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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.

    Patrick says: "Rehash for Recluce"
  • 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"
  • 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 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."
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • The Chaos Balance: The Saga of Recluce, Book 7 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    The Chaos Balance: The Saga of Recluce, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    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.

    Kathleen says: "Enjoying this series"
  • 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."
  • 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 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.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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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."
  • Princeps: Imager Portfolio Series, Book 5 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Princeps: Imager Portfolio Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    The thrilling follow-up to Scholar - in which, after discovering a coup attempt and preventing a bloody civil war, Quaeryt was appointed princeps of Tilbor - begins a new episode in the young Imager's life. Now second only to the governor, and still hiding his powers as an Imager, Quaeryt is enjoying his new position, as well as his marriage to Lord Bhayar's youngest sister, Vaelora, when a volcanic eruption devastates the old capital of Telaryn. He and his wife are dispatched to Extela, Telaryn's capitol city, to replace the governor killed in the eruption.

    Lore says: "Better than Scholar but not great."
  • Imager's Battalion: Imager Portfolio, Book 6 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Imager's Battalion: Imager Portfolio, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    Given the rank of subcommander by his wife's brother, Lord Bhayar, the ruler of Telaryn, Quaeryt joins an invading army into the hostile land of Bovaria, in retaliation for Bovaria's attempted annexation of Telaryn. But Quaeryt has his own agenda in doing Bhayar's bidding: to legitimize Imagers in the hearts and minds of all men, by demonstrating their value as heroes as he leads his battalion into one costly battle after another.

    Lore says: "More of the same"
  • Cyador's Heirs: Saga of Recluce, Book 17 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Cyador's Heirs: Saga of Recluce, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    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.

    S. Johnson says: "Another solid entry to the series"
  • Imager's Challenge | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Imager's Challenge

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    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.

    Lydia says: "interesting concepts"
  • 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"
  • Imager's Intrigue: The Third Book of the Imager Portfolio | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Imager's Intrigue: The Third Book of the Imager Portfolio

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    Rhenn's past catches up to him in this third entry in L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s hit Imager Portfolio series.

    Outside1 says: "Modesitt ran out of steam for this one."
  • 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.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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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"
  • 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"
  • Scion of Cyador: The Saga of Recluce, Book 11 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Scion of Cyador: The Saga of Recluce, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    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.

    Brian Chafin says: "Standard Modesitt"
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