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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    • 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 100
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • nothing happened.

    • By Kenneth Jay on 07-27-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 512
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 467

    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

    • The Order War

    • The Saga of Recluce Series, Book 4
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 22 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339

    The deadly White Wizards of Fairhaven, wielding the forces of chaos, have completed their great highway through the Westhorns....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Note to the Producer: KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE!!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-15-14

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Gravity Dreams

    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    In Earth's distant future, Tyndel is both teacher and mentor, a staunch devotee to his conservative and rigidly structured religious culture. Then a rogue infection of nanotechnology transforms him into a "demon", something more than human, and he is forced into exile....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Introspective sci-fi nano tech

    • By Matthew on 08-24-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Magic of Recluce

    • Saga of Recluce, Book 1
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,613
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,469
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,489

    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

    • Fall of Angels

    • Saga of Recluce, Book 6
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complex and compelling

    • By Thomas Kelley on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Scion of Cyador

    • The Saga of Recluce, Book 11
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 25 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    Exploring the rich depths of the history of Recluce, Magi'i introduced Lorn, a talented boy born into a family of Magi'i....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Standard Modesitt

    • By Brian Chafin on 02-20-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Towers of the Sunset

    • Saga of Recluce, Book 2
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 18 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 634
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 580
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 582

    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

    • The Chaos Balance

    • The Saga of Recluce, Book 7
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 22 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    In Fall of Angels, the sixth installment of the Saga of Recluce series, L. E. Modesitt, Jr., introduced the engineer/smith Nylan....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoying this series

    • By Kathleen on 07-17-15

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Death of Chaos

    • Saga of Recluce Series, Book 5
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 25 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Same formula:but it still works

    • By Cliff on 02-07-14

    Regular price: $41.99

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