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Saga of Recluce Chronological Reading Order

L.E. Modesitt Jr prefers that his Recluce series be read in published order since he develops the world & themes in that manner. I heartily agree for a first read, but subsequent reads in chronological order are also fantastic.
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22 books · 2 voters · list created July 14th, 2017 by Jim (votes) .
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message 1: by Karen (new)

Karen What fun!
Thank you for this new path through Modesitte's Recluse series.

At first my brain resisted but soon I found it was like reading a new series. Cheers.


message 2: by Jim (new)

Jim Karen wrote: "What fun!
Thank you for this new path through Modesitte's Recluse series.

At first my brain resisted but soon I found it was like reading a new series. Cheers."


You're welcome. In my review of the first book, Lee gave me the chronology for where each short story fit, too. You can find it here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 3: by Steve (new)

Steve Thank you for this chronological reading order for the Saga of Recluce. When do the stories in Recluce Tales take place?


message 4: by Jim (new)

Jim Steve wrote: "Thank you for this chronological reading order for the Saga of Recluce. When do the stories in Recluce Tales take place?"

Read comment #2. It has a link to my review with all the short stories in the order.


message 5: by Steve (new)

Steve Jim wrote: "Steve wrote: "Thank you for this chronological reading order for the Saga of Recluce. When do the stories in Recluce Tales take place?"

Read comment #2. It has a link to my review with all the sho..."


Thank you Jim.


message 6: by Steve (new)

Steve When does Fairhaven rising take place?


message 7: by Jim (new)

Jim Steve wrote: "When does Fairhaven rising take place?"

Thank you. I hadn't realized it was out & just ordered it.

It's supposed to take place 16 years after The Mage-Fire War, but I don't know a date for sure. I'm guessing 704 for the year. I've updated the chronology in my review which contains all the short stories, too. You can find it here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 8: by Steve (new)

Steve Jim wrote: "Steve wrote: "When does Fairhaven rising take place?"

Thank you. I hadn't realized it was out & just ordered it.

It's supposed to take place 16 years after The Mage-Fire War, but..."


Thank you Jim.


message 9: by Brandon (new)

Brandon This list is not the same as https://www.goodreads.com/series/2161...

which is right? Is there one that has the years between?


message 10: by Jim (new)

Jim Brandon wrote: "This list is not the same as ..."

Msg 2 has the link to my review which has the correct chronological order including the short stories & dates. Modesitt vetted that himself. Here's the link again.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 11: by Brandon (new)

Brandon Thank you! I've read all of them through last year, and want now to read them in chronological order.


message 12: by Jim (new)

Jim Brandon wrote: "Thank you! I've read all of them through last year, and want now to read them in chronological order."

You're welcome. It is a neat way to experience them again & makes more sense of some things. He's done a great job keeping the details straight in such a long, complex series.


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