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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But at its best, this book offers some great character development and pretty deep educational pieces. In the spirit of the terrific Recluse series, the Imager series debuts a new world of similar interest. Most readers care less about his philosophy than his characters and story.

There isn’t a great deal of action, and what is there, even when Rhenn’s very life is at stake, is unusually calm.

The Imager Portfolio

Other books in the series. While there are other books in the series, they deal with 2 other characters so far. In this first book, Modesitt could have told his core story just as easily in a world of equality, and I wish he had.

A wonderful new world by Modessit, same characters, but that’s not shocking. If you want a book with a simple yet complex system of magic, richly drawn societies, and characters facing both the good parts and bad of having special abilities, iimager Imager a try. He is clearly a ‘foodie’, because he describes food in great detail, and it sounds very scrumptious to me. The modssitt topic that is a Modesitt habit is his liberal need to talk about food.

Leland Exton Modesitt, Jr. Given Modesitt’s usual rigor, I assume that somewhere down the road, these will coalesce into some kind of logic – perhaps an Amberian source world or similar.

I don’t like leaving my buddies, but it I’m sorry, Jim and Gergana. 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 don’t count, being more of a reimagining of myth. All in all, a strong fantasy with a very familiar tone, and recommended for fans of Recluce. Imager is excellent and I will be reading the sequels. Even at its most action-y, my pulse stays nice and placid.


Imager by LE Modesitt Jr book review

I will continue with the next books to see what happens to Rhenn, but this hasn’t gripped me like Recluce. I am not one who likes spoilers in reviews, so I prefer to leave them out of my own reviews. Modesitt to be inconsistent between series, and relentlessly consistent within series. I’m adding the next book to my wish list. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Imagers are a tiny minority among the populace and much feared due to their abilities thus Rhenn leaves his old life behind and joins the Collegium, which is a sort of mix of Hogwarts, MIT, and the CIA, a school to train Imagers so that they provide useful services for their nation and thus avoid being seen as dangerous monsters by the public or the government.

The examples are humanistic examples, the geo-political ones are even drier.

They are seldom t Imager by L. He writes what I would call ‘grounded fantasy’. I won’t go further on in describing the book, modeesitt saying that it is absolutely worth your time and effort.

Admittedly, that complex worldbuilding does make Imager start off slow, as he introduces you to the characters and the world. 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. 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.

In Terahnar, some people are born with a rare gift. He creates boring, detailed fantasy worlds and peoples them with walking shadows. The premise could have been exciting if only the plot had been more fleshed out and the story hadn’t meandered and dragged so much.


This happens in the Recluce series, too. Of course, arrangements like providing certain rare ores and other expensive materials might have something to do with that too. They provide a very interesting religion and especially the homilies are well thought-out. As it imaged out, the Imagers took him in and taught him all he needed to know.

The gift of Imaging. If you’re not good at context clues, you’ll go nuts!

The magical concept was unique and easy to follow. I’ve always liked structure to my magic, liked learning the rules, and you can’t say that this book lacks structure in any sense.

He can’t deliver it.

It’s a recipe that works remarkably well. Unfortunately, this isn’t working well for them. Read it, you won’t regret it. He must leave his family and join the Collegium of Imagisle. There seem to be plenty of people who don’t care for the Imager series.

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

Therefore he has a lot of catching up to do, and so from sunrise to sundown he gets private lessons in all sorts of subjects. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book.

Imagers are people with the ability to create whatever they can mentally visualize. The boss and his nasty son treated Rhen as little more than a slave and cheated him of his wages as well.