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Adiamante
A clash of cultures as a kinder and gentler earth needs defending from attack....
Darknesses
Tor, Aug 2003, 27.95, 528 pp. ISBN: 0765307049 On Corus, sheepherder Alucius possesses a powerful, untapped Talent that he tries to hide while serving his mandatory military time. Alucius just wants to go home to his wife Wendra so though he is a captain in the 21st Company he avoids trouble as much as possible in order to avoid becoming noticed. Warlord Aellyan Edyss finds and opens an ancient vault containing magical weapons and legendary b...
Darksong Rising - Spellsong Cycle 3
Lady Anna, song-sorceress and Regent of Defalk, continues her campaign to secure her lands from invasion and foster equal rights for women. An interesting exercise in managing and manipulating medieval-style politics, though the central conflict of the book is strangely underwhelming. Lady Anna is an outstandingly detailed, realistic character....
Dawn for a Distant Earth - Forever Hero 1
Volume 1 of The Forever Hero. He was a product of Old Earth's ruins. He was captured by the Empire and trained to be a combat soldier. He was too smart and independent for the military, so they sent him back to the polluted, devastation of Old Earth. He is determined to bring Earth back, regardless of what it takes....

Modesitt. booklist

Fall Of Angels - Recluce 6
In the time line of this series of the Saga of Recluce, this is the first book. It tells how a spaceship from a different time goes through a break in the fabric of space and ends up around a world where magic works. The members of the spaceship try to survive in the mountains and with their new found powers, set up a new society called Westwind, where women rule. Women on this planet have no rights. The magic is called order (good) or choas (bad). ...
Flash
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Tor, Sep 2004, 25.95, 480 pp. ISBN: 0765311283 In the twenty-fourth century, observing his government lie and condone atrocities, former Marine officer Jonat deVrai resigned his military commission; he became an expert on product advertising. The Centre for Societal Research hires Jonat to analyze the election campaign of Juan Carlisimo who is running for the Senate. Jonat quickly questions the ethics and perhaps the illegal ...
Gravity Dreams
In Earth's distant future, Tyndel is both teacher and mentor, a staunch devotee to his religious culture. Then a rogue infection of nanotechnology transforms him into a "demon", something more than human and is forced to flee into exile to the more technologically advanced space-faring civilization that his people consider evil. He has the rare talent to become a space pilot and he doesn't expect to encounter a vastly superior being---perhaps God....
In Endless Twilight - Forever Hero 3
Volume 3 of The Forever Hero. The immortal Gerswin has finally succeeded in getting Old Earth to come back to life. In the process, he has had to destroy the decayed, bureaucratic Empire, that he has fought from the begining. he returns to Earth to live out his days, and has become a legendary hero....
Legacies
Tor, Nov 2002, 27.95, 560 pp. ISBN: 0765305615 On a remote sheep farm in Corus, herder Alucius grows up in relative isolation as his mother and grandparents do not want the ruling bodies to use the lad's Talent. Instead he learns to hide his skills, using them only to augur any danger to his family or the sheep. Alucius' pastoral life ends when the Militia drafts him. Not wanting to repeat what happened to his father who died fighting for th...
Ordermaster
LE. Modesitt, Jr. Tor, Jan 2005, 27.95, 480 pp. ISBN 0765312131 After saving the life and the throne of Lord Ghrant of Austra, former cooper and sailor Kharl is made a Lord and given an estate. He barely settles in when Kharl's friend lord, Chancellor Hagen, whisks him to the capital. Lord Ghrant needs his help in quelling rebellious lords, abetted by the Hamorian Empire, who wants to make Austra a part of their dominion. After Kharl defeats th...

