Book Reviews of Natural Ordermage (Saga of Recluce, Bk 14)

Natural Ordermage (Saga of Recluce, Bk 14)
Natural Ordermage - Saga of Recluce, Bk 14
Author: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780765357755
ISBN-10: 0765357755
Publication Date: 4/29/2008
Pages: 624
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Natural Ordermage (Saga of Recluce, Bk 14) on + 178 more book reviews
I enjoyed this book. There was little of the annoying "eat yellow cheese" or "whuph" [goes the horse] or other things that almost defined the earlier Recluce books.

And yet it was the same story. Boy won't face what is needed, so gets exiled. Learns all about himself out in the big bad world.

But having the same story formula isn't a bad thing. I've read all the Recluce books up to this one and I keep on enjoying them. It is kind of like wrapping an old warm blanket around oneself. It isn't pretty, it is familiar, but it is comforting. The Recluce books are my mashed potatoes of books :-)
reviewed Natural Ordermage (Saga of Recluce, Bk 14) on + 10 more book reviews
An interesting exploration of a young mage's development, and differences in laws and cultures in society. Modesitt's writing style allows one to get a real insight into the personality of his main characters. Unfortunately, in this book, his main character is a shallow young man, but by the end, there is development and hope for him in the sequel. I am looking forward to the sequel, Mage-Guard of Hamor.