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The Chaos Balance

The Chaos Balance

Saga of Recluce (Volume 7)

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

Nylan is the only man among the leadership of the company of "angels" marooned on a high plateau in the west of Candar. But the angels are a matriarchal band, and Nylan must leave his companions and seek a life elsewhere. He travels down from the plateau, into a world of warring kingdoms and strange magics in search of a place to lead a peaceful life with his wife and infant son. His talents, however, make him a valuable weapon—and so the war between chaos and order begins again.

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

THE MAGIC OF RECLUCE / THE TOWERS OF THE SUNSET / THE MAGIC ENGINEER / THE ORDER WAR / THE DEATH OF CHAOS / FALL OF ANGELS / THE CHAOS BALANCE / THE WHITE ORDER / COLORS OF CHAOS /MAGI'I OF CYADOR / SCION OF CYADOR / WELLSPRING OF CHAOS / ORDERMASTER / NATURAL ORDER MAGE / MAGE GUARD OF HAMOR / ARMS-COMMANDER / CYADOR'S HEIRS / HERITAGE OF CYADOR / THE MONGREL MAGE

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

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The Angels of darkness made the Roof of the World their home, and after deceiving the followers of light who had eagerly welcomed them, they wielded the ancient and dreadful weapons of Heaven and vanquished those who rejoiced...

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Praise for The Chaos Balance

“A writer of exceptional fantasy, Mr. Modesitt leaves the reader in no doubt about the price of power and the bittersweet triumph of the human spirit in this splendid new Recluce adventure.” —Romantic Times

“Modesitt's many fans will enjoy this, as will any reader who relished intricate plotting, sympathetic characters, and action galore.” —Publishers Weekly

“A sturdy addition to a superior series.” —Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

L. E. Modesitt, Jr., is the bestselling author of the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce, Corean Chronicles, and the Imager Portfolio. His science fiction includes Adiamante, the Ecolitan novels, the Forever Hero Trilogy, and Archform: Beauty. Besides a writer, Modesitt has been a U.S. Navy pilot, a director of research for a political campaign, legislative assistant and staff director for a U.S. Congressman, Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues, and a college lecturer. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.

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