Imager Portfolio
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  • 1
    Imager: The First Book of the Imager Portfolio | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Imager: The First Book of the Imager Portfolio

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1024)
    Performance
    (741)
    Story
    (750)

    Although Rhennthyl is the son of a leading wool merchant in L'Excelsis, the capital of Solidar, the most powerful nation on Terahnar, he has spent years becoming a journeyman artist and is skilled and diligent enough to be considered for the status of master artisan - in another two years. Then, in a single moment, his entire life is transformed when his master patron is killed in a flash fire and Rhenn discovers he is an imager.

    I didn't love it

    Agree with some of the other reviewers that the beginning is VERY slow. Also, the script of the protagonist's father, teachers and mentors is so patro..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 02 2010 by Timorell (Dingmans Ferry, PA, United States)
  • 2
    Imager's Challenge | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Imager's Challenge

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (835)
    Performance
    (610)
    Story
    (619)

    Still recovering from injuries received in foiling the plots of the Ferran envoy, Rhenn is preparing to take up his new duties as imager liaison to the Civic Patrol of L'Excelsis. No sooner has he assumed his new position than he discovers two things. First, the commander of the Civic Patrol doesn't want a liaison from the infamous Collegium and soon has Rhenn patrolling the streets of the worst district in the city.

    interesting concepts

    I really enjoyed this book, the second in the Imager's series from L.E. Modesitt. I have been eagerly awaiting it since I picked up the first book on..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 06 2009 by Lydia (E Palo Alto, CA, USA)
  • 3
    Imager's Intrigue: The Third Book of the Imager Portfolio | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Imager's Intrigue: The Third Book of the Imager Portfolio

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (712)
    Performance
    (527)
    Story
    (534)

    Rhenn's past catches up to him in this third entry in L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s hit Imager Portfolio series.

    Modesitt ran out of steam for this one.

    I like the character, and the concept, but not this story which seems to show the author being burned out and trying very hard to produce something as..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 08 2012 by Outside1 (So. Calif. USA)
  • 4
    Scholar: The Fourth Book of the Imager Portfolio | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Scholar: The Fourth Book of the Imager Portfolio

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (471)
    Performance
    (419)
    Story
    (424)

    Hundreds of years before the time of Imager, the continent of Lydar is fragmented. Years of war have consolidated five nations into three-Bovaria, Telaryn, and Antiago. Quaeryt is a scholar and friend of Bhayar, the young ruler of Telaryn. Worried about his future and the escalating intrigues in Solis, the capital city, Quaeryt persuades Bhayar to send him to Tilbor.

    This is actually the true beginning of the series
    Reviewed on May 14 2012 by Joe (Modesto, CA)
  • 5
    Princeps: Imager Portfolio Series, Book 5 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Princeps: Imager Portfolio Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (383)
    Performance
    (342)
    Story
    (344)

    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.

    Better than Scholar but not great.

    Princeps picks up shortly after Scholar leaves off and continues to follow the life of Quaeryt as he develops his Imager abilities. He figures out new..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 09 2012 by Lore (SAN JOSE, CA, United States)
  • 6
    Imager's Battalion: Imager Portfolio, Book 6 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Imager's Battalion: Imager Portfolio, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (285)
    Story
    (286)

    Given the rank of subcommander by his wife's brother, Lord Bhayar, the ruler of Telaryn, Quaeryt joins an invading army into the hostile land of Bovaria, in retaliation for Bovaria's attempted annexation of Telaryn. But Quaeryt has his own agenda in doing Bhayar's bidding: to legitimize Imagers in the hearts and minds of all men, by demonstrating their value as heroes as he leads his battalion into one costly battle after another.

    More of the same

    L. E. Modesitt, Jr. offers up another volume in the Imager Portfolio that differs little from its predecessor. As Bhayar’s forces invade Bovaria Quaer..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 23 2014 by Lore (SAN JOSE, CA, United States)
  • 7
    Antiagon Fire: Imager Portfolio, Book 7 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Antiagon Fire: Imager Portfolio, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (288)
    Performance
    (258)
    Story
    (260)

    The hard-won battles fought in Imager's Battalion have earned Quaeryt a promotion to commander, as well as an assignment to convince the Pharsi High Council in the nation of Khel to submit to Lord Bhayar's rule, which is key to Bhayar's ambition to unite all of Solidar. Joined by his pregnant wife, Vaelora, who is also Bhayar's sister, Quaeryt leads an army and a handful of imagers deeper into the hostile lands once held by the tyrannical Rex Kharst.

    Quaeryt is promoted and more battles ensue.

    Quaeryt is promoted to Commander and he is once again leading his Imager/Troopers into battle. You know the drill: High Holders, iron darts, defensive..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 21 2014 by Lore (SAN JOSE, CA, United States)
  • 8
    Rex Regis: Imager Portfolio, Book 8 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Rex Regis: Imager Portfolio, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (247)
    Story
    (248)

    The saga of the Imager Quaeryt, commander in the forces of Lord Bhayar, reaches a new climax as the great struggle to unify the continent of Lydar enters its final phase. Only the land of Khel remains uncommitted to Bhayar's rule.

    More Imager, less "Nameless"

    Book 8 of the Imager series, or book 5 of the "Quaeryt" story arc.

    This book continues the story of the founding of Solidar, as Lord Bhayar ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 19 2014 by Kindle Customer (Sunshine Coast, BC, CA)
  • 9
    Madness in Solidar: Imager Portfolio, Book 9 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Madness in Solidar: Imager Portfolio, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (212)
    Story
    (211)

    Four centuries after its founding, Solidar's Collegium of Imagers is in decline, the exploits of its founder, the legendary Quaeryt, largely forgotten. The Collegium is so lacking in leadership that the dying Maitre must summon Alastar, an obscure but talented senior imager who has little knowledge of politics in the capital, as his successor.

    Well done

    Good continuation of the imager world storyline if you liked the prior books. Performance is well done and adds to the story.

    Reviewed on June 28 2015 by Jason Gull ()
  • 10
    Treachery’s Tools: Imager Portfolio Series, Book 10 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Treachery’s Tools: Imager Portfolio Series, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (146)

    Alastar has settled into his role as the Maitre of the Collegium. Now married with a daughter, he would like nothing better than to focus his efforts on improving Imager Isle and making it more self-sufficient. However, the rise in fortune of the merchant classes in Solidar over the years does not sit well with the High Holders, who see the erosion of their long-enjoyed privileges. Bad harvests and worse weather spark acts of violence and murder.

    Getting a bit repetitive

    I do like this author but lately it seems that many of his books are following the same basic formula.

    Reviewed on October 26 2016 by Matthew Van Buskirk ()
  • 11
    Assassin's Price: The Imager Portfolio, Book 11 | L. E. Modesitt

    Assassin's Price: The Imager Portfolio, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (59)

    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.

    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, t..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 04 2017 by KMBusiness ()