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Saga of Recluce
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  • 1

    The Magic of Recluce: Saga of Recluce, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    Overall
    (550)
    Performance
    (503)
    Story
    (512)

    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"
    Epic Fantasy

    I read the first L. E. Modesitt's Recluse series when it first came out in the early 1990's since then15 additional titles have been added to the ser..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 04 2013 by Captain Skurvy (Queensland, Australia)
  • 2

    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
    Overall
    (221)
    Performance
    (206)
    Story
    (204)

    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."
    A solid novel but not as good as the first one.

    I enjoyed it, but I'd have to go a long time before listening to it again. It was ok, but fairly formulaic and the romance angle gets pretty aggravati..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 25 2013 by Cliff (madison, MS, United States)
  • 3

    The Magic Engineer: Saga of Recluce Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (139)

    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.

    Cliff says: "Ok, but basically a copy of the other books"
    Ok, but basically a copy of the other books

    If you liked the first two books in the series then you will enjoy this book. That being said, the story is almost exactly the story of the first book..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 18 2013 by Cliff (madison, MS, United States)
  • 4

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

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (105)

    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."
    If you liked the previous books you'll like this.

    The reason you will like it is that the author keeps writing basically the same story over and over again. The only difference is tha the protagonist ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 21 2014 by Cliff (madison, MS, United States)
  • 5

    The Death of Chaos: Saga of Recluce Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (99)

    Lerris has settled into being a woodworker and building a life with Krystal. But this newfound peace is endangered when both Candar and Recluce come under the threat of invasion from the Empire of Hamor. Despite the imminent possibility of destruction, the lands of Candar will not unite and Recluce will not heed the peril. Lerris is faced with the challenge of becoming the greatest wizard of all time - or seeing his whole world destroyed.

    Cliff says: "Same formula:but it still works"
    Same formula:but it still works

    If you've read the previous books in the series you know the formula. The author is like a cook who cooks the same comfort food again and again. That ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 07 2014 by Cliff (madison, MS, United States)
  • 6

    Fall of Angels: Saga of Recluce, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (68)

    Nylan is the engineer and builder whose job it is to raise a great tower on the plateau known as the Roof of the World. Here the exiled women warriors will live and survive to fulfill their destiny. Here a revolutionary new society will be born...if Nylan can get the tower built and defenses in place before the rulers of the lowland nations come with their armies to obliterate them all. And if Nylan can learn to control the magical powers that are growing within him.

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  • 7

    The Chaos Balance: The Saga of Recluce, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    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.

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  • 8

    The White Order: Saga of Recluce, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    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.

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  • 9

    Colors of Chaos: Saga of Recluse, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    Ceryl, now a full mage in The White Order, must prove himself indispensable to Jeslek, the High Wizard. Whether it be the threat of assassination, the effective governance 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 hierarchy of the White Order.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 10

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

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    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.

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  • 11

    Scion of Cyador: The Saga of Recluce, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    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.

    Charles Grayson says: "A Hero That's Hard to Like"
    A Hero That's Hard to Like

    Lorn murders anyone whom he disapproves of. He seems to have no concept of the rule of law, and when faced with a warring neighbor, never considers th..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 27 2014 by Charles Grayson (Memphis, TN USA)
  • 12

    Wellspring of Chaos: Saga of Recluce, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    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.

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  • 13

    Ordermaster: Saga of Recluce, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By L.E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    The cooper Kharl has no sooner taken possession of the estate bestowed upon him by Lord Ghrant of Austra when he is summoned back to the capital. After a bloody campaign, in which Kharl discovers and is forced to use even more deadly order magery, civil order is restored and Ghrant's throne firmly secured. But Kharl is now a famous and feared public figure, the Lord's Mage, and his notoriety makes him uncomfortable.To his surprise, Kharl is soon called upon again by Lords Ghrant and Hagen.

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