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Heritage Of Cyador (The Recluse Saga book 18) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

December 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Heritage Of Cyador (The Recluse Saga book 18) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

Heritage Of Cyador’ is the latest volume in L.E. Modesitt, Jr.‘s best selling ‘The Saga Of Recluce’. This now runs to eighteen volumes but they are generally separate stories covering different regions or time periods of the world imagined and most can be read individually or as pairs. It would be wise to read ‘Cyador’s […]

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Madness In Solidar (The Image Portfolio book nine) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

March 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Madness In Solidar (The Image Portfolio book nine) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

This adventure, ‘Madness In Solidar’, takes place four centuries after Rex Regis, the last volume in ‘The Imager Portfolio’ wherein the mighty Quaeryt, hero of five books, managed to establish a Collegium of Imagers. These are people who can ’image’ things into existence in a limited way, depending on their individual strength. They can also […]

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Mage-Guard Of Hamor (The Recluce Saga book 15) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

February 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mage-Guard Of Hamor (The Recluce Saga book 15) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

‘Mage-Guard Of Hamor’ is the fifteenth novel in ‘The Recluce Saga’ and a follow up to ‘Natural Ordermage’ which was the fourteenth. Although the saga is multi-volume, many of them can be read independently or in pairs, like these two, as they feature different time periods in the history of this fantasy world. It would […]

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Rex Regis (The Image Portfolio book eight) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

August 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Rex Regis (The Image Portfolio book eight) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

How satisfying it is to settle down with another long, solid novel by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. ‘Rex Regis’ continues the story of Quaeryt, the powerful imager involved in a great campaign to unify the continent of Lydar. Quaeryt also wants to set up a college of imagers where people with the talent can be safely […]

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Antiagon Fire (The Imager Portfolio book seven) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

June 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Antiagon Fire (The Imager Portfolio book seven) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

‘Antiagon Fire’ is the seventh book in ‘The Imager Portfolio. The first three books were about the rise to power of an imager named Rhennthyl. The fourth book and those following are a prequel which tell the story of Quaeryt and his rise from being a scholar and secret imager to commander of mighty conquering […]

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Imager’s Battalion (The Image Portfolio book six) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Imager’s Battalion (The Image Portfolio book six) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

This is the sixth book in ‘The Imager Portfolio’ so beware spoilers for previous episodes. The first three books are set in a different time with a different hero. The latter three, including this one, are set in an previous era and our hero is Quaeryt, a scholar and imager in the service of Bhayar, […]

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Princeps (The Image Portfolio book five) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

December 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Princeps (The Image Portfolio book five) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

The first thing to say about ’Princeps’ is that L.E. Modesitt makes no concessions to new readers in this sequel and if you haven’t read ‘Scholar’, book four in ‘The Imager Portfolio’, it’s not worth getting this one. On the other hand, if you haven’t read books one to three in ‘The Imager Portfolio’, it […]

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Scholar (The Imager Portfolio book 4) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

November 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Scholar (The Imager Portfolio book 4) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

‘Scholar’, the fourth book in ‘The Imager Portfolio’, opens with the furniture of fantasy: a cast list and a map. The other genre that needs this at times is the historical novel, with which indeed Modesitt’s work has much in common. The best historical novels, for my money, deal with the doings of leaders and […]

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The Elysium Commission by L.E. Modesitt Jr (book review).

October 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Elysium Commission by L.E. Modesitt Jr  (book review).

L.E. Modesitt, Jr is perhaps better known for his many fantasy novels, ‘The Saga Of Recluce’ above all, but he turns out a fair bit of Science Fiction, too. ‘The Elysium Commission’ falls into this category and is also a detective novel. Science Fiction detective novels are a venerable category going back to Isaac Asimov’s […]

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Imager’s Challenge (The Imager Portfolio book 2) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Imager’s Challenge (The Imager Portfolio book 2) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

This is the second book in ‘The Imager Portfolio’ series. Like the first, it is set in the city of L’Execlsis in the country of Solidar. The technology is at about the level of Victorian England, the main methods of transport being horse-drawn cabs and railways. The latter are mostly used for freight. Society is […]

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