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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The Imager Portfolio Series in Order – L.E. Modesitt Jr. – FictionDB

There are some modeesitt, however, that are so able elevate a story from the contrived to a compelling alternative reality. The gift of Imaging. Along the way, Rhen falls in love and begins to do some major growing up.

Prior to the fire, Rhen had discovered he has the ability to Image things into being. The main protagonist is gifted with abilities, quickly moddesitt mentors who guide him, and starts rising in rank as action increases.

His new occupation as a walking, talking Xerox machine provides a wealth of story materials. Trivia About Imager Imager Po Rhennthyl is a great protagonist. The Pharsi are a separate ethnic group which seems to have been long settled in Solidar and some of whom have the gift of second sight.

To his father’s displeasure, Rhennthyl does not wish to go into the family business, but wishes to become an artist specifically a portraitist—the camera has not been invented. He should have, too. Rhenn diminutif de Rhennthyl est un jeune homme tout ce qu’il y a de normal.

Advancement through the guilds of Europe was not solely on the basis of merit and it appears to be no different in Solidar.

The Imager Portfolio

So it is difficult to put up less than five stars. There isn’t a great deal of action, and what is there, even when Rhenn’s very life is at stake, modrsitt unusually calm. Then there were the venison tenderloins, marinated in some liquor diluted with what I thought might be Imaegr, and braised, served with boiled and fried dark rice with an naranje sauce. This book was almost more a discussion of different points of ethics, thi I think this might be a book you have to read at the right time.


Each day has twenty glasses, with the tenth glass of the day being noon, and the tenth glass of night being midnight.

The Imager Portfolio Series

Apr 02, jD rated it really liked it Shelves: Imagrr was my first Modesitt novel and I found it absolutely awesome. There is very little expression of emotion or true feelings of connection between the characters, except for maybe between the main character and his girl.

He is detail-oriented, and spends a lot of time building his world and setting the scenes. Rhennthyl had had small hints before, but the accident convinces him that he may well have this cursed talent. Rhen is the son of a well off family of wool merchants.

Imager (Imager Portfolio, #1) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

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? One day Rhen had enough and got pissed resulting in his boss and nasty son going up in flames when the studio exploded. Read it, you won’t regret it. While most people discover their Imaging talent before becoming an apprentice, Rhennthyl discovered his a lot later, several imaager in his training to become a master portraiturist.

It’s all literary and actual “filling”. But at its best, this book offers some great character development and pretty deep educational pieces. He has worked as a Navy pilot, lifeguard, delivery boy, unpaid radio disc jockey, real estate agent, market research analyst, director of research for a political campaign, legislative assistant for a Congressman, Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues, and a college lecturer and writer in residence.

Of whom would your own humility force you to admit is better than you? All in all, a modestit fantasy with a very familiar tone, and recommended for fans of Recluce.

Of course, arrangements like providing certain rare ores and other expensive materials might have something to do with that too. At this point, I’d rather stop reading than stagnating the flow of the comments’ thread.


It has an unsually LOW percentage of strong emotion; even when Rhenn is angry or being treated blatantly unfairly, he’s calm and reasoned. While some of the discussions brought some very interesting and very modern points like about people that see everything in black and white discussions of advantages of democracy gradually started sounding first annoying, then as preaching, and finally as pure propaganda.

So, imaging is a bit vague, and our hero, logical as he is, doesn’t explore it very deeply. I do not need to know what fictional 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.

In Solidar, where Rhennthyl lives, the Imagers have their own guild, the Collegium, and they follow strict rules to keep everyone at peace. I picked this up as an audiobook from my trusty library because I enjoyed The Magic of Recluce by this author. Nobody’s been able to do that since So-and-so the Great so many centuries ago! I picked up this book and the first of L. I recommend it especially for artists and lovers of intellectual fiction. Modesitt also infuses political commentary and philosophy as part of his story line.

I borrowed the book in audio format from my library with no hard expectations. To be clear, whether he was be lectured by a teacher or not, almost all of his conversations were some form of learning experience or thinking exercise for him, and for the reader if they allow themselves.

The best part of the book is the world-building. Modesitt continues his trend of making his readers think about power, where it resides, how it can be mis used especially in relation to the morality of it.

Regardless, I put down this book wishing that I already had the next one on my nightstand so that I could just roll from one to the next.