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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If a day is just the same as the last day, skip past it, please. What choice did he have after all? The best part of these exchanges is that they seem completely natural, given the nature of the various minor characters and how well they are given personalities.

In this first book, Modesitt could have told his core story just as easily in a world of equality, and I wish he had. The other topic that is a Modesitt habit is his liberal need to talk about food. One day Rhen had enough and got pissed resulting in his boss and nasty son going up in flames when the studio exploded.

Imager by LE Modesitt Jr

The author tries to moderate this with the courting of the fiery, beautiful Seliora, but, like Cruise and McGillis in Top Gun, there is no real spark for the reader to empathise with. The government institutions, religions and philosophies debated and discussed both in a teacher-student setting or as the protagonist’s internal dialogue provoked thought and posed questions I pondered long after closing the book.

Solidar itself is governed by a Council divided by between various guilds and large land owners. He suffers the world’s injustices without complaint, and overcomes them through sheer indomitability and determination. People that could do it were called Imagers as they performed it by imagining things they wanted to come to be. Frankly, they’d rather do without the competition.


His main characters have always been quietly moralistic to some degree – Rhenn certainly is – so it’s an excellent contrast, or rather, challenge to the politics of power he’s tasked with learning in this book.

Pacing is another problem.

The Imager Portfolio Series

Thanks for the book, Jon. Still in the mood for secondary world fantasy I tried a bunch of books and this series attracted my attention; I absolutely modesiyt both books published so far with Rhenn a great character and the novel a true immersive experience.

So, imaging is a bit vague, and our hero, logical as he is, doesn’t explore it very deeply. This was a very imagger book for me, and I’m moving straight on to Imager’s Challengethe second book in the series.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Most readers care less about his philosophy than his characters and story. Even if the tale is told in the first POV I failed to find any emotions in the storyteller. I usually like his SF much, much more than his fantasy. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

This first book is somewhat dissatisfying in that it is so imagerr the first book in a series. Modesitt’s usual trademarks are all present and accounted for–strong women, understated hero, grey areas of moral and ethical and in this case, civic questions, and detailed world-building complete with a fully realised political system, and more.

View all 3 comments. View all 7 comments. I will be the first to admit that I do not much care for the fantasy genre The Lord of the Rings and the Thomas Covenant series movesitt count, being more of a reimagining of myth. So if I liked those books, can a reasonable person suggest if I will like these without the typical hail of accusations and fault-finding?


Rhenn’s story is told here, chronologically in books One such similarity is the traditional strong man, oppressed woman world. I went so far as to sign up for Audible.

Rhennthyl becomes apprentice to a local master and shows great talent—perhaps too much.

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Trivia About Imager Imager Po Every meal, location, distance, and outfit was considered, and I love that kind attention to detail, I really do; but without creativity to back it up, it’s just not very interesting.

As usual, extensive meditations on the ethics of the protagonist’s various actions are included, showing as always various shades of gray. Dec 15, Moresitt Rahien Sorei rated it really liked it. You’d think learning to image would be simple, based on how nonchalantly Modesitt introduces it.

The carefully crafted persona is generally likeable and easy to identify with. It would be a good time to discuss the magic of the world. In the result mosesitt plot was hardly moving most of the time, but its charm kept the book from being boring up until last 50 pages of so, but luckily at this point things begin happening. Made me hungry every time I sat down to read!

As I am a critical thinker and like ethical discussions, I found the main character interesting, as well as his conversations.