The Fourth Book of the Imager Portfolio
The Imager Porfolio is a bestselling and innovative epic fantasy series from L. E. Modesitt, Jr. that RT Book Reviews says “shines with engrossing characters, terrific plotting, and realistic world-building.” Continue the journey with Scholar.
Hundreds of years before the events of Imager, Quaeryt is a scholar and has managed to conceal the fact that he is an imager. He persuades his friend Bhayar, ruler of Telaryn, to send him on a mission that will allow him to leave the court politics that threaten his secret.
His journey sets him on a path to discover that he is not who he thought he was and that his scholarly order is in jeopardy.
The Imager Portfolio
#1 Imager / #2 Imager’s Challenge / #3 Imager’s Intrigue / #4 Scholar / #5 Princeps / #6 Imager’s Battalion / #7 Antiagon Fire / #8 Rex Regis / #9 Madness in Solidar / #10 Treachery’s Tools / #11 Assassin’s Price/#12 Endgames
Other series by this author:
The Saga of Recluce
The Corean Chronicles
The Spellsong Cycle
The Ghost Books
The Ecolitan Matter
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Modesitt branches out from the original Imager trilogy (which concluded with Imager's Intrigue in 2010) with this somewhat sluggish political fantasy. Scholar Quaeryt Rytersyn is sent by Lord Bhayar of Telaryn to check into some anomalies occurring in the province of Tilbor. Quaeryt digs deeply into all aspects of the province and its people before he reaches the garrison, where he asks provocative questions while downplaying his own abilities including his magical skill as an imager. Quaeryt never receives or seeks any specific orders on how to proceed; instead, he merrily awards himself the task of fixing all the problems he can find in Tilbor province, by murder and treachery if necessary. Modesitt piles on the details as various players jockey for power and political gain, but much of it is extraneous information that tends to drag between the bursts of high drama and action.
Great beginning to the Prequel to the Imager series.
Having read all the previously available Modesitt books, I
Should be tiring of his worlds, but I'm not ready to let go!
Another excellent read
This is an excellent read. The scholar is a book that brings to light the struggle of a man to be humble while seeking to change the power for the greater good.