Princeps-L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

Princeps

L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

Tor, May 22 2012, $27.99

ISBN: 9780765330956

 

In Tilbor, Quaeryt prevented the coup attempt against Lord Bhayar. As his reward for preventing a bloody civil war from occurring, Quaeryt is named Princeps and ordered by Bhayar to marry his sister Vaelora.  In his new position, Quaeryt plans on rebuilding the land, but he is unaware that his wife is unhappy with the disrespect the High Holders show toward them because of her husband’s birth class.

 

A volcano destroys the old capital of Telaryn in Extela killing the governor and others.  Bhayar names his brother-in-law as the interim governor of the battered province and sends him to restore order and provide sustenance to the populace in a place where official corruption has always been an acceptable norm but now looting has begun too.  At the same time nearby Bovaria sees an opportunity with what the volcano wrought so they mobilize.  Knowing he needs Quaeryt’s unique secret imaging skills, Bhayar places him in charge of a special imaging unit.

 

The second Imager Portfolio (see Scholar) continues the exciting prequel saga that occurs centuries before the tales of Rhennthyl.  Filled with action, the keys to this engaging fantasy are the fully developed social and economic systems that seem plausible.  L.E. Modesitt, Jr. provides a fabulous thriller as his hero needs to be in two places at the same time.

 

Harriet Klausner

 

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