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Scion of Cyador: The New Novel in the Saga of Recluce

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If Cyador be the paradox of Candar, and supporting that paradox be indeed the duty of each of the Magi'i of the Quarter, then how must each magus approach that duty so as to support the way to the Steps of Paradise?

One scholar magus might say, "Support the Emperor of Light, for he is the one who must balance the Mirror Lancers and the Magi'i against each other, and against the growing might of the merchanter clans, who know but the greed for gold and the pleasures of the moment."

A magus who tends the chaos-towers might declare, "Take care that the chaos-towers endure while they may, for without the towers, Cyador is no more than any other land set upon our world."

Still another might claim, "Set forth rules for the Magi'i that they may lead all by their example and purity of devotion to chaos and the people who revere it."

For all that the Magi'i descended from those of the Rational Stars, the ways in which the duty of a magus could be set forth are myriad, and like unto chaos itself, often resembling itself, yet never the same and always changing. Each magus, from the most to the least devoted, will have a vision of that duty. Some will hold that by increasing their personal mastery of chaos, they will serve Cyador, the Magi'i, and chaos in the best fashion possible. Others will declare that mastery of chaos must always serve others first, for the magus who places himself before duty will always be corrupted into believing that what is good for him is good for all.

Yet neither be right, for a magus who serves only others will fly from one master to another, for each who asks of him becomes a master. A magus who elevates his mastery above all, would make all others his servant. Thus, a magus must be neither master nor servant, but one who walks the narrow path between. A magus without dedication to chaos will have no soul, and one who worships it blindly, no sense.

That dilemma sets forth the true paradox of the Magi'i, that we must master chaos without being mastered by it...

Paradox of Empire

Bern'elth, Magus First

Cyad, 157 A.F.

 

Copyright © 2000 by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812589269
Subtitle:
The New Novel in the Saga of Recluce
Author:
Modesitt, L. E., Jr.
Author:
Modesitt, L. E., Jr.
Author:
L. E. Modesitt
Publisher:
Tor Fantasy
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Recluce (imaginary place)
Subject:
Recluce
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Saga of Recluce
Series Volume:
No. 11 of 16
Publication Date:
20011209
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
736
Dimensions:
6.77x4.17x1.19 in. .74 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Saga of the Recluce continues. Having fought both barbarian raiders and giant beasts of the Accursed Forest, Lorn has proven himself as a fine officer. But too much success has made him a marked man. When he returns home, both he and his family become targets while all of Cyad is in an upheaval over the death of the Emperor.
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