Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Dimensions: 624 pages, 6.67 × 4.3 × 1.02 in
Published: May 29, 2007
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0765354675
ISBN - 13: 9780765354679
Read from the Book
Chapter One Mykel leaned forward on the ancient chair in the officers'' mess, finishing rubbery egg toast a good glass before morning muster, thinking about how much more training his battalion needed, and debating whether he should extend the mounted unit maneuvers practice another week. Another ten days might help, if he canceled end-day passes. He shook his head. That would be too hard on both mounts and morale. He''d known that rebuilding Third Battalion would be difficult and take time, but he had his doubts about whether he''d be allowed that time. Captain Vield walked through the doors to the mess and straight toward Mykel. Mykel offered a pleasant smile, although he distrusted the purposeful stride of the captain, not personally, but because Vield was the colonel''s adjutant. The captain''s aura was a golden brown that suggested a background in the Lanachronan farming district. Mykel silently warned himself, far from the first time, not to comment on what the aura revealed. He kept reminding himself because his growing sense of the depth of life and its ties to the land was so new, and he had yet to get adjusted to it---or to know truly its extent. He''d always had a extraordinarily good sense of aim with a rifle, but the seeing of auras was all too recent. From what he''d overheard, that sort of talent was something like what the alectors were supposed to have, and the last thing he needed was to have an alector examining his abilities, not that anyone had ever sugge
From the Publisher
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. returns to the world of Corus to continue the epic trilogy begun in Alector''s Choice. It is the story of the fall of a great civilization and the tale of the Alector, Colonel Dainyl, and Captain Mykel, the Corean human with special abilities.
The world Corus has been redesigned to become the new home of a superior race from a distant world whose very life depends on drawing sustenance from the biological life force of a planet. Meanwhile, their plans are supervised by a staff of Alectors, who in effect rule the world. The Alectors alone have access to the huge flying Pteridons they have bred, and the superior weapons that underpin their psychic talents.
The time is now fast approaching for the transfer of the whole population from the old world nearly bled dry of life force to Corus. But neither the Alectors (who will be reduced in status when the real powers arrive) nor the local humans (who seem destined to become no more than cattle, though they know nothing of this) are ready. And the mysterious Ancient Ones, the true natives of Corus and assumed to have died out in eons past, still survive, and they have their own powers. The situation builds toward an explosive climax.
About the Author
L. E. Modesitt, Jr., is the bestselling author of the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce, Corean Chronicles, and the Imager Portfolio. His science fiction includes Adiamante, the Ecolitan novels, the Forever Hero Trilogy, and Archform: Beauty. Besides a writer, Modesitt has been a U.S. Navy pilot, a director of research for a political campaign, legislative assistant and staff director for a U.S. Congressman, Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues, and a college lecturer. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.
"Vividly imagined. . . .well-crafted fifth volume of [Modesitt''s] Corean Chronicles." -Publishers Weekly on Cadmian''s Choice
"Dedicated Modesitt fans will anxiously await the next installment." --VOYA on Cadmian''s Choice