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Scion Of Cyador: Book 11: The Saga of Recluce [Paperback]

L. E. Modesitt Jr.
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4 April 2002 Saga of Recluce

MAGI'I OF CYADOR introduced Lorn, a talented boy born into the family of Magi'i. Now his story continues ...

Having survived both barbarian raiders and the giant beasts of the Accursed Forest, Lorn has proven himself to be a fine officer ... perhaps too fine an officer. As his prowess has grown, so has the number of his enemies and rivals. Too much success has made him a marked man. When he returns to his home, both he and his young family become targets. But with all of Cyad in upheaval over the death of the Emperor, this is not the only problem he faces.

L.E.Modesitt's best-selling fantasy novels set in the magical world of Recluce are among the most popular in contemporary fantasy.

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  • Paperback: 832 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (4 April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841491012
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841491011
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 18 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 275,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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No matter what anyone claims, writers are made, not born, and what and how they write is the result of just how they were made... or how they made themselves. I began by writing poetry, which was published only in small magazines, and then went on to write administrative reports while I was a U.S. Naval aviator, followed by research papers, speeches, economic and technical studies, and policy and briefing papers. Along the way, I've been a delivery boy; a lifeguard; an unpaid radio disc jockey; a U.S. Navy pilot; a market research analyst; a real estate agent; director of research for a political campaign; legislative assistant and staff director for U.S. Congressmen; Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues; a college lecturer and writer in residence; and unpaid treasurer of a civic music arts association.

As a result, my writing tends to incorporate all of the above, in addition to the science fiction I read from a very early age. After close to sixty published novels, and perhaps a score of short stories, it's fairly clear to me that "what kind of writer" I am for readers tends to depend on which of my books each reader has read.

Along the way, I've weathered eight children, a fondness for three-piece suits [which has deteriorated into a love of vests], a brown Labrador, a white cockapoo, an energetic Shih-tzu, two scheming dachshunds, a capricious spaniel, a crazy Saluki-Aussie, and various assorted pet rodents. Finally, in 1989, to escape nearly twenty years of occupational captivity in Washington, D.C., I escaped to New Hampshire. There I was fortunate enough to find and marry a lovely lyric soprano, and we moved to Cedar City, Utah, in 1993, where she directs the voice and opera program at Southern Utah University and where I attempt to create and manage chaos in the process of writing.

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'Modesitt creates a deeper and more intricate world with each volume' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY; 'An intriguing fantasy in a fascinating world' - Robert Jordan on THE MAGIC OF RECLUCE; 'Modesitt follows the very real concerns for food, latrines, shelter, medicine, and the struggle for power within the group, while tracing the lives of gifted men and women in the process of becoming legends ' - LOCUS on FALL OF ANGELS

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The magnificent Saga of Recluce continues - this is epic fantasy adventure at its best.

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I've read this book 3 times already. The first time 6 months ago. The second was 5 months and 28 days. I've read it again just a few days ago and still cannot help but be enthralled...again and again. I know what is going to happen and still find myself unable to put it down...even at the expense of sleep.
It isn't just the way he writes (though that has alot to do with it) I love how he can tell a tale from one angle and you appear to have a clear cut hero and then he shows it from the other side and you are then cheering for the enemy from the original (magic engineer and colours of chaos). I wouldn't have ever thought to be thrown into dissarray like that...but I digress, well sorta anyway. Because in the previous "Fall of angels" Cyador was the enemy. Now we end up seeing it from the other side again, and once again end up switching sides. I love it.

Scion of Cyador is the second book in the story of lorn and if you've read the first, is well worth the money in getting, hell I'd pay twice what they're askin.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rare and constant quality. 23 April 2002
The rare, constant quality of Modesitt's work is again very present in this book, the sequel to Magi'i of Cyador. Although many of his books resemble eachother very much in the personalities of the main characters, the story, the world depicted and the struggles that they go through make his work very inspiring to read.
In contrast with Tolkien, Lovecraft, and others who have created well documented worlds and histories, Modesitt does not rely on the "recognition effect", where a certain power of the writing is invoked by mentioning what was or what is to come, which the reader is supposed to already know about. No, you can read each Modesitt book (from the Recluce cycle, at least) on its own.
This book, the Scion of Cyador, is no exception. It follows up on the story of Lorn, a white magus, securing a future for his country. But if you have read no other Modesitt book this one will still be meaningful. You are still being wound into the story, slowly and even painstakingly, until the characters and the world of magi'i and lancers have become real.
A very noticable element of Modesitt's style is the constant use of the present tense. Everything happens "now", you are watching it, this is not a story of what once was.
It is not a children's book, the style is too mature and "slow". But for me that just adds depth. Recommended? Yes, very much. All of the Recluce cycle books are very much worth reading.
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By Koos
The Magi’i of Cyador and especially this follow-up Scion of Cyador belong to my favourite Epic-Fantasy novels. Within the Recluce-sage the books are number 10 and 11, from chronological point of view they are the first books of the history of Recluce.
Having survived the extended fighting both barbarian raiders and the giant beasts of the Accursed Forest, Lorn has proven himself to be a fine officer. He has been promoted within the army. But not only has his prowess grown, so has the number of his enemies and rivals. Too much success has made him a marked man. When he returns to his home, both he and his young family become targets while all of Cyad is in upheaval over the death of the Emperor.

Lorn is not the man to say a lot. He is the one who acts or handles. But when he acts or handles, you better not be his way. Or Cyador?

Lorn thinks and act independently. But for a very good reason. The action, the tension and the developments accelerates in this book to an exciting, wonderful climax. The more you read, the quicker you start to read, because the more curious you get to know how this story is going to end. Because Lorn is about the learn that his way of handling not only affects him, but also the people he holds dear.

The more I read, the more difficult it became to close this book and to put it aside.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another good story in the Recluce Series 20 Feb 2013
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Enjoyed this story - L.E. Modesitt creates enjoyable self-contained stories within the world of Recluce. I had to buy the book after reading Magii of Cyador!
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