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The Corean Chronicles
The Corean Chronicles is a fantasy series of books by the author L. E. Modesitt. It currently (March 2005) consists of the books "Legacies", "Darknesses", and "Scepters".
The series is set in the world of Corus, a world that used to be ruled by a great civilization, that spanned the entire continent. However a magical disaster caused its fall, ending a golden age. In the books, Corus is full of countries fighting for superiority, humans struggling to survive, and strange animals with their odd wild magic. Also, there are barely glimpsed supernatural creatures that share the magic of the animals. The fall of the civilization caused much to been forgotten, but some few of the people of Corus still command amazing magical powers, although with that power comes the cost of having the lords of the world trying to gain control of the wielder.
The Corean Chronicles deal with many of the same issues as the Recluce Saga, in a similarly detailed world. There are small differences in how the magic works with a less clearly defined good and evil magic. Also, wild nature magic has become a strong component.
Place names are used frequently and complexly, but luckily and a map of Corus is included in each book - readers are advised to check it often
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