Imager (Imager Portfolio, #1)
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Imager

by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
Release date: March 9, 2009
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy

Although Rhennthyl is the son of a leading woll merchant in L'Excelsis, the capital of Solidar and the most powerful nation on Terahnar, he has spent years becomming a journeyman artist. He is skilled and diligent enough to be considered for the status of marter artisan — in another two years. In a single moment, Rhenn's entire life is transfortmed when his master patron is killed in a flash fire and Rhenn discovers he is an imager — one of the few in the entire world of Terahnar who possesses the power to visualize things and make them real.

Now he must leave his family and join the Collegium of Imagisle, where because of their powers (including the ability to do accidental magic even while asleep) and beacuse they are both feared and vulnerable, imagers live separately from the rest of society. In this new life, Rhenn discovers that all too many of the "truths" he knew were nothing of the sort and that every day brings a new threat to his life. He makes a powerful enemy while righting a wrong and begins to learn to live a life doing magic in secret.

Imager is an innovative and enchanting opening to an involving new fantasy story.

(updated 2017-01-17)

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