L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s The Towers of the Sunset continues his bestselling fantasy series the Saga of Recluce, which is one the most popular in contemporary epic fantasy.
Rather than accepting a marriage arranged by his mother, the powerful military matriarch of Westwind, Creslin chooses exile, setting out to find his own identity and developing his magical talents through conflict with the enigmatic white wizards of Candar.
What Creslin doesn't know he stands in the way of their plot to subjugate the world.
Saga of Recluce
#1 The Magic of Recluce / #2 The Towers of Sunset / #3 The Order War / #4 The Magic Engineer / #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 / #20 Outcasts of Order / #21 The Mage-Fire War (forthcoming)
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
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Set in the same world as Modesitt's The Magic of Recluce, this lively tale of two strong-willed magicians' coming-of-age chronicles the founding of the island nation of Recluce. Creslin, young son of the Marshall of Westwind, is permitted to learn the skills of a warrior, to the horror of a society that keeps its men cloistered and helpless. Escaping an unwanted marriage to Megaera, sister of the Tyrant of Sarronnyn, he travels to Fairhaven, the "city of wizards," where he becomes involved in the unequal struggle between the white forces of chaos and the black forces of order. Fearful of his potentially great powers, the White Wizards seek Creslin's death, but balk at killing him openly because of his family's position. He is rescued by Black Wizards and his rejected betrothed, Megaera, whose sister has bound her in iron bracelets since her youth. Megaera hates Creslin and all other men, but a magic bond between them links her survival to his. The two must join forces to build a new world where magic does not lead to destruction. Modesitt's newest is another charmer, with strong, flawed protagonists learning to cope with themselves and their world.
Beautiful read but unfortunately there are still some typos.
I enjoyed the first book, but wasn’t the same
I enjoyed the Magic of Recluce and was hoping for something similar. The first part of the book was similar to MoR with interesting twists, and I enjoyed that the most. Modesitt’s writing is unique in its tone of solitude and getting the reader to be thoughtful in lieu of direct explanation of some concepts and subplots- but the way these two aspects of writing played out in the second half of the book made it flat and a bit onerous to finish. There were no surprising plot twists, and it lacked the originality of the first part- it was the slow, inexorable conclusion of the trajectory from... I guess halfway through the book. I’ll read the next one, but won’t go much farther if it’s similar to this book.
I enjoyed the book except for the misspelling and grammatical errors... Wondering if they even checked this for errors before selling..