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L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

Autor(a) de The Magic of Recluce

149+ Works 37,060 Membros 414 Críticas 82 Favorited

About the Author

Leland Exton Modesitt, Jr., was born on October 19, 1943 in Denver to Leland Exton and Nancy Lila Modesitt. He was educated at Williams College and earned a graduate degree from the University of Denver. Modesitt's career has included stints as a navy lieutenant, a market research analyst, and a mostrar mais real estate sales associate. He has also held various positions within the U.S. government as a legislative assistant and as director of several agencies. In the early 1980s, he was a lecturer in science fiction writing at Georgetown University. After graduation, Modesitt began to write, but he did not have a novel published until he was 39 years old. He believes that a writer must "simultaneously entertain, educate and inspire... [failing any one of these goals], the book will fall flat." A part-time writer, he produces an average of one book per year, but he would eventually like to write full-time. The underlying themes of many of his science fiction novels are drawn from his work in government work and involve the various aspects of power and how it changes the people and the structure of government. Usually, his protagonist is an average individual with hero potential. Much of his "Forever Hero Trilogy"--Dawn for a Distant Earth, The Silent Warrior, and In Endless Twilight--is based on his experiences working with the Environmental Protection Agency. He made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2012 with his title Princeps. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

The Magic of Recluce (1991) 2,470 exemplares
The Towers of the Sunset (1992) 1,704 exemplares
The Magic Engineer (1994) 1,516 exemplares
The Order War (1995) 1,311 exemplares
The Death of Chaos (1995) 1,299 exemplares
Fall of Angels (1996) 1,160 exemplares
The Chaos Balance (1997) 1,050 exemplares
The Soprano Sorceress (1997) 1,036 exemplares
Colors of Chaos (1999) 988 exemplares
The White Order (1998) 985 exemplares
Magi'i of Cyador (2000) 873 exemplares
Scion of Cyador (2000) 854 exemplares
The Spellsong War (1998) 838 exemplares
Imager (2009) 792 exemplares
Legacies (2002) 768 exemplares
Wellspring of Chaos (2004) 733 exemplares
Darksong Rising (1999) 700 exemplares
Ordermaster (2005) 697 exemplares
Darknesses (2003) 620 exemplares
Natural Ordermage (2007) 576 exemplares
The Shadow Sorceress (2001) 565 exemplares
The Parafaith War (1996) 545 exemplares
Scepters (2004) 544 exemplares
Imager's Challenge (2009) 515 exemplares
The Eternity Artifact (2005) 511 exemplares
Shadowsinger (2002) 508 exemplares
Mage-Guard of Hamor (2008) 481 exemplares
Adiamante (1996) 458 exemplares
Imager's Intrigue (2010) 446 exemplares
Alector's Choice (2005) 432 exemplares
Gravity Dreams (1999) 423 exemplares
Arms-Commander (2010) 399 exemplares
The Ethos Effect (2003) 395 exemplares
The Octagonal Raven (2001) 369 exemplares
Flash (2004) 363 exemplares
Archform: Beauty (2002) 355 exemplares
Cadmian's Choice (2006) 352 exemplares
Soarer's Choice (2006) 318 exemplares
The Hammer of Darkness (1985) 304 exemplares
The Forever Hero (1987) 299 exemplares
The Lord-Protector's Daughter (2008) 285 exemplares
Haze (2009) 275 exemplares
The Ecolitan Enigma (1997) 273 exemplares
Of Tangible Ghosts (1994) 270 exemplares
The Ecologic Envoy (1986) 245 exemplares
Princeps (2012) 243 exemplares
The Ghost of the Revelator (1998) 241 exemplares
Imager's Battalion (2013) 237 exemplares
Ghost of the White Nights (2001) 227 exemplares
The Elysium Commission (2007) 224 exemplares
Antiagon Fire (2013) 210 exemplares
Cyador's Heirs (2014) 200 exemplares
Lady-Protector (2011) 191 exemplares
Timegods' World (1992) 181 exemplares
Rex Regis (2014) 177 exemplares
Dawn for a Distant Earth (1987) 175 exemplares
The Mongrel Mage (2017) 169 exemplares
Empress of Eternity (2010) 169 exemplares
Heritage of Cyador (2014) 167 exemplares
Madness in Solidar (2015) 156 exemplares
The Silent Warrior (1987) 146 exemplares
The Fires of Paratime (1982) 146 exemplares
Outcasts of Order (2018) 144 exemplares
In Endless Twilight (1988) 142 exemplares
The Ecolitan Operation (1989) 140 exemplares
Solar Express (2015) 131 exemplares
The Timegod (1993) 125 exemplares
Timediver's Dawn (1992) 123 exemplares
Isolate (2021) 117 exemplares
The Mage-Fire War (2019) 117 exemplares
The Ecologic Secession (1990) 105 exemplares
Fairhaven Rising (2021) 94 exemplares
Ecolitan Prime (1986) 92 exemplares
Endgames (The Imager Portfolio) (2019) 90 exemplares
Ghosts of Columbia (2005) 71 exemplares
Quantum Shadows (2020) 62 exemplares
Councilor (2022) 50 exemplares
The Green Progression (1991) 46 exemplares
Contrarian (2023) — Autor — 31 exemplares
From the Forest (2024) 16 exemplares
Haze and The Hammer of Darkness (2016) 12 exemplares
Ordningens magi. 2, Mästarprov (2007) 6 exemplares
The Pilots (2002) 3 exemplares
Precision Set (2001) 3 exemplares
Ghost Mission (2006) 2 exemplares
The Swan Pilot (2004) 2 exemplares
The Difference (2007) 2 exemplares
Spec-Ops (2007) 2 exemplares
A House By Any Other Name (1974) 2 exemplares
Isolate Sneak Peek 2 exemplares
New World Blues 1 exemplar
Life-suspension 1 exemplar
Astralis 1 exemplar
The Forever Hero 1 exemplar
Reaction Time [short story] (1978) 1 exemplar
Black Ordermage [novelette] (2008) 1 exemplar
Fallen Angel [short story] (2004) 1 exemplar
Rule of Law [novelette] (1981) 1 exemplar
Second Coming [short story] (1979) 1 exemplar
Understanding [short story] (2000) 1 exemplar
Order of War, The 1 exemplar

