A young smith with healing
talents, exiled from the land of Recluce for his desire to work with the
stuff of chaos, becomes the fulcrum for a war between the forces of
chaos and order. This latest novel in Modesitt's "Recluce" series
demonstrates the author's subtle storytelling, as the everyday lives of
her characters intertwine with events of epic proportions. Grand fantasy
on a small scale, this intelligently crafted novel deserves
consideration by most libraries.