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by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

Genre: Science Fiction, General Science Fiction

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It has taken a while to get here, but this month, fans of L. E. Modesitts impressive Recluce series can get a hardcover glimpse of the MAGII OF CYADOR (4.5), the precursor empire of the White Wizards.
A few more tantalizing hints about the origin of Order and Chaos on Recluce emerge as we follow the adventures of Lorn, a budding white mage whose independent attitude lands him on the frontlines of the continuing struggle to hold the barbarians at bay. With only a short life expectancy as casualty rates mount, Lorn must find a way to develop his powers and beat the odds of survival. The byzantine nature and political scheming of a declining empire are wonderfully woven into the most compelling of tales.

Reviewed By: Melinda Helfer

Publisher: Tor

Published: April 2000

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