THE WHITE ORDER by Jr. Modesitt

THE WHITE ORDER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another episode—the eighth so far—in Modesitt’s continuing battle between White (Chaos) magic and Dark (Order) magic (most recently, The Chaos Balance, 1997). Young orphan Cerryl discovers that he has a talent for glimpsing distant places and people in odd fragments of mirror; and in a mostly illiterate society, he has a hunger to learn how to read. Apprenticed to a kindly miller, whose daughter teaches him his letters, young Cerryl learns the truth about his magic-touched father, and resolves someday to travel to the city Fairhaven, stronghold of the most powerful Chaos magicians, and there discover his destiny. A quality series that’s settled into a pleasantly understated, modestly involving groove.

Pub Date: June 15th, 1998
ISBN: 0-312-86645-3
Page count: 384pp
Publisher: Tor
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 1998




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