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.
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.
Praise for The Mage-Fire War
“Readers with a fondness for family sagas will appreciate the focus on day-to-day life”—Publishers Weekly
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.”—Booklikst
“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