Synopses & Reviews
The keep of Westwind, located in the cold mountainous heights called the Roof of the World, is facing attack by the adjoining land of Gallos. Arthanos, son and heir to the ailing Prefect of Gallos, wishes to destroy Westwind because the idea of a land, no matter how small and how isolated, where women rule is total anathema to him.
Saryn, Arms-Commander of Westwind, is dispatched to a neighboring land, Lornth, to seek support against the Gallosians. But Zeldyan, regent of Lornth, has problems in her family. To secure Zeldyans aid, Saryn must pledge her personal support--and any Westwind guard forces she can raise--to the defense of Zeldyan and her son.
The fate of four lands, including Westwind, rest on Saryn's actions.
Praise for the Saga of Recluce:
"An intriguing fantasy in a fascinating world. . . . Modesitt 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
“Saryn is as actualized a protagonist as you will ever read, and the plotting of the novel is superb. This is one novel you wont want to put down until you cross the finish line.”
--RT Bookreviews (4 and ½ stars) on Arms-Commander
“Modesitt does a nice job of filling the reader in on what comes before. . . . Depth of character is Modesitts greatest strength.”
--SFRevu on Arms-Commander
“Arms-Commander is another solid effort by Modesitt, one that should please long-time fans. Here's to hoping that we'll have the opportunity to read more about the Angels and how their coming changed the world forever.”
--Pats Fantasy Hotlist
“Modesitt renders the people and places of Recluce and Hamor . . . with diligent attention to detail, treading the narrow line between exquisite world-building and overbearing verbosity.”
--Publishers Weekly on Natural Ordermage
“Modesitts subtext is power and responsibility, explored both through the action-packed main plot and through Kharls legal studies . . . . This thoughtful work should appeal to all readers of fantasy.”
--VOYA on Ordermaster
About the Author
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.