Alector's Choice

Alector's Choice : Corean Chronicles Series

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Corus has been designed to become the new home of a superior race from a distant world, whose life depends on drawing sustenance from the biological life force of a planet. After changing the climate, they have grown ordinary people to tend to the plants and animals in preparation for their eventual arrival. Meanwhile, their plans are supervised by a staff of Alectors, who in effect rule the world. Alectors are bigger, tougher, and have both psychic talents and technology unavailable to the natives. The time is now fast approaching for the transfer from the old world, nearly bled dry of life force. But, neither the Alectors (who will be reduced in status when the real powers arrive) nor the local humans (who seem destined to become no more than cattle, though they know nothing of this) are ready.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 35.56mm | 294.83g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765352575
  • 9780765352576
  • 201,156

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"Modesitt's fourth entry in his Corean series (after 2004's Scepters) contain plenty of fine world building and intelligently developed magic. . . .Modesitt fans, knowing what they're in for, will find reaching the end of the challenging fantasy well worth the effort." --Publishers Weekly on Alector's Choice"Corus is a fascinating land, full of both new and ancient magic, and the inhabitants are possibly the most fascinating of all, with complex motivations underpinning their every action." --Romantic Times Bookclub on Alector's Choice"Readers of its predecessors may most relish this book, which does, however, stand on its own." --Booklist on Alector's Choice Modesitt's fourth entry in his Corean series (after 2004's Scepters) contain plenty of fine world building and intelligently developed magic. . . .Modesitt fans, knowing what they're in for, will find reaching the end of the challenging fantasy well worth the effort. Publishers Weekly on Alector's Choice Corus is a fascinating land, full of both new and ancient magic, and the inhabitants are possibly the most fascinating of all, with complex motivations underpinning their every action. Romantic Times Bookclub on Alector's Choice Readers of its predecessors may most relish this book, which does, however, stand on its own. Booklist on Alector's Choice" Modesitt's fourth entry in his Corean series (after 2004's" Scepters") contain plenty of fine world building and intelligently developed magic. . . .Modesitt fans, knowing what they're in for, will find reaching the end of the challenging fantasy well worth the effort. "Publishers Weekly on Alector's Choice" Corus is a fascinating land, full of both new and ancient magic, and the inhabitants are possibly the most fascinating of all, with complex motivations underpinning their every action. "Romantic Times Bookclub on Alector's Choice" Readers of its predecessors may most relish this book, which does, however, stand on its own. "Booklist on Alector's Choice"" "Modesitt's fourth entry in his Corean series (after 2004's" Scepters") contain plenty of fine world building and intelligently developed magic. . . .Modesitt fans, knowing what they're in for, will find reaching the end of the challenging fantasy well worth the effort."--"Publishers Weekly" on "Alector's Choice""Corus is a fascinating land, full of both new and ancient magic, and the inhabitants are possibly the most fascinating of all, with complex motivations underpinning their every action."--"Romantic Times Bookclub" on "Alector's Choice""Readers of its predecessors may most relish this book, which does, however, stand on its own."--"Booklist" on "Alector's Choice" " Modesitt's fourth entry in his Corean series (after 2004' s" Scepters") contain plenty of fine world building and intelligently developed magic. . . .Modesitt fans, knowing what they're in for, will find reaching the end of the challenging fantasy well worth the effort." --"Publishers Weekly" on "Alector's Choice" " Corus is a fascinating land, full of both new and ancient magic, and the inhabitants are possibly the most fascinating of all, with complex motivations underpinning their every action." --"Romantic Times Bookclub" on "Alector's Choice" " Readers of its predecessors may most relish this book, which does, however, stand on its own." --"Booklist" on "Alector's Choice" "Corus is a fascinating land, full of both new and ancient magic."
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About L. E. Modesitt

L. E. Modesitt, Jr., is the bestselling author of the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce, Corean Chronicles, and the Imager Portfolio. His science fiction includes Adiamante, the Ecolitan novels, the Forever Hero Trilogy, and Archform: Beauty. Besides a writer, Modesitt has been a U.S. Navy pilot, a director of research for a political campaign, legislative assistant and staff director for a U.S. Congressman, Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues, and a college lecturer. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.
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1,686 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 29% (492)
4 42% (703)
3 23% (393)
2 5% (83)
1 1% (15)
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