Fall of Angels (Recluce Series #6)

Fall of Angels (Recluce Series #6)

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Overview

L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s bestselling fantasy novels set in the magical world of Recluce have established a standard of entertainment in contemporary fantasy. "In Modesitt's universe, where good and evil, chaos and order, are in perpetual conflict, a young wizard finds that his destiny is to strike a balance, but at considerable personal cost. Modesitt creates a deeper and more intricate world with each volume," says Publishers Weekly. "Modesitt's elaborate and intelligent working out of a system of magic and a system of technology parallel to it is becoming more the lifeblood of the Recluce books with every new volume. . . . His saga continues to gain in popularity," says Booklist. Each Recluce novel tells an independent story that nevertheless reverberates though all the other Recluce novels to deepen and enrich the listener's experience.

Now, in Fall of Angels, Modesitt moves deep into Recluce's past to chronicle the founding of the Empire of the Legend, the almost mythological domain ruled by women warriors on the highland plateau of the continent of Candar. He tells the story from the point of view of Nylan, the engineer and builder whose job it is to raise a great tower on the plateau known as the Roof of the World. Here the exiled women warriors will live and survive to fulfill their destiny. Here a revolutionary new society will be born . . . if Nylan can get the tower built and defenses in place before the rulers of the lowland nations come with their armies to obliterate them all. And if Nylan can learn to control the magical powers that are growing within him.

Thus Modesitt relates the story of how magic comes into the world of Recluce, in a fantasy novel destined to please the growing Recluce audience and win new fans of the series.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452616827
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 02/17/2014
Series: Recluce Series , #6
Edition description: Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

L. E. Modesitt, Jr., is the bestselling author of over seventy novels, including the Imager Portfolio series and the Saga of Recluce series, as well as several other novels in the science fiction genre. He has also published technical studies and articles, columns, poetry, and a number of science fiction stories.

Kirby Heyborne is an accomplished actor, musician, and comedian who has received a number of AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook narrations. He has had starring roles in over a dozen features and many short films. Kirby is also a cofounder and director of the Los Angeles-based improv comedy group The Society.

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Fall of Angels


By Modesitt, L. E.

Tor Fantasy

Copyright © 1997 Modesitt, L. E.
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780812538953


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"There were angels in Heaven in those days, and there were demons, and the demons were the creators and the creation of chaos...
 
"In that distant battle between the fires of the demons and the ice lances of the angels, the very skies twisted in upon themselves, and the angels, who came from cold Heaven, were cast down and strewn across the stars.
 
"Those angels, the first and last from far Heaven, when they found the world, knew not where they were, nor could they see even the stars from whence they had come. And they descended unto the Roof of the World.
 
"There they built the Citadel of the Winds, the tower called Black, with those chained lightnings yet they had retained, carving unto themselves a high refuge and a reminder of their past.
 
"So as they had come, so earlier had come those from the lands and heritage of the demons, and those were men who believed not that women should wear blades nor speak their minds and thoughts.
 
"In the time of that first summer came armsmen, inspired by the demons, and there were battles across the Roof of the World, and blood...
 
"Thus continued the conflict between order and chaos, between those who would force order and those who would not, and between those who followed the blade and those who followed the spirit.
 
"Of the great ones were the angel Ryba, Nylan of theforge of order and the fires of Heaven, Saryn of the dark blades of death, and Ayrlyn of the songs...."
 
Book of Ayrlyn
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Copyright 1996 by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

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