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Wellspring of Chaos

(2004)
(Book 12 in the Saga of Recluce series)
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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.

Genre: Fantasy

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May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Wellspring of Chaos
Author(s): L E Modesitt
ISBN: 1-4352-9252-9 / 978-1-4352-9252-9 (USA edition)
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April 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Wellspring of Chaos (Saga of Recluce)
Author(s): L E Modesitt
ISBN: 0-7653-0907-6 / 978-0-7653-0907-5 (USA edition)
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April 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Wellspring of Chaos (Saga of Recluce)
Author(s): L E Modesitt Jr
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January 2005 : Paperback
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Title: Wellspring Of Chaos
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March 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: Wellspring of Chaos (The Saga of Recluce): 12
Author(s): L E Modesitt, L E Modesitt
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July 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Wellspring of Chaos: Saga of Recluce, Book 12
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July 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Wellspring of Chaos: Saga of Recluce, Book 12
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July 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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August 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wellspring of Chaos (Saga of Recluce Book 12)
Author(s): L E Modesitt Jr
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