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L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

Autor(a) de The Magic of Recluce

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About the Author

Leland Exton Modesitt, Jr., was born on October 19, 1943 in Denver to Leland Exton and Nancy Lila Modesitt. He was educated at Williams College and earned a graduate degree from the University of Denver. Modesitt's career has included stints as a navy lieutenant, a market research analyst, and a mostrar mais real estate sales associate. He has also held various positions within the U.S. government as a legislative assistant and as director of several agencies. In the early 1980s, he was a lecturer in science fiction writing at Georgetown University. After graduation, Modesitt began to write, but he did not have a novel published until he was 39 years old. He believes that a writer must "simultaneously entertain, educate and inspire... [failing any one of these goals], the book will fall flat." A part-time writer, he produces an average of one book per year, but he would eventually like to write full-time. The underlying themes of many of his science fiction novels are drawn from his work in government work and involve the various aspects of power and how it changes the people and the structure of government. Usually, his protagonist is an average individual with hero potential. Much of his "Forever Hero Trilogy"--Dawn for a Distant Earth, The Silent Warrior, and In Endless Twilight--is based on his experiences working with the Environmental Protection Agency. He made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2012 with his title Princeps. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

The Magic of Recluce (1991) 2,470 cópias
The Towers of the Sunset (1992) 1,704 cópias
The Magic Engineer (1994) 1,516 cópias
The Order War (1995) 1,311 cópias
The Death of Chaos (1995) 1,299 cópias
Fall of Angels (1996) 1,160 cópias
The Chaos Balance (1997) 1,051 cópias
The Soprano Sorceress (1997) 1,036 cópias
Colors of Chaos (1999) 988 cópias
The White Order (1998) 985 cópias
Magi'i of Cyador (2000) 873 cópias
Scion of Cyador (2000) 854 cópias
The Spellsong War (1998) 838 cópias
Imager (2009) 792 cópias
Legacies (2002) 768 cópias
Wellspring of Chaos (2004) 733 cópias
Darksong Rising (1999) 700 cópias
Ordermaster (2005) 697 cópias
Darknesses (2003) 620 cópias
Natural Ordermage (2007) 576 cópias
The Shadow Sorceress (2001) 565 cópias
The Parafaith War (1996) 545 cópias
Scepters (2004) 544 cópias
Imager's Challenge (2009) 515 cópias
The Eternity Artifact (2005) 511 cópias
Shadowsinger (2002) 508 cópias
Mage-Guard of Hamor (2008) 481 cópias
Adiamante (1996) 459 cópias
Imager's Intrigue (2010) 447 cópias
Alector's Choice (2005) 432 cópias
Gravity Dreams (1999) 424 cópias
Arms-Commander (2010) 399 cópias
The Ethos Effect (2003) 395 cópias
The Octagonal Raven (2001) 369 cópias
Flash (2004) 363 cópias
Archform: Beauty (2002) 354 cópias
Cadmian's Choice (2006) 352 cópias
Soarer's Choice (2006) 318 cópias
The Hammer of Darkness (1985) 304 cópias
The Forever Hero (1987) 299 cópias
The Lord-Protector's Daughter (2008) 285 cópias
Haze (2009) 275 cópias
The Ecolitan Enigma (1997) 273 cópias
Of Tangible Ghosts (1994) 270 cópias
The Ecologic Envoy (1986) 245 cópias
Princeps (2012) 243 cópias
The Ghost of the Revelator (1998) 241 cópias
Imager's Battalion (2013) 237 cópias
Ghost of the White Nights (2001) 227 cópias
The Elysium Commission (2007) 224 cópias
Antiagon Fire (2013) 210 cópias
Cyador's Heirs (2014) 200 cópias
Lady-Protector (2011) 191 cópias
Timegods' World (1992) 181 cópias
Rex Regis (2014) 177 cópias
Dawn for a Distant Earth (1987) 175 cópias
The Mongrel Mage (2017) 169 cópias
Empress of Eternity (2010) 169 cópias
Heritage of Cyador (2014) 167 cópias
Madness in Solidar (2015) 156 cópias
The Silent Warrior (1987) 146 cópias
The Fires of Paratime (1982) 146 cópias
Outcasts of Order (2018) 144 cópias
In Endless Twilight (1988) 141 cópias
The Ecolitan Operation (1989) 140 cópias
Solar Express (2015) 131 cópias
The Timegod (1993) 125 cópias
Timediver's Dawn (1992) 123 cópias
Isolate (2021) 117 cópias
The Mage-Fire War (2019) 117 cópias
The Ecologic Secession (1990) 105 cópias
Fairhaven Rising (2021) 94 cópias
Ecolitan Prime (1986) 92 cópias
Ghosts of Columbia (2005) 71 cópias
Quantum Shadows (2020) 62 cópias
Councilor (2022) 50 cópias
The Green Progression (1991) 46 cópias
Contrarian (2023) — Autor — 31 cópias
From the Forest (2024) 16 cópias
The Pilots (2002) 3 cópias
Precision Set (2001) 3 cópias
Ghost Mission (2006) 2 cópias
The Swan Pilot (2004) 2 cópias
The Difference (2007) 2 cópias
Spec-Ops (2007) 2 cópias
A House By Any Other Name (1974) 2 cópias
New World Blues 1 exemplar(es)
Life-suspension 1 exemplar(es)
Astralis 1 exemplar(es)
The Bronze Man Of Mars 1 exemplar(es)
The Forever Hero 1 exemplar(es)
Reaction Time [short story] (1978) 1 exemplar(es)
Viewpoint Critical [short story] (1978) 1 exemplar(es)
Beyond the Obvious Wind [novella] (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Black Ordermage [novelette] (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Fallen Angel [short story] (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Power to . . . ? [short story] (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
Rule of Law [novelette] (1981) 1 exemplar(es)
Second Coming [short story] (1979) 1 exemplar(es)
Understanding [short story] (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Set of Saga of Recluse novels (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Order of War, The 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

