|Scion of Cyador : The New Novel in the Saga of Recluce (Saga of Recluce)|
L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
Date: 09 December, 2001 — $7.19 — Book
Since Lorn has survived thus far, we can be assured of his greatness, and events start to heat up as the ailing emperor starts a decline and people start jockeying for position. Lorn is an interesting character in that he kills certain people without remorse— such as corrupt officials whose schemes affect the country— and wonders about other deaths, such as the tactical removal of barbarians so as to stop raids along the border. He's very interested in the concept of justice but is more in line with the concept of necessity.
Of course, the ending for this book is obvious from a mile away, but it's the journey, not the destination, that is important here.