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Summary

L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s best-selling fantasy novels set in the magical world of Recluce have established a standard of entertainment in contemporary fantasy. Each Recluce novel tells an independent story that nevertheless reverberates though all the other Recluce novels to deepen and enrich the listener's experience. Now, in Fall of Angels, Modesitt moves deep into Recluce's past to chronicle the founding of the Empire of the Legend, the almost mythological domain ruled by women warriors on the highland plateau of the continent of Candar. He tells the story from the point of view of Nylan, the engineer and builder whose job it is to raise a great tower on the plateau known as the Roof of the World. Here the exiled women warriors will live and survive to fulfill their destiny. Here a revolutionary new society will be born...if Nylan can get the tower built and defenses in place before the rulers of the lowland nations come with their armies to obliterate them all. And if Nylan can learn to control the magical powers that are growing within him. Thus Modesitt relates the story of how magic comes into the world of Recluce, in a fantasy novel destined to please the growing Recluce audience and win new fans of the series.

©1996 L.E. Modesitt (P)2014 Tantor

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"The latest novel in Modesitt's Recluce series is one of the best and most accessible for readers new to the saga.... Will hold existing series fans and probably recruit some new ones." (Booklist)

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i just can't stop

i just can't stop listening. the stories are great that i can imagine them happening as they unfold through the reading. thanks for making such an awesome saga

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  • Thomas Kelley
  • 13-11-17

Complex and compelling

Two opposing factions who are constantly at war from advanced space to regressing medieval technology. Added into are the ideals of patriarchy and matriarchy. And still the harsh desire to live at any cost. Simply saying this is a good read is an understatement. Audible 20 review sweepstakes entry.

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  • Jay Gressman
  • 20-10-17

Great example of space romance.







great example of space romance. I plan on reading the rest of the series. great commute novel.

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  • Alice Herold
  • 06-05-17

Feminism through the view of a man.

Great battles and perfect twinge of perversion I have begun to expect from these novels.

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  • Teresa
  • 03-05-15

loving this series!

L. E. Modesitt adds another GREAT book to the saga of Recluse. Kirby Heyborne gives his usual outstanding performance of voices, accents and voice inflections in all the right places. Doesn't disappoint!

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  • Margaret K. Mentakis
  • 28-03-15

Solid

I like these books. Mindless entertainment when I am doing other things. This one is good because it goes back to the beginning and demystifies the legend.

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  • Craig Pfaff
  • 21-01-15

excellent

If you enjoy good science fiction fantasy this book and series are a must read.

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  • 13-02-18

Boring

I really enjoy Modesitt, but this one is very boring. Yeah another volume in the series.