Associated Works

I Dare (2002) — Introdução, algumas edições593 exemplares
Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy (2004) — Contribuidor — 394 exemplares
Emerald Magic: Great Tales of Irish Fantasy (2004) — Contribuidor — 334 exemplares
Federations (2009) — Contribuidor — 207 exemplares
Low Port (2003) — Contribuidor, algumas edições157 exemplares
Fantastic Hope (2020) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom (2012) — Contribuidor — 105 exemplares
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe (2007) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Future Weapons of War (2007) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Year's Best Fantasy 7 (2007) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Man vs Machine (2007) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Slipstreams (2006) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Speculative Horizons (2010) — Autor, algumas edições31 exemplares
All Hail Our Robot Conquerors! (2017) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact: Vol. XCI, No. 3 (May 1973) (1973) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe II (2008) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
The Razor's Edge (2018) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Jim Baen's Universe 08 (2007) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Palencar Project (2012) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum




Potentially interesting story, tediously told. I gave up on it. There really seemed to me only enough material to make a compelling novella. All attempts by Modesitt to create tension and suspense failed. The pacing creeps and he falls into repetitive narrative loops.
Treebeard_404 | 4 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
Another riveting episode in the history of Cyador.

There are times when I wish I were not such a quick reader. Why? Because I truly think Modesitt’s works are to be savoured and reflected upon. Weaving the lines of connecting characters both major and minor are to be well explored. But alas, I become totally engrossed and couldn’t slow down. I needed to continue, to see what was around the corner.
After reading the chat forum on Modesitt’s home page my understanding deepened. Thank you!(https://www.lemodesittjr.com/2022/03/15/20022/ ) One member, Bill M. pointed out where Modesitt has cross referenced his new book “From the Forest” with Magi’i of Cyador where the Emperor Alyiakal is a footnote in the history books of Cyad.
“Despite his many successes in establishing the current borders of modern Cyador, and his formalization of the balanced power structure that has come to govern Cyador, he has become the “One Never to be Mentioned” among the Magi’i and Mirror Lancers of Cyad.” (Magi’i of Cyador XIII p.56)
I raced to hold the plot together, whilst continually wondering what would come next. When I arrived at the end I found myself desperate for the next book in the series, but settled for taking up a reread of the Magi’i of Cyad titles arc.
In ‘From the Forest’ Alyiakal is being tutored by a white mage in the hopes of him evincing some Magi’i aptitudes. His father is a Mirror Lancer Majer who has risen through the ranks. He hopes for more for his son. Alyiakal has some slight aptitude for healing. He’s grown up in Jakaafra, an area bordering the Accursed Forest. He’s interacted with the Forest and people who belong there. Does this awaken his senses? Maybe! It does make for very interesting suppositions.
During his Mirror Lance training, he studies with a healer who sees that he’s more than thought. The healer advises Alyiakal to strengthen his wards, even to develop wards within wards.
Whilst training as a Mirror Lancer Alyiakal befriends Hyrsaal. Hyrsaal suggests he correspond with his bored, much younger and inquisitive sister Saelora. They correspond over the years.
Alyiakal is eventually posted to an Undercaptain position in a remote area at Pemedra near the border with Kyphros, fighting barbarians.
At Pemedra, Alyiakal discovers a road of the First Ones that has been forgotten, or deliberately let slide from memory, and Kyphran raiders holding down ruins that First One’s machinery is hidden in.
Things become challenging. Alyiakal wonders if he’ll be conveniently killed or shipped off.
The ties between merchants, mirror lancers, and magi’i for many are those of greed and power. A far cry from what Alyiakal sees as his role.
On the more personal front, I love the deferential way Alyiakal interacts with Saelora who becomes a fully fledged merchanter. Something rare for a woman.
I absolutely loved From the Forest! This is the first episode of Alyiakal—of his journey somehow from Mirror Lancer to Emperor.
I couldn’t put it down! Another intriguing, full to over flowing, page turner from Modesitt!

A Tor ARC via NetGalley.
Many thanks to the author and publisher.
… (mais)
eyes.2c | Jan 21, 2024 |
This is a very slow read. The author has created an interesting and VERY detailed world for this story but the amount of detail that goes into every aspect of this story is a little overwhelming. I found that I could skip entire pages and not miss a single aspect of the story, I would only miss the detailed description of the silverware at dinner, or the understanding of how government works that isn’t really an aspect of the plot. I found the magic interesting but lacking, the concept of being able to imagine anything and will it to happen has potential but when put into practice the users best choice is to will an air bubble into someone’s blood or place oil in front of someone who is running. Then the ending of the book is also lacking on the BIG BANG conclusion, you flip thru pages and pages of trying to determine who is out to kill the main character and within a couple turns of the page it’s all over and isn’t’ really all that fantastic.… (mais)
MattKeevil | 28 outras críticas | Jan 5, 2024 |
I felt like I was reading someone's diary... someone who documented ever day, even if it was boring. These books have really gone down hill for me, I just find them harder and harder to read.
MattKeevil | 8 outras críticas | Jan 5, 2024 |



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