The Third Book of the Imager Portfolio
Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765325624, 496pp.
Publication Date: July 20, 2010
In Imager, the first book of the Imager Portfolio, we met Rhennthyl, an apprentice portrait artist whose life was changed by a disastrous fire. But the blaze that took his master’s life and destroyed his livelihood revealed a secret power previously dormant in Rhenn; the power of imaging, the ability to shape matter using thought. With some trouble, he adapts to the controlled life of an imager.
By Imager’s Challenge, Rhenn has become a liaison to the local law forces. He finds himself in direct conflict with both authorities and national politics as he tries to uphold the law and do his best by the people of his home city.
Now, in Imager’s Intrigue, Rhenn has come into his own. He has a wife and a young child, and a solid career as an imager. But he has made more than one enemy during his journey from apprentice painter to master imager, and even his great powers won’t allow him to escape his past.
Praise for the Imager Portfolio:
“The Imager Portfolio features some of the best characters Modesitt has ever created, real enough to make you consider what you’d do in their places.”
—Booklist on Imager’s Challenge
“The prolific Modesitt kicks off a new fantasy series that boasts an early modern setting—think Victorian times without the pollution.… Modesitt’s capacity to wring new surprises from stock ideas remains undiminished.”
—Kirkus Reviews on Imager
“Meticulous world-building.… The world is fascinating, and the Imagers themselves are extraordinary."
—Rt Book Reviews on Imager