Antiagon Fire (Imager Portfolio Series #7)
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Antiagon Fire (Imager Portfolio Series #7)

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by L. E. Modesitt Jr.
     
 

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The new novel in the New York Times bestselling Imager series.

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The new novel in the New York Times bestselling Imager series.

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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

Kirkus Reviews
Fourth installment of the prequel fantasy series (Imager's Battalion, 2013, etc.). Having nearly single-handedly annihilated the vast armies of Bovaria, and nearly dying in the process, scholar, imager and now soldier Quaeryt receives a promotion from Lord Bhayar of Telaryn--and a new mission. Bovaria is subdued, if not entirely pacified, and Bhayar next intends to bring Khel under his dominion. Quaeryt is content to serve Bhayar, since a peaceful, united continent would nurture his own dream of establishing a collegium where imagers and scholars, shielded from the hostility and skepticism of the general population, can develop their skills and knowledge in safety. But to win Khel over, Quaeryt must persuade the Pharsi High Council to become a client state. Since women occupy most positions of power among the Pharsi, Quaeryt's co-ambassador will be his pregnant wife, Vaelora, who is also Bhayar's sister. But to persuade the Pharsi to even consider Bhayar's proposals, Quaeryt must pass a rigorous test of magic arranged by a mysterious and powerful order of wizards--one of whom Quaeryt, with his dark skin, white hair and remarkable imaging abilities, might be himself. And even if he passes the test, the Pharsi councilors make it clear they will not submit to Bhayar unless he first quells Khel's belligerent southern neighbor, Antiago, with its powerful navy, strong imagers and fearsome chemical weapons. Modesitt offers a subtle blend of politics, strategy, machination, action and rivalries, where the protagonist stands forth as the very model of an upright man: honest, loyal, capable and duty-bound to serve no matter what the personal cost. Series fans will snap it up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765334572
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Series:
Imager Portfolio Series , #7
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

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Antiagon Fire


By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

Tor Books

Copyright © 2013 L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780765334572

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Quaeryt shivered. He opened his eyes to find himself looking up into a white sky, a sky from which flakes like icy needles jabbed at his exposed face. The low moaning of a deep winter wind filled his ears. Yet, for all that the icy needles fell upon his face, each one freezing, then burning, before penetrating his skin with a thread of chill that combined into a web that bled all warmth from his body … there was no wind.
Standing around and above him, in a circle like pillars, looming out of the icy mist drifting down over him, were troopers in the blue-gray uniforms of Bovaria. Each Bovarian was coated in ice, and each stared down at him, as if to demand a reason why they stood there, frozen and immobile … why he still lived and breathed.
Breathe?
Quaeryt tried, but his body was so chill, with the ice creeping up from the pure white fingernails of his immobile hands and from his equally white and unmoving toenails, that his chest did not move. Nor could he utter even a sound, his words as frozen as his body.
As he froze in the whiteness, the complete and utter stillness behind which moaned the winter wind of devastation, the dead troopers reproached him with their unmoving eyes and their silence …


 
Copyright © 2013 by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.


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Meet the Author

L. E. Modesitt, Jr., is the bestselling author of over forty novels, including the Imager Portfolio series and the Saga of Recluce series, as well as several other novels in the science fiction genre. He has also published technical studies and articles, columns, poetry, and a number of science fiction stories.

William Dufris has been nominated nine times as a finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award and has garnered twenty-one Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, which also named him one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century. He has also acted on stage and television in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

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Antiagon Fire 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read almost every book Mr. Modesitt has written and I will continue to buy them, but I will say I was a little let down by how this one played out. It seemed to go very slow at first and I did not see all the detail of the past books. Maybe I was expecting too much, of this book, but it did not deliver the way his other books did.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In keeping with all the books of this series. Doesn't spend a lot of time before getting to the action. Modesitt always writes a very interesting book that is not a short story like many authors. Love series and books of 1000 pages or more.
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jeanieJC More than 1 year ago
The kind of intricate plotting and philosophical for you to sit back and enjoy.........
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am hooked on this author. Enjoyed every book I have read. Sometimes in this one, I feel that he left a situation unfinished to move on, but all in all it was an enjoyable read. My one major complaint about reading Nook books is that the maps are completely unreadable. I have found no way to copy them and enlarge. But with the exception of my love of maps, it was very good.
Fridr More than 1 year ago
I love the books by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. They always make me think, and often change my perspectives of life. His books are creative, and end in such a way that they don't leave me hanging, yet, still excited for the next book. Over the years, L. E. Modesitt, Jr. has become my favorite "living" author of Sci Fiction. There are writers of the past that may have written better, but they are not still releasing new works that challenge my imagination.
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iowashort More than 1 year ago
As always L. E. Modesitt Jr. writes another engrossing book in this series. It is amazing that he keeps up the quality of writing and just gets better with every book. Anyone who enjoys alternative world books will enjoy this series, which is so believeable that one finds themself engrossed till the very end which comes to soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent
Speaker2animals More than 1 year ago
This book has Quareyt complete his Jason-like journey across Lydar as he and Vaelora are sent to entreat with the High Council of Khel. It continues the process of filling in the history of how Lydar became Solis. In this tale we glimpse the state of political rule and the lives of the low and high in the parts of the land not under the benevolent rule of the Lord of Telaryn. In an ironic demonstration of what-doesn’t-kill-you-makes-you-stronger, Quareyt shows his increasing capabilities as well has what happens when you apply that strategy to other imagers. The final destruction of the Autarch and the fall of Antiagon shows that the flames of hubris can be all-consuming. What is left is the difficult business of making a county out of a geography of feudal greed. I found this book an illuminating guide to how the nation of Solis came into being and a good study of the dangers of excessive power. I’m looking forward to “Rex Regis”.
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