The third novel set in the magical island kingdom of Recluce. Dorrin, a young scion of the Order magicians, is fascinated by the workings of machines. He could be the Leonardo da Vinci of his age, but his passion for scientific knowledge and his insights violate the rules of the Order magic.
This is the story of Dorrin of Recluce, blacksmith and scion of the Order magicians, who invents wonderful devices. His insights violate the rules of Order magic, so he must go into exile in the lands of Chaos--where the forces of the Chaos wizards move across the land and whose ultimate goal is the destruction of Recluce.… (more)