Can’t-Wait Wednesday – 18th October, 2017


40276268 – vintage old pocket watch and book

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s Can’t Wait offering – The Mongrel Mage – Book 19 The Saga of Recluce by L.E. Modesitt Jr

#epic fantasy #magic

The Saga of Recluce chronicles the history of this world with world-building detail and an ingenious and disciplined magic system. L. E. Modesitt, Jr. returns to his longest and bestselling fantasy series with volume nineteen, which marks the beginning of a new story arc.

In the world of Recluce, powerful mages can wield two kinds of magic the white of Chaos or the black of Order. Beltur, however, has talents no one dreamed of, talents not seen in hundreds of years that blend both magics. On the run from a power hungry white mage, Beltur is taken in by Order mages who set him on the path to discover and hone his own unique gifts and in the process find a home.

I’m really looking forward to this one as I’m a real fan of Modesitt’s writing. It is due to be released by Tor Books on the 31st October and I’ll be reviewing it in due course.




As part of the blog tour for Running Out of Space, I have posted my Top Ten List of favourite science fiction books set in space at Mel’s Shelves.

30 responses »

    • Exactly:). Which is why I think he’s written this really good entry book into the world. I’ve always loved his writing and his worldbuilding and am very excited about this one.

  1. Book 19?! That is amazing that it has you so interested still! It is always great to find a series that can do that. I hope you love it.

    Thank you for stopping by my CWW earlier.

  2. A series that is still going strong at book 19 is impressive! I love the cover and am trying to expand the genres I read. I’ll have to go check out the first book. I like when the world building is really well done.

  3. Seeing the #19 attached to the series is a bit intimidating, admittedly, but The Mongrel Mage does sound really good. I see in previous comments you mention you don’t have to start at the beginning. So, there’s hope yet! LOL

    Congratulations on your book! How excited you must be!

    • Oh yes – this is definitely an entry book to the series! Thank you for your kind good wishes – I cannot tell you how delighted I am to have Running Out of Space out there:).

  4. Wow, book 19… I’d be afraid to start that series! 😉 I’ve heard of Modesitt, but never got around to read any books, so I’m looking forward to your review.

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