After the events of Legacies and Darkness, Alucius's return to the side of his expectant wife is interrupted by mysterious enemies who force him to return to active duty, during which he must stop a religious rebellion, destroy ancient weapons, and prevent the enslavement of the world of Corus. Rep
Alucius is happy back on his nightsheep stead with his beloved wife Wendra, who is expecting their first child. But the country is beset by enemies - both overt and hidden-on all sides. He finds he has no choice but to answer the call to return to active duty. Newly promoted to higher rank, and given command of a combined force of the Northern and Southern Guards, Alucius must quell a strange, religiously-inspired rebellion, destroy the powerful weapons of ancient design again being used by the forces of Madrien, and confront the alien evil that seeks to enslave the whole world of Corus in the guise of bringing back a lost golden age. In this climactic third volume of the Corean trilogy, only the timely assistance of the mysterious ancient Soarers and the addition of Wendra's Talent to his own give him any hope of success.
Praise for Scepters
A notable achievement. --Booklist
A powerful, enthralling and exciting fantasy epic. . . . Scepters is an outstanding fantasy.
-- Midwest Book Review
An intriguing blend of martial fantasy and SF . . . [with] vivid and inventive magic.
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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