Arms-Commander (Saga of Recluce #16) - L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

The new novel in the Saga of Recluce from the bestselling author

Arms-Commander takes place ten years after the end of The Chaos Balance and tells the story of the legendary Saryn. The keep of Westwind, in the cold mountainous heights called the Roof of the World, is facing attack by the adjoining land of Gallos. Arthanos, son and heir to the ailing Prefect of Gallos, wishes to destroy Westwind because the idea of a land where women rule is total anathema to him.

Saryn, Arms-Commander of Westwind, is dispatched to a neighboring land, Lornth, to seek support against the Gallosians. In the background, the trading council of Suthya is secretly and informally allied with Gallos against Westwind and begins to bribe lord-holders in Lornth to foment rebellion and civil war. They hope to create such turmoil in Lornth that the weakened land will fall to Suthya. But Zeldyan, regent of Lornth, has problems in her family. To secure Zeldyan’s aid, Saryn must pledge her personal support — and any Westwind guard forces she can raise — to the defense of Zeldyan and her son.

The fate of four lands, including Westwind, rests on Saryn’s actions.

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Release date: January 5, 2010
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy
Average rating: 6.00/10
Total ratings: 2
Updated: August 23, 2021

Saga of Recluce :: Series

L.E. Modesitt, Jr.’s bestselling fantasy novels set in the magical world of Recluce are among the most popular in contemporary fantasy. Each novel tells an independent story that nevertheless reverberates though all the other Recluce novels to deepen and enrich the reading experience. As Publishers Weekly says, “Modesitt creates a complex world based on a plausible system of magic and peopled with engaging and realistic characters.” Rich in detail, the Recluce books are a feast of wondrous marvels.

Recluce Tales: Stories from the World of Recluce
The Magic of Recluce (Saga of Recluce #1)9.00
The Towers of the Sunset (Saga of Recluce #2)7.50
The Magic Engineer (Saga of Recluce #3)8.66
The Order War (Saga of Recluce #4)8.00
The Death of Chaos (Saga of Recluce #5)8.00
Fall of Angels (Saga of Recluce #6)7.34
The Chaos Balance (Saga of Recluce #7)8.00
The White Order (Saga of Recluce #8)7.34
Colors of Chaos (Saga of Recluce #9)6.66
Magi'i of Cyador (Saga of Recluce #10)6.66
Scion of Cyador (Saga of Recluce #11)
Wellspring of Chaos (Saga of Recluce #12)
Ordermaster (Saga of Recluce #13)8.66
Natural Ordermage (Saga of Recluce #14)8.00
Mage-Guard of Hamor (Saga of Recluce #15)
Arms-Commander (Saga of Recluce #16)
Cyador's Heirs (Saga of Recluce #17)
Heritage of Cyador (Saga of Recluce #18)
The Mongrel Mage (Saga of Recluce #19)
Outcasts of Order (Saga of Recluce #20)
The Mage-Fire War (Saga of Recluce #21)8.20
Fairhaven Rising (Saga of Recluce #22)

Reviews

8/10 |
January 14, 2010
Arms-Commander was an interesting Recluce book. I've enjoyed reading all the previous Recluce books and I also enjoyed reading this new book (I have to confess that I'm a Recluce fan). I liked the characters (Saryn was an interesting character) ...