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The Magic of Recluce (The Saga of Recluce #1) by L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Thanks to Leah at Tor Books!
An epic adventure world that has so far spanned fifteen novels and has run for twenty years was launched in The Magic of Recluce, a triumph of fantasy. Young Lerris is dissatisfied with his life and trade, and yearns to find a place in the world better suited to his skills and temperament. But in Recluce a change in circumstances means taking one of two options: permanent exile from Recluce or the dangergeld, a complex, rule-laden wanderjahr in the lands beyond Recluce, with the aim of learning how the world works and what his place in it might be. Many do not survive. Lerris chooses dangergeld.
When Lerris is sent into intensive training for his quest, it soon becomes clear that he has a natural talent for magic. And he will need magic in the lands beyond, where the power of the Chaos Wizards reigns unchecked. Though it goes against all of his instincts, Lerris must learn to use his powers in an orderly way before his wanderjahr, or fall prey to Chaos.
This twentieth anniversary edition will feature an all-new cover and include the Recluce map, plus a new foreword from the author.
I'm going to be out of town and pretty much internet-less except for my phone for the next week. I've got posts scheduled, but I won't be around to comment and such. I'll get caught up when I get back! Happy reading!