- Hardcover: 464 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books (21 Jun. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765334577
- ISBN-13: 978-0765334572
- Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 0.2 x 23.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 677,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Antiagon Fire (Imager Portfolio) Hardcover – 21 Jun 2013
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Praise for The Imager Portfolio Solidly engrossing.--Kirkus Reviews on Princeps. The author excels in creating worlds that are believable down to the last detail and characters whose vitality expresses itself in actions that have resounding consequences.--Library Journal on Scholar. Quaeryt is a fascinating character, and his trials and journey are action packed and yet intellectual.--RT Book Reviews, 4 stars, on Scholar. Modesitt has only one style: subtle intrigues anchored in vividly drawn, complex characters, stiffly formal conversations and descriptional arabesques in tones of gray. Perhaps the best so far in this consistently fascinating series.--Kirkus, Starred Review, on Scholar. Modesitt's work shines with engrossing characters, terrific plotting, and realistic world-building.--RT Book Reviews on Imager. The Imager Portfolio features some of the best characters Modesitt has ever created.--Booklist on Imager's Challenge. Modesitt has drawn a superb portrait of an honest and powerful man handed a crisis that even he may not be able to handle. . . . Extremely satisfying.Booklist on Imager's Intrigue --Various
About the Author
L. E. MODESITT, JR., is the bestselling author of over forty novels encompassing two science fiction series and three fantasy series, including the saga of Recluce. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.www.lemodesittjr.com
Top Customer Reviews
This gentleman has somehow escaped the glory and acclamation of other authors who have produced more 'fashionable' books.
Mr Modessit is up there with the best, Katherine Kerr, Robin Hobb, Brent Weeks, Terry Goodkind, in fact he stands atop of the pile!!
This is an inferior work, Modesitt by numbers. All his military campaigns are exactly the same. The countryside is sketchily realised, the people interactions invariably involve the hero sitting around with minimal forces, worrying at his colleagues and subordinates and getting constantly reassured by them - something that is quite simply unbelievable and irritating. Indeed there is a parody waiting to be written where all the minor characters groan at the author making them constantly pet the hero. So frankly it's boring a lot of the time. Modesitt's ability to keep the reader with him means you finish the work; but only just.
Much of the plot is silly. The hero - never mind his name, it's the same hero as every other Modesitt book - goes off on a dangerous diplomatic mission, with wife (!). Instead of negotiating the council of Khel make pointless speeches. After which, for no obvious reason, the hero goes and stands on a hill-top while people get him dive-bombed by eagles.
Anybody with an elementary experience of human interactions will find all this incredible. Khel itself was tedious and improbable as a country.
Likewise the scenes where the hero is involved in pacifying Bovaria. I wonder if Modesitt knows that there are memoirs, written by imperial civil servants who had to do precisely such a role in difficult country, after British forces had won the major battle but now had to create a nation? (e.g.Read more ›
Anyway, enough of my problems.
Very subtle and very well written series. I have the original imager series set in a future time after this one and I will be rereading it after I have finished this one, as I think I will get a lot more information out of it. Every time I read these books I pick up things I have missed. The different customs of the lands he travels through are very well thought out and I find myself living the book. I want to know what happens, but I don't want the story to end
I'm still in a quandary!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant series and very pleased with this reliable seller. Book well-packaged too. Will be ordering again soon.Published 7 months ago by lindsay winstanley
Well worth the wait ! Gets you engrossed and feels as though you are part of the on going Saga, as does all his novels, the tomes are so hard to put down once you immerse yourself... Read morePublished 21 months ago by fantsci-fi
If I said that I enjoyed this book I would be lying, at least half of it could be deleted and the story would lose nothing. Read morePublished on 4 May 2015 by Kindle Customer
Quite enjoyed this, not the best of the Imager series but quite acceptable.Published on 10 Mar. 2015 by Brassick
Continues the saga in enjoyable style, but I wonder if it is getting a bit repetitve.Published on 14 Jan. 2015 by Mr D
This is an engrossing series of books. I bought the next one as soon as I could when reading them.Highly recommended.Published on 28 Dec. 2014 by Barbara M. Wright