Magi i of Cyador L E Modesitt Jr is one of the standard setters in fantasy today and his most famous series is the Saga of Recluce Each novel fills in pieces of the history of this land where Chaos and Order strive

  • Title: Magi'i of Cyador
  • Author: L.E. Modesitt Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780812579482
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • L E Modesitt, Jr is one of the standard setters in fantasy today, and his most famous series is the Saga of Recluce Each novel fills in pieces of the history of this land where Chaos and Order strive to maintain a magical balance.Magi i of Cyador marks the beginning of a new tale from deep within the rich depths of the history of Recluce This is the story of Lorn, aL E Modesitt, Jr is one of the standard setters in fantasy today, and his most famous series is the Saga of Recluce Each novel fills in pieces of the history of this land where Chaos and Order strive to maintain a magical balance.Magi i of Cyador marks the beginning of a new tale from deep within the rich depths of the history of Recluce This is the story of Lorn, a talented boy born into a family of Magi i A diligent student of remarkable talent, Lorn lacks only the single most coveted attribute required of a Magus of Cyador unquestionable loyalty Lorn is too independent for his own good.So Lorn is forced to become a lancer officer, and he s sent to the frontier to fight off the all too frequent barbarian raids a career that comes with a 50% mortality rate His enemies don t expect him to survive .Lorn is a fresh, new character who will enrich one of today s most important fantasy series the saga of Recluce.Magi i of Cyador is the tenth book in the saga of Recluce.

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    1. L.E. Modesitt Jr. says:

      L E Leland Exton Modesitt, Jr is an author of science fiction and fantasy novels He is best known for the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce He graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts, lived in Washington, D.C for 20 years, then moved to New Hampshire in 1989 where he met his wife They relocated to Cedar City, Utah in 1993.He has worked as a Navy pilot, lifeguard, delivery boy, unpaid radio disc jockey, real estate agent, market research analyst, director of research for a political campaign, legislative assistant for a Congressman, Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues, and a college lecturer and writer in residence.In addition to his novels, Mr Modesitt has published technical studies and articles, columns, poetry, and a number of science fiction stories His first short story, The Great American Economy , was published in 1973 in Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact.

    2 thoughts on “Magi'i of Cyador

    1. This is the first of a duology following Lorn, the son of a Magi family who is too intelligent & questioning to follow the party line completely enough. Great character who thinks ahead & is still forced into too many situations where he has to scramble to stay afloat among the cut throat politics of a dying nation, one founded on technology that is stopping. As usual, Modesitt does a great job of creating an interesting society full of twisty politics & strict economics. His hero kn [...]

    2. A Chaos based society, although Order workers are part of the society; they're just not as highly thought of since their powers aren't usually as flashy. The hero is Modesitt's standard guy; thoughtful, responsible & with limited, but above average powers. A hero in his understated way. This is one of my favorite books of the series & it's one of my favorite series. IOW, highly recommended.This is currently the first book in the Recluse series chronologically, although a short story or t [...]

    3. 7/10This installment in the Saga of Recluce series takes us to what is, for now anyway, the earliest events in the chronology. No Black Order wizards--the Dark Angels have not yet fallen from the skies. Still, the Chaos weilders are not only centuries into their time on Candor, but are already beginning to experience the failure of their Chaos storage units, a fact the Emperor and the Magi'i (predecessors of the White Wizards) are trying to keep secret.This book is devoted to the development and [...]

    4. OK because I am odd I have decided to read these books in internal chronological order. The author has stated that this is not his preferred order, but I am not only odd but stubborn.This is the first of a duo of novels concerning the earliest history of the land of Candor. Set probably hundreds of years after a high technology group landed on the planet to set up a colony it tells the story of their decedents struggling to maintain some of their high technology in a low tech world. Having lost [...]

    5. FabulousThis is an enjoyable coming of age story. Lorn is a lovable character. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

    6. Chronologically, this is the first book in the Saga of Recluce. I have read others in the series (earlier in publication order but not story order), but not for a long time, and I think this would be a good place for a new reader to start the series.This book covers a young man, born a mage, who pursues an unconventional course in a kingdom that values tradition. Many of the characters are hatching plots of various scales, and the resulting intertwined intrigue is engrossing. I also enjoyed the [...]

    7. The narrator has to be the most boring narrator ever, I am almost thinking that it would be better to use this series as a sleeping pill and only listen to it at night, except for the fact that I would like to know what happens. Saying that this book coulda taken half of it out and it would have been a great book but far to much of it was so boring it was helping the narrator put me to sleep far to often for my peace of mind and work ethics. I like to listen to audiobooks while I work on pattern [...]

    8. I like that this book shows someone "good" wielding chaos, even though it's still somewhat formulaic to the other books in the series. There were a lot of hints and innuendos that I didn't really understand, but I'd put that down to lazy reading. Since this was one of a multitude of books I'm re-reading before purging, I sped through it - still enjoyed it though.

    9. Great bookCouldn't put it down! Looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Love this author. .

    10. Didn't enjoy this quite as much as the earlier two books written from the 'white', or chaos, perspective in the chaos/order divide. But it did draw the reader in.

    11. Been going through these books like eating popcorn,handful at a time. This one took a little longer,don't use electronic while camping with the scouts.

    12. Rereading the series in chronological orderLove all Modesitt's books. Been a while since I've read this series, decided to doit in the order they happened. This a a great opener, gives a very sympathetic treatment to the chaos magic that is so important in the series.

    13. Another great new storyThis is the first time I have an read this book. It ties together the story and fills in details which tie together the story line. Mr Modesitt is an exceptional writer with a lack of holding his reader's interest.?

    14. 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 centur [...]

