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The Magic Engineer (Recluce series, Book 3) (original 1994; edition 1995)

by L. E. Modesitt Jr.

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Title:The Magic Engineer (Recluce series, Book 3)
Authors:L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Info:Tor Fantasy (1995), Mass Market Paperback, 624 pages
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The Magic Engineer by Jr. L. E. Modesitt (1994)

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The Magic Engineer is also high up on my list of favorites in this series. It's particularly crafting-focused, as the title implies, and while occasionally my eyes glaze over at the detailed descriptions of blacksmithing, I enjoy the relatively sedate pace of the book and the main character's modest goals.

It's particularly interesting to read it back-to-back with Colors of White - both in how they match up and in how they differ. In particular the fact that CoW reveals that the true enemy is not who the "good guys" think it is is not all that well-supported - in fact it's pretty clearly a retcon - but it's also not contradicted. ( )
  JeremyPreacher | Mar 30, 2013 |
SAGA OF RECLUCE
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
Good, but the first volume is the best. ( )
  willowcove | Sep 1, 2010 |
1 vote Valashain | Jun 30, 2007 |
Dorris wants to be an engineer. He is also one of those Black wizard types, and a powerful one. When conflict arrives his instinct is to build gadgets, machines and transport to deal with it. This is helped by his other talents.

Black vs White, spy vs spy. Well, not quite that silly of course, but that sort of thing.

http://notfreesf.blogspot.com/2007/02/magic-engineer-l-e-modesitt.html ( )
  bluetyson | Feb 5, 2007 |
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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.
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Return now to the world of Recluce in The Magic Engineer.

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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)

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