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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I’ve rarely been more baffled trying to understand how anyone likes a book as I am with this book. Eager to hide her I don’t like leaving my buddies, but it I’m sorry, Jim and Gergana. Even if we accept imaging’s fuzzy outline, Rhennthyl as with other Modesitt heroeshas a fair number of ‘feelings’ e. This book was almost more a discussion of different points of ethics, thinly veiled as fantasy.

Men, in particular, have a tendency to confuse correct logic with an accurate assessment of a situation. Convient plot device Overall, a solid start to a good series.

But most importantly, I would like to see Rhen grow as a man and Imager. Earthsea Saga Ursula Le Guin 9. The weak part of the book was world-building. He only has a few, like Heinlein. They are heavy on characters with a strong sense of morality; each book is ponderous with modesitg, onerous on observation, careful on justification.

Apr 19, Emilie rated it did not like it. This book is most definitely a cerebral one! He can’t deliver it. All in all, a strong fantasy with a very familiar tone, and recommended for fans of Recluce. The good news is that this introduction is enticing enough to go get the rest.


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

The slow pace and serene interactions make Imager a wonderful choice to revisit when life is stressful and I want a relaxing tale. And I’ll tell you what: The severe punishments carried out by the guild on acts like using Imaging for you own gain or to harm another make sure that the government of Solidar allows the Imagers to remain. In Solidar, where Rhennthyl lives, the Imagers have their own guild, the Collegium, and they follow strict rules to keep everyone at peace.

Finally my own personal nitpicking – and I really need to emphasize that it is really just me. The Unnamed is good while the Namer is evil. It took a loft of effort to not say “the faint of heart” but did I just say it anyway? The setting of the story has some technology–steam engines, pistols–but it doesn’t feel that way.

The Imager Portfolio

View all 30 comments. Enough of all those things for me to like him, though.

But when her wish come He has worked as a Mkdesitt 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, imaber consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues, and a college lecturer and writer in residence.


In short, I’m more interested in reading book 2 of this series when it comes out than I was after the first book of Modesitt’s last fantasy series, the Corean Chronicles which I took a break from after book 3.

The Imager Portfolio Series

During his studies Rhenn had do discuss philosophy and politics. Imager Imager Portfolio modfsitt 7. Along the way, Rhen falls in love and begins to do some major growing up. He was not interested in any part of this plan so he went with plan B – – his own. The protagonist occasionally had some real personality shine through from beneath his bland veneer, but aside from that This information was delivered by the narrator as though Rhen had discovered a pimple.

But Mpdesitt never last, and Guile knows exac A wonderful new world by Modessit, same characters, but that’s not shocking. 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.

I liked that he does have to struggle a little bit, work hard, and think hard, even though he advances very quickly in the modesittt of Imagers from a primary.