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by L. E. Modesitt Jr.


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This is the fourth book in . Modesitt J. s fantasy series "The Saga of Recluce.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. This is the fourth book in . I found the plot weaker than in books two and three of the series, and the scenes from the perspective of the villains uncompelling.

This is the fourth book in . And yet it has the quality most important to me in a book: I cared about the main character.

The black iron plate of the deckhouse and single turret glistened in the morning sunlight, and the four-span gun pointed forward like a black staff aimed at chaos. аа A thin line of white water flowed aft from the newest warship of the Mighty Ten as she eased out into the Gulf of Candar between the twin.

Modesitt, J. s bestselling fantasy novels set in the magical world of Recluce are among the most popular in contemporary fantasy. Modesitt, J. Each novel tells an independent story that nevertheless reverberates though all the other Recluce novels to deepen and enrich the reading experience. As Publishers Weekly says, "Modesitt creates a complex worl. ore. Book 1. The Magic of Recluce. s writing is disappointing a second time around.

The events in this book take place subsequent to the events in the previous book, The Magic Engineer, but before the events in the first book, The Magic of Recluce.

LE Modesitt Jr is best known for his fantasy series The Saga of the Recluce. His first story was stories published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine in 1973.

The Fires of Paratime. LE Modesitt Jr is best known for his fantasy series The Saga of the Recluce. His first series, Timegod’s World, started in 1982 with The Fires of Paratine. This series was about a race of immortal time travellers and two heroes of that race. Modesitt Jr was born Leland Exton Modesitt Jr in Denver, Colorado in 1943.

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The saga of Recluce, launched in The Magic of Recluce and continuing in The Towers of the Sunset and The Magic Engineer reaches a new climax in The Order War. "Modesitt has created an exceptionally vivid world," says L. Sprague de Camp, "so concretely visualized as to give the impression that Modesitt himself must have dwelt there." Publishers Weekly says, "Modesitt creates a complex world bgased on a plausible system of magic and peopled with engaging and realistic characters."Set after the events of The Magic Engineer (and prior to The Magic of Recluce) The Order War illuminates great figures and major events in the historic war between order and chaos that is the central focus of the saga of Recluce.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. Despite their success in destroying more than half the White armies, Sarronnyn falls to the White Wizards, and Justen is chased into the most inhospitable desert in Candar. These trials are but the beginning, for the White Wizards have all Candar in their grasp. Justen must fight both Recluce and Fairhaven, as well as the highest powers of order and the forbidden technology to harness chaos itself in his efforts to halt the conquest of the chaos wizards.The Order War is the fourth book of the saga of Recluce.

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Vetibert
This is the fourth book in L.E. Modesitt Jr.'s fantasy series "The Saga of Recluce." There is an immersive quality to the writing, which I like, but which is linked to a detailed methodicalness that can slow down the story. I found the plot weaker than in books two and three of the series, and the scenes from the perspective of the villains uncompelling. I've now read a dozen books by Modesitt, and this is far from my favorite. And yet it has the quality most important to me in a book: I cared about the main character. Indeed I have cared about the main character in every book by Modesitt that I have read. I think that's why I keep wanting to read more of his work.

I note that this book introduces the Naclans, an interesting addition to the world. Also, I enjoy the links between the various books. This book in particular has satisfying tie-ins to both "The Magic of Recluce" and "The Towers of the Sunset."
LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE
I never put spoilers in my reviews.
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. writes epic fantasy with political commentary overtones. His world building is impeccable, taking the familiar and giving it a unique twist.
His protagonists are usually underdogs who don't fit into the mold cast for them by others in some way, chronicling their struggles to understand themselves and how to find their place in the world around them.
In some reviews I've read people have said some of the themes in the series are repetitive and, as far as it goes, they are right. While the protagonists are unique as are the storylines themselves, these books span eons and, I believe, are highlighting that history does indeed repeat itself because we are human and seldom learn from other's mistakes. Historical accounts usually don't report events as they are and this is part of the issue as well.
I like that the books aren't in chronological order and that the author tells the story from all perspectives from book to book, highlighting that we are, underneath it all, the same. That makes some uncomfortable, we like to have clear cut good guys and bad guys even though life is seldom black or white (pun intended.)
The only complaint I have is that in his earlier books Mr. Modesitt shows a lack of understanding of the female mindset. In his later books he must have wisely acquired an advisor.
Be prepared, his books are long and you won't want to put them down.
Qusserel
fills in some details, as the author, through all of the sequels to the original volume, the magic of recluse, including this one, fills in the back story as to how things got as they are in that volume. presumably, the next sequels tell what happens after the original book.
some of the author's views on society i don't share, and all the books, this one especially, tend to have a slight undercurrent of preachy-ness on, for example, the environment and sexual equality, but, the story is not bad.
the solutions to problems, such as the problem of evil, are more science than science fiction-y or fantasy; haven't decided how much i like that.
i'm not motivated to say more.
enjoy

i have to add, that certain writers tend to have idiosyncrasies. with andre norton, for example, every book has folks traipsing on a long journey or several long journeys, and the story is replete with descriptions of the scenery. it fills out the story, i guess, but that's just what it is, filler. and, it's repetitious and tedious, and adds little to the story.
with modesitt, his "filler", if you will, is the unending descriptions, in detail, of what people are eating. so much of the action takes place around a table of food (the food is repetitious and tedious, too.) i suppose, in one sense, it rounds out the story and in some cases gives insight into the day to day lives of various characters, and their personalities. it does have its useful purposes, too, as one character's choice of beverage, compared to what others drink, becomes a (repetitious and) heavy-handed hint about that character's circumstances. another character, we learn a lot about her due to her whining to her brothers at meals. more so in this book than some of the others. but, as i've said, it just gets tedious and repetitious after a while. and, you can tell the author's style and that he wrote this tome without needing to know. same with norton.
Miromice
So far, I have been very pleased with all of the Recluce novels I have read, namely the first four. Modesitt's weakness is that he often starts his books with the exact same plot device--a young man on Recluce is for some reason forced to go to Candar and there becomes a very powerful wizard and turns the world on its head, all the while winning the girl of his dreams. However, not every detail is replicated and Modesitt could easily be described as doing a "Theme and Variation" approach to this saga. This series isn't as on grand a scale as say Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series or Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series, but in many ways that makes it better--there are significantly less details to remember, so you don't spend each new book trying to recall what happened in the last one. In the end, it shouldn't be compared to either of the aforementioned series because it isn't as good. But, it still is a good read and a very enjoyable tale.
The Order War (Recluce series, Book 4) download epub
Fantasy
Author: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
ISBN: 0812534042
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
Language: English
Publisher: Tor (February 15, 1996)