Imager is the beginning of a whole new fantasy in a whole new magical world from the bestselling creator of Recluce. Although Rhennthyl is the son of a leading. The Imager Porfolio is a bestselling and innovative epic fantasy series from L. E. Modesitt, Jr. that RT Book Reviews says “shines with engrossing characters. Imager by LE Modesitt Jr. Imager book cover. logo logo. Rating / Heavy on characters with a strong sense of morality.

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Imager by LE Modesitt Jr

Imayer other topic that is a Modesitt habit is his liberal need to talk about food. Modesitt very quickly establishes that this setting is not in some mythical but undefined past or a place with no real history at all. The whole series treats us to great swaths of commentary on philosophy, sociology, politics, governance, and economics — generally presented as conversations between Rhenn and his Imager superiors as he learns.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. However, don’t take that to mean the writing was weak, because it wasn’t.

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I found the romance between Rhennthyl and Celiora spelling might not be right since I listened on audio to be well-written and very important to this storyline. Nodesitt a chapter is usually only about five pages that makes for a lot of remarks that make you think!

I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my l Jul 10, Kevin rated it it was amazing. Modesitt’s writing is like clockwork: Imager is the innovative and imaber opening of an involving new fantasy story. To his father’s displeasure, Rhennthyl does not wish to go into the family business, but wishes to become an artist specifically modewitt portraitist—the camera has not been invented.

Rhenn is far too absolutist in his self-belief in his perfect morality. I am a long time fan of Modesitt. Umager on characters with a strong sense of morality. He would go to the Imagers whose reputation was mysterious and vague at best. While most people discover their Imaging talent before becoming an imzger, Rhennthyl discovered his a lot later, several years in his training to become a master portraiturist. Rhen is the son of a well off family of wool merchants. Modesitt, jr This is the first book in the Imager series.


I have to say that he held his own, and managed to extricate himself from many a bad situation. There are dozens of heavy-weight statements in most chapters. I though it was just me, but I looked though other reviews and realized that I had another legitimate complaint.

This book in a way put iamger in mind of the opening volume of the Recluse series. Preview — Imager by L. Reading again as a buddy read with A Land of Fantasy Addicts group. My only compla Modesitt is one of the authors I read.

In Solidar, where Rhennthyl lives, the Imagers have their modeitt guild, the Collegium, and they follow strict rules to keep everyone at peace. The author spends a great deal of time defining the character of the protagonist.


Art and perception are the major components of the story, while subtlety and secrecy gain in importance as it progresses. I do not need to know what imagee wine each and every character has each and every meal, and yet Modesitt seems to think that sort of detail is far more important than, say, a plot.

Otherwise, I think this is a very good fantasy book, that I would recommend to those who might be interested in this sort of storyline.

Imaging is the art of changing reality in small ways. While exercising they notice that Rhennthyl has remarkable talent and he progresses through the modssitt at a rapid pace.

Besides our own democratic politicians are too eager to be bought to project a believable image of fairness. However, I can’t say that it was extraneous to the plot of this story. mmodesitt

I see a lot of 3 and and even 2 star ratings here among the 4s and a few 5s. You’d think learning to image would be simple, based on how nonchalantly Modesitt introduces it. I really hate any form of propaganda previously being subjected to it a lot and it really lowered my opinion of this book.


I don’t like leaving my buddies, but it I’m sorry, Jim and Gergana.

The Imager Portfolio

Trivia About Imager Imager Po During his studies Rhenn had do discuss philosophy and politics. Modesittt he has a lot of catching up to do, and so from sunrise to sundown he gets private lessons in all sorts of subjects.

There are times where the author seems to pontificate a bit but it always fits the story line. I will be the first to admit that I do not much care for the fantasy umager The Lord of the Rings and modesott Thomas Covenant series don’t count, being more of a reimagining of myth.

Apr 13, Steffan rated it really liked it. As others have noted, this book followed a relatively predictable pattern. It was actually more complicated, but my short explanation would be sufficient for the purpose.

modeitt The Imager series has actually made it onto my short list of favorites. Let leave it that imaging is not mere conjuring and that Rhennthyl has more in common with CIA spooks than spectures.

Year of the Unicorn Andre Norton 9. However, I’m being unfair. Nothing steamy or erotic, but that is nice because that isn’t what the story is about. This first book is somewhat dissatisfying in that it is so clearly the first book in a series. Finally my own personal nitpicking – and I really need to emphasize that it is really just me.

Imagers live separately from the rest of society because of their abilities they can do accidental magic even while asleepand because they are both feared and vulnerable. At its worse, this book lays the foundation for the rest of the series.

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