J. r. ,. L. E. Modesitt

Book 13.0 of Saga of Recluce

Language: English

Publisher: Tor Books

Published: Jan 1, 2005

Words: 179138
Pages: 719


**L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s *Ordermaster *continues his bestselling fantasy series the Saga of Recluce, which is one the most popular in contemporary epic fantasy.** * * * Kharl has no sooner taken possession of the estate bestowed upon him for his aid in quelling a revolt, when he is summoned back to the capital to deal with rebellious nobles. Using even more deadly order magic Kharl become a famous and feared public figure, the Lord's Mage. When called upon to return to the land he was driven from, Kharl must face an old enemy that threatens the land of his birth and his adopted new country. **“An intriguing fantasy in a fascinating world.”—Robert Jordan*****, New York Times *b****estselling author of The Wheel of Time**®** series** **Saga of Recluce** # 1 *The Magic of Recluce / *#2* The Towers of Sunset / *#3 *The Magic Engineer / *#4 *The Order War** / *#5 *The Death of Chaos / *#6* Fall of Angels / *#7 *The Chaos Balance / *#8 *The White Order / *#9 *Colors of Chaos / *#10 *Magi’i of Cyador / *#11 *Scion of Cyador / *#12 *Wellspring of Chaos / *#13 *Ordermaster / *#14 *Natural Order Mage / *#15 *Mage-Guard of Hamor / *#16 *Arms-Commander / *#17 *Cyador’s Heirs / *#18 *Heritage of Cyador /*#19 *The Mongrel Mage* Story Collection: *Recluce Tales* **Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.** The Imager Portfolio The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. ** ### From Booklist Modesitt's new Recluce novel continues the adventures of Lord Kharl, erstwhile cooper of Brysta, from *Wellspring of Chaos *[BKL Mr 1 04]. Just settling in on the estate he received from Lord Ghrant of Austra in thanks for helping crush a rebellion, Kharl is summoned to the capital to help Ghrant deal with disloyal nobles. After another revolt is quashed, Ghrant and his lord chancellor ask Kharl to return to Nordla, his original home, as the Austran envoy, for the empire of Hamor has designs on Nordla. Kharl discovers that his consort's murderer, an heir to Nordla, is plotting with Hamor's emperor to supplant his father and rule Nordla as a Hamorian satrap. Kharl must find a way--diplomatically--to stop him. Modesitt's portrayal of a man who prefers honesty and consideration for others to expedience--even when honesty brings ill-fortune on his own head and those of others he cares for--and retains that honesty in good times and bad, is done without any authorial preaching: plot and characters speak for themselves. *Frieda Murray* *Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved* ### Review Praise for *Ordermaster* A VOYA selection for Best SF/Fantasy & Horror of 2004 “In this thirteenth novel in the *Saga of Recluse* [sic], Modesitt’s subtext is power and responsibility, explored both through the action-packed main plot and through Kharl’s legal studies . . . . This thoughtful work should appeal to all readers of fantasy.” --*VOYA* “Spiked with the author’s customary pop psychology and propelled by rapid-fire plot spurts, this tale of a humble artisan’s rise to mageship will likely leave YA fantasy readers hungry for more.” —*Publishers Weekly* “This sequel to Wellspring of Chaos continues the ever-enchanting history of a world in which and law and chaos form the basis for both magic and morality. Modesitt’s Recluce sagas derive their appeal from the evocation of reality in every detail of setting and character.” --*Library Journal* “This is one of the better ones in this sequence, a nice mix of intrigue and overt actions. . .I was entertained throughout, and that is all I really was looking for.” –*Chronicle*