Ordermaster (Saga of Recluce #13) - L. E. Modesitt, Jr. 8.66   3

Ordermaster is the 13th book in the Saga of Recluce and the direct sequel to Wellspring of Chaos. The cooper Kharl has no sooner taken possession of the estate bestowed upon him by Lord Ghrant of Austra for his aid in quelling the revolt of Ghrant's dispossessed brother, when he is summoned back to the capital. Hagen, his friend the lord-chancellor, needs help in dealing with rebellious nobles. After a bloody campaign, in which Kharl discovers and is forced to use even more deadly order magery, civil order is restored and Ghrant's throne firmly secured. But Kharl is now a famous and feared public figure, the Lord's Mage, and his notoriety makes him uncomfortable.

To his surprise, Kharl is soon called upon again by Lords Ghrant and Hagen, this time to return to his homeland of Nordla as envoy, because Nordla has become the next target of Hamorian expansion. Back in his hometown of Brysta, he discovers that his old enemy Egen is engaged in a plot with the Hamorians to take the throne from his father and open Nordla to the enemy. Kharl has to find a solution, for the sake of both the land of his birth and his adopted new country.


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Release date January 2005
Details updated August 24, 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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