where he unwillingly invents devices of war to save his land from the evil Chaos wizards.

    Suzanne O says: "I'm a Modesitt fan, but I couln't finish this one."
  • Recluce Tales: Stories from the World of Recluce | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Recluce Tales: Stories from the World of Recluce

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    For over 1,000 years, Order and Chaos have molded the island of Recluce. The Saga of Recluce chronicles the history of this world through 18 books, L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s longest and best-selling fantasy series. Recluce Tales: Stories from the World of Recluce collects 17 new short stories and four popular reprints spanning the thousand-year history of Recluce.

    Sean Dustman says: "Recluse lovers, this is for you"
  • Cyador's Heirs: Saga of Recluce, Book 17 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Cyador's Heirs: Saga of Recluce, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    Decades after the fall of Cyador, its survivors have reestablished themselves in Cigoerne, a fertile country coveted by hostile neighbors in less hospitable lands. Young Lerial, the second son of Duke Kiedron, lives in the shadow of his older brother Lephi, the heir to their father's realm. Lerial's future seems preordained: He will one day command his brother's forces in defense of Cigoerne, serving at his older sibling's pleasure and no more.

    S. Johnson says: "Another solid entry to the series"
  • The Towers of the Sunset: Saga of Recluce, Book 2 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    The Towers of the Sunset: Saga of Recluce, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s latest novel in the Saga of Recluce series tells the story of Creslin, son of a powerful military matriarch, who chooses exile rather than an arranged marriage. Creslin 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.

    Cliff says: "A solid novel but not as good as the first one."
  • The Order War: The Saga of Recluce Series, Book 4 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    The Order War: The Saga of Recluce Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    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. Justen - a young Black Engineer in the city of Nylan - joins the relief force.

    Cliff says: "If you liked the previous books you'll like this."
  • Princeps: Imager Portfolio Series, Book 5 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Princeps: Imager Portfolio Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    The thrilling follow-up to Scholar - in which, after discovering a coup attempt and preventing a bloody civil war, Quaeryt was appointed princeps of Tilbor - begins a new episode in the young Imager's life. Now second only to the governor, and still hiding his powers as an Imager, Quaeryt is enjoying his new position, as well as his marriage to Lord Bhayar's youngest sister, Vaelora, when a volcanic eruption devastates the old capital of Telaryn. He and his wife are dispatched to Extela, Telaryn's capitol city, to replace the governor killed in the eruption.

    Lore says: "Better than Scholar but not great."
  • Imager's Intrigue: The Third Book of the Imager Portfolio | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Imager's Intrigue: The Third Book of the Imager Portfolio

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    Rhenn's past catches up to him in this third entry in L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s hit Imager Portfolio series.

    Outside1 says: "Modesitt ran out of steam for this one."
  • Heritage of Cyador: Saga of Recluce, Book 18 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Heritage of Cyador: Saga of Recluce, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    Scarcely a year after the events of Cyador's Heirs, Lerial uses his mastery of Order and Chaos, the competing natural forces that shape his world and define the magic that exists within it, to utterly destroy an Afritan military force crossing into Cigoerne. Five years later, Lerial, now an overcaptain and a field commander of Cigoerne's Mirror Lancers, must lead three companies of troops into Afrit on a mission of mutual interest.

    Brian Perlmutter says: "He's done it again"
  • Imager's Challenge | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Imager's Challenge

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
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    Still recovering from injuries received in foiling the plots of the Ferran envoy, Rhenn is preparing to take up his new duties as imager liaison to the Civic Patrol of L'Excelsis. No sooner has he assumed his new position than he discovers two things. First, the commander of the Civic Patrol doesn't want a liaison from the infamous Collegium and soon has Rhenn patrolling the streets of the worst district in the city.

    Lydia says: "interesting concepts"
  • Imager's Battalion: Imager Portfolio, Book 6 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Imager's Battalion: Imager Portfolio, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    Given the rank of subcommander by his wife's brother, Lord Bhayar, the ruler of Telaryn, Quaeryt joins an invading army into the hostile land of Bovaria, in retaliation for Bovaria's attempted annexation of Telaryn. But Quaeryt has his own agenda in doing Bhayar's bidding: to legitimize Imagers in the hearts and minds of all men, by demonstrating their value as heroes as he leads his battalion into one costly battle after another.

