Cyador's Heirs : Saga of Recluce

  • by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
  • Narrated by Kirby Heyborne
  • Series: Saga of Recluce
  • 23 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Decades after the fall of Cyador, its survivors have reestablished themselves in Cigoerne, a fertile country coveted by hostile neighbors in less hospitable lands. Young Lerial, the second son of Duke Kiedron, lives in the shadow of his older brother Lephi, the heir to their father's realm. Lerial's future seems preordained: He will one day command his brother's forces in defense of Cigoerne, serving at his older sibling's pleasure and no more. But when Lerial is sent abroad to be fostered by Major Altyrn to learn the skills and wisdom he will need to fulfill his future duties, he begins a journey into a much larger world that brings out his true potential. Lerial has talents that few, as yet, suspect: He is one of those rare beings who can harness both Order and Chaos, the competing natural forces that shape the world and define the magic that exists within it. And as war finally engulfs the fringes of Cigoerne, Lerial's growing mastery of Order and Chaos is tested to its limits and his own.

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What the Critics Say

"Cyador's Heirs does not disappoint, building on the stories of the grandchildren of the great matriarch in the Recluse saga from childhood to early adulthood." (RT Book Reviews)

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Customer Reviews

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Another solid entry to the series

Kirby does a great job telling this solid entry in the Recluse series. This one is not as compelling as some of the others but still worth the listen
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- S. Johnson

Battle heavy, story light.

We meet & follow Lerial as he learns to develop & control his abilities with order & chaos while leading men into frequent battles fighting a war he is much too young to be in.
This volume is as light on character drama/interactions as it is heavy on battle, like constant battle, (at least to my taste).
I found my thought wandering as battles seemed to go on & on.
I also wondered why it is Lerial never considers asking the elders of The Verde about order magery. For the first ever his particular talents are accepted & even embraced as part of their way of life. A brilliant youth who doesn't ask questions? This just didn't make sense.
This one could have been rich with more developed characters & interpersonal interaction between the battles. I love you LE, but this one left me a bit flat & surprisingly disappointed your characters were too flat.
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- Teresa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-30-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio