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"A New Age Begins"The First Book of the Corean ChroniclesMillennia ago, a magical disaster caused the fall of a great civilization that spanned a continent, and ended a golden age. Corus today is a world of contending countries, of struggling humans, strange animals and elusive supernatural creatures. Though much has been forgotten, it is still a place of magical powers, and of a few people who are Talented enough to use them.Even as a child, Alucius showed very strong Talent. He was warned never to reveal it, lest others seek to exploit it. But as he grows to young manhood, Alucius must serve in the Militia like his father before him. When his country is invaded by the slave armies of the Matrial, immortal ruler of a nearby land, Alucius is captured and magically enslaved.A time of changes has come upon all of the world of Corus. If the evil surrounding the Matrial is not ended, those changes will not be happy ones. Alucius and his Talent have a central role to play.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 38.1mm | 272.15g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Tor
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • First.
  • 0765345137
  • 9780765345134
  • 562,326

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The consistent excellence of L. E. Modesitt makes him by far the most entertaining of today's fantasy writers. "Romantic Times Magazine""
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About L. 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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4 41% (1,247)
3 20% (619)
2 4% (119)
1 1% (31)
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