January 9, 1995
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0312857217
ISBN - 13: 9780312857219
From the Publisher
In this fifth & final volume of the Recluse series, Lerris, a woodworker & earth wizard, combats the technology-based empire of Hamor.
About the Author
Leland Exton Modesitt, Jr., was born on October 19, 1943 in Denver to Leland Exton and Nancy Lila Modesitt. He was educated at Williams College and earned a graduate degree from the University of Denver. Modesitt's career has included stints as a navy lieutenant, a market research analyst, and a real estate sales associate. He has also held various positions within the U.S. government as a legislative assistant and as director of several agencies. In the early 1980s, he was a lecturer in science fiction writing at Georgetown University. After graduation, Modesitt began to write, but he did not have a novel published until he was 39 years old. He believes that a writer must "simultaneously entertain, educate and inspire... [failing any one of these goals], the book will fall flat." A part-time writer, he produces an average of one book per year, but he would eventually like to write full-time. The underlying themes of many of his science fiction novels are drawn from his work in government work and involve the various aspects of power and how it changes the people and the structure of government. Usually, his protagonist is an average individual with hero potential. Much of his "Forever Hero Trilogy"--Dawn for a Distant Earth, The Silent Warrior, and In Endless Twilight--is based on his experiences working with the Environmental Protection Agency.
From Our Editors
Settling down to a simple life as a carpenter, Lerris finds his hope for peace shattered when the distant Empire of Hamor sends an invading force that is determined to conquer the entire world, and Lerris is compelled to test his magical powers.