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 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    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 1,690
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,535
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,555

    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

    • 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 680
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 622
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 624

    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

    • 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 153
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    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

    • Imager's Challenge

    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 908
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 679
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 687

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • interesting concepts

    • By Lydia on 11-06-09

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Mongrel Mage

    • Saga of Recluce, Book 19
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 24 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    Beltur has talents no one dreamed of, talents not seen in hundreds of years that blend both magics....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Oddly monotone reading

    • By Jim Wagner on 04-18-18

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Natural Ordermage

    • Saga of Recluce, book 14
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another awesome read/listen.

    • By ray on 04-19-16

    Regular price: $38.49

    • 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 550
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500

    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

    • Scepters

    • Corean Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
    • Length: 28 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Craig Pfaff on 02-14-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • 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 772
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 583
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 590

    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

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