    Lore says: "More of the same"
  • Scepters: Corean Chronicles, Book 3 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Scepters: Corean Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kyle McCarley
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    Alucius is happy to be back on his nightsheep stead with his beloved wife Wendra, who is expecting their first child. But the country is beset by enemies on all sides. Although the Lord Protector of Lanachrona keeps his promise not to order Alucius back to active duty, Alucius finds his request for help no easier to ignore.

    Craig Pfaff says: "Great book"
  • Scholar: The Fourth Book of the Imager Portfolio | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Scholar: The Fourth Book of the Imager Portfolio

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    Hundreds of years before the time of Imager, the continent of Lydar is fragmented. Years of war have consolidated five nations into three-Bovaria, Telaryn, and Antiago. Quaeryt is a scholar and friend of Bhayar, the young ruler of Telaryn. Worried about his future and the escalating intrigues in Solis, the capital city, Quaeryt persuades Bhayar to send him to Tilbor.

    Joe says: "This is actually the true beginning of the series"
  • The White Order: Saga of Recluce, Book 8 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    The White Order: Saga of Recluce, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    The White Order 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.

    Arin says: "Excellent entry in the series."
  • Magi'i of Cyador: Saga of Recluce, Book 10 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Magi'i of Cyador: Saga of Recluce, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    Magi'i of Cyador marks the beginning of a new tale from deep within the rich depths of the history of Recluce. This is the story of Lorn, a talented boy born into a family of Magi'i. A diligent student of remarkable talent, Lorn lacks only the single most coveted attribute required of a Magus of Cyador: Unquestionable loyalty. Lorn is too independent for his own good. So Lorn is forced to become a lancer officer, and he's sent to the frontier to fight off the all-too-frequent barbarian raids.

    Kindle Customer Abby says: "Matt's of Cyador"
  • The Chaos Balance: The Saga of Recluce, Book 7 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    The Chaos Balance: The Saga of Recluce, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    In Fall of Angels, the sixth installment of the Saga of Recluce series, L. E. Modesitt, Jr., 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.

    Kathleen says: "Enjoying this series"
  • Scion of Cyador: The Saga of Recluce, Book 11 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Scion of Cyador: The Saga of Recluce, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    Exploring the rich depths of the history of Recluce, Magi'i introduced Lorn, a talented boy born into a family of Magi'i. A fastidious student mage who lacked blind devotion, Lorn was made into a lancer officer and shipped off to the frontier. Having survived an extended stint fighting both barbarian raiders and the giant beasts of the Accursed Forest, Lorn has proven himself to be a fine officer - perhaps too fine an officer. As his prowess has grown, so has his number of enemies and rivals.

    Brian Chafin says: "Standard Modesitt"
  • Wellspring of Chaos: Saga of Recluce, Book 12 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Wellspring of Chaos: Saga of Recluce, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    Kharl is the best cooper in Brysta, and his life has been as snug and regular as his barrels. But in the course of just a few days, it's all staved in. When a young blackstaffer from Recluce is mysteriously murdered in his cooperage, Kharl is summarily jailed. Then, in a shocking turnaround at the trial, his innocent consort is blamed for the killing and quickly executed. Kharl ends up destitute and on the run, but he does take the slain woman's black staff and the book "The Basis of Order", which explains the principles of its power.

  • Mage-Guard of Hamor: Saga of Recluce, Book 15 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Mage-Guard of Hamor: Saga of Recluce, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
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    Rahl was a young apprentice on the island of Recluce who was sent to the mages' training school for testing, then banished to Hamor. His education now continues under dangerous circumstances. In Hamor, his powers have increased but so has the amount of trouble he attracts. The whole society of Hamor is a new culture for L. E. Modesitt, Jr., to explore, one in which magic is a monopoly of the state. Rahl is a mage now, powerful and still just as dangerous to himself and to others.

    Atle says: "I like it but.."
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