In the world of Recluce, powerful mages can wield two kinds of magic - the white of Chaos or the black of Order. Beltur, however, has talents not seen in hundreds of years that blend both magics.
On the run from a power-hungry white mage, Beltur is taken in by Order mages, who set him on the path to discover and hone his own unique gifts and in the process find a home.
However, when the white mage he fled attempts to invade his newly adopted city, Beltur must hope his new-found power will be enough to save them all.
L. E. MODESITT, JR. is the bestselling author of more than seventy novels encompassing two science fiction series, the Ghost Books and the Ecolitan Matter, and four fantasy series, the Imager Portfolio, the Saga of Recluce, the Spellsong Cycle and the Corean Chronicles. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.