VGC.Tor Books,1999.First US edition-first printing(0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1).Orange hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,crease/nick on the edge of the back cover) with Dj(crease and two nicks on the edges of the Dj cover),both in VGC.Illustrated with colour maps inside the front and back cover,b/w maps.Nice and clean pages with large ink marks on the outer edges, two pencil marks impressions on the edge of the first page of the book.The book is in VGC with light shelf wear.634pp including List of Characters.Price un-clipped.A collectable first edition.Heavy book. This is another paragraph From Library Journal: When the tension between the lands governed by the mages of chaos and the order-ruled Isle of Recluce escalates into full-fledged war, Cerryl?newly ordained as full mage of the White Order?discovers his true calling as reconciler. A direct sequel to The White Order (LJ 5/15/98), set at the same time as the events portrayed in The Magic Engineer (LJ 3/15/94), Modesitt's latest novel in his Recluce series views the conflict from the other side, as Chaos struggles to prevent the forces of Order from gaining ultimate victory. The author's skill in portraying the humanity of characters who possess the power to destroy others with a thought adds a level of verisimilitude and immediacy rarely found in grand-scale fantasy. A strong addition to fantasy collections.