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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 1,536
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,397
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,415

    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 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 476
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 430

    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

    • 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 601
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 548
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 549

    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 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 355
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329

    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 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 357
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322

    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 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 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    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

    • 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 113
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    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

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

    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

    • 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 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    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

    • 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 213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    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

    • 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 866
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 639
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 648

    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 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    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 Abby on 12-30-15

    Regular price: $38.49

    • 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 249
    • 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

    • 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 776
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 785

    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

    • Recluce Tales

    • Stories from the World of Recluce
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recluse lovers, this is for you

    • By Sean Dustman on 01-12-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Heritage of Cyador

    • Saga of Recluce, Book 18
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • He's done it again

    • By Brian Perlmutter on 07-04-15

    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 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 739
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 560

    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

    • 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 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    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

    • Ordermaster

    • Saga of Recluce, Book 13
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 21 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    The cooper Kharl has no sooner taken possession of the estate bestowed upon him by Lord Ghrant of Austra when he is summoned back to the capital. After a bloody campaign, in which Kharl discovers and is forced to use even more deadly order magery, civil order is restored and Ghrant's throne firmly secured. But Kharl is now a famous and feared public figure, the Lord's Mage, and his notoriety makes him uncomfortable.To his surprise, Kharl is soon called upon again by Lords Ghrant and Hagen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorite stories!

    • By sslarigo on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • 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 213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    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. Although the Lord Protector of Lanachrona keeps his promise not to order Alucius back to active duty, Alucius finds his request for help no easier to ignore.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Craig Pfaff on 02-14-15

    Regular price: $41.99

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