Scion of Cyador - Recluce 11 Book Summary and Study Guide

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Lorn hones his Chaos Talent and learns to be a good commander in the White Lancers, finding out what works and what doesn't. With his Consort, Ryalth, he struggles to discover what he's meant for, and the two found a Trading House, placing Lorn in the position of being White Mage, Lancer, and Trader, which he eventually uses to become a leader of Cyador. Lorn grows a lot in the two books, and learns to be a better man than the people who try to kill him and take his power for themselves. I enjoyed this book because Lorn's struggle was a powerful moving force that showed that white and black aren't always a specific color, sometimes it's grey
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The review of this Book prepared by ginnilee p. berger

This a book of the Magic of Recluce series, but there is no mention of Recluce in it. It is about a man named Lorn, who is a military officer, mage, and healer, who is consorted to the first successful woman trader. While Lorn tries to do his duty, he is always stepping on toes. This causes him to have people trying to kill him. While he goes from one assignment to another, he always seems to succeed, and becomes a hero. His last assignment is in the Capitol, and is his greatest challange. He might not succeed, or live, and if he does, he might become Emperor.
The review of this Book prepared by Ed Phillips

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   ruler Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   mage/magician    -   warrior/knight Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   can cast many different spells    -    Invisibility    -   is very quick    -   healing


Terrain    -   Desert    -   Forests A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   explicit references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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