Natural Ordermage

Natural Ordermage : Saga of Recluce

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L. E. Modesitt, Jr. begins a new Recluce story in "The Natural Ordermage", the first of two volumes set mostly on the continent of Hamor, far across the sea from Recluce where the story begins, a new setting for this series that fans will be eager to explore. Rahl, a young apprentice scrivener on the island of Recluce, likes life to work out in his favor. To make sure things go his way, he uses a small amount of order magic in opportunistic moments, but his abilities are starting to get the attention of the Council magisters. He's not like other ordermages, the same rules don't seem to apply to his magic. And he has a bad attitude too. It gets him sent to the mages' training school for testing, and then banishment to Hamor, where his learning continues under dangerous circumstances.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 43.18mm | 816.46g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • maps
  • 076531813X
  • 9780765318138
  • 994,136

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"["Ordermaster"] is one of the better ones in this sequence, a nice mix of intrigue and overt actions. . .I was entertained throughout, and that is all I really was looking for." -"Chronicle""Spiked with the author's customary pop psychology and propelled by rapid-fire plot spurts, this tale of a humble artisan's rise to mageship will likely leave YA fantasy readers hungry for more."--"Publishers Weekly" on "Ordermaster" "Strong supporting characters, vivid settings and creative approach to mythos and magic enhance this richly detailed story. New readers should feel comfortable in Modesitt's world, where chaos and order reign in delicate balance, while series fans will welcome this return to familiar ground. As usual, Modesitt handles his world-building and characterization with ease. The Saga of Recluce is a gift for fans and new readers alike."--"Romantic Times "(a "Top Pick") on "Wellspring of Chaos" "The author displays a rare talent for portraying the day-to-day affairs of a vividly detailed world in which chaos and order form a dynamic duality." -"Library Journal"
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About L. E. Modesitt

L.E. MODESITT, JR. lives in Cedar City, Utah.
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