Inside Cover: In the world of Recluce, powerful mages can wield two kinds of magic―the white of Chaos or the black of Order. Beltur, however, has talents no one dreamed of, talents not seen in hundreds of years that blend both magics.
On the run from a power hungry white mage, Beltur is taken in by Order mages who set him on the path to discover and hone his own unique gifts and in the process find a home.
However, when the white mage he fled attempts to invade his new home, Beltur must hope his new found power will be enough to save them all.
The Mongrel Mage marks the beginning of a new story arc for the best selling fantasy series Saga of Recluce. This is one of the best of the 19 books in this series. I totally enjoyed this book. And yes, I have read them all. You bond with the main character Beltur by the first chapter of the book. Like most of L. E. Modesitt Jr.’s books you have a hard time setting down the book. I ended up carrying this book with me for two days until I finished it. The next book in this series is Outcasts of Order. Luckily I have it in my “to read” pile. ~~ Craig Dyer
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