Legacies: A Corean Chronicles Novel

Legacies: A Corean Chronicles Novel

by L. E. Modesitt Jr.
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Legacies: A Corean Chronicles Novel by L. E. Modesitt Jr.

The first book of the Corean Chronicles

L. E. Modesitt, Jr., author of the bestselling Saga of Recluce fantasy series, 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 is drafted into the local Militia and must fight against the invading slave armies of The Matrial, an immortal ruler in a nearby land. Alusius is captured and enslaved. If the evil surrounding The Matrial is not brought to an end, the world as he knows it could very well end.


The Corean Chronicles
Legacies
Darknesses
Scepters
Alector’s Choice
Cadmian’s Choice
Soarer’s Choice
The Lord-Protector’s Daughter
Lady-Protector

Other series by this author:
The Saga of Recluce
Imager Portfolio
The Spellsong Cycle
The Ghost Books
The Ecolitan Matter

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429913881
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Series: Corean Chronicles Series , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 196,129
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

L. E. Modesitt, Jr. lives in Cedar City, Utah.


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.

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Legacies (Corean Chronicles Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
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JoeAtWork7 More than 1 year ago
I have skipped over Modesitt's books many times due to the mixture of magic and guns...not my typical genre. However, lately I have become more and more desperate for reading material, and decided out of desperation to give it a try. I have enjoyed his books very much so far, and wish I had tried them previously. Even on the standard slow-spots where authors need to give you that important but sometimes boring filler, he does a good job of keeping you reading along. While I don't think it's the best book I've ever read, I can say that it is definitely not just an "in-between" book. After finishing this series (Corean Chronicles), I am interested now in seeing what else I have missed in his works. I guess it's ok to step outside of the typical from time to time.
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Lord_Adair More than 1 year ago
Modesitt does an excellent job selling you on his main character. He again does a masterful job of withholding information until the right moment to add suspense to the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Legacies is about a boy with forbidden powers who is trying to save the world. I would highly recommend Legacies to any fantasy writing fan. Its base structure is very nearly perfect. In the beginning you get the main characters background and a mystery to be unfolded. A slowly deepening and informative storyline is spliced with a bit of action to keep you excited. Those are only technical details. Legacies is also creative, original, and inspiring. L.E. Modesitt, Jr. has designed a world from the ground up. I have never read a book that includes the theory that humans could have been grown like cattle for a higher species. Legacies shows us that just because you were designed for a specific purpose does not mean that you are limited to that purpose alone. Because of these facts I would highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this novel and was impressed enough to read two other titles by this author having to do with the Recluce saga. I enjoyed this novel better for the quicker pace in story and more character development. In a nutshell, a story about a reluctant hero how manages to learn about his magic through his misadventures.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book appears to be a sort of condensed, less-interesting version of a number of Modesitt's other books (those with Lorn and Ceryl as main characters come to mind in particular). It's not a bad book, exactly. However, Alucius is a less-interesting character than either Lorn or Ceryl, the magic is more undefined, but in an annoying rather than mysterious way, the characters and events in general are less compelling... Also, the action at times is rather forced and seems as though long sections were left out that really should have been there, the end of the book especially but by no means exclusively. The romance subplot is pushed at an absurd rate, and while I'm not much of a fan of reading long romance sequences, this seems to go straight from a sort of 'Hi, what's your name?' sequence to a 'I love you madly' sequence, with nothing in between, which is annoying. In any case... As I said, it's not actually a bad book, as such. It's decently written, though not as well as many of Modesitt's Recluse novels, the plot could certainly be worse, although it's not up to that of many of the Recluse novels, the characters aren't *that* bad, although again not at the level of those in many of the Recluse books... Essentially, if you're expecting something on par wit, say, The White Order or Magi'i of Cyador, you're out of luck, because this doesn't reach those standards. Otherwise, however, it's essentially just a decent but not great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While this book echoes all of Modesitt's eariliar books in the Recluse series, he manages to recreate the best aspects of that series in a similar world. The only criticism I might have is that this book is predictable.