The Sixth Book of the Corean Chronicles
By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
(Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765316479, 544pp.)
Publication Date: November 14, 2006
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L.E. Modesitt, Jr. returns to the world of Corus and concludes the trilogy of the intertwined stories of Dainyl, the Alector, and Mykel, the native soldier, which began in Alector's Choice and Cadmian's Choice.
The civilization of the Alectors, which has farmed and developed all life on Corus to produce sustaining life force for their vampiric civilization, must move wholesale from one planet to another every few thousand years as it exhausts the life force of another world. This time, two worlds have been prepared, and the time is at hand for the great move. And Corus is the looking like the loser, to be abandoned by the civilizing forces of the government of Alectors, but used as a dumping ground for malcontents and others who don't make the cut to move on to a richer new world. This neither bodes well for the future of human civilization, nor for the honest Alector's such as Dainyl, trying to hold everything together, as all systems are failing. But the mysterious Ancients, the Soarers, are a force to be reckoned with, and they may hold a powerful and destructive trump card.
L.E. MODESITT, JR. lives in Cedar City, Utah.
"Modesitt's fourth entry in his Corean series (after 2004's Scepters) contain plenty of fine world building and intelligently developed magic. . . .Modesitt fans, knowing what they're in for, will find reaching the end of the challenging fantasy well worth the effort."--Publishers Weekly on Alector's Choice
"Corus is a fascinating land, full of both new and ancient magic, and the inhabitants are possibly the most fascinating of all, with complex motivations underpinning their every action."--Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine
"A powerful, enthralling and exciting fantasy epic. All the questions of the previous two books (LEGACIES and DARKNESS) are finally answered and all the loose ends are tied up. The protagonist is a hero for going into battle against an enemy that is more powerful than he is. His love for his wife adds a romantic dimension that humanizes the larger than life champion. Scepters is an outstanding fantasy."
-Midwest Book Review on Scepters
"An intriguing blend of martial fantasy and SF . . . [with] vivid and inventive magic."--Publishers Weekly on Scepters
"[Legacies] offers us strong characters, a brand new world with its own subset of peoples, magical beings and beasties. . . . Old fans of L.E. Modesitt, Jr. will thrill at this new series because there is certainly enough of Recluce here to feel that you are back home without having to travel down the same old roads again. New fans will thrill at the prospect of being in at the start of a brand new world!"--SFRevu.com
"Legacies is for people who enjoy a leisurely reading experience, want to see their characters grow and like to fill in the blanks themselves rather than have the author do it for them. . . . With a likable character in an intriguing land, Legacies is off to a promising start."--Starlog
"Solidly engrossing . . . with a robust and consistent backdrop: a satisfyingly self-contained inaugural volume that skillfully sets up the sequels."--Kirkus Reviews