Colors of Chaos

by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
Colors of Chaos (Saga of Recluce #9) - L. E. Modesitt, Jr. 6.66   3

The biggest fantasy from L. E. Modesitt, Jr. to date, Colors of Chaos is the story of the White Chaos wizard Cerryl: his education in life and love, and his rise to power in the magicians guild of Fairhaven. This is the direct sequel to The White Order, which told of Cerryl's boyhood and youth, and takes place at the same time as the events in Modesitt's earlier novel, The Magic Engineer. Yet it stands alone, the longest Recluce novel, a portrayal of the growth and change of character and of the strengths and weaknesses of an age-old civilization held together by the power of magic.

Ceryl, now a full mage in The White Order, must prove himself indispensible to Jeslek, the High Wizard. Whether through assassination, effective gorvernance of occupied territory or the fearless and clever direction of troops in battle, Ceryl faces many harrowing obstacles, not the least of which is Anya, the plotting seductress who's the real power behind the scenes of the white wizards. With his wits, his integrity, and the support of his love, the Black healer Leyladin, he must survive long enough to claim his rightful spot within the ruling heirarchy of the White Order. This is a must-read for followers of the Saga of Recluce, offering a unique, sympathetic point of view of the White Chaos wizards-the forces that throughout history have opposed the magicians of Recluce.

Colors of Chaos is the ninth book in the saga of Recluce.


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Release date 1999
Details updated August 17, 2022

Saga of Recluce :: Series

Series contains 22 primary works and has 23 total works.

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.

The Magic of Recluce (Saga of Recluce #1) 9.00   6
The Towers of the Sunset (Saga of Recluce #2) 7.50   4
The Magic Engineer (Saga of Recluce #3) 8.66   3
The Order War (Saga of Recluce #4) 8.00   3
The Death of Chaos (Saga of Recluce #5) 8.00   4
Fall of Angels (Saga of Recluce #6) 7.34   3
The Chaos Balance (Saga of Recluce #7) 8.00   3
The White Order (Saga of Recluce #8) 7.34   3
Colors of Chaos (Saga of Recluce #9) 6.66   3
Magi'i of Cyador (Saga of Recluce #10) 6.66   3
Scion of Cyador (Saga of Recluce #11) 7.00   2
Wellspring of Chaos (Saga of Recluce #12) 8.00   2
Ordermaster (Saga of Recluce #13) 8.66   3
Natural Ordermage (Saga of Recluce #14) 8.00   3
Mage-Guard of Hamor (Saga of Recluce #15) 8.00   2
Arms-Commander (Saga of Recluce #16) 6.00   2
Cyador's Heirs (Saga of Recluce #17) 8.00   1
Heritage of Cyador (Saga of Recluce #18) 8.00   1
The Mongrel Mage (Saga of Recluce #19) N/A
Outcasts of Order (Saga of Recluce #20) 8.00   2
The Mage-Fire War (Saga of Recluce #21) 8.20   5
Fairhaven Rising (Saga of Recluce #22) 8.00   2
Recluce Tales: Stories from the World of Recluce N/A

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