Imager Portfolio

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,064 ratings

Imager Publisher's Summary

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 - one of the few in the entire world of Terahnar who can visualize things and make them real.

Rhenn is forced to leave his family and join the Collegium of Imagisle. Because of their abilities (they can do accidental magic even while asleep), and because they are both feared and vulnerable, imagers must live separately from the rest of society.

In this new life, Rhenn discovers that all too many of the "truths" he knew were nothing of the sort. Every day brings a new threat to his life. He makes a powerful enemy while righting a wrong, and he begins to learn to do magic in secret.

Imager is the innovative and enchanting opening of an involving new fantasy story.

©2009 L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (P)2009 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Imager

    • The First Book of the Imager Portfolio
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,062
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 775
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 784

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I didn't love it

    • By Timorell on 11-02-10

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 2

    • Imager's Challenge

    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 866
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 639
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 648

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • interesting concepts

    • By Lydia on 11-06-09

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 3

    • Imager's Intrigue

    • The Third Book of the Imager Portfolio
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 739
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 560

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Finish for this part of the portfolio.

    • By Tom N. on 09-03-10

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 4

    • Scholar

    • The Fourth Book of the Imager Portfolio
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 19 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This is actually the true beginning of the series

    • By Joe on 05-14-12

    Regular price: $38.49

  • Book 5

    • 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 413
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373

    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

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 6

    • Imager's Battalion

    • Imager Portfolio, Book 6
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 18 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More of the same

    • By Lore on 02-23-14

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 7

    • Antiagon Fire

    • Imager Portfolio, Book 7
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Quaeryt is promoted and more battles ensue.

    • By Lore on 03-21-14

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 8

    • Rex Regis

    • Imager Portfolio, Book 8
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More Imager, less "Nameless"

    • By Kindle Customer on 01-19-14

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 9

    • Madness in Solidar

    • Imager Portfolio, Book 9
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well done

    • By Jason Gull on 06-28-15

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 10

    • Treachery’s Tools

    • Imager Portfolio Series, Book 10
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Getting a bit repetitive

    • By Matthew Van Buskirk on 10-26-16

    Regular price: $38.49

  • Book 11

    • Assassin's Price

    • The Imager Portfolio, Book 11
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Imager adjacent

    • By KMBusiness on 09-04-17

    Regular price: $38.49