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Short Synopsis
L. E. Modesitt, Jr., the author of the Imager Portfolio series, presents a carefully plotted fantasy novel about the growth and education of a young magician.

Full Synopsis
Young Lerris is dissatisfied with his life and trade, and yearns to find a place in the world better suited to his skills and temperament. But in Recluce a change in circumstances means taking one of two options: permanent exile from Recluce or braving the dangergeld, a complex, rule-laden wanderjahr in the lands beyond Recluce, with the aim of learning how the world works and what his place in it might be. Many do not survive. Lerris chooses the dangergeld. When Lerris is sent into intensive training for his quest, it soon becomes clear that he has a natural talent for magic. And he will need magic in the lands beyond, where the power of the Chaos Wizards reigns unchecked. Though it goes against all of his instincts, Lerris must learn to use his powers in an orderly way before his wanderjahr, or fall prey to Chaos.

"A complex world based on a plausible system of magic and peopled with engaging and realistic characters." ---Publishers Weekly

"Fascinating! A big, exciting novel of the battle between good and evil, and the path between." ---Gordon R. Dickson

"Extremely interesting . . . unique . . . I would say that this is a refreshing use of the traditional fantasy elements. Thank you for the chance to read it." ---Andre Norton, author of the Witch World series
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L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

The Magic of Recluce

Author L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

Narrated by Kirby Heyborne

Publication date Jul 1, 2013

Running time 19 hrs 14 min

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