By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Set after the occasions of The Magic Engineer (and ahead of The Magic of Recluce) The Order War illuminates nice figures and significant occasions within the old struggle among order and chaos that's the imperative concentration of the saga of Recluce.
The lethal White Wizards of Fairhaven, wielding the forces of chaos, have accomplished their nice road in the course of the Westhorns and now threatened the traditional matriarchy of Sarronnyn, the final bastion of order in Candar. The ruler of Sarronnyn appeals to the Black order wizards of Recluce for help.
Justen - a tender Black Engineer within the urban of Nylan - joins the relaxation strength. regardless of their luck in destroying greater than part the White armies, Sarronnyn falls to the White Wizards, and Justen is chased into the main inhospitable barren region in Candar. those trials are however the starting, for the White Wizards have all Candar of their clutch. Justen needs to struggle either Recluce and Fairhaven, in addition to the top powers of order and the forbidden know-how to harness chaos itself in his efforts to halt the conquest of the chaos wizards.
The Order battle is the fourth publication of the saga of Recluce.
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Their fleet most likely makes use of 5 occasions the order the 1st fleet did—the ships are 3 times greater and nearly of all-black iron. ” “Beltar doesn’t such as you. ” “I don’t like him. yet he’ll come. simply flatter him. inform him he’s integral. younger, self-important males consistently prefer to consider that method. He’ll come. ” Zerchas stepped round one other pile of charred our bodies. “Send a message to Histen. He’s reliable at that kind of flattery. ” “You imagine Histen will—He’s now not overly keen on you, both. ” “Of direction he'll. Beltar’s a threat to him in Fairhaven. Ever seeing that Cerryl, you’ll detect that damned few excessive Wizards go away strong Whites in Fairhaven. they are saying that’s simply because concentrating chaos is risky. ” Zerchas laughed. “It is, and never simply because of the corrosive influence at the urban. It’s additionally harmful to the well-being of the excessive Wizard. ” “You’re a cynical bastard. ” “So? ” The White Wizard leaned into the wind as he walked towards the white-oak trainer that flew his banner. XVI Justen checked out the touring outfits at the mattress, pondering if he may get all of them in his pack. Thrap… “Come on in, Gunnar. ” It needed to be Gunnar. Even Justen might feel the order within the determine within the hallway. The sandy-haired wizard stepped into the muddle of the room. “You’re nonetheless packing on the final second, I see. ” “Why do it any just before i need to? ” Justen shrugged and cleared off the table chair. “Have a seat. ” He started to fold a heavy pair of labor trousers. Gunnar became the chair to leisure his hands around the again. “I’ve been considering, Justen. ” Justen folded the blouse and crammed it into the massive brown pack. “Now, the place are those—” “I don’t like your going off to Sarronnyn. It doesn’t think correct. ” “You wish me to again out? ” Justen pulled the trousers and blouse again out of the pack. The spare boots needed to cross in first. “No. i do know you can’t do this. I talked to Turmin. He agreed with me. You engineers may benefit from an outstanding climate Wizard. ” “You’re going with us? ” Gunnar shook his head. “I can’t depart that speedy. I’ll include the subsequent crew. ” Justen folded the blouse over the ft of the boots, then refolded the trousers. “What replaced your brain? You looked as if it would imagine we wouldn’t have a lot impact. ” “I don’t be aware of if we are going to. yet you would like a climate Wizard. So I’m coming. ” Justen folded a piece blouse into the pack. Gunnar stood up. “You’ve bought much to do. I’ll see you within the morning. ” He patted Justen at the shoulder ahead of leaving. The engineer checked out the mess at the mattress, considering what he may do with all of it. Gunnar used to be correct, after all. He shouldn't have waited see you later to pack. He shrugged. climate Wizard, certainly. He swallowed, then picked up the fresh undies. they might slot in the pack. in some way. XVII Justen walked as much as the tree, previous yet ungnarled. Its spreading, heavy limbs arched into the green-blue sky, and the floor round the trunk was once flat and coated with a carpet of brief eco-friendly grass. brooding about, he appeared down on the grass, for many outdated bushes had roots that visibly twisted into the floor, and grass seldom grew with regards to these roots.