By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
Tor, $27.99, 476 pages
Published: January 2017
A new collection of short stories, all based in the world of his bestselling series Saga of Recluce.
For over a thousand years, Order and Chaos have molded the island of Recluce. The Saga of Recluce chronicles the history of this world through eighteen books, L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s longest and bestselling fantasy series.
Recluce Tales: Stories from the World of Recluce collects seventeen new short stories and four popular reprints spanning the thousand-year history of Recluce. First-time readers will gain a glimpse of the fascinating world and its complex magic system, while longtime readers of the series will be treated to glimpses into the history of the world.
Modesitt's essay “Behind the ‘Magic’ of Recluce” gives insight into his thoughts on developing the magical system that rules the Island of Recluce and its surrounding lands, while “The Vice Marshal's Trial” takes the reader back to the first colonists on Recluce. Old favorites “Black Ordermage” and “The Stranger” stand side-by-side with thrilling new stories.
There are twenty stories about the world of Recluce. If you have read any of the books of the Saga of Recluce, this book will tie a lot of the book together and add new questions. Some of them I wish they were full novels. So engrossing that I wish there were more. ~~ CLD
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