Legacies

Legacies

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Baker & Taylor
Alucius, a young man raised on a Nightsheep ranch, who has hidden his talent for manipulating the magical powers of his world, is captured by Matrial invaders and discovers that his magical talent could be the key to protecting his world.

McMillan Palgrave
The first book of the Corean Chronicles

One of the towering creators of contemporary fantasy fiction takes us to a new land of wonders. The Corean Chronicles begin with Legacies, a grand new fantasy novel in which L. E. Modesitt, Jr., author of the bestselling Recluce fantasy series and the popular Spellsong Cycle, opens the door into a marvelous new world.

Millennia ago, a magical disaster caused the fall of a great worldwide civilization, the end of a golden age. New civilizations have fought their way up from the ancient destruction and chaos, knowing little of the lost world that preceded them or the details of its fall. Corus today is a world of contending countries, of humans, but also of strange animals and supernatural creatures. It is a place of magical powers, and of a few people who are talented enough to use them. Alusius, the hero of the story, is one.

Although born into a successful herder family, Alusius never knew his father, who was killed in action while serving in the Militia. So he is raised on a Nightsheep ranch by his mother and grandparents, and schooled at home. As a child, he shows very strong Talent. He is warned gravely that he must never reveal this outside the home lest he spend his life in servitude to some rich and powerful person. But as he grows to young manhood, Alusius must serve in the Militia like his father before him. When his country is invaded by the slave armies of The Matrial, an immortal ruler in a nearby land, Alusius is captured and enslaved.

A time of changes has come upon all of the world of Corus. If the evil surrounding The Matrial is not brought to an end, those changes will not be happy ones. Gradually, Alusius realizes that he and his Talent have a central role to play.


Blackwell North Amer
Millennia ago, a magical disaster caused the fall of a great worldwide civilization, the end of a golden age. New civilizations have fought their way up from the ancient destruction and chaos, knowing little of the lost world that preceded them or the details of its fall. Corus today is a world of contending countries and people, and also of strange animals and supernatural creatures. It is a place of magical powers, and of a few people who are Talented enough to use them. Alucius, the hero of the story, is one.
Born into a successful herder family, son of a father who was killed in action while serving in the Militia, Alucius is raised on the family Nightsheep ranch by his mother and grandparents, and schooled at home. He shows very strong Talent even as a child and is warned gravely that he must never reveal this, lest he spend his life in servitude to some rich and powerful person. But as he grows to young manhood, Alucius must serve in the Militia like his father before him. When his country is invaded by the slave armies of the Matrial, immortal ruler of neighboring Madrien, Alucius is captured and enslaved.
A time of changes has come upon the world of Corus. If the evil surrounding the Matrial is not ended, those changes will not be happy ones. Gradually, Alucius realizes that he and his Talent have a central role to play.

Baker
& Taylor

Alucius, a young man raised on a Nightsheep ranch, who has long hidden his extraordinary talent for manipulating the magical powers of his world, is captured and enslaved by Matrial invaders and discovers that his secret magical talent could hold the key to protecting his world, in the first volume in a new fantasy epic set on the fantasy world of Corus. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, [2002]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780765305619
0765305615
Branch Call Number: SF Modesitt, L 300.1 2002
Characteristics: 558 pages ; 25 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.9 29.0 74965

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Jul 04, 2011

Very good book, the beginning of another series by L.E. Moddesitt Jr. He writes very much in his own style, and you can see similarities between this books and others.
If you like fantasy with a hard law based world, very set in stone and precise, books by Moddesitt are probably just your type. If you don't typically read fantasy, or even light sci-fi, I would recommend this. It is not at all your "go into space with aliens" or your "roam around with knights on a Pegasus" kind of book.
In the end, still very similar style and writing to his other works, but I would still recommend it.

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