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"An intriguing fantasy in a fascinating world, with characters who catch you up." —Robert Jordan, New York Times Bestselling author of The Wheel of Time® series

The cooper Kharl has no sooner taken possession of the estate bestowed upon him by Lord Ghrant of Austra for his aid in quelling the revolt of Ghrant's dispossessed brother, when he is summoned back to the capital. Hagen, his friend the lord-chancellor, needs help in dealing with rebellious nobles. 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, this time to return to his homeland of Nordla as envoy, because Nordla has become the next target of Hamorian expansion. Back in his hometown of Brysta, he discovers that his old enemy Egen is engaged in a plot with the Hamorians to take the throne from his father and open Nordla to the enemy. Kharl has to find a solution, for the sake of both the land of his birth and his adopted new country.

L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s bestselling fantasy novels set in the magical world of Recluce are among the most popular in contemporary fantasy. Each novel tells an independent story that nevertheless reverberates though all the other books in the series, to deepen and enhance the reading experience. Rich in detail, the Saga of Recluce is a feast of wondrous marvels.

Saga of Recluce
#1 The Magic of Recluce
#2 The Towers of Sunset
#3 The Order War
#4 The Magic Engineer
#5 The Death of Chaos
#6 Fall of Angels
#7 The Chaos Balance
#8 The White Order
#9 Colors of Chaos
#10 Magi’i of Cyador
#11 Scion of Cyador
#12 Wellspring of Chaos
#13 Ordermaster
#14 Natural Order Mage
#15 Mage-Guard of Hamor
#16 Arms-Commander
#17 Cyador’s Heirs
#18 Heritage of Cyador
#19 The Mongrel Mage (forthcoming)
Story Collection: Recluce Tales

Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
The Imager Portfolio
The Corean Chronicles
The Spellsong Cycle
The Ghost BooksThe Ecolitan Matter

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