Imager's Intrigue

Imager's Intrigue

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In "Imager", the first book of the Imager Portfolio, we met Rhennthyl, an apprentice portrait artist whose life was changed by a disastrous fire. But the blaze that took his master's life and destroyed his livelihood revealed a secret power previously dormant in Rhenn; the power of imaging, the ability to shape matter using thought. With some trouble, he adapts to the controlled life of an imager. By Imager's Challenge, Rhenn has become a liaison to the local law forces. He finds himself in direct conflict with both authorities and national politics as he tries to uphold the law and do his best by the people of his home city. Now, in Imager's Intrigue, Rhenn has come into his own. He 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 45.72mm | 703.06g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765325624
  • 9780765325624
  • 302,518

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Praise for the Imager Portfolio: "The Imager Portfolio features some of the best characters Modesitt has ever created, real enough to make you consider what you'd do in their places."--"Booklist "on "Imager's Challenge ""The prolific Modesitt kicks off a new fantasy series that boasts an early modern setting--think Victorian times without the pollution.... Modesitt's capacity to wring new surprises from stock ideas remains undiminished.""--Kirkus Reviews "on "Imager ""Meticulous world-building.... The world is fascinating, and the Imagers themselves are extraordinary."--"Rt Book Reviews "on "Imager"
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About L. E. Modesitt

L. E. Modesitt, Jr., is the bestselling author of the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce, Corean Chronicles, and the Imager Portfolio. His science fiction includes "Adiamante," the Ecolitan novels, the Forever Hero Trilogy, and "Archform: Beauty." Besides a writer, Modesitt has been a U.S. Navy pilot, a director of research for a political campaign, legislative assistant and staff director for a U.S. Congressman, Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues, and a college lecturer. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.
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3,735 ratings
4.1 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (1,558)
3 18% (690)
2 3% (118)
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Another excellently written effort by Modesitt, this novel is a fitting culmination of the triology. I particularly enjoy the manner in which Mr Modesitt hides little moral asides regarding contemporary problems in his work. The general readablity of this book is very high, the story and the charaters flow in an entrancing manner. The novel, as indeed the triology stood upto multiple readings retaining the enjoyable nature of the story.show more
by Michael Joyce
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