The Death of Chaos
L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s The Death of Chaos continues his bestselling fantasy series the Saga of Recluce, which is one of the most popular in contemporary epic fantasy.
A threat of invasion from the Empire of Hamor endangers Lerris' newfound peace. Despite the imminent possibility of destruction, the lands of Candar will not unite and Recluce will not heed the peril, forcing...more
The all important balance between chaos & order is swinging out of control & Lerris is smack dab in the middle of the mess while in ...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
Also, I got a little tired of the constant harping on Lerris's mistakes when no-one's bothering to teach or warn him! Especially when Krystal, his partner, gets angry with him and won't say why. Later it's made out that the rea ...more
I note that Justen, the pr ...more
Anyway a decent book all the way through. Also is this book an end of sorts? Not sure will have to read on.
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 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
He has worked as a Navy pilot, lifeguard, delivery boy, u ...more