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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 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,714
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,557
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,577

    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 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 690
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 631
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 632

    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

    • 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 164
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    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. 

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

    • By tranceGhost on 06-30-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 90
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    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. Solidar cannot be allowed to slide into social and political turmoil that will leave the High Holders with their ancient power and privilege, and the common people with nothing. But the stakes are even higher than he realizes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of all the books in the imager series.

    • By Helen on 04-29-19

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Fall of Angels

    • Saga of Recluce, Book 6
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complex and compelling

    • By Thomas Kelley on 11-13-17

    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 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 830
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 839

    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

    • 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 270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    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

    • The Death of Chaos

    • Saga of Recluce Series, Book 5
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 25 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387

    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

    • Cyador's Heirs

    • Saga of Recluce, Book 17
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 23 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    Decades after the fall of Cyador, its survivors have reestablished themselves in Cigoerne, a fertile country coveted by hostile neighbors in less hospitable lands. Young Lerial, the second son of Duke Kiedron, lives in the shadow of his older brother Lephi, the heir to their father's realm. Lerial's future seems preordained: He will one day command his brother's forces in defense of Cigoerne, serving at his older sibling's pleasure and no more.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult book to listen to.

    • By K Pearce on 03-28-19

    Regular price: $41.99

    • 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 368
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338

    Millennia ago, a magical disaster caused the fall of a great worldwide civilization, the end of a golden age. New civilizations have fought their way up from the ancient destruction and chaos, knowing little of the lost world that preceded them or the details of its fall.C orus today is a world of contending countries, of humans, but also of strange animals and supernatural creatures. It is a place of magical powers and of a few people who are talented enough to use them. Alusius, the hero of the story, is one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Legacies Corean Chronicles

    • By breckoz on 10-08-14

    Regular price: $38.49

    • 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 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Oddly monotone reading

    • By Jim Wagner on 04-18-18

    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 574
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 526
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 523

    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 SOShopper on 07-27-14

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Rex Regis

    • Imager Portfolio, Book 8
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291

    The saga of the Imager Quaeryt, commander in the forces of Lord Bhayar, reaches a new climax as the great struggle to unify the continent of Lydar enters its final phase. Only the land of Khel remains uncommitted to Bhayar's rule.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More Imager, less "Nameless"

    • By Kindle Customer on 01-19-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Arms-Commander

    • Saga of Recluce, Book 16
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 22 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    The keep of Westwind, located in the cold mountainous heights called the Roof of the World, is facing attack by the adjoining land of Gallos. Arthanos, son and heir to the ailing Prefect of Gallos, wishes to destroy Westwind because the idea of a land where women rule, no matter how small and how isolated, is total anathema to him. Saryn, Arms-Commander of Westwind, is dispatched to the neighboring land of Lornth to seek support against the Gallosians.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best in the Saga!

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-16-18

    Regular price: $38.49

    • 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 917
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 688
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 696

    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

    • Magi'i of Cyador

    • Saga of Recluce, Book 10
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217

    Magi'i of Cyador marks the beginning of a new tale from deep within the rich depths of the history of Recluce. This is the story of Lorn, a talented boy born into a family of Magi'i. A diligent student of remarkable talent, Lorn lacks only the single most coveted attribute required of a Magus of Cyador: Unquestionable loyalty. Lorn is too independent for his own good. So Lorn is forced to become a lancer officer, and he's sent to the frontier to fight off the all-too-frequent barbarian raids.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Matt's of Cyador

    • By Kindle Customer Abigail on 12-30-15

    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 411
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375

    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

    • 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 782
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 594
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 601

    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

    • 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 229
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    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

    • 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 230
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    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

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