Colors of Choas

Colors of Choas HC Colors of Choas ARCThe biggest fantasy from L. E. Modesitt, Jr., to date, Colors of Chaos is the story of the White Chaos wizard Cerryl: his education in life and love and his rise to power in the magicians' guild of Fairhaven. This is the direct sequel to The White Order, which told of Cerryl's boyhood and youth, and it takes place at the same time as the events in Modesitt's earlier novel The Magic Engineer. Yet it stands alone, a portrayal of the growth and change of character and the strengths and weaknesses of an age-old civilization held together by the power of magic.

Cerryl, now a full mage in the White Order, must prove himself indispensable to Jeslek, the High Wizard. Whether through assassination, effective governance of occupied territory, or the fearless and clever direction of troops in battle, Cerryl faces many harrowing obstacles, not the least of which is Anya, the plotting seductress who's the real power behind the scenes of the white wizards. With his wits, his integrity, and the support of his love, the Black healer Leyladin, he must survive long enough to claim his rightful spot within the ruling hierarchy of the White Order.

This is a must-read for followers of the Saga of Recluce, offering a unique, sympathetic point of view of the White Chaos wizards -- the forces that throughout history have opposed the magicians of Recluce.

Praise for Colors of Chaos

"In a tour de force of characterization, Modesitt paints the other side of the picture, adding a rare depth and richness to what is already a landmark fantasy series."
—Romantic Times (4 stars)

"The author's skill in portraying the humanity of characters who possess the power to destroy others with a though adds a level of verisimilitude and immediacy rarely found in grand-scale fantasy."
—Library Journal

Library Journal, January 1999 (.pdf)

Explorations, February/March 1999 (.pdf)

Sense of Wonder, December 1999/January 2000 (.pdf)