Alector s Choice Alector s Choice takes place several thousand years before the events chronicled in the Legacies Trilogy at the time when Corus is ruled by the Talent magic of the Duarchy The Myrmidons of Justice co

  • Title: Alector's Choice
  • Author: L.E. Modesitt Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780765352576
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Alector s Choice takes place several thousand years before the events chronicled in the Legacies Trilogy, at the time when Corus is ruled by the Talent magic of the Duarchy The Myrmidons of Justice command the skies riding their fearsome pteridons As the Alector Colonel of Myrmidons, Dainyl is the fourth highest ranking military officer of the Duarchy Alectors are a racAlector s Choice takes place several thousand years before the events chronicled in the Legacies Trilogy, at the time when Corus is ruled by the Talent magic of the Duarchy The Myrmidons of Justice command the skies riding their fearsome pteridons As the Alector Colonel of Myrmidons, Dainyl is the fourth highest ranking military officer of the Duarchy Alectors are a race apart from the normal inhabitants of Corus, from another world But there is a rebellion brewing against them Captain Mykel is a young officer potentially Talented and unaware that, should he ever discover that Talent, his life is forfeit For Mykel is not an Alector, and only Alectors are allowed to use Talent The rebellion spirals out of control, spurred by treachery, corruption, and greed and aided by the re appearance of the ancient soarers, a fragile humanoid race of flying beings thought to have become extinct A terrible war is brewing, and one, or both of these men are the only ones who might stand against it.

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    1. An excellent start to a new trilogy on the same world, but quite some time in the past & told from 2 points of view; an Alector & a human. It's great to pick out places that were ruins in the first trilogy & see what they looked like when they were thriving. Plus, there are other changes, questions, & themes that are quite chilling. (view spoiler)[In just 1000 years, the climate changed significantly, going back to the tundra that it was when the Alectors found it. How much longe [...]

    2. Originally posted at Fantasy Literature. fantasyliterature/reviDespite believing what Bill said about the “shampoo-rinse-repeat” nature of Modesitt’s COREAN CHRONICLES, I gave Alector’s Choice, the fourth book in the series, a try since it has just been released in audiobook format by Tantor Audio and they sent me a review copy.If you’re interested in reading Alector’s Choice, you should know that you don’t need to read books 1-3 first. Alector’s Choice begins a trilogy that’s [...]

    3. Chronologically, this is the fourth book that happens well before the original trilogy that begins with Legacies. I guess it is no longer a trilogy, although the first 3 & the next 3 books each seem to form one, but there is a new book coming out "The Lord-Protectors Daughter" & I'm not sure where it will fall in the chronology. I think it is the start of a third trilogy & I plan to buy it.Usually, I don't like second trilogies, but this is an exception. Told from the opposing view p [...]

    4. Loved it!!!This is an amazing military high fantasy story. I greatly enjoyed it. LE Modesitt jr is a truly gifted author. This story is in depth and engaging. It will go up there with my favorite reads. On to the next in the series.

    5. Modesitt writes good complex fantasy with interesting takes on magic and its uses. This story is a complex military novel. A rebellion is rising in an island off the main continent, and the burden of putting it down falls on the shoulders of an alector (part of the ruling race of the world) who has more magical talent than his superiors know about; and a young captain in the troops sent over to quell the rebellion. The rebels are armed with weapons they're not supposed to have access to. There i [...]

    6. This is the fourth book in Modesitt's fantasy series, "The Corean Chronicles," and begins a new story arc, set long before the first three books in the series. This time the story switches between two protagonists: Mykel and Dainyl. I think both were intended to be likable, but, while I did indeed like Mykel, I didn't take to Dainyl. I didn't actively dislike him, but neutrality is not sufficient to keep me caught up in a story. As a result, I enjoyed half of the book (Mykel's part) very much, a [...]

    7. Although it comes as a bit of shock to jump back several thousand years in the history of Corus, the two new main characters are well built-up and the reader's sympathy is soon engaged. The interest is now to discover how the old Duarchy came to grief, and what part these characters play in that cataclysmic event…

    8. 4th book in Modesitt's "Corean Chronicles," this is actually a prequel set a few thousand years before the first three books. So you get to see what the world was like before the mysterious "cataclysm" mentioned in the earlier books.Modesitt once again explores the development of "talent" within his characters. The basics of the magical/mystical talent are similar to those in Modesitt's "Imager Portfolio" books, though the "mechanics" differ slightly in this series. In this book, there are two m [...]

    9. Alector's Choice by L.E. Modesitt, jrThis is book four of the Corean Chronicles. The origins of Corus's problems are clearly exposed in this book. A new cast of characters presenting the other side of the equation. This books viewpoint is from the villain's point of view which, as you may guess, is rather different than the point of view of the first three books. Point of view may be somewhat simplistic. This volume shows some of the origins of the problems faced by Alucius, the main protagonist [...]

