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Publisher's Summary

Scion of Cyador continues the story begun in Magi'i of Cyador. Exploring the rich depths of the history of Recluce, Magi'i introduced Lorn, a talented boy born into a family of Magi'i. A fastidious student mage who lacked blind devotion, Lorn was made into a lancer officer and shipped off to the frontier.

Having survived an extended stint fighting both barbarian raiders and the giant beasts of the Accursed Forest, Lorn has proven himself to be a fine officer - perhaps too fine an officer. As his prowess has grown, so has his number of enemies and rivals. Too much success has made him a marked man. When he returns to his home, both he and his young family become targets, while all of Cyad is in upheaval over the death of the Emperor.

©2000 L.E. Modesitt (P)2014 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Military buffs should enjoy the stupidity of the army's decisions, while marveling at the fantastic swath one heroic man armed with a magic mirror can cut through politics." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Anyone notice...?

I love this book. On average I've read this book and its prequel at least once a year since sometime in the 90s I would guess. Heyborne does a competent job reading it.

But I have a major issue with Audible cataloging this book as written by an author with a last name of Jr. For what it's worth the kindle edition is also listed as written by Jr, and not Modesitt. WTF, Amazon? You got the name right on the rest of LE Modesitt, Jr's works, so why not fix this?

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Second Time Around; Still Outstanding

As the author requested, I have listened to the books in the order he wrote them. Now the second play through in time line order. We shall see.

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great story

a very interesting story and told well I would suggest it to any who like story that may know what the ending is but not know how the ending well happen

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It was okay.

As other reviewers have noted, this is really a book for military buffs. It's well-written, if dull at points for those of us who aren't terribly enthusiastic about the minutiae of patrols etc. There's some interesting intrigue and enough character development to keep the main character from being flat. Kirby's narration is adequate even if it doesn't add anything, and after a while you forget about the blandness of his voice. It was a way to pass the time, but I'm glad I just got it for a Prime credit. As a fan of the Recluse novels from the beginning it was interesting, but I don't feel like I would have missed anything if I'd skipped it.

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A little slow but it was a good story.

I ztruggled with it at first but it got better towards the middle while the ending was predictable it was interesting.

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Standard Modesitt

A good story, but nothing surprising for someone familiar with Modesitt. Not a critical Recluce novel.

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Great series!

I have really enjoyed these stories. Modesitt makes the story even more interesting in the way he provides viewpoints from all angles and through his use of time's passage. I've read (listened actually) them in the order of publication date so I may experience the stories as the author envisioned them, but they can be read in any order.
Heyborne is as fantastic a narrator/actor as is Modesitt Jr. is author.

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Vintage Modesitt - One of his best!

Would you listen to Scion of Cyador again? Why?

I had read the first novel in this two book series years ago and for whatever reason never read the second book. Now that I've listened to the second book I'll download the first book to listen to it anew. Really a great story and thoroughly enjoyable journey.

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Best of the series

This two book story, books ten and eleven are by far my favorite in the Recluce series. Everything from the pacing and action to it's subject matter are very polished. Both in written and audible format it really stands out.

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reading compliments story.

I loved how Lorn does not bow down to pressure to become what he is not. How he strives to realize his weaknesses,( personal & relating to those close to him), and strives to overcome weaknesses. Finds ways to solve problems. Loves how he grows his relationship with his sweetheart.