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Assassin's Price Audiobook

Assassin's Price: The Imager Portfolio, Book 11

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Six years have passed since the failed uprising of the High Holders, and the man behind the conspiracy is where the rex and Maitre Alastar can keep an eye on him.

Charyn has come of age and desperately wants to learn more so that he can become an effective rex after his father - but he's kept at a distance by the rex. So Charyn sets out to educate himself - circumspectly.

When Jarolian privateers disrupt Solidar's shipping, someone attempts to kill Charyn's younger brother as an act of protest. Threatening notes follow in the wake of acts of violence against the rex and his family, demanding action - build more ships or expect someone to die.

©2017 L. E. Modesitt Jr. (P)2017 Tantor

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    KMBusiness 09-04-17
    KMBusiness 09-04-17
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    "Imager adjacent"

    Modesitt is as always a great story teller and his ability to foster a connection between his protagonist and the reader is alive and well. However, this should have been simply a period piece fiction without any association to imagers. Writing is good but if it’s in the imagers portfolio I would have hoped it was inclusive of more imaging.


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    Daniel Sturkie 08-21-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Different, not quite as good."

    The first thing listeners will notice about this volume of the imager's portfolio is that the main character this time around isn't an imager. Overall, the story follows the expected trend of Modessitts other imager books, though I think this one falls a bit short of the previous stories. The intrigue was predictable and the villain almost more of a stereotype than a really interesting character. Overall, this one will only really be a must buy for the dedicated fan of the series. Enjoyable for what it is, but nothing really exciting about the developments.

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    Amazon Customer 08-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Slower but not less interesting"

    The genius of the Imager books is how it restricts the near omnipotence of its protagonists through societal forces giving room to essentially medieval spy stories.
    Assassin's Price is now the first book not staring an Imager as main protagonist and despite leading to a less action rich story it stays interesting. For series veterans - and frankly you should read all previous books before this one - it gives a fresh perspective on known characters. Despite the changes the new main character still fights with the limitations of his in theory unlimited powers as Rex of Solidar.

    Also thanks to an excellent narrator each book of the series feels like coming home and while I prefer the action rich early books, I can suggest this to anyone who has followed the series up to this point. For newcomers too much familiarity with the characters is assumed. Not to mention that they can pick from better books I the series.

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    Anthony Quinn 08-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Different"

    As always Modesitt never fails to write a great story, was definitely interesting that the main character wasn't an imager.

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    Bobette Bridenbaugh 07-30-17 Member Since 2015
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    "a great chapter in on on going Imager saga"

    I really liked this book. The past couple of books were getting repetative. With a new narrator and point of view. Modesitt has lit a new spark on his imaginative and thoughtful world.

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