L. E. Modesitt, Jr., continues his best-selling Saga of Recluce with The Mage-Fire War, the third book in a story arc which began with The Mogrel Mage and Outcasts of Order.
Once again, prejudices against the use of chaos magic force Beltur and his companions to flee their refuge in Axalt. The rulers of nearby Montgren have offered them sanctuary and the opportunity to become the Councilors of the run-down and disintegrating town of Haven.
Montegren lacks any mages - white or black - making this seem like the perfect opportunity to start again.
However, Beltur and the others must reinstitute law and order, rebuild parts of the town, deal with brigands - and thwart an invading army.
What members say
- Kindle Customer
More with has done it again. He has filled in another piece of the history of Candar, given us a good story, and once again, good triumphs in the end.
- Raven Kindle
fans of the series will like this one
Fans who have read all 20+ of the series like myself will enjoy this one too, but it is not a starting point. Book 3 in a mini arch of a huge series needs little in the way of a review, but this one will not stand alone. For the fans without being spoilery I did like the twist on the name that can't be named!
L.E. Modesitte Jr -- The Mage
A book with good long length, good pace, and enough of a story line to fill the book.
Fits well in the Recluse series.
At the end (credits) there seems to be a hint that this series may not have many more books. I hope this is not true.
If he has run out of new Recluse characters, may I suggest a another book for the cooper Mage in the cove & his futher service to the ruler.