“Modesitt’s work shines with engrossing characters, terrific plotting, and realistic world-building.” ―RT Book Reviews
Rhenn has a wife and a young child, and a solid career as an imager. But he has made more than one enemy during his journey from apprentice painter to master imager, and even his great powers won't allow him to escape his past.
Imager Portfolio is a magical world from the bestselling author of the Saga of Recluce. Imagers are the few in the entire world of Terahnar who can visualize things and make them real. They live separately from the rest of society because of their abilities, which make them both feared and vulnerable. Another innovative and enchanting series, it spans centuries and millennia in the refreshing Modesitt fashion that will delight his fans.
The Imager Portfolio #1 Imager / #2 Imager’s Challenge / #3 Imager’s Intrigue / #4 Scholar / #5 Princeps / #6 Imager’s Battalion / #7 Antiagon Fire / #8 Rex Regis / #9 Madness in Solidar / #10 Treachery’s Tools / #11 Assassin’s Price (forthcoming)
Other series by this author: The Saga of Recluce The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter
L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Mass Market Paperback
Brand: Tor Fantasy 2011-06-28
Used Book in Good Condition
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love Modesitt's writing. His Imager series continues a prevelant theme of what is the ethical use of power. His societies and wolrds are complex and - like our own - filled with people with varying degrees of moral fiber and understanding and selfishness or selflessness. The special powers that any group of peiople may have require much thought about their proper use, individually and in society as a whole. The life experiences and pressures the protagonists live through excercise their ideals and pragmatic solutions to the fullest. This book is the third in the first 3 Imager books and the most recent in terms of historical timeline in this fantasy world.
The story of Rhennthyl D'Imagisle draws to a close in this third book of the Imager Portfolio. The first novel detailed how Rhenn come to be an Imager and how he fell in love with Seliora, and the second novel displayed Rhenn's continued rise to power as he struggled to help improve Solidar one disaster at a time. In this third novel, Rhenn continues his work as a Civic Patrol Captain until one day he he abruptly needed at the Collegium when the two more powerful Imagers are killed during a bombardment of the Senior Maitre's dwellings. Rhenn and his family survive to find the world a lot more complicated and even more dangerous. Not only does Rhenn need to learn quickly to best fill his new position at the Collegium, but he has to do this while investigating the bombardments, the increasing number of Ferran agents, and treachery from within Solidar.
This third novel is the most action packed of them all, and shows the continued development of Rhenn's powers as well as his...
This is the third book in L. E. Modesitt's fantasy series, The Imager Portfolio, and brings to a conclusion the events in the earlier books. The books are not as beautifully written as, for example, Ellen Kushner's "Swordspoint." Nor do they possess the witty, flamboyant cleverness of, for example, Scott Lynch's "The Lies of Locke Lamora." In many ways, these three books fall in the standard middle-ground of fantasy, but I liked the concept of imaging magic, I liked the emphasis on government and law, and, most importantly, I cared about the main character throughout. As a result, I enjoyed all three books very much and am eager to read more by L. E. Modesitt.
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