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Publisher's Summary

L. E. Modesitt, Jr., continues his best-selling Saga of Recluce with his 20th book in the long-running series. Beltur began his journey in The Mongrel Mage and continues with Outcasts of Order, the next book of his story arc in the Saga of Recluce.

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. His fellow mages now see him as a threat to be destroyed, and the local merchants want to exploit his power.

There's only one way he can remain free and survive - he's going to have to run.

©2018 L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (P)2018 Tantor

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nothing happened.

I have most of these novels in hardback. yes, I'm a fan. nothing happened. no spoilers. finally the story starts looking up. ooh, this sounds interesting. the end. that's for next time.

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Boring...28 hours of nothing happening.

I have listened to this entire series and usually they are pretty exciting and contain a good bit of action. This one is mostly guy goes to work, guy does his job, guy goes home. Little bits of action but not enough to make this long book entertaining.

In the end, it was less a book and more like a 28 hour prologue /set up for the next volume. I own 20 in this series but I will seriously question whether to get the 21ST.

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I typically thoroughly enjoy all of his books

in reading this author for like 20 years this is the least enjoyable book it's nice and long which I typically enjoy but nothing happens of interest in my opinion for nearly 20 hours and then when I think the books going to get finally interesting he drags it out to just stop at the end of the book and doesn't proceed to what would be a really interesting and climactic part of this man's Tale I still recommend it as an additional part to the world of recluce but it lacks the grabbing epicness in the story arcs that I come accustomed to in his previous works maybe he's got another book in the way and this will be a three-part but I don't think so it's not his style

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Another great book

Like the other books in this series, this is another great book. someday I will have to go back and read them in chronological order of the series. Rather than release date.

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Solid Modesitt - characters you can care about

As other reviewers have noted, this book is building up to sequel. But, rather than being disappointing, I rather enjoyed the long, twisted journey and look forward to the next book. In vintage Modesitt fashion, the world and characters are painted in vivid detail. The story rises and falls and the characters stay true to their natures. Modesitt always makes me feel a part of the world and makes me care about the characters - this book is no exception. I hope the next book will come soon.

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  • Magbug
  • 07-25-18

More of the same, but not in a good way

To be clear, I think I have read, and re-read, all of Modesitt's. I'm a fan but this book seems to reflect the worst of his writing habits. Heaps of anxious introspection without enough balancing action to make it worthwhile. Don’t read if you are not a fan, nor if you have not read the proceeding book. Even if you have read the last book, I would just wait for the next one, which is bound to be along soon.

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  • Catherine J Coleman
  • 08-29-18

I didn't want it to end

This is the best book I've read/ heard in a long time. I loved the characters and the way the story was fashioned. It felt like it was real.

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  • Yvonne
  • 08-11-18

Best of so many enjoyable stories

I have listened to this story four times since I bought it
a week ago.That should tell you how much I enjoyed it and will continue to enjoy it