    15. The Cyador pair may be my favorite of the Recluce novels. They're cohesive, form a compelling arc, and have a number of engaging characters - not just the main character. They're fairly distant chronologically from all of the rest, even the Angels books, and that allows them some substantial freedom - they're also much more about maintaining an empire in the face of failing resources than about the order/chaos dichotomy that is the focus of all the rest.They're not perfect. Lorn is a solid chara [...]

    16. I made it to page 165 (of around 500) and just couldn't take it anymore. The worldbuilding was kind of interesting but the writing is pretty terrible. It takes him SO LONG to say stuff and he includes all these details that are super boring and unnecessary. For example, in order to introduce the members of the protagonist's family, he says how many slices of dark or light bread they each take as they pass the bread basket around the table. "Bob took a slice of dark bread. George took one slice o [...]

    17. While much of this book was pretty entertaining, the characters are cool, and the basic plot worked up to be decent, this is still a pretty boring book. It gets really repetetive and is somewhat predictable. I guess the main point of this book is just to set the reader up for the next one (at least I hope that's what's going on) The Magi'i of Cyador is basically just the story of Lorn growing up and getting himself into position to do some great things in the upcoming troubles for his land. Lorn [...]

    18. Modesitt continues to deliver characters that you understand and that you want to win. You really want to know how the story turns out. His world creation and magic are believableere are limits to what one can do with their magic and the results are often less than perfect. This makes the characters and story believable. The hero doesn't always get their way. Very much enjoying this whole series.

    19. Not much suspenseYou have to be ready for a saga to read a Modesitt book. They are long and the plot rarely moves quickly. Usually, however, he manages to have a plot that leads to a definite climax. Not so much for this one. The whole book seems a setup for Scion.

    20. The nice things about L.E. Modesitt Jr.'s long-running RECLUCE series is that once you are familiar with the timeline you can reread them in pretty much any order you like. There are never more than two books with the same main character. Mind you, for the first read-through, publication order is still the best order to read them as Modesitt refines his Order/Chaos-based system of magic over time. Once in a while I reread one of these books; I call this my random RECLUCE rereads. All of the earl [...]

    21. If you've read the earlier published books in this series, you will probably enjoy this book, told for the "other" side of the magic spectrum. It continues on with the life of Lorn, taking place after the events in "Colors of Chaos". Mr. Modesitt does a good job of showing how each side of the conflict thinks they are doing things for the right reasons, even if there are horrible results. the characters are well developed and you really care what happens to some of them, and cheer when bad thing [...]

    22. This book was in present tense, and something about the writing made me feel removed from the story. I found the effect subtle and slightly disconcerting, nevertheless I really liked this book. I think Lorn's goal was clear, but in a subtle manner which drove me slightly crazy. I almost had to read the second book just to make sure my guess was right :-P.Lorn (the main character) is a gifted, diligent (but lacking passion) student of Chaos (magic). He gets transferred to the army in an effort to [...]

    23. Modesitt gave the series a good shake up with the White/Chaos oriented books, something the series needed, I don't think he could have gone on as long as he did by just writing from the Order side of things. In fact, I would not mind if he wrote another White story. This book is among the best in the series and I very much enjoyed this reread. So much so in fact, that I was temped to pick ofScion of Cyadorright away Full Random Comments Review

    24. After loving the Imager books and being in the mood for more fantasy of the alt/secondary world kind, I started reading the Recluce saga in chronological order. The first complete duology of Cyador (Magi and Scion) begins the saga and tell the story of Lorn, mage and soldier. Lorn is actually sort of similar to Rhenn of Imager, though this one starts slower dues especially to the third person narration which lessens the immediacy of the Imager books; the final book of the duology is excellent th [...]

    25. I read the Imager Portfolio series a couple times over but found it harder to get into the Recluse novels. I read the Saga of Recluse but didn't love it enough to read the others in the series. While purchasing Rex Regis I saw this book and gave it a try. I found it to be less about political intrigue and more about Lorn's journey much like the first Imager book. I understand why Modesitt writes in repetition, but that doesn't make it any less difficult to get through. All in all, a good but not [...]

    26. I generally don't like the White wizards, but since Lorn ended up in the Lancers with mage abilities more in the grey I was able to enjoy this book a bit more than the previous ones with Cerryl. The Cast in this book was interesting and alot of intrigue abounded that he had to over come. Plus going back to cyador before the Angels came to the planet was interesting to see how it was and behaved. I liked that they over all understood the black side and didn't really ignore it as much as fairhaven [...]

    27. Yet another of L.E. Modesitt's books, this one, an older book, follows the exploits of Lorn, a boy born to White Wizards (effectively) in ancient Cyador. The time period is the earliest of any of the Recluse books, thus offering a look into the society formed from the ancient people who settled the world from the Rational Stars. This group of people focuses upon Chaos, unlike those who land on the world in "Fall of Angels." A good book, but you should be warned that it'll be great and almost nec [...]

    28. The story continues is it the past of Recluse/Cyad or the future? I thought the past, but perhaps I was wrong.This is pretty much the same type of story that's been written.I guess the only thing that really attracts me to these books is that the protagonists are wanting to build something or be effective with a purpose greater to themselves. This story continues in the Scion of Cyador , so you get plenty of time with the main character.

    29. Enjoyable and well written.I feel that Modesitt's characterisation hit an all time high with his creation of Lorn.You can get invested in Lorn because of his traits, and not be disappointed.The two Cyador novels, Magi'i of Cyador, and its sequel, Scion of Cyador, are the unifying points for the later Recluce novels.

    30. Reading this again while I wait on some new books to get here. What I really like about books 10 and 11 are that this character unlike others actually acts like a real human being. He actually will do things for personal reasons and be damned with the greater good. While he does keep the greater good in mind, nothing comes before family and loved one.

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