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The series takes place on the fictional world of Terahnar. With the exception of book 3: Imager's Intrigue , all of the action takes place on the island continent of Lydar which is renamed to Solidar at the end of prequel book 7: Antiagon Fire.
The first three books in the series— Imager , Imager's Challenge , and Imager's Intrigue —follow the main character Rhennthyl, a portrait painter who discovers that he is an imager, one who can visualize objects into existence. Chronologically, this first story arc opens in the year A. The following five books are a prequel series story arc set circa -5 A. First Quaeryt is sent north to investigate and quell a rebellion, then he is sent to manage a recovery operation from a natural disaster as Lord Bhayar's Princeps, book 5.
In book 6, Quaeryt begins to realize his dream of elevating the social status of imagers and giving them an essential role in society by: inducting, training and organizing a Imager's Battalion of imagers to resist an invasion from the east. In book 7, Antiagon Fire, the battalion's increasing skill as imagers eventually prove pivotal to uniting the four fragmented kingdoms of Lydar into one country: Solidar.see
Hob’s Review of Treachery’s Tools: Imager Portfolio Series, Book 10 By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
In book 8, Rex Regis , Lord Bhayar consolidates the new empire, instituting the rule of law, accounting and standardized record keeping, while Quaeryt establishes the Collegium on Imagilse as a refuge for imagers. In A. While Alastar continues as a related character of interest, the final two volumes of this twelve book series are written from the first person viewpoint of Prince Charyn, who becomes Charyn d'Rex upon the assassination of his father.
The series consists of 3 distinct story arcs. Books from Rhennthyl's point of view. Prequel books embody Quaeryt's coming of age or coming into his powers, as the most historically significant and powerful imager of all time. The final story arc in books are evenly shared between Alastar , an imager and astute organizer, followed by Prince Charyn - a non-imager; and yet we are teased by his use of prescience to avoid assassination and steer Solidar through a period of social upheaval brought about by Solidar's industrial revolution.
The historical context of the series opens circa -5 A. This is equivalent to England circa where "High Holders" are Barronal equivalents while Governors and Prenceps together appear to fill the role of Dukes.
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Serfdom is the normal lot of peasants with few freemen poor farmers , factors merchants, traders or crafters skilled laborers. Four centuries later in A. Three centuries later in A. L the punch card driven looms represent "state of the art" computing.
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Thirteen years after the events of Madness in Solidar, Alastar has settled into his role as the Maitre of the Collegium and would like nothing better than to focus his efforts on his family. However, bad harvests and worse weather spark acts of violence between the High Holders and the Factors. Once again, Alastar is called upon by the Rex to maintain a careful political balance.
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Trying to protect his imagers and hold Solidar together for the good of all, Alastar stumbles on to a plot that may lead to insurrection—how many will die before he can stop it? An innovative and enchanting series, it spans centuries and millennia in the refreshing Modesitt fashion that will delight his fans and new readers alike.
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Modesitt, Jr. Imagers are the few in the entire world of Terahnar who can visualize things and make them real. They live separately from the rest of society because of their abilities, which make them both feared and vulnerable. With a wife and a young child, he has more than himself to worry about. Scholar — Hundreds of years before the time of Imager, Quaeryt, scholar and friend to the young ruler of Telaryn, is sent on a mission where he must face pirates, storms, attempted murder, and the life-altering self-discovery.
Princeps — Quaeryt, now second to the governor, tries to enjoy his new position—and new marriage—when a volcanic eruption devastates the old capital of Telaryn. Quaeryt and Vaelora, his wife, must restore order to a city filled with chaos and corruption. Dogged by court intrigues and plots against him, Quaeryt must teach his men to control the powerful and dangerous imaging skills at their command.
Antiagon Fire — Joined by his pregnant wife Vaelora, Commander Quaeryt leads an army, as well as a handful of imagers, deep into the hostile nation of Khel.
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See more. Imager: Book One of the Imager Portfolio. Book 1. The Imager Porfolio is a bestselling and innovative epic fantasy series from L. Book 2. Book 3. Book 4. Book 5. Book 6. Book 7. Book 8.