Synopses & Reviews
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. is one of the standard setters in fantasy today and his most famous series is the Saga of Recluce. Each novel fills in pieces of the history of this land where Chaos and Order strive to maintain a magical balance.
Scion of Cyador continues the story begun in Magi'i of Cyador. Exploring the rich depths of the history of Recluce, Magi'i of Cyador introduced Lorn, a talented boy born into a family of Magi'i. A diligent student mage who lacked blind devotion, Lorn was made a lancer officer and shipped off to the frontier--a career that comes with a 50% mortality rate.
Having survived his extended stint fighting both barbarian raiders and the giant beasts of the Accursed Forest, Lorn has proven himself to be a fine officer . . . perhaps too fine an officer. As his prowess has grown, so has his number of enemies and rivals. Too much success has made him a marked man. When he returns to his home, both he and his young family become targets while all of Cyad is in upheaval over deadly political infighting. But Lorn is now hardened, a deadly fighter himself, especially when the Empire is at stake.
Scion of Cyador is the completion of another grand story in the Recluce saga.
Scion of Cyador is the eleventh book in the saga of Recluce.
"Marked by high intelligence. A powerful, educated, serious and understated imagination . . . a saga that is beginning to take on the complexity of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time cycle."--Publishers Weekly
"As usual, Mr. Modesitt provides masterful characterization, exquisitely subtle plot development and a breathlessly exciting conclusion for an outstanding reading experience." --Romantic Times
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.
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.