    10. I really enjoyed reading this book, and found it very hard to put down. It helped me to enjoy other books in the Corean Chronicles involving the Alectors more because it showed a non-evil side to them. While reading other books in the series I did not like the Alector characters because they were always portrayed as cold and evil. This book shed light onto their society and ways of life that allows the reader to connect with them as we've been allowed to do with the other characters in the serie [...]

    11. Despite believing what Bill said about the “shampoo-rinse-repeat” nature of Modesitt’s COREAN CHRONICLES, I gave Alector’s Choice, the fourth book in the series, a try since it has just been released in audiobook format by Tantor Audio and they sent me a review copy.If you’re interested in reading Alector’s Choice, you should know that you don’t need to read books 1-3 first. Alector’s Choice begins a trilogy that’s a prequel to the rest of the series. In fact, if you haven’t [...]

    12. I am always worried about not stopping with the first book in the series if it was good because I don't want to be disappointed later, but no book in this series disappointed me, and I feel best for having read them all. The story comes full circle and answers any questions and loose ends by the end of the series. One of my favorite series ever. I loved the main character and seeing how he would outsmart his troubles. I loved a lot if the descriptions about the world, and the magic is genius and [...]

    13. The second half of the 6-book Corean Chronicles. I found the first three to be excellent, and the second set has started off well with Alector's Choice. Essentially prequels to the first three books, these lay down a great deal of the history of the world of Corus, full of political intrigue. The world and magic system are very different from Modesitt's Recluce series, and while I wouldn't call it a fast read, Alector's Choice isn't plodding the way some of the later Recluce books could be.

    14. Almost as good as the first Corean trilogy - takes place thousands of years before the first set of books. Has two protagonists, and while I prefer only one in the books that I read, both of the story lines maintained my interest, especially when the two protagonists interacted with each other. I am curious what is going to happen in the rest of the series and to see who ultimately joins the upcoming rebellion. I recommend this to anyone who likes their fantasy military-heavy.

    15. A return to Acorus in the far distant past. Insight into the world as it was through the eyes of an Alector and one of Modesitt's "young men on a journey" (which to be fair he does write very well). I like this story in much the same way that of the Recluse Series my favourites are Fall of Angels and the Cyador duology, the world building is fabulous and the technology/magic duality that LEM writes so well is here too.

    16. One the world of Acorus things are not right. Life force is not being generated fast enough, miners are disappearing as mine production goes down, armed rebels are attacking government troops, and the ancients have made an appearance. Into these troubled waters, Colonel Dainyl and Captain Mykel must put things right while staying alive as both friend and foe oppose them. This fourth book of the Corean series is past paced jumping between the adventures of the two main characters.

    17. So far not my most favorite, still the same old struggle against the truly odd duck and the one who's the pet. It is still a good series. Makes me glad that we don't have to eat Bread, cheese, dried beef and flat fish.with aleI prefer the bread, cheese, beef stew and red punch of the Recluse book faire

    18. I quite liked Modesitt's early stuff - but this is a bit tired. Fantasy authors often seem to write to many follow up books (See Stephen Donaldson - why would you spoil such a perfect series with a poor sequel?) I may yet enjoy this if some clever twist appears, but it feels a bit samey at the moment.

    19. Similar to Modesitt's Imager's portfolio, he has simply re-written the first three books a few thousand years in the past. The protagonist is identical to that of every other one of his novels. The first three books were enjoyable, stop here and come back and read the remaining books once the first three have faded from your memory and you may enjoy this more.

    20. A bit on the boring side, but I plodded through since I had read the other books in the series. Was a bit disappointing to find out that this book takes place generations before the others. Basically flips back and forth between two characters and I never got into it, but I didn't have anything else to read and wasn't able to get to the library.

    21. While I love a good backstory and lore to a world I've already read, this got a bit dry I'll read the others just to see if they pick it up a bit(with modesitt it often does). I'd rate this closer to a 3.5 than a 3.

    22. I should have looked into this closer. This is the start of the second trilogy, which deals with the cataclysm. it was hard to feel anything for most of the characters when I just finished the first trilogy and still thought of them as evil.

    23. Fantasy SeriesModesitt sort of continues this series by doing a trilogy prequel. Defines how the Alectors came to power and how they manage the "steers' on the planet. Lots of political intrigue and action. No Canadian or pharmacy references.

    24. Re-read. First of a prequel trilogy (prequilogy?) to the starting 3 in the Corean Chronicles. Much of it was pretty slow I'm afraid. Re-read, 8/14. Not sure what I was thinking with the original 3 stars. 4 now.

    25. I was very disappointed with this book. It was enough to get through the first three in such a poorly written style, but to revisit the origin of the cataclysm in an equally poor style was just too much for me. I don't think I'll finish the series=-(

    26. This is the first fantasy book Mr. Modesitt Jr has written that I have struggled to get through. I can't explain why, but I just didn't like the book and couldn't get into it.

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