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The Magic Engineer

The Magic Engineer

Saga of Recluce (Volume 3)

L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

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"An intriguing fantasy in a fascinating world." —Robert Jordan, New York Times Bestselling author of The Wheel of Time® series

Dorrin, a young scion of the Order magicians, is interested in forbidden knowledge, in the working of machines. Promising, intelligent, but determined to follow his passion for scientific knowledge, Dorrin can invent machines. He is the Leonardo da Vinci of his age, but his insights violate the rules of the Order magic of Recluce. Now he must go into exile in the lands of Chaos to pursue his dangerous inventions.

Yet Dorrin remains loyal to the idea of Order, and is tortured by the knowledge that to preserve it he must constantly create new devices for war. For the forces of the Chaos wizards are moving across the land, devouring whole countries and creating an empire—and their ultimate goal is the destruction of Recluce.

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 books in the series, to deepen and enhance the reading experience. Rich in detail, the Recluce books are a feast of wondrous marvels.

Saga of Recluce

#1 The Magic of Recluce / #2 The Towers of Sunset / #3 The Magic Engineer / #4 The Order War / #5 The Death of Chaos / #6 Fall of Angels / #7 The Chaos Balance / #8 The White Order / #9 Colors of Chaos / #10 Magi’i of Cyador / #11 Scion of Cyador / #12 Wellspring of Chaos / #13 Ordermaster / #14 Natural Order Mage / #15 Mage-Guard of Hamor / #16 Arms-Commander / #17 Cyador’s Heirs / #18 Heritage of Cyador /#19 The Mongrel Mage (forthcoming)

Story Collection: Recluce Tales

Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
The Imager Portfolio
The Corean Chronicles
The Spellsong Cycle
The Ghost Books
The Ecolitan Matter

Reviews

Praise for The Magic Engineer

“An intriguing fantasy in a fascinating world, with characters that catch you up. Modesit presents an interesting study of Chaos versus Order, Good versus Evil...and the attractions each of them has for all of us.” —Robert Jordan on The Magic of Recluce

“Astonishingly relevant. A classic tale of good versus evil, a subject that will never be obsolete.” —San Francisco Book Review on The Magic of Recluce

“L. E. Modesitt, Jr. is uncompromising when it comes to the effects of magic, both on the natural world and on the human heart.” —Robin Hobb on The Magic Engineer

“Fascinating! A big, exciting novel of the battle between good and evil, and the path between.” —Gordon R. Dickson on The Magic of Recluce

“In this coming-of-age heroic fantasy, Modesitt creates an exceptionally vivid secondary world, so concretely visualized as to give the impression that Modesitt himself must have dwelt there.” —L. Sprague De Camp on The Magic of Recluce

“I could not put it down. This is an outstanding fantasy tale.” —Andre Norton on The Towers of the Sunset

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About the author

L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

L. E. MODESITT, JR., is the bestselling author of over sixty novels encompassing two science fiction series and three fantasy series, including the Saga of Recluce.

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

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