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The Death of Chaos (original 1995; edition 1995)

by L. E. Jr. Modesitt

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Title:The Death of Chaos
Authors:L. E. Jr. Modesitt
Info:Tor Books (1995), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 479 pages
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The Death of Chaos by Jr. L. E. Modesitt (1995)

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Reading this back-to-back with The Magic of Recluse (which it follows directly in the internal chronology, but is separated by three other books in the publication order) really both shows up how unusually weak Magic of Recluse is and how much the series developed over the course of a couple of books.

Most of the writing flaws are greatly mitigated. The onomatopoeia is still present, but as an occasional touch of flavor rather than a method of communicating action - this is much less jarring. Lerris has matured quite a bit as a character - while he's still an obtuse little snot a lot of the time, it's in ways that are much more pleasant to read about and represent much more understandable and relatable character flaws. And the magic system is fully realized and, in fact, taken to its logical conclusion - this is the last book in the internal chronology, despite there being some fourteen others at various points in the timeline.

This is still far from my favorite book in the series, but it makes an interesting pairing with Magic, which it so greatly surpasses. ( )
  JeremyPreacher | Mar 30, 2013 |
Good, but the first volume is the best. ( )
  willowcove | Sep 1, 2010 |
Disappointing after book one. ( )
  SabbyRobinson | May 18, 2008 |
In this particular world, Chaos and Order are supposed to balance. If there is too large a concentration of one sort of power, either some of it will be waxed, or there will be a rise in the corresponding side.

This makes ultra-powerful Lerris and Justen the Grey running around in exile-land a bit odd. Perhaps that is part of the point.

Don't forget the habits of good woodworkers, either!

http://notfreesf.blogspot.com/2007/02/death-of-chaos-l-e-modesitt.html ( )
  bluetyson | Feb 5, 2007 |
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Lerris has settled into being a woodworker and building a life with Krystal. But this newfound peace is endangered when both Candar and Recluce come under the threat of invasion from the Empire of Hamor. Despite the imminent possibility of destruction, the lands of Candar will not unite and Recluce will not heed the peril. Lerris is faced with the challenge of becoming the greatest wizard of all time - or seeing his whole world destroyed.
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Lerris has settled into being a woodworker and building a life with Krystal.  But this newfound peace is endangered when both Candar and Recluce come under the threat of invasion from the Empire of Hamor.  Despite the imminent possibility of destruction, the lands of Candar will not unite and Recluce will not heed the peril.  Lerris is faced with the challenge of becoming the greatest wizard of all time--or seeing his whole world destroyed.

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Lerris, content with his job as a carpenter and his marriage to Krystal, a military subcommander, is called to serve his nation when his skills as a wizard are needed to defeat the forces of Hamor, whose attack could upset the balance of chaos and order necessary to the survival of the Recluce Universe.… (more)

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