Ordermaster

Ordermaster

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Kharl, the cooper has no sooner settled into the estate bestowed upon him by Lord Ghrant of Austra when he is summoned back to the capital by his friend Hagen, the lord-chancellor, who needs help in dealing with rebellious nobles. After a bloody campaign, peace is restored and Ghrant's throne firmly secured. But to his surprise, Kharl is soon called upon again, this time to return as envoy to his home-land of Nordla. When he discovers a plot by the Hamorians and his old enemy Egen - the local heir apparent - to take the throne from his father and open Nordla to the enemy, Kharl has to find a solution, for the sake of both the land of his birth and his new homeland.
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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 102 x 171 x 25.75mm | 277g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • maps
  • 0765350890
  • 9780765350893
  • 213,527

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"This thoughtful work should appeal to all readers of fantasy." "This is one of the better ones in this sequence, a nice mix of intrigue and overt actions." "Continues the ever-enchanting history of a world in which and law and chaos form the basis for both magic and morality." "In this thirteenth novel in the Saga of Recluse [sic], Modesitt's subtext is power and responsibility, explored both through the action-packed main plot and through Kharl's legal studies . . . . This thoughtful work should appeal to all readers of fantasy." --VOYA"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"This sequel to Wellspring of Chaos continues the ever-enchanting history of a world in which and law and chaos form the basis for both magic and morality. Modesitt's Recluce sagas derive their appeal from the evocation of reality in every detail of setting and character." --Library Journal"This 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 In this thirteenth novel in the Saga of Recluse [sic], Modesitt's subtext is power and responsibility, explored both through the action-packed main plot and through Kharl's legal studies . . . . This thoughtful work should appeal to all readers of fantasy. VOYA 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 This sequel to Wellspring of Chaos continues the ever-enchanting history of a world in which and law and chaos form the basis for both magic and morality. Modesitt's Recluce sagas derive their appeal from the evocation of reality in every detail of setting and character. Library Journal This 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" In this thirteenth novel in the Saga of Recluse [sic], Modesitt's subtext is power and responsibility, explored both through the action-packed main plot and through Kharl's legal studies . . . . This thoughtful work should appeal to all readers of fantasy. "VOYA" 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" This sequel to" Wellspring of Chaos" continues the ever-enchanting history of a world in which and law and chaos form the basis for both magic and morality. Modesitt's Recluce sagas derive their appeal from the evocation of reality in every detail of setting and character. "Library Journal" This 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"" A VOYA selection for Best SF/Fantasy & Horror of 2004 "In this thirteenth novel in the Saga of Recluse [sic], Modesitt's subtext is power and responsibility, explored both through the action-packed main plot and through Kharl's legal studies . . . . This thoughtful work should appeal to all readers of fantasy."" --VOYA ""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 ""This sequel to" Wellspring of Chaos" continues the ever-enchanting history of a world in which and law and chaos form the basis for both magic and morality. Modesitt's Recluce sagas derive their appeal from the evocation of reality in every detail of setting and character.""--Library Journal ""This 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" Praise for "Ordermaster"A VOYA selection for Best SF/Fantasy & Horror of 2004 "In this thirteenth novel in the Saga of Recluse [sic], Modesitt's subtext is power and responsibility, explored both through the action-packed main plot and through Kharl's legal studies . . . . This thoughtful work should appeal to all readers of fantasy."" --VOYA ""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 ""This sequel to" Wellspring of Chaos" continues the ever-enchanting history of a world in which and law and chaos form the basis for both magic and morality. Modesitt's Recluce sagas derive their appeal from the evocation of reality in every detail of setting and character.""--Library Journal ""This 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" "This tale of a humble artisan's rise to mageship will likely leave YA fantasy readers hungry for more." Praise for "OrdermasterA VOYA selection for Best SF/Fantasy & Horror of 2004 "In this thirteenth novel in the Saga of Recluse [sic], Modesitt's subtext is power and responsibility, explored both through the action-packed main plot and through Kharl's legal studies . . . . This thoughtful work should appeal to all readers of fantasy."" --VOYA "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 "This sequel to" Wellspring of Chaos continues the ever-enchanting history of a world in which and law and chaos form the basis for both magic and morality. Modesitt's Recluce sagas derive their appeal from the evocation of reality in every detail of setting and character.""--Library Journal "This 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
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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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3,449 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 37% (1,292)
4 40% (1,387)
3 20% (676)
2 2% (80)
1 0% (14)
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