Kirkus Star
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Series: Imager Portfolio


REX REGIS by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Fans won't be disappointed."
Another, perhaps the final, installment of the prequel fantasy series (Antiagon Fire, 2013, etc.) involving the unification of Lydar under a single ruler. Read full book review >
ANTIAGON FIRE by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 28, 2013

"Series fans will snap it up."
Fourth installment of the prequel fantasy series (Imager's Battalion, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >
IMAGER'S BATTALION by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Few surprises, but nevertheless a wholly absorbing entry in this highly addictive series."
Third part of a prequel fantasy series (Princeps, 2012, etc.) wherein wizards are known as "imagers," since the work involves the intense, precise and accurate visualization of the magic's objective. Read full book review >
PRINCEPS by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 22, 2012

"Not a standout entry, but solidly engrossing nonetheless. "
Second part of a prequel fantasy trilogy (Scholar, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >
SCHOLAR by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

First of a new trilogy set on the world of Terahnar, set hundreds of years before the previous books (Imager's Intrigue, 2010, etc.), where a handful of people have the power to create objects through visualization.

Little except the politics is different in this earlier incarnation. Read full book review >

IMAGER’S INTRIGUE by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2010

"Overstuffed but consistently, well, intriguing in every sense."
Another entry in the astonishingly productive Modesitt's fantasy series (Imager's Challenge, 2009, etc.) set in L'Excelsis, capital of Solidar, a country that bears more than a passing resemblance to 19th-century France. Read full book review >
IMAGER by Jr. Modesitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2009

"Slow to start and drearily didactic in places, but Modesitt's capacity to wring new surprises from stock ideas remains undiminished."
The prolific Modesitt (Mage-Guard of Hamor, 2008, etc.) kicks off a new fantasy series that boasts an early modern setting—think Victorian times without the pollution. Read full book review >