L. E. Modesitt Jr.
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L. E. Modesitt Jr.

After spending years writing poetry, political speeches and analyses, as well as economic and technical reports on extraordinarily detailed and often boring subjects, I finally got around to writing my first short story, which was published in 1973. I kept submitting and occasionally having published stories until an editor indicated he'd refuse to buy any more until I wrote a novel. So I did, and it was published in 1982, and I've been writing novels -- along with a few short stories -- ever since.

If you want to know more, you can visit my website at www.lemodesittjr.com.

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    • Endgames

    • Imager Portfolio Series, Book 12
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 20 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Solidar is in chaos. Charyn, the young and untested ruler of Solidar, has survived assassination, and he struggles to gain control of a realm in the grip of social upheaval, war, and rioting....

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Magic of Recluce

    • Saga of Recluce, Book 1
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,673
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,520
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,540

    Though it goes against all of his instincts, Lerris must learn to use his magical powers in an orderly way before his wanderjahr, or fall prey to Chaos....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Epic Fantasy

    • By Captain Skurvy on 07-04-13

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Dawn for a Distant Earth

    • Forever Hero Series #1
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    Thousands of years in the future, Earth is a desolate ruin. The first human ship to return in millennia discovers an abandoned wasteland....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Early work, but really good Modesitt, Jr book

    • By Eric G. Peters on 10-23-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Imager's Intrigue

    • The Third Book of the Imager Portfolio
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 768
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 586

    Rhenn's past catches up to him in this third entry in L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s hit Imager Portfolio series....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Finish for this part of the portfolio.

    • By Tom N. on 09-03-10

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Legacies

    • Corean Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
    • Length: 20 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320

    Millennia ago, a magical disaster caused the fall of a great worldwide civilization, the end of a golden age....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Legacies Corean Chronicles

    • By breckoz on 10-08-14

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Towers of the Sunset

    • Saga of Recluce, Book 2
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 671
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 613
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 615

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A solid novel but not as good as the first one.

    • By Cliff on 11-25-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Imager

    • The First Book of the Imager Portfolio
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 814
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 823

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I didn't love it

    • By Timorell on 11-02-10

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Magic Engineer

    • Saga of Recluce Series, Book 3
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 543
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493

    The chronicles of the magical island of Recluce continue as young Dorrin, fascinated by forbidden science, goes into exile in the lands of Chaos....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I'm a Modesitt fan, but I couln't finish this one.

    • By Suzanne O on 07-27-14

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Mage-Guard of Hamor

    • Saga of Recluce, Book 15
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 25 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    Rahl is a mage now, powerful and still just as dangerous to himself and to others. This is the story of how he gains more knowledge and power while also learning more self-control....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I like it but..

    • By Atle on 11-30-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Outcasts of Order

    • Saga of Recluce Series, Book 20
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 28 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    Beltur, an Order mage, discovers he possesses frightening powers not seen for hundreds of years. With his new abilities, he survives the war in Elparta and saves the lives of all. However, victory comes with a price....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring...28 hours of nothing happening.

    • By tranceGhost on 06-30-18

    Regular price: $27.99

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