|Scion of Cyador|
|Author||L.E. Modesitt, Jr.|
|Cover Artist||Darrell K. Sweet|
|Publication Date||December 2001|
| Preceded by|
Magi'i of Cyador
| Followed by|
Wellspring of Chaos
Scion of Cyador is the eleventh book of The Saga of Recluce.
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. is one of the standard setters in fantasy today and his most famous series is the Saga of Recluce. Each novel fills in pieces of the history of this land where Chaos and Order strive to maintain a magical balance.
Scion of Cyador continues the story begun in Magi'i of Cyador. Exploring the rich depths of the history of Recluce, Magi'i of Cyador introduced Lorn, a talented boy born into a family of Magi'i. A diligent student mage who lacked blind devotion, Lorn was made a lancer officer and shipped off to the frontier—a career that comes with a 50% mortality rate.
Having survived his extended stint fighting both barbarian raiders and the giant beasts of the Accursed Forest, Lorn has proven himself to be a fine officer... perhaps too fine an officer. As his prowess has grown, so has his number of enemies and rivals. Too much success has made him a marked man. When he returns to his home, both he and his young family become targets while all of Cyad is in upheaval over deadly political infighting. But Lorn is now hardened, a deadly fighter himself, especially when the Empire is at stake.
Scion of Cyador is the completion of another grand story in the Recluce saga.