Around the 1st of each month the Tor.com eBook Club gives away a free sci-fi/fantasy ebook to club subscribers.
We’re happy to announce that the pick for December 2016 is: THE TOWERS OF THE SUNSET, the second book in L.E. Modesitt, Jr.’s fantasy Recluce Saga.
Wait…why Book 2?
This way, Tor.com Ebook Club members can get two books for three bucks! (Although if you don’t want to buy Magic, that’s also fine. The Towers of the Sunset can stand alone as its own story and introduction to the Recluce Saga.)
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How Modesitt’s Saga of Recluce begins…
Young Lerris is dissatisfied with his life and trade, and yearns to find a place in the world better suited to his skills and temperament. But in Recluce a change in circumstances means taking one of two options: permanent exile from Recluce or the dangergeld, a complex, rule-laden wanderjahr in the lands beyond Recluce, with the aim of learning how the world works and what his place in it might be. Many do not survive. Lerris chooses dangergeld.
When Lerris is sent into intensive training for his quest, it soon becomes clear that he has a natural talent for magic. And he will need magic in the lands beyond, where the power of the Chaos Wizards reigns unchecked. Though it goes against all of his instincts, Lerris must learn to use his powers in an orderly way before his wanderjahr, or fall prey to Chaos.
But that’s just the end of the story…
The second book in the Recluce series–The Towers of the Sunset–digs into the rich history and origin of L.E. Modesitt’s saga. 950 years earlier, Creslin, son of the Marshall of Westwind, flees an arranged marriage; is enslaved by the White Wizards, escapes, and enters a marriage of convenience to Maegara, the white witch. Their attempt at building a new life will grow to encompass the world…
L.E. Modesitt, Jr.’s bestselling fantasy novels set in the magical world of Recluce are among the most popular in contemporary fantasy. Each novel tells an independent story that nevertheless reverberates though all the other books in the series, to deepen and enhance the reading experience.
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