The Magic Engineer (Saga of Recluce #3) - L. E. Modesitt, Jr.8.66

The saga of Recluce continues! L. E. Modesitt, Jr. burst into the fantasy field with The Magic of Recluce, which Asimov's called "a very special fantasy, original." "Believable and insightful," said Kirkus. Amazing praised his "original and interesting twists... I hope he visits Recluce, Candar and their neighbors in the future."

Then, in The Towers of the Sunset, Modesitt told another tale set in his magical world. "Another charmer," said Publishers Weekly. "I could not put it down," said Andre Norton. "This is an outstanding fantasy tale."

Now in The Magic Engineer, we return to the magical island of Recluce, where Dorrin, a young scion of the Order magicians, is interested in forbidden knowledge, in the workings of machines. Promising, intelligent, but determined to follow his passion for scientific knowledge, Dorrin can invent machines. He is the Leonardo da Vinci of his age, but his insights violate the rules of the Order magic of Recluce. Now he must go into exile in the lands of Chaos to pursue his dangerous inventions.

Yet he remains loyal to the idea of Order, and is tortured by the knowledge that to preserve it he must constantly create new devices for war. For the forces of the Chaos wizards are moving across the land, devouring whole countries and creating an empire – whose ultimate goal is the destruction of Recluce.

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Release date: 1994
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy
Average rating: 8.66/10
Total ratings: 3
Updated: August 16, 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)