The Death of Chaos (The Saga of Recluce #5)
Lerris has settled into being a woodworker and building a life with Krystal. But this newfound peace is endangered when both Candar and Recluce come under the threat of invasion from the Empire of Hamor. Despite the imminent possibility of destruction, the lands of Candar will not unite and Recluce will not heed the peril. Lerris is faced with the challenge of becoming the...more
Most of the writing flaws are greatly mitigated. The onomatopoeia is still present, but as an occasional touch of flavor rather than a method of communicating action - this is much less jarring. Ler ...more
I note that Justen, the pr ...more
Another masterpiece in the Recluse Saga! One of his longest creations to date, you will not likely read it in a weekend...or even a week. I would find myself engrossed well past my bedtime (and not just a little grumpy at work the next day!). Now, finally, I'll be able to catch up on my lost sleep! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! ☺
Not only the story line makes this the best book in the series thus far. The characters are lovable and believable, while at the same time completely ba ...more
A complaint I had at first was that each character only had one book. He has since expanded that out to two to three and I love how the characters develop.
I was curious to what will happen to the "hero" of this story.
After this, I believe I wouldn't be able to see the characters.
What can I say...
Well, there will be a lot of reference to Lerris as hero, by his consort, and many others.
A number of times that it got annoying.
Unlike the first, this involved many characters.
A lot of dying and sadness.
A lot of questions, as to be expected.
An interesting start, as Lerris show us the day to day activity after his victory ...more
I really have enjoyed Modesitt's Recluce series, but I'm having a bit of an issue with the way he portrays women in relationships. Over and again, they're cold, bitter, shrewish bitches that just don't understand the poor guy they're involved romantically with. He manages to make the men look just as terrible, but honestly.. it tends to fall squarely on the ' ...more
After taking the readers from the confused beginnings of Lerris to his first accomplishments as a wizard-crafter through a journey back to the founding of Recluce and the great characters that have achieved great deeds in the history of Recluce, not without the difficult und ...more
Once again the force of order and chaos clash (and all the vagaries between) and Lerris is once again needed to right the swelling wrongs.
If you've made it this far into the Recluce seris you'll enjoy this book.
If you're new, then you should at least first pick up the Magic of Recluce first, but ...more
It's still not a bad read. I call it "ok."
This is quite a long book, divided into three sections that can almost stand on their own. Despite the length, the pace rarely falters. The resolutions to both the internal and external are well written and powerful.
He has worked as a Navy pilot, lifeguard, delivery boy, u ...more