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.
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. is the bestselling author of over sixty novels encompassing two science fiction series and four fantasy series, as well as several other novels in the science fiction genre.
Mr. Modesitt has been a delivery boy; a lifeguard; an unpaid radio disc jockey; a U.S. Navy pilot; a market research analyst; a real estate agent; a director of research for a political campaign; legislative assistant and staff director for a U.S. Congressman; Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues; and a college lecturer and writer in residence. In addition to his novels, Mr. Modesitt has ... (more)