Rahl was a young apprentice on the island of Recluce sent to the mages training school for testing, then banished to Hamor. His education w continues under dangerous circumstances. In Hamor, his powers have increased, but so has the amount of trouble he attracts. The whole society of Hamor is a new culture for Modesitt - and Rahl - to explore, one in which magic is a mopoly of the state. Rahl is a mage w, powerful and still just as dangerous to himself and to others. This is the story of how he gains both more kwledge and power, and more self-control.
L. E. Modesitt, Jr., is the bestselling author of the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce, Corean Chronicles, and the Imager Portfolio. His science fiction includes Adiamante, the Ecolitan novels, the Forever Hero Trilogy, and Archform: Beauty. Besides a writer, Modesitt has been a U.S. Navy pilot, a director of research for a political campaign, legislative assistant and staff director for a U.S. Congressman, Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues, and a college lecturer. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.