OVERRIDE

Princeps

The Fifth Book of the Imager Portfolio

The Imager Portfolio

Tor Books

The thrilling follow-up to Scholar—in which, after discovering a coup attempt and preventing a bloody civil war, Quaeryt was appointed princeps of Tilbor—begins a new episode in the young Imager's life. Now second only to the governor, and still hiding his powers as an Imager, Quaeryt is enjoying his new position, as well as his marriage to Lord Bhayar’s youngest sister, Vaelora, when a volcanic eruption devastates the old capital of Telaryn.  He and his wife are dispatched to Extela, Telaryn’s capitol city, to replace the governor killed in the eruption. Quaeryt and Vaelora must restore order to a city filled with chaos and corruption, and do so quickly. The regiment under his command must soon depart to bolster Telaryn’s border defenses against a neighboring ruler who sees the volcanic devastation as an opportunity for invasion and conquest.

BOOK EXCERPTS

Read an Excerpt

1
 

Quaeryt peered out from underneath the thick—and warm—comforter toward the nearest bedchamber window, its inner shutters fastened tightly. Even so, he could see frost on parts of the polished goldenwood. Supposedly, winter was waning, with spring some three weeks away, except that winter lasted into spring in Tilbor, even in Tilbora, the southernmost city in the province. The harbor in far-north Noira would not ice-out until the end of Maris, most likely.
A lithe figure wrapped her arms around him. “You don’t have to get up yet.”
“I

( ! ) Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/_folio/bookdetails/macmillan/includes/book-excerpts-section.phtml on line 26
Call Stack
#TimeMemoryFunctionLocation
10.0005235440{main}( )../index.php:0
20.01421195224Bootstrap->start( )../index.php:14
30.07565479696Zend_Controller_Front->dispatch( )../bootstrap.php:86
40.08025816024Zend_Controller_Dispatcher_Standard->dispatch( )../Front.php:954
50.149710036408Zend_Controller_Action->dispatch( )../Standard.php:295
60.149810043536PageBaseController->viewAction( )../Action.php:513
70.155410167712Zend_Controller_Action->render( )../PageBaseController.php:305
80.155410168136Zend_Controller_Action_Helper_ViewRenderer->render( )../Action.php:212
90.155710169072Zend_Controller_Action_Helper_ViewRenderer->renderScript( )../ViewRenderer.php:918
100.155710169312Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../ViewRenderer.php:897
110.155810186360Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
120.156210205864include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/page/view.phtml' )../View.php:108
130.162510266440Zend_View->partial( )../view.phtml:10
140.162510266880Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../view.phtml:10
150.162510267320call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
160.162510267744Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
170.162610271528Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
180.162610288264Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
190.162910304960include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/page/core/default_1_canvas.phtml' )../View.php:108
200.163010307976Zend_View->partial( )../default_1_canvas.phtml:6
210.163010308416Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../default_1_canvas.phtml:6
220.163010308856call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
230.163010309280Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
240.163110314264Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
250.163110330984Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
260.163110331272include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/canvas/view.phtml' )../View.php:108
270.163210332720Zend_View->partial( )../view.phtml:7
280.163210333160Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../view.phtml:7
290.163210333600call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
300.163210334024Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
310.163310338032Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
320.163310354752Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
330.163310355040include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/snippet/view.phtml' )../View.php:108
340.163310356680Zend_View->partial( )../view.phtml:7
350.163310357120Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../view.phtml:7
360.163410357560call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
370.163410357984Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
380.163410362216Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
390.163610378960Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
400.163910382208include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/folio_bookdetails.phtml' )../View.php:108
410.163910383088Zend_View->partial( )../folio_bookdetails.phtml:10
420.163910383528Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../folio_bookdetails.phtml:10
430.163910383968call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
440.163910384392Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
450.164010387712Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
460.164510404480Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
470.165910556680include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/_folio/bookdetails/macmillan/us-macmillan.phtml' )../View.php:108
481.077911196504include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/_folio/bookdetails/macmillan/includes/book-excerpts-section.phtml' )../us-macmillan.phtml:809
BACK

REVIEWS

Praise for Princeps

Praise for the Imager Portfolio:
“The prolific Modesitt kicks off a new fantasy series that boasts an early modern setting—think Victorian times without the pollution…. Modesitt’s capacity to wring new surprises from stock ideas remains undiminished.”  —Kirkus Reviews on Imager
 
“Modesitt writes some of the most interesting characters in Fantasy. He is a master of developing young heroes. Fans of the author's Recluce and Corus series will enjoy this series as well.”
SFRevu on Imager's Challenge
“Modesitt has drawn a superb portrait of an honest and powerful man handed a crisis that even he may not be able to handle…. Extremely satisfying.”  —Booklist on Imager's Intrigue

“There is something so satisfying about picking up a novel by an author who’s consistently good at his or her craft: the heft of the book, the scent of the ink, the awareness that what will happen in the pages will be truly wondrous. It is no different with Modesitt’s latest travel in the world of the Imagers; although Scholar is tied to the other books, this is a prequel that can stand alone. Quaeryt is a fascinating character, and his trials and journey are action packed and yet intellectual.”
RT Book Reviews, 4 stars on Scholar
Praise for the Imager Portfolio:
“The prolific Modesitt kicks off a new fantasy series that boasts an early modern setting—think Victorian times without the pollution…. Modesitt’s capacity to wring new surprises from stock ideas remains undiminished.”  —Kirkus Reviews on Imager
 
“Modesitt writes some of the most interesting characters in Fantasy. He is a master of developing young heroes. Fans of the author's Recluce and Corus series will enjoy this series as well.”
SFRevu on Imager's Challenge
“Modesitt has drawn a superb portrait of an honest and powerful man handed a crisis that even he may not be able to handle…. Extremely satisfying.”  —Booklist on Imager's Intrigue

“There is something so satisfying about picking up a novel by an author who’s consistently good at his or her craft: the heft of the book, the scent of the ink, the awareness that what will happen in the pages will be truly wondrous. It is no different with Modesitt’s latest travel in the world of the Imagers; although Scholar is tied to the other books, this is a prequel that can stand alone. Quaeryt is a fascinating character, and his trials and journey are action packed and yet intellectual.”
RT Book Reviews, 4 stars on Scholar

Reviews from Goodreads

BACK

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • New York Times bestselling author L. E. MODESITT, JR., lives in Cedar City, Utah.
BACK

COMMUNITY

Tor.com

    MORE BLOG POSTS
    BACK

    BUY THE BOOK

    Available Formats and Book Details

    Princeps

    The Fifth Book of the Imager Portfolio

    The Imager Portfolio
    BACK

    FROM THE PUBLISHER

    Tor Books

    BACK