Wellspring of chaos
Kharl is the best cooper in Brysta, one of the major cities in Nordla, and his life has been as ordered and dependable as his barrels. His trouble begins when he saves a neighbor's daughter from the violent advances of two upper-class men. Then he rescues an actual rape victim he finds unconscious in an alley, a blackstaffer -- a young expatriate mage -- from Recluce, and that makes his wife very uneasy. The culprit in both cases turns out to have been Egen, the cruel and corrupt son of the local ruler. When the blackstaffer is mysteriously murdered in Kharl's cooperage, Kharl is jailed, tried, and flogged, and in a shocking turnaround released--and his consort executed for the murder, which she did not commit. Egen again. Kharl ends up on the run, with just a handful of coins and a few clothes, but he also takes the slain woman's black staff and her book, "The Basis of Order," which explains the principles of its power. The diligent cooper is about to learn a new, very different skill. "Wellspring of Chaos" is the twelfth book in the Recluce Saga and takes place roughly 60 years after the close of "The Order War "(Recluce #4). It is Modesitt at the top of his form, returning to his most famous fantasy world, yet does not require previous knowledge of Recluce to be enjoyed. It's publication is sure to be one of the fantasy milestones of the year.
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|Grouping Title||wellspring of chaos|
|Grouping Author||modesitt l e|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-09-09 20:02:01PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-09-18 04:28:50AM|
|author||Modesitt, L. E., Jr., 1943-|
|author_display||Modesitt, L. E|
|display_description||Kharl is the best cooper in Brysta, and his life has been as snug and regular as his barrels. But in the course of just a few days, it's all staved in. When a young blackstaffer from Recluce is mysteriously murdered in his cooperage, Kharl is summarily jailed. Then, in a shocking turnaround at the trial, his innocent consort is blamed for the killing and quickly executed. Kharl ends up destitute and on the run, but he does take the slain woman's black staff and the book The Basis of Order, which explains the principles of its power. Kharl discovers that he can use the black staff to combat chaos magic and that he needs to because a white wizard is stalking and murdering young women-and seeking Kharl.|
|series||Saga of Recluce|
|series_with_volume||Saga of Recluce|12|
Coopers and cooperage -- Fiction
Recluce (Imaginary place) -- Fiction
Women -- Crimes against -- Fiction
|title_display||Wellspring of chaos|
Wellspring of chaos / L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
Wellspring of chaos [electronic resource] / L.E. Modesitt
|title_short||Wellspring of chaos|
Coopers and cooperage
Recluce (Imaginary place)