I Dare (2002) — Introdução, algumas edições593 cópias
Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy (2004) — Contribuinte — 394 cópias
Emerald Magic: Great Tales of Irish Fantasy (2004) — Contribuinte — 334 cópias
Federations (2009) — Contribuinte — 207 cópias
Low Port (2003) — Contribuinte, algumas edições157 cópias
Fantastic Hope (2020) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom (2012) — Contribuinte — 105 cópias
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe (2007) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
Future Weapons of War (2007) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Year's Best Fantasy 7 (2007) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
Man vs Machine (2007) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Slipstreams (2006) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Speculative Horizons (2010) — Autor, algumas edições31 cópias
All Hail Our Robot Conquerors! (2017) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe II (2008) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
The Razor's Edge (2018) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Jim Baen's Universe 08 (2007) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The Palencar Project (2012) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias


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Potentially interesting story, tediously told. I gave up on it. There really seemed to me only enough material to make a compelling novella. All attempts by Modesitt to create tension and suspense failed. The pacing creeps and he falls into repetitive narrative loops.
Treebeard_404 | outras 4 resenhas | Jan 23, 2024 |
Another riveting episode in the history of Cyador.

There are times when I wish I were not such a quick reader. Why? Because I truly think Modesitt’s works are to be savoured and reflected upon. Weaving the lines of connecting characters both major and minor are to be well explored. But alas, I become totally engrossed and couldn’t slow down. I needed to continue, to see what was around the corner.
After reading the chat forum on Modesitt’s home page my understanding deepened. Thank you!(https://www.lemodesittjr.com/2022/03/15/20022/ ) One member, Bill M. pointed out where Modesitt has cross referenced his new book “From the Forest” with Magi’i of Cyador where the Emperor Alyiakal is a footnote in the history books of Cyad.
“Despite his many successes in establishing the current borders of modern Cyador, and his formalization of the balanced power structure that has come to govern Cyador, he has become the “One Never to be Mentioned” among the Magi’i and Mirror Lancers of Cyad.” (Magi’i of Cyador XIII p.56)
I raced to hold the plot together, whilst continually wondering what would come next. When I arrived at the end I found myself desperate for the next book in the series, but settled for taking up a reread of the Magi’i of Cyad titles arc.
In ‘From the Forest’ Alyiakal is being tutored by a white mage in the hopes of him evincing some Magi’i aptitudes. His father is a Mirror Lancer Majer who has risen through the ranks. He hopes for more for his son. Alyiakal has some slight aptitude for healing. He’s grown up in Jakaafra, an area bordering the Accursed Forest. He’s interacted with the Forest and people who belong there. Does this awaken his senses? Maybe! It does make for very interesting suppositions.
During his Mirror Lance training, he studies with a healer who sees that he’s more than thought. The healer advises Alyiakal to strengthen his wards, even to develop wards within wards.
Whilst training as a Mirror Lancer Alyiakal befriends Hyrsaal. Hyrsaal suggests he correspond with his bored, much younger and inquisitive sister Saelora. They correspond over the years.
Alyiakal is eventually posted to an Undercaptain position in a remote area at Pemedra near the border with Kyphros, fighting barbarians.
At Pemedra, Alyiakal discovers a road of the First Ones that has been forgotten, or deliberately let slide from memory, and Kyphran raiders holding down ruins that First One’s machinery is hidden in.
Things become challenging. Alyiakal wonders if he’ll be conveniently killed or shipped off.
The ties between merchants, mirror lancers, and magi’i for many are those of greed and power. A far cry from what Alyiakal sees as his role.
On the more personal front, I love the deferential way Alyiakal interacts with Saelora who becomes a fully fledged merchanter. Something rare for a woman.
I absolutely loved From the Forest! This is the first episode of Alyiakal—of his journey somehow from Mirror Lancer to Emperor.
I couldn’t put it down! Another intriguing, full to over flowing, page turner from Modesitt!

A Tor ARC via NetGalley.
Many thanks to the author and publisher.
… (mais)
eyes.2c | Jan 21, 2024 |
This is a very slow read. The author has created an interesting and VERY detailed world for this story but the amount of detail that goes into every aspect of this story is a little overwhelming. I found that I could skip entire pages and not miss a single aspect of the story, I would only miss the detailed description of the silverware at dinner, or the understanding of how government works that isn’t really an aspect of the plot. I found the magic interesting but lacking, the concept of being able to imagine anything and will it to happen has potential but when put into practice the users best choice is to will an air bubble into someone’s blood or place oil in front of someone who is running. Then the ending of the book is also lacking on the BIG BANG conclusion, you flip thru pages and pages of trying to determine who is out to kill the main character and within a couple turns of the page it’s all over and isn’t’ really all that fantastic.… (mais)
MattKeevil | outras 28 resenhas | Jan 5, 2024 |
I felt like I was reading someone's diary... someone who documented ever day, even if it was boring. These books have really gone down hill for me, I just find them harder and harder to read.
MattKeevil | outras 8 resenhas | Jan 5, 2024 |



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