Spellsong Cycle

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 814 ratings

The Soprano Sorceress Publisher's Summary

When Anna Marshall is transported from her boring and frustrating life in Ames, Iowa, to the very different world of Erde, she's angry and confused. But she soon finds out that for the first time in her life she's uniquely powerful. In Iowa, Anna was a music teacher and small-time opera singer, but on Erde, her musical ability makes her a big-time sorceress-potentially. First, though, she must figure out how to use her ability before the rulers kill her.

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  • Book 1

    • The Soprano Sorceress

    • Spellsong Cycle, Book 1
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 23 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 374
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 340

    When Anna Marshall is transported from her boring and frustrating life in Ames, Iowa, to the very different world of Erde, she's angry and confused. But she soon finds out that for the first time in her life she's uniquely powerful. In Iowa, Anna was a music teacher and small-time opera singer, but on Erde, her musical ability makes her a big-time sorceress-potentially. First, though, she must figure out how to use her ability before the rulers kill her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A different magic system

    • By Debbie Winn on 03-22-15

    Regular price: $41.99

  • Book 2

    • The Spellsong War

    • Spellsong Cycle, Book 2
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    Anna Marshal is regent of the kingdom of Defalk only a few months after a sorcerer pulled her from her boring life as a music teacher in Ames, Iowa, to the world of Erde. With her ability and her integrity, she saved Defalk from invasion and became its regent; now she must defend it against the greedy rulers of neighboring kingdoms who see a weakened state and a possible opportunity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I've loved this series ever since high school.

    • By Joseph Hunter on 04-30-18

    Regular price: $41.99

  • Book 3

    • Darksong Rising

    • Spellsong Cycle, Book 3
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 19 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    Listeners first met Anna Marshall in The Soprano Sorceress, when she wished to be anything other than a music teacher and singer in Iowa - this was before she was pulled into the world of Erde, where her gift of song became a gift of magic. Her musical ability has since given Anna influence, control, and the potential to be an enormously powerful sorceress. Now, as the regent of Defalk, Anna must battle two men who would destroy her and claim Defalk for their own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Feminist Fantasy at it's best!!

    • By Joseph Hunter on 05-13-18

    Regular price: $38.49

  • Book 4

    • The Shadow Sorceress

    • Spellsong Cycle, Book 4
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Secca, a young sorceress, is thrust into a position of power and responsibility when the legendary Sorceress-Protector of Defalk dies unexpectedly before Secca's training as a master magic wielder is anywhere near complete.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book begins the story of new sorceress

    • By Joseph Hunter on 06-10-18

    Regular price: $38.49

  • Book 5

    • Shadowsinger

    • Spellsong Cycle, Book 5
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 21 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Secca, foster daughter of the Soprano Sorceress and now her successor as sorceress-protector of Defalk, must deal carefully with her willful master and wield her power to save his kingdom from the armies, fleets, and master sorcerers of the maitre of Sturinn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I am Soooo sad that this is the end of the series

    • By Joseph Hunter on 06-29-18

    Regular price: $38.49