Summary

Rahl, a young apprentice scrivener on the island of Recluce, likes life to work out in his favor. And he has a bad attitude, too. To make sure things go his way, he uses a small amount of order magic at opportunistic moments - but his abilities are starting to get the attention of the Council magisters. So the Council sends him to the mage training school for testing, and through misuse of his powers, which are getting stronger all the time, Rahl gets himself banished to the continent and empire of Hamor.
As an exile in Hamor, working in the Ordermage Council's import and export business, Rahl's powers increase - and so does the amount of trouble he can get into.
©2007 L. E. Modesitt (P)2014 Tantor
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"Modesitt renders the people and places of Recluce and Hamor somewhat humorlessly but with diligent attention to detail, treading the narrow line between exquisite world-building and overbearing verbosity." ---Publishers Weekly
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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 22-01-17

Not a likeable character

Whilst I enjoyed the book, especially the insight into Hamor the main character was a person I could not warm to due to his character and constant winging.

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5 out of 5 stars
By ray on 19-04-16

Another awesome read/listen.

The combination of content and narrator makes listening to the book very entertaining. I recommend the series to everyone that I know that enjoys fantasy books.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joshua on 06-10-15

Very good

I have loved all the books in this series except the ones that dealt with the white wizards. This book is so well wrote that it paints a vivid movie in ones mind that one does not want to stop listening even to sleep.

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