Natural Ordermage

Natural Ordermage : Saga of Recluce

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Rahl, a young apprentice scrivener on the island of Recluce, likes life to work out in his favour. 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.During Rahl's exile in Hamor, working in the Ordermage Council's import and export business, his powers increase--and so does the amount of trouble he can get into.Welcome to the fantasy world of L. E. Modesitt, where the adventure is just beginning.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 106.68 x 170.18 x 22.86mm | 748.42g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • maps
  • 0765357755
  • 9780765357755
  • 115,359

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Recluce fans may well devour this book at one sitting, and eagerly await its sequel. Modesitt renders the people and places of Recluce and Hamor . . . with diligent attention to detail. ""Can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel. Readers new to Recluce as well as fans of the series will both enjoy this tale." "Recluce fans may well devour this book at one sitting, and eagerly await its sequel." --Booklist"Modesitt renders the people and places of Recluce and Hamor . . . with diligent attention to detail." --Publishers Weekly"Can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel. Readers new to Recluce as well as fans of the series will both enjoy this tale." --SFRevu Recluce fans may well devour this book at one sitting, and eagerly await its sequel. Booklist Modesitt renders the people and places of Recluce and Hamor . . . with diligent attention to detail. Publishers Weekly Can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel. Readers new to Recluce as well as fans of the series will both enjoy this tale. SFRevu" Recluce fans may well devour this book at one sitting, and eagerly await its sequel. "Booklist" Modesitt renders the people and places of Recluce and Hamor . . . with diligent attention to detail. "Publishers Weekly""" Can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel. Readers new to Recluce as well as fans of the series will both enjoy this tale. "SFRevu"" "Recluce fans may well devour this book at one sitting, and eagerly await its sequel."--"Booklist""Modesitt renders the people and places of Recluce and Hamor . . . with diligent attention to detail.""--Publishers Weekly ""Can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel. Readers new to Recluce as well as fans of the series will both enjoy this tale.""--SFRevu" Praise for "Natural Ordermage" "Recluce fans may well devour this book at one sitting, and eagerly await its sequel."--"Booklist""Modesitt renders the people and places of Recluce and Hamor . . . with diligent attention to detail.""--Publishers Weekly ""Can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel. Readers new to Recluce as well as fans of the series will both enjoy this tale.""--SFRevu" Praise for "Natural Ordermage" "Recluce fans may well devour this book at one sitting, and eagerly await its sequel."--"Booklist""Modesitt renders the people and places of Recluce and Hamor . . . with diligent attention to detail.""--Publishers Weekly""Can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel. Readers new to Recluce as well as fans of the series will both enjoy this tale.""--SFRevu" Praise for "Natural Ordermage": "Recluce fans may well devour this book at one sitting, and eagerly await its sequel."--"Booklist""Modesitt renders the people and places of Recluce and Hamor . . . with diligent attention to detail.""--Publishers Weekly ""Can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel. Readers new to Recluce as well as fans of the series will both enjoy this tale.""--SFRevu" Praise for "Natural Ordermage": "Recluce fans may well devour this book at one sitting, and eagerly await its sequel."--"Booklist""Modesitt renders the people and places of Recluce and Hamor . . . with diligent attention to detail.""--Publishers Weekly ""Can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel. Readers new to Recluce as well as fans of the series will both enjoy this tale.""--SFRevu" "["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" " ["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"show more

About L. E. Modesitt

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.show more

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3 20% (544)
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