When the tension between
the lands governed by the mages of chaos and the order-ruled Isle of
Recluce escalates into full-fledged war, Cerryl?newly ordained as full
mage of the White Order?discovers his true calling as reconciler. A
direct sequel to The White Order (LJ 5/15/98), set at the same time as
the events portrayed in The Magic Engineer (LJ 3/15/94), Modesitt's
latest novel in his "Recluce" series views the conflict from the other
side, as Chaos struggles to prevent the forces of Order from gaining
ultimate victory. The author's skill in portraying the humanity of
characters who possess the power to destroy others with a thought adds a
level of verisimilitude and immediacy rarely found in grand-scale
fantasy. A strong addition to fantasy collections.
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