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    • 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 1,550
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,409
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,428

    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.

    • 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 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 608
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 556
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 557

    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.

    • 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 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 479
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434

    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.

    • 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

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 184

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Standard Modesitt

    • By Brian Chafin on 02-20-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • 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 361
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335

    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.

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

    • By Cliff on 02-07-14

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Mongrel Mage

    • Saga of Recluce, Book 19
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 24 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    In the world of Recluce, powerful mages can wield two kinds of magic - the white of Chaos or the black of Order. Beltur, however, has talents no one dreamed of, talents not seen in hundreds of years that blend both magics. On the run from a power-hungry white mage, Beltur is taken in by Order mages who set him on the path to discover and hone his own unique gifts and in the process find a home. However, when the white mage he fled attempts to invade his new home, Beltur must hope his newfound power will be enough to save them all.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Rehash for Recluce

    • By Patrick on 12-04-17

    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 189
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    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.

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

    • By ray on 04-19-16

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Assassin's Price

    • The Imager Portfolio, Book 11
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    Six years have passed since the failed uprising of the High Holders, and the man behind the conspiracy is where the rex and Maitre Alastar can keep an eye on him. Charyn has come of age and desperately wants to learn more so that he can become an effective rex after his father - but he's kept at a distance by the rex. So Charyn sets out to educate himself - circumspectly. When Jarolian privateers disrupt Solidar's shipping, someone attempts to kill Charyn's younger brother as an act of protest.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Imager adjacent

    • By KMBusiness on 09-04-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • 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 360
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you liked the previous books you'll like this.

    • By Cliff on 01-21-14

    Regular price: $38.49

    • 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 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoying this series

    • By Kathleen on 07-17-15

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Treachery’s Tools

    • Imager Portfolio Series, Book 10
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    Alastar has settled into his role as the Maitre of the Collegium. Now married with a daughter, he would like nothing better than to focus his efforts on improving Imager Isle and making it more self-sufficient. However, the rise in fortune of the merchant classes in Solidar over the years does not sit well with the High Holders, who see the erosion of their long-enjoyed privileges. Bad harvests and worse weather spark acts of violence and murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Getting a bit repetitive

    • By Matthew Van Buskirk on 10-26-16

    Regular price: $38.49

    • 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 195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    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.

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

    • By Atle on 11-30-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Wellspring of Chaos

    • Saga of Recluce, Book 12
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    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.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Scholar

    • The Fourth Book of the Imager Portfolio
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 19 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 449
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454

    Hundreds of years before the time of Imager, the continent of Lydar is fragmented. Years of war have consolidated five nations into three-Bovaria, Telaryn, and Antiago. Quaeryt is a scholar and friend of Bhayar, the young ruler of Telaryn. Worried about his future and the escalating intrigues in Solis, the capital city, Quaeryt persuades Bhayar to send him to Tilbor.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This is actually the true beginning of the series

    • By Joe on 05-14-12

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Imager

    • The First Book of the Imager Portfolio
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,063
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 777
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 786

    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 and is skilled and diligent enough to be considered for the status of master artisan - in another two years. Then, in a single moment, his entire life is transformed when his master patron is killed in a flash fire and Rhenn discovers he is an imager.

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

    • By Timorell on 11-02-10

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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 867
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 640
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 649

    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. No sooner has he assumed his new position than he discovers two things. First, the commander of the Civic Patrol doesn't want a liaison from the infamous Collegium and soon has Rhenn patrolling the streets of the worst district in the city.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • interesting concepts

    • By Lydia on 11-06-09

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By Craig on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Darknesses

    • Corean Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    Corus is a world of humans, but also of strange animals and supernatural creatures. It is a world of magical powers and of a few people who are Talented enough to use them. Alucius, the hero of the story, is one such person. In Legacies we saw how he grew from a Talented child on a lonely Nightsheep ranch in the Iron Valleys to a proficient soldier who used his wits and his Talent to become the first to escape military enslavement in the neighboring country of Madrien.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another good book

    • By RobT on 03-05-15

    Regular price: $39.19

    • Madness in Solidar

    • Imager Portfolio, Book 9
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    Four centuries after its founding, Solidar's Collegium of Imagers is in decline, the exploits of its founder, the legendary Quaeryt, largely forgotten. The Collegium is so lacking in leadership that the dying Maitre must summon Alastar, an obscure but talented senior imager who has little knowledge of politics in the capital, as his successor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well done

    • By Jason Gull on 06-28-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Colors of Chaos

    • Saga of Recluse, Book 9
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • favorite of the series!!!

    • By Steven on 05-19-17

    Regular price: $45.49

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