The Magic of Recluce

The Magic of Recluce

By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

  • Release Date: 2010-07-01
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 129 Ratings
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"An intriguing fantasy in a fascinating world." —Robert Jordan, New York Times Bestselling author of The Wheel of Time® series

Young Lerris is dissatisfied with his life and trade, and yearns to find a place in the world better suited to his skills and temperament. But in Recluce a change in circumstances means taking one of two options: permanent exile from Recluce or the dangergeld, a complex, rule-laden wanderjahr in the lands beyond Recluce, with the aim of learning how the world works and what his place in it might be. Many do not survive. Lerris chooses dangergeld.

When Lerris is sent into intensive training for his quest, it soon becomes clear that he has a natural talent for magic. And he will need magic in the lands beyond, where the power of the Chaos Wizards reigns unchecked. Though it goes against all of his instincts, Lerris must learn to use his powers in an orderly way before his wanderjahr, or fall prey to Chaos.

L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s bestselling fantasy novels set in the magical world of Recluce are among the most popular in contemporary fantasy. Each novel tells an independent story that nevertheless reverberates though all the other books in the series, to deepen and enhance the reading experience. Rich in detail, the Recluce books are a feast of wondrous marvels.

Saga of Recluce

#1 The Magic of Recluce / #2 The Towers of Sunset / #3 The Magic Engineer / #4 The Order War / #5 The Death of Chaos / #6 Fall of Angels / #7 The Chaos Balance / #8 The White Order / #9 Colors of Chaos / #10 Magi’i of Cyador / #11 Scion of Cyador / #12 Wellspring of Chaos / #13 Ordermaster / #14 Natural Order Mage / #15 Mage-Guard of Hamor / #16 Arms-Commander / #17 Cyador’s Heirs / #18 Heritage of Cyador /#19 The Mongrel Mage (forthcoming)

Story Collection: Recluce Tales

Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
The Imager Portfolio
The Corean Chronicles
The Spellsong Cycle
The Ghost Books
The Ecolitan Matter

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


  • Thought provoking and magical

    By Frhall
    Another good one.
  • Recluse:

    By Erikku Lei
    The Saga Of Recluse is one of my favorite series, although I own them all paper back I couldn't resist reviewing. :)
  • Good read second time around.

    By Pinky6801
    Read this book back in hard cover. First digital book I have read. Still as good as it was those many years ago.
  • Magic of Recluce

    By Dolfin70
    This is a fantastic take on the fight of good against evil. Truth, knowledge, and wisdom are the keys that are always right there in front of you. And L E Modesitt brings this out in vivid detail.
  • Great book

    By BobalooieZ
    This book is a great start to the series. I just wish they would post the rest of the series.