Your Questions for the Author Answered

Updated Schedule For New Books

I’ve just learned from Tor that Sub-Majer’s Challenge [the third Recluce book about Alyiakal] is now scheduled for release on August 26, 2025, while Legalist [the latest Grand Illusion book] will be released much earlier than I thought — on October 7, 2025.

Specials for B&N Customers

Barnes & Noble is having a pre-order sale this month, running 4/17-4/19. While the offer is only valid for Rewards & Premium members, Rewards & Premium Rewards members will get 25% off pre-orders, including eBook and audio, while Premium members get an additional 10%.

This promotion will affect the mass market edition of CONTRARIAN as well as the hardcover edition of OVERCAPTAIN, and the trade paperback edition of FROM THE FOREST.

The Worlds of L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

As many readers know, I do not do social media, but for those of you who do, there is a Facebook group devoted to following my work, entitled The Worlds of L. E. Modesitt, Jr..

For those interested here’s the link.

From the Forest Audiobook — 60% Off

For the entire month of March Tantor is making the From the Forest audiobook available at a 60% discount.

The link is:


Get Flash also for 60% off.

The link is:

From the Forest Audiobook

For those awaiting the audio version of From the Forest there will be a slight delay in its release, now scheduled for February 13th.

For anyone wanting to pre-order, here’s a direct link:

One Day Special on Contrarian

EBook Daily is offering the ebook version of Contrarian just today (12/26/2023) at $2.99.

The link is

Archform: Beauty Audiobook 75% off

Tantor Media is offering a 75% discount on the audiobook version of Archform:Beauty from now until January 1st!

Just click here

Special December Kindle Deal

Tor has just announced special Kindle pricing of $2.99 for Fairhaven Rising , which will begin December 1st and last all month.

Just in time to get you ready for From the Forest which will be released January 23rd.

Upcoming Audible Sale for Councilor

COUNCILOR will be included in an Audible “All Star Sale,” which will run from October 25th through October 29th. 10/25-10/29. Councilor will be discounted to a $6.99 price point at Audible for that time. While this is available to all Audible members, people do not need to be Audible members for the sale.

Get all the Recluce E-Books — Cheaply

As the result of an agreement between Tor Books and Humble Bundle, readers can get up to 36 of my books cheaply — including all currently published Recluce books, all eight Corean Chronicles books and four stand-alone novels.

The link is:

This offer only lasts for the next twenty days!

Soprano Sorceress eBook Sale

THE SOPRANO SORCERESS will be receiving a special eBook price for the entire month of September — at just $3.99.

Middle-aged opera singer and university voice professor Anna Marshall gets her wish — to be anywhere else but at Iowa State University — and finds herself in a highly misogynistic world where magic is controlled by song.

If you haven’t read it, it’s the first book in the Spellsong Cycle, at a very low price.

Salt Lake City Area Signing

This coming Friday — August 18th — I’ll be doing a signing of my latest book — Contrarian — at Marissa’s Books in the south Salt Lake City area.

The signing is from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at

Marissa’s Books
3302 South 900 East
Millcreek, Utah 84106


The Ecologic Envoy Audiobook — 70% Off

This month, Tantor is offering the audiobook version of The Ecologic Envoy at 70% off.

The offer is good until the last minute of July 31st.

The link is:

Special Kindle Deals for July

For the entire month of July, two of my books are Kindle specials (just Kindle, not other ebooks, and only in the U.S. and parts of Canada)

Isolate — the first book of “The Grand Illusion” — will be on sale for $2.99.

Legacies — the first book of “The Corean Chronicles” — will be on sale for $3.99.

50% Off ARCHFORM BEAUTY Audiobook

From now until July 12th, the audiobook version of Archform:Beauty will be available at 50% off.

The link is:

Councilor Ebook Special This Week

Today you can get Councilor for $2.99 at this link

And today and through May 21st, you can also get it for $2.99 at this link.

B&N 3-Day Pre-Order Sale on Councilor and Contrarian

Barnes and Noble will selling preordered copies of the forthcoming mass market paperback of Councilor and the forthcoming hardcover of Contrarian at 25% off from April 26 through April 28!

Contrarian link

Councilor link

Questions for the Author

Unbeknownst to me, some software interfaces were combining to flag every question posed through the Ask the Author section of the website as spam, but spam of a sort that never even got to the spam section of email. Apparently, they went to spam limbo or the equivalent.

We THINK we’ve got the problem solved. At least test questions are now getting to me.

So if you have or had a question, please try again!

Imager E-Book On Sale All March

IMAGER — the first book of The Imager Portfolio — will be on sale at $3.99 for the entire month of March in the U.S. and Canada as a Kindle Monthly Deal.

It’s a good chance to try the beginning of the 12-book series and/or to tell your friends about it.


The ebook version of THE MAGIC OF RECLUCE will be on sale for the entire month of February, effective across all U.S. and Canadian retailers for $3.99.

NOTE: When I originally posted this, I forgot to ask “where?”