- Hardcover: 480 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books (4 Dec. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765321262
- ISBN-13: 978-0765321268
- Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 3.9 x 24.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,114,927 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Imager's Challenge (Imager Portfolio) Hardcover – 4 Dec 2009
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"* "The author's skill in portraying the humanity of characters who possess the power to destroy others with a thought adds a level of verisimilitude and immediacy rarely found in grand-scale fantasy." - Library Journal" --Library Journal
About the Author
L. E. Modesitt, Jr., is the bestselling author of the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce, Corean Chronicles, and the Imager Portfolio. His science fiction includes "Adiamante," the Ecolitan novels, the Forever Hero Trilogy, and "Archform: Beauty." Besides a writer, Modesitt has been a U.S. Navy pilot, a director of research for a political campaign, legislative assistant and staff director for a U.S. Congressman, Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues, and a college lecturer. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.
Top Customer Reviews
Here's the blurb:
Imager's Challenge takes up immediately after the conclusion of Imager. 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. Second, Rhenn receives formal notice that one of the High Holders, the father of a man Rhenn partly blinded in self-defense, has declared his intention to destroy Rhenn and his family.
Rhenn's only allies are the family of the girl he loves, successful merchants with underworld connections. In the end, Rhenn must literally stand off against gang lords, naval marines, Tiempran terrorist priests, the most powerful High Holder in all of Solidar, and his own Collegium--and find a way to prevail without making further enemies and endangering those he loves.
Modesitt wastes no time, and Imager's Challenge starts where Imager ended. As was the case with its predecessor, this second volume features features realistic worldbuilding, deft plotting, an interesting magical system, adroit characterization, and a subtle human touch.Read more ›
As with Modesitt other books the story draws you into the life and intrigue of what Rhenn faces along the way.
I certainly recommend you the reader to read this book to understand fully the story, as in a review you do not get the full flavour of the book and intrigues.
It's very in depth and highly political... but gripping. If you love the first book you will love the second.
His characters are well written and real.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
magnificent story with intrigue and pace. I love the way L.E.Modesitt Jr writes, the worlds and people he createsPublished 20 months ago by Julie-Ann
Good read ..storyline and plot was good. It was quite similar to the previous book 'Imagers Challenge' so would have benefited from some different ideas. Still enjoyed the bookPublished on 7 Feb. 2014 by Bherki
Modesitt is usually one of my favorites, however, I am not particularly impressed with the 2nd book in the Imager series. Read morePublished on 17 April 2012 by Jacob
Loved imager and liked this sequel but its very much more of the same. The characters are well drawn and engaging. The love-interest is a bit too central for my taste. Read morePublished on 5 July 2011 by granny margaret