Saga of Recluce
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  • 1
    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.

    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)
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    The Towers of the Sunset: Saga of Recluce, Book 2 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

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

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    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
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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.

    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 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    The Magic Engineer: Saga of Recluce Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
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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.

    I'm a Modesitt fan, but I couln't finish this one.

    This is my first book review, but I just had to say something! I have enjoyed other Modesitt books, including the Soprano Sorcerer books, the two Ima..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 27 2014 by Suzanne O ()
  • 4
    The Order War: The Saga of Recluce Series, Book 4 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

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

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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.

    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 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
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    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.

    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 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Fall of Angels: Saga of Recluce, Book 6

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    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.

    loving this series!

    L. E. Modesitt adds another GREAT book to the saga of Recluse. Kirby Heyborne gives his usual outstanding performance of voices, accents and voice inf..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 03 2015 by Teresa ()
  • 7
    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.
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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.

    Good series

    Good stuff Maynard. helps with driving. 160 miles a day, six day a week. smile

    Reviewed on September 15 2015 by Gerald Aguinaga ()
  • 8
    The White Order: Saga of Recluce, Book 8 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    The White Order: Saga of Recluce, Book 8

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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.

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  • 9
    Colors of Chaos: Saga of Recluse, Book 9 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Colors of Chaos: Saga of Recluse, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
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    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.

    Good

    it's a good book nice to see another part from the white mages side. the series grabs me every time I begin a new story

    Reviewed on July 27 2016 by tomtomtiger ()
  • 10
    Magi'i of Cyador: Saga of Recluce, Book 10 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

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

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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.

    Matt's of Cyador

    To just say that this book is good would not be doing it credit. Having many books this one is one of my favorites. It draws the reader in as the worl..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 30 2015 by Kindle Customer Abby (PORTERVILLE, CALIFORNIA, US)
  • 11
    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.
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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.

    Anyone notice...?

    I love this book. On average I've read this book and its prequel at least once a year since sometime in the 90s I would guess. Heyborne does a compete..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 24 2016 by TS Warrior (Oakland, CA, USA)
  • 12
    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.
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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.

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  • 13
    Ordermaster: Saga of Recluce, Book 13 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Ordermaster: Saga of Recluce, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
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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.

    One of my favorites!!!

    I definitely liked the characters in this storyline. I would love to find out what happened once they returned home.

    Reviewed on November 10 2015 by DeLiQ (Georgia United States)
  • 14
    Natural Ordermage: Saga of Recluce, book 14 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Natural Ordermage: Saga of Recluce, book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
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    Rahl, a young apprentice scrivener on the island of Recluce, likes life to work out in his favor. And he has a bad attitude, too. To make sure things go his way, he uses a small amount of order magic at opportunistic moments-but his abilities are starting to get the attention of the Council magisters. So the Council sends him to the mage training school for testing, and through misuse of his powers, which are getting stronger all the time, Rahl gets himself banished to the continent and empire of Hamor.

    Another awesome read/listen.

    The combination of content and narrator makes listening to the book very entertaining. I recommend the series to everyone that I know that enjoys fant..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 19 2016 by ray ()
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    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.

    I like it but..

    Follows the pattern of the other order sagas. I just wish there was a third installment to close quite a few loose ends. Other than that it is a solid..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 30 2015 by Atle (Norway)
  • 16
    Arms-Commander: Saga of Recluce, Book 16 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Arms-Commander: Saga of Recluce, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
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    The keep of Westwind, located in the cold mountainous heights called the Roof of the World, is facing attack by the adjoining land of Gallos. Arthanos, son and heir to the ailing Prefect of Gallos, wishes to destroy Westwind because the idea of a land where women rule, no matter how small and how isolated, is total anathema to him. Saryn, Arms-Commander of Westwind, is dispatched to the neighboring land of Lornth to seek support against the Gallosians.

    Needed Female Narrator
    Reviewed on January 11 2016 by Alan Roberts ()
  • 17
    Cyador's Heirs: Saga of Recluce, Book 17 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Cyador's Heirs: Saga of Recluce, Book 17

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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.

    better and more interesting than expected

    the story goes along fairly well couple of areas they didn't have it very well theories and skills that they do not ever show another books interestin..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 15 2016 by tomtomtiger ()
  • 18
    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.
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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.

    He's done it again

    I keep waiting for a book in this series to be mediocre but as usual Modesitt has produced another great read/listen.

    Reviewed on July 04 2015 by Brian Perlmutter (Houston, TX)