L.E. Modesitt Jr. list of books

Scepters
Tor, Jul 2004, 27.95, 624 pp. ISBN 0765310422 When his country needed him, Alucius joined the army with the rank of overcaptain and almost single handily won the battle facing overwhelming arms. As soon as he was no long needed, he left the army and returned to Iron Stem where he and his wife Wendra herded sheep and had a baby. The Ifriti, beings from another world who drain the life force of a planet and eventually destroy it, are back. The...
Scion of Cyador - Recluce 11
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 ...
Shadowsinger - Spellsong Cycle 4
Tor, Feb 2002, 27.95, 672 pp. ISBN 0765303582 The people who rule the Sturrinese Islands are a despotic lot, who shackle their women in chains and rip out the tongues of female sorceresses. They always seek to expand their empire and their present target is the land of Liedfuhr where Anna, the Soprano Sorceress brought peace to her corner of the land. Now that she is gone, her foster daughter Secca, also a powerful sorceress, is trying to k...
The Death Of Chaos
The sequel to The Magic Of Recluce. Lerris must once more go out and save the world. The Emperor has decided to take over the world and someone is selling him secrets of technology that is helping him. ...
The Ethos Effect
Tor, Oct 2003, 27.95, 544 pp. ISBN: 0765308029 Taran Republic Space Force Commander Van C. Albert defeats an unknown enemy's cruiser that attacked his vessel, the RSFS Fergus. However, his joy is short-lived as his actions also caused the destruction of a civilian liner. A board of inquiry condoned his actions, but his career is over though he retains the rank of Commander. His current loser position is as a military attaché at the Taran emb...
The Magic Engineer - Recluce 3
In the time line of the Saga of Recluce, this is the third book. It is about a boy who wants to build things to help people, but the society he lives in says that machines are bad. So he leaves and learns how to build his machines and comes back and saves the Island of Recluce....

L.E. Modesitt Jr. novels

The Magic Of Recluce - Recluce 1
This is the book that started the Saga of Recluce. It is about how one of the Recluse masters sends his son out to save the world, but doesn't tell that he's to do it or how. All Lerris knows is that nobody will tell him anything and he is bored. With help from his Uncle Justin, he just might succeed....
The Octagonal Raven
L.E. Modesitt, Jr. Tor, Feb 2001, 27.95, 398 pp. ISBN: 031287720X Because of his family's wealth, Daryn Alwyn has been the recipient of genetic enhancements and nanotech augmentations. Still, Daryn prefers to succeed on his own, rejecting the opportunity to join in the giant media firm, UniComm, run by his family. Instead, he becomes federal starship pilot and ultimately serves as a media consultant. However, Daryn's perfect world is ...
The Order War - Recluce 4
This is the fourth book in the time line of the Saga of Recluce. Justin is an engineer and his brother is an Air Wizard. They decide to help Sarronnyn against the White Wizards. When they don't stop them, Justin escapes and goes to Nacolas and after his meeting with the Druids, he goes back to Recluce and builds a land engine and with the help of his brother goes back and destroys the capital of the White wizards....
The Parafaith War
Trystin Desoll is an enhanced human soldier who is fighting a religious society who feels that they have a divine right to take what they want. Trystin becomes a hero, a pilot, and then they make him a spy and send him to the home world of the enemy to see if he can figure out a way to use their religion against them....
The Shadow Sorceress - Spellsong Cycle 4
Tor, Jun 2001, 27.95, 544 pp. ISBN: 031287877X Twenty years have passed since Anna was forcibly ripped away from her home in the Mist Worlds and sent to a beleaguered world that needed her singing abilities. In Liedwahr, singers are powerful sorcerers and Anna turned out to be the strongest winning battle after battle until peace settled in the realm. Anna adopted Secca and taught her all she knew about sorcery. When Anna died, a nat...
The Silent Warrior - Forever Hero
Volume 2 of The Forever Hero. MacGregor Gerswin has self-exiled himself from Earth, but he will continue to work to reclaim Earth. He uses an inheritance from a friend to set up a Foundation to create the tools he needs to help Earth. He has also become a target for the Assassins Guild....

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The Towers Of The Sunset - Recluce 2
This is the second book of the Saga of Recluce in the time line. The male descendant of the Angels tries to escape his planned destiny, unknowing that he is being used. Creslin has his own ideas about the future and with his extrordinary powers, he is about to change the world....
Wellspring of Chaos
Kharl is a cooper who loses everything after preventing the rape of a neighbo'rs daughter by a prince. After obtaining a staff from an order mage who was also a victim of the prince, Kharl leaves his home and learns that he too has the makings of an order mage and learns how to use his powers to make a difference....


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