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Magi'i of Cyador by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
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I've spent a lot of time in the past few months wanting to escape into L. E. Modesitt's fantasy novels. I like the main characters and find the books very immersive. This particular book is the tenth in The Saga of Recluce. The pace during the books may seem slow, though there are moments of high action. The prose is usually unremarkable. Yet somehow the pacing and the unobtrusive prose combine so that I slip into the story as if it were real. Over the course of the saga, which spans many centuries and various countries, the world is built up in convincing detail. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts. (However the villains usually seem a tad cardboard.)

Magi'i of Cyador had the same qualities as the rest of the series, except that I liked Lorn less unreservedly than Modesitt's other protagonists. An important point to me, since I am a reader who much prefers to root for the main character. As such I would rank this close to the bottom of the first ten books in the series, yet nonetheless both enjoyable and immersive.

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Reading Progress

February 11, 2017 – Started Reading
February 11, 2017 – Shelved
February 11, 2017 – Shelved as: fantasy
February 11, 2017 –
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February 14, 2017 –
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81.62% "I've been wishing to escape into a book, and I've found L. E. Modesitt's fantasy novels very good at immersing me in their world. This book is proving no exception, and I am indeed enjoying it, yet I like Lorn less unreservedly than any of the other main characters I've met so far in Modesitt's works."
February 15, 2017 – Finished Reading

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