Can’t-Wait Wednesday featuring #Outcasts of Order – 9th May, 2018 #Brainfluffbookreview

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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 – Outcasts of Order – Book 20 in The Sage of Recluce series by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

#epic fantasy #magic #mage

Modesitt continues his bestselling Saga of Recluce with his 20th book in the long-running series. Beltur began his journey in The Mongrel Mage and continues with Outcasts of Order, the next book of his story arc in the Saga of Recluce.

Beltur, an Order mage, discovers he possesses frightening powers not seen for hundreds of years. With his new abilities, he survives the war in Elparta and saves the lives of all. However, victory comes with a price. His fellow mages now see him as a threat to be destroyed, and the local merchants want to exploit his power.

There’s only one way he can remain free and survive—he’s going to have to run.

Some of the books I’ve recently featured on this meme, I’ve taken on spec. By contrast, this is an author I love and this particular spin-off series – The Mongrel Mage was the first book – provided a storming start to a new series in a world I already knew and loved. So, I’m all over this one. And if you’re gulping at the prospect of wading through 20 books – it isn’t a problem. The Mongrel Mage is an excellent introduction to this fabulous world.

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31 responses »

  1. I’ve seen this one around Netgalley and blogs and I admit I’m intrigued – though I don’t know if I want to start an epic fantasy series with that many books in it. Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. That is a long series with 20 books, but that’s good to know you can start with the spin-off part as well. I can see why you’re looking forward to this one if it’s an author you already know and love.

    • I’m really excited about this one – I loved the previous book and have been thrilled to have been approved by Netgalley for this one, Lola:)

      • Well if you get through that little lot – you’re ahead of me! I’ve not read all the Recluce books… which was why I was so delighted when I saw the spin-off series.

    • He’s one of those authors who builds up his world with a steady addition of everyday details – you always know what his characters eat and what their houses look like – which I love.

  3. I have never read Modesitt but have wondered many times about the Recluce series. Those Darrell sweet covers (at least I think that’s the artist) always entice me too. I’m curious who the artist is on the newer covers, like this one- I like the snowscape, it looks inviting. In a fantasy way 🙂

    • I’ll fess up – I haven’t read all 19 books of the Recluce series – probably 4 or 5 – but I did plug back into the world last year when I picked up The Mongrel Mage and recalled why I became such a fan of this author…

  4. I would like to read this author – definitely not starting at the beginning – tell me where you think is a good starting point and that’s where I’ll begin – *no pressure* 😀
    Lynn

    • Start with The Mongrel Mage – that’s the book before this one. But if you’d like something of his that is completely different, he wrote an amazing duology set in an alternate world where ghosts inhabit places where they have died violently, making former battle sites dangerous places to go… The Ghosts of Columbia – you can buy a copy with both books in together. I loved it:)

  5. OMG!! What a TERRIFIC pick, Sarah!! This is yet another author I’ve been wanting to read, and haven’t gotten around to yet…… 😦 Gee, there are just SO MANY incredibly AWESOME books out there!! So I need to put all 20 of these books on my TBR, right? Yup!! “And the beat goes on…..” LOL.

    Seriously, though, I really like the sound of this plot, and the cover reminds me of the one of the early covers for Jean M. Auel’s Earth’s Children series.

    So sorry for the late comment back……:( Life has a way of thwarting my best-laid blogging plans!

    Thanks for commenting on my own CWW post!! HUGS!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • No worries, Maria – I know what it’s like:)). You don’t necessarily need to plough through allll the books – leap on board the series with The Mongrel Mage and if you love it, then you can tuck into the rest.

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