Imager's Challenge (Imager Portfolio, #2)
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Imager's Challenge

by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
Release date: October 11, 2009
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy

The big new novel in the Imager Portfolio, in a world where magic rules in secret.

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 that 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 received formal notice that one of the High Holders, the father of a man Rhenn partly blinded in self-defense, has declared his intentions to destroy Rhenn and his family.

Rhenn's only allies are the family of the girl he loves, successful merchants with underworld connections. Rhenn comes to rely on their assistance in order to survive and protect his family. In the end, Rhenn must literally stand off 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.

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