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Imager's Intrigue (Imager Portfolio Series #3)

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  • Posted May 30, 2010

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    excellent entry

    Rhennthyl has come a long way since his time as an apprentice portrait artist when a fire unveiled his talent as an Imager. In L'Excelsis, Solidar he has become Captain, Third District of the Civil Patrol; Rhenn is also ranked as a Maitre D'Structure of Collegium Imago of Solidar; he has been married for five years to Sellora though they never sleep the night together due to his Imager nightmares that could burn down a room; and finally the pair has a delightful daughter Diestrya.

    While war looms again between Ferrum and Jariola, an arsonist torched the grain warehouse of a Freeholder; the latest to be burned down almost all owned by Freeholders while High Holders seem suspiciously immune. Finally an explosion near Place D'Opera in the Second District left several dead including Factor Broussard D'Factorious and his family; who was the target of terrorists Workers for Justice. Commander Artois says be vigil. Rhenn is soon caught in the crosshairs as his work as an apprentice painter (see Imager) and as a liaison to the law (see Imager's Challenge) makes him a target from a powerful adversary. This enemy knows Rhenn's skills from their previous confrontations and needs to insure the Imaging Captain is neutralized to prevent his interference with a diabolical plot; killing him and his family is the only way to eliminate him.

    The third Imager Portfolio is an exhilarating thriller that reads like a Victorian French fantasy, which stands alone, but is enhanced, by reading the previous two entries especially when the past comes home to roost. The story line is fast-paced while the locales are vivid; as expected from a former artist turned Imager. Readers will relish the latest entry as L.E. Modesitt, Jr. entertainingly ties the news together in a strong tale in which the hero knows he has come a long way, but learns how fast you can go in reverse.

    Harriet Klausner

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    A good book, but not one of his best

    Imager's Portfolio books 1 and 2 were a bit on the slow side but not to the point where the reader (at least myself) would be skipping paragraphs that seemed to be tedious. At times, it seemed as if one was sitting in a discussion of English Lit at the freshman level.

    The story and the general flow of the story is good. What is bothersome is that it seems to take too much time to get to the point of each chapter. One gets the feeling that at times the author just wanted to get an other 250 word page.

    Again - the plot of the book is good - the problem is that it seems to take too much of a bumelzug instead of a normal trip.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2011

    A great read

    I am a fan of Modesitt's fantasy work. This series is a nice break from his Recluce novels. He works very hard to create a working and conceivable magic, economic, and government system. This book is the third in a series, it's not a stand alone novel, but I highly recommend the series. I'm looking forward to the next tales to unfold on this world.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2010

    A good if predictable follow up on the first two books in the series

    This third publication in the Imager Portfolio Series is a decent read and a good way to spend an evening. I doesn't break any actual new ground with character or plot. But continues the story in a well built manner. Not a book that stands on its own. If you haven't read the first two books in the series, you wont find this story understandable. Unlike many of this authors other series, these books all rely heavily on the events in the previous books. Modesit has created a fantasy world that is unique in its structure and cultures while bringing a thoughtful approach to the politics of power, both individual and those of a society. I look forward to the next book in this series even though it is largely predictable where it will be going with this character.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    great.

    Bought for my husband. He ignored us until he was finished. Must be a good book. Now it is time for book 4.

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  • Posted October 28, 2011

    Intelligent and absorbing - I adored it.

    I loved the entire trilogy and this one continued the story excellently, expanding the view of the world and politics as well as philosophy without losing sight of what most of us are fighting for, life, loved and loved ones.

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