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  • The Mongrel Mage: Saga of Recluce, Book 19 | L. E. Modesitt Jr.

    The Mongrel Mage: Saga of Recluce, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    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.

    donna says: "great story"
  • The Magic of Recluce: Saga of Recluce, Book 1 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    The Magic of Recluce: Saga of Recluce, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    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.

    Captain Skurvy says: "Epic Fantasy"
  • Madness in Solidar: Imager Portfolio, Book 9 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Madness in Solidar: Imager Portfolio, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    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.

    Jason Gull says: "Well done"
  • Treachery’s Tools: Imager Portfolio Series, Book 10 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Treachery’s Tools: Imager Portfolio Series, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    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.

    Matthew Van Buskirk says: "Getting a bit repetitive"
  • The Order War: The Saga of Recluce Series, Book 4 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    The Order War: The Saga of Recluce Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    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.

    Cliff says: "If you liked the previous books you'll like this."
  • The Towers of the Sunset: Saga of Recluce, Book 2 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    The Towers of the Sunset: Saga of Recluce, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    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.

    Cliff says: "A solid novel but not as good as the first one."
  • Wellspring of Chaos: Saga of Recluce, Book 12 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Wellspring of Chaos: Saga of Recluce, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    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.

  • The Magic Engineer: Saga of Recluce Series, Book 3 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    The Magic Engineer: Saga of Recluce Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    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.

    Suzanne O says: "I'm a Modesitt fan, but I couln't finish this one."
  • Heritage of Cyador: Saga of Recluce, Book 18 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Heritage of Cyador: Saga of Recluce, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    Scarcely a year after the events of Cyador's Heirs, Lerial uses his mastery of Order and Chaos, the competing natural forces that shape his world and define the magic that exists within it, to utterly destroy an Afritan military force crossing into Cigoerne. Five years later, Lerial, now an overcaptain and a field commander of Cigoerne's Mirror Lancers, must lead three companies of troops into Afrit on a mission of mutual interest.

    Brian Perlmutter says: "He's done it again"
  • The Death of Chaos: Saga of Recluce Series, Book 5 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    The Death of Chaos: Saga of Recluce Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    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.

    Cliff says: "Same formula:but it still works"
  • Legacies: Corean Chronicles, Book 1 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Legacies: Corean Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kyle McCarley
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    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.

    breckoz says: "Legacies Corean Chronicles"
  • Mage-Guard of Hamor: Saga of Recluce, Book 15 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Mage-Guard of Hamor: Saga of Recluce, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    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.

    Atle says: "I like it but.."
  • The White Order: Saga of Recluce, Book 8 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    The White Order: Saga of Recluce, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
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    The White Order is the story of Cerryl, a boy orphaned when the powerful white mages killed his father to protect their control of the world's magic. Cerryl, raised by his aunt and uncle, is a curious boy, attracted to mirrors and books, though he is unable to read. When he is old enough, Cerryl is apprenticed to the local miller. The miller's daughter teaches Cerryl to read his father's books, and it seems that the talent for magic has been passed from father to son.

    Arin says: "Excellent entry in the series."
  • Fall of Angels: Saga of Recluce, Book 6 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Fall of Angels: Saga of Recluce, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    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.

    Thomas Kelley says: "Complex and compelling"
  • Imager: The First Book of the Imager Portfolio | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Imager: The First Book of the Imager Portfolio

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    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    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.

    Timorell says: "I didn't love it"
  • Rex Regis: Imager Portfolio, Book 8 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Rex Regis: Imager Portfolio, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    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.

    Kindle Customer says: "More Imager, less "Nameless""
  • Colors of Chaos: Saga of Recluse, Book 9 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Colors of Chaos: Saga of Recluse, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    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.

    Steven says: "favorite of the series!!!"
  • Recluce Tales: Stories from the World of Recluce | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Recluce Tales: Stories from the World of Recluce

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
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    For over 1,000 years, Order and Chaos have molded the island of Recluce. The Saga of Recluce chronicles the history of this world through 18 books, L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s longest and best-selling fantasy series. Recluce Tales: Stories from the World of Recluce collects 17 new short stories and four popular reprints spanning the thousand-year history of Recluce.

    Sean Dustman says: "Recluse lovers, this is for you"
  • Scholar: The Fourth Book of the Imager Portfolio | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Scholar: The Fourth Book of the Imager Portfolio

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    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.

    Joe says: "This is actually the true beginning of the series"
  • Natural Ordermage: Saga of Recluce, book 14 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Natural Ordermage: Saga of Recluce, book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
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    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.

    ray says: "Another awesome read/listen."
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