This is book number 21 in the Saga of Recluce series.
L. E. Modesitt, Jr., continues his bestselling Saga of Recluce with The Mage-Fire War, the third book in a story arc which began with The Mongrel Mage and Outcasts of Order.
A USA Today Bestseller!
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.
Saga of Recluce
#1 The Magic of Recluce / #2 The Towers of the Sunset / #3 The Order War / #4 The Magic Engineer / #5 The Death of Chaos / #6 Fall of Angels / #7 The Chaos Balance / #8 The White Order / #9 Colors of Chaos / #10 Magi’i of Cyador / #11 Scion of Cyador / #12 Wellspring of Chaos / #13 Ordermaster / #14 Natural Order Mage / #15 Mage-Guard of Hamor / #16 Arms-Commander / #17 Cyador’s Heirs / #18 Heritage of Cyador / #19 The Mongrel Mage / #20 Outcasts of Order / #21 The Mage-Fire War / #22 Fairhaven Rising (forthcoming)
Story Collection: Recluce Tales
Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
The Imager Portfolio
The Corean Chronicles
The Spellsong Cycle
The Ghost Books
The Ecolitan Matter
Praise for The Mage-Fire War
“Readers with a fondness for family sagas will appreciate the focus on day-to-day life”—Publishers Weekly
“Modesitt writes a great story.”—Azure Dwarf
“I don’t think I’ve disliked a single one of Modesitt’s Recluce books but I was still a bit surprised . . . how quickly [The Mage-Fire War] has become one of my favorite books in the series.”—The Arched Doorway
Praise for The Mongrel Mage
USA Today Bestseller
“No writer does it better.”—Kirkus
“Smart, thoughtful, and entertaining.”—Pat's Fantasy Hotlist
Praise for Outcasts of Order
“Through [Beltur's] travels you feel . . . the complexity of relationships, good and bad, that make up a life.”—Booklist
“And while most of his stories explore complex philosophical issues without pedantry or prejudice, this trilogy is doing so with particular thoroughness. Always a pleasure to abide in Modesitt's universe, if only for a few hours or days.”—Kirkus
Praise for the Saga of Recluce series
“Modesitt has established himself with his Recluce series as one of the best 90s writers of fantasy. The fantasies are characterized by a highly developed and consistent system of magic.” —Vector
“L.E. Modesitt Jr., never fails to deserve praise.” —Analog