Magi'i of Cyador (The Saga of Recluce #10)
A fastidious student of remarkable talent, Lorn lacks the single most coveted attribute required of a Magus of Cyador: unquestionable loyalty. Lorn is too independent for his own good. So he's made into a
This is currently the first book in the Recluse series chronologically, although a short story or t ...more
This installment in the Saga of Recluce series takes us to what is, for now anyway, the earliest events in the chronology. No Black Order wizards--the Dark Angels have not yet fallen from the skies. Still, the Chaos weilders are not only centuries into their time on Candor, but are already beginning to experience the failure of their Chaos storage units, a fact the Emperor and the Magi'i (predecessors of the White Wizards) are trying to keep secret.
This book is devoted to the development and ...more
This is the first of a duo of novels concerning the earliest history of the land of Candor. Set probably hundreds of years after a high technology group landed on the planet to set up a colony it tells the story of their decedents struggling to maintain some of their high technology in a low tech world. Having lost ...more
Love all Modesitt's books. Been a while since I've read this series, decided to doit in the order they happened. This a a great opener, gives a very sympathetic treatment to the chaos magic that is so important in the series.
This is the first time I have an read this book. It ties together the story and fills in details which tie together the story line. Mr Modesitt is an exceptional writer with a lack of holding his reader's interest.?
They're not perfect. Lorn is a solid chara ...more
You have to be ready for a saga to read a Modesitt book. They are long and the plot rarely moves quickly. Usually, however, he manages to have a plot that leads to a definite climax. Not so much for this one. The whole book seems a setup for Scion.
Lorn (the main character) is a gifted, diligent (but lacking passion) student of Chaos (magic). He gets transferred to the army in an effort to ...more
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This is pretty much the same type of story that's been written.
I guess the only thing that really attracts me to these books is that the protagonists are wanting to build something or be effective with a purpose greater to themselves. This story continues in the Scion of Cyador , so you get plenty of time with the main character.
I feel that Modesitt's characterisation hit an all time high with his creation of Lorn.
You can get invested in Lorn because of his traits, and not be disappointed.
The two Cyador novels, Magi'i of Cyador, and its sequel, Scion of Cyador, are the unifying points for the later Recluce novels.
He has worked as a Navy pilot, lifeguard, delivery boy, u ...more