Cadmian's Choice, book five of the Corean Chronicles, continues the epic fantasy series by L. E. Modesitt, Jr., author of the bestselling Saga of Recluce. Enter this new and exciting world.
Millennia ago, a magical disaster caused the fall of a civilization, the end of a golden age. New civilizations emerged from the ancient destruction and chaos, knowing little of the past or the disaster. Corus today is a world of contending countries, humans, and supernatural creatures. It is a place of magical powers, and of a few people who are talented enough to use them.
The time approaches for the transfer of the entire population of the old world, nearly bled dry of life force, to Corus. But neither Dainyl and the other Alectors, who face a reduced status, nor Mykel and the local humans, destined to become little more than cattle, are ready.
The Corean Chronicles
The Lord-Protector’s Daughter
Other series by this author:
The Saga of Recluce
The Spellsong Cycle
The Ghost Books
The Ecolitan Matter
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Set on the vividly imagined world of Corus, Modesitt's well-crafted fifth volume of his Corean Chronicles picks up where the fourth book, Alector's Choice (2005), left off. Dainyl, an alector who's now a submarshal of the Myrmidons, and Mykel, a major commanding a rifle battalion who secretly possesses some of the psychic "Talent" of the ruling alectors, are useful to each other, but usefulness does not equate with complete trust. When Mykel discovers renegade alectors using forbidden weapons, Dainyl must respond to the threat with both force and delicacy. Meanwhile, the mysterious and powerful "ancients," natives the alectors thought extinct on Corus, communicate with both alector and man, stressing that change is needed for survival. Political scheming figures more than bloodshed and battle in this transitional installment. New readers should note that the first three volumes in the series (Legacies, etc.) form a separate trilogy covering events that occur thousands of years later.