Heritage of Cyador
Saga of Recluce (Volume 18)
by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
Tor, $9.99, 640pp
Published: November 2015
(cover) Scarcely a year after the events of Cyador's Heirs, Lerial uses his mastery of Order and Chaos, the competing natural forces that shape his world and define the magic that exists within it, to utterly destroy an Afritan military force crossing into Cigoerne.
Five years later, Lerial, now an overcaptain and a field commander of Cigoerne's Mirror Lancers, must lead three companies of troops into Afrit on a mission of mutual interest: neighboring Heldya is threatening to invade Afrit, and if that nation falls, Cigoerne is certain to be next.
The mission is both delicate and dangerous; Lerial's value in the effort to repelling Heldya is undeniable, but his troubled history against Afrit may reopen old wounds that will never truly heal.
I would recommend reading Cyador’s Heirs (click here for review) before Heritage of Cyador. It will make more sense in some parts of this book. Lerial must hide his abilities from Afrit military and keep as many of this troops safe from harm’s way. He must find a fine balance between both. Another great book by L. E. Modesitt. ~~ CLD