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L. E. Modesitt, Jr., author of the bestselling Saga of Recluce fantasy series, opens the door into a marvelous new world.

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. Corus 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, a captain of the Twenty-first Company, faces new challenges, both military and magical. A would-be conqueror has somehow revived sorcerous creatures of legend to assist in his crusade to reunite the continent under his rule. Neither the officers above him nor the men under him know it, but Alusius's Talent is their only hope for victory, or even survival.


The Corean Chronicles
Legacies
Darknesses
Scepters
Alector's Choice
Cadmian's Choice
Soarer's Choice
The Lord-Protector's Daughter
Lady-Protector

Other series by this author:
The Saga of Recluce
Imager Portfolio
The Spellsong Cycle
The Ghost Books
The Ecolitan Matter
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Product details

  • Paperback | 532 pages
  • 109.22 x 165.1 x 35.56mm | 249.47g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Tor
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765346338
  • 9780765346339
  • 294,876

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"The gritty details of this world make it as real as any in science fiction. As usual, Mr. Modesitt's sense of power makes the fantastic background more plausible." --Philadelphia Press & Review on The Spellsong War"One of the premier voices in fantasy . . . Modesitt is a fabulous world-builder who once again creates a milieu so compelling that it seems like we actually go there with the plucky heroine...." --Romantic Times on The Soprano Sorceress"The underlying theme of this volume is stewardship and its costs. Modesitt shows how Anna must change her assumptions about herself, what she will and will not do, to be true to the responsibilities she has taken on as regent. Darksong Rising is another of Modesitt's deeply philosophical novels disguised as an action-adventure, military fantasy. This title is highly recommended for all young adult collections." --VOYA on Darksong Rising The gritty details of this world make it as real as any in science fiction. As usual, Mr. Modesitt's sense of power makes the fantastic background more plausible. Philadelphia Press & Review on The Spellsong War One of the premier voices in fantasy . . . Modesitt is a fabulous world-builder who once again creates a milieu so compelling that it seems like we actually go there with the plucky heroine.... Romantic Times on The Soprano Sorceress The underlying theme of this volume is stewardship and its costs. Modesitt shows how Anna must change her assumptions about herself, what she will and will not do, to be true to the responsibilities she has taken on as regent. Darksong Rising is another of Modesitt's deeply philosophical novels disguised as an action-adventure, military fantasy. This title is highly recommended for all young adult collections. VOYA on Darksong Rising" The gritty details of this world make it as real as any in science fiction. As usual, Mr. Modesitt's sense of power makes the fantastic background more plausible. "Philadelphia Press & Review on The Spellsong War" One of the premier voices in fantasy . . . Modesitt is a fabulous world-builder who once again creates a milieu so compelling that it seems like we actually go there with the plucky heroine.... "Romantic Times on The Soprano Sorceress" The underlying theme of this volume is stewardship and its costs. Modesitt shows how Anna must change her assumptions about herself, what she will and will not do, to be true to the responsibilities she has taken on as regent. Darksong Rising is another of Modesitt's deeply philosophical novels disguised as an action-adventure, military fantasy. This title is highly recommended for all young adult collections. "VOYA on Darksong Rising"" "The gritty details of this world make it as real as any in science fiction. As usual, Mr. Modesitt's sense of power makes the fantastic background more plausible."--"Philadelphia Press & Review" on "The Spellsong War" "One of the premier voices in fantasy . . . Modesitt is a fabulous world-builder who once again creates a milieu so compelling that it seems like we actually go there with the plucky heroine...."--"Romantic Times" on "The Soprano Sorceress" "The underlying theme of this volume is stewardship and its costs. Modesitt shows how Anna must change her assumptions about herself, what she will and will not do, to be true to the responsibilities she has taken on as regent. Darksong Rising is another of Modesitt's deeply philosophical novels disguised as an action-adventure, military fantasy. This title is highly recommended for all young adult collections." --VOYA on" Darksong Rising"
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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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2,742 ratings
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4 40% (1,103)
3 22% (614)
2 3% (82)
1 0% (12)
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