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The Resource Fall of angels, L.E. Modesitt, Jr

Fall of angels, L.E. Modesitt, Jr

Label
Fall of angels
Title
Fall of angels
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L.E. Modesitt, Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
A group of matriarchal women warriors is shipwrecked on a planet in space. After they establish a settlement, the women discover the planet is inhabited by very patriarchal men with magical powers. But the women will acquire magical powers of their own. By the author of Death of Chaos
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Review
  • The latest novel in Modesitt's Recluce series is one of the best and most accessible for readers new to the saga. It casts back in time to the founding of one of the well-established cultures of Recluce, the women warriors of Westwind. The Westwind women sprang from the mostly female crew of a crashed starship who then faced a classic situation, that of exiles from a technological culture on a pretechnological planet that holds more than a few surprises for them. Modesitt manages this version of that predicament quite well, infusing it with more action than is in most of the other Recluce yarns, as well as with a certain amount of preaching on the utility of violence. The resulting tale will hold existing series fans and probably recruit some new ones. ((Reviewed June 1 & 15, 1996)) -- Roland Green
  • The Gods themselves do battle in this prequel to Modesitt's popular Recluse saga. Set centuries before last year's The Death of Chaos, the story recounts a space battle in which the frigate Winterlance is blown into another universe and makes an emergency landing on a habitable planet. The castaways, mostly female space marines, initially must struggle with the harsh weather and their own failing technology in order to survive. Soon, however, they discover that they share their new world with a more intelligent enemy: other humans. The natives, whose culture is intensely patriarchal, have magical powers and are extremely hostile, especially to independent women. As Ryba and Nylan, the Winterlance's former chief officers, struggle to create both a civilization and a means to defend it, they must fight increasingly difficult battles even while coming to terms with their own awakening magical powers. Modesitt's character development is solid, and the novel makes intriguing use of technology in a fantasy setting, but the plot is predictable and the language pedestrian. A seemingly superfluous subplot concerning the chief villain's home life fails to add excitement. Fans of the series should enjoy this sixth entry, particularly for its explication of the myths and legends of latter-day Recluse, but it's not the sort of volume likely to win Modesitt a new legion of admirers. (June)
  • A prequel to Modesitt's fantasy series about planet Recluce with its war between Order (black magic) and Chaos (white magic) (The Death of Chaos, 1995, etc.). Here, a spaceship full of human "angels" (they're involved in a dreadful war in space against "demons") falls into another universe and is forced to land on a high plateau, the remainder of the planet being far too hot for the angels. As they struggle to survive against hostile locals wielding baffling Chaos magic, engineer Nylan must learn to control his own growing Order magic powers. The two groups are easily distinguished. The newcomers' story is recounted in the past tense, while the locals rejoice in a present-tense narrative: just one of the eccentricities in an often intriguing if fairly predictable installment. (Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 1996)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
005250
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Modesitt, L. E.
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O264
LC item number
F35 1996
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Saga of Recluce
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Recluce (Imaginary place)
  • Women soldiers
  • Recluce (Imaginary place)
  • Women soldiers
Label
Fall of angels, L.E. Modesitt, Jr
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Note
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
  • Map of Candar and Reclvce on endpapers
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocm34029846
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
446 pages
Isbn
9780812538953
Lccn
95053221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)34029846
Label
Fall of angels, L.E. Modesitt, Jr
Publication
Note
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
  • Map of Candar and Reclvce on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34029846
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
446 pages
Isbn
9780812538953
Lccn
95053221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)34029846

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