Death of Chaos by L.E. Modesitt Jr.(12 ratings)
|Author||L.E. Modesitt Jr.|
|Title||Death of Chaos|
|Series||Saga of Recluce|
|Submitted by Elaine Sun |
As with all of Modesitt's books, it is well written, especially in terms of the characterism. Numerous protegonist from previous books are revisited, such as Justin and Gunner. Unlike the rest of the books in the series, the ending is a little melancholy, despite the more or less happy ending for Lewis, the main character. Personally, I find the death of Lewis's relatives depressing, but I suppose it is the only possible end to a conflict between order and chaos. It is a well crafted book, a suitable ending to the series( chronologically), but I do wish that there was a happier ending.
|Submitted by Arthur |
After all the various characers introduced throughout the Recluce series, I still believe Lerris' storyline remains the core of the series. I don't think Modesitt is exceptional plotwise but it is in characterization that he shines. Which is why Lerris' story arc is so appealing to me: its written in first person.
|Submitted by Lili |
The Death of Chaos was a very good book--probably my favorite, so far, in the Saga of Recluce. The chaos/order balance had been causing problems since the fall of angels and its time had finally come. This sad ending to those dependent on the balance was inevitable and, I thought, taught a valuable lesson. I thought that the end was well developed and was appropriately foreshadowed. I was glad that the characters were able to make amends before the final battle and ended with relatively lighter consciences. A must-read.
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