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  • Princeps

  • Imager Portfolio Series, Book 5
  • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397

The thrilling follow-up to Scholar - in which, after discovering a coup attempt and preventing a bloody civil war, Quaeryt was appointed princeps of Tilbor - begins a new episode in the young Imager's life. Now second only to the governor, and still hiding his powers as an Imager, Quaeryt is enjoying his new position, as well as his marriage to Lord Bhayar's youngest sister, Vaelora, when a volcanic eruption devastates the old capital of Telaryn. He and his wife are dispatched to Extela, Telaryn's capitol city, to replace the governor killed in the eruption.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Scholar but not great.

  • By Lore on 12-09-12

William Dufris is obnoxious.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-17

The narrator, William Dufris, took consistent, flamboyant, and shitty liberties with the tone of the writting. He made every conversation an opportunity to showboat his abrasive theatricality which effectively undermined the intrigue and excitement of the plot. Excellent series by Modesitt, I deeply regret switching from hardcopy on this book because of this narration.