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Rex Regis

The Eighth Book of the Imager Portfolio

The Imager Portfolio

Tor Books

The saga of the Imager Quaeryt, Commander in the forces of Lord Bhayar, reaches a new climax as the great struggle to unify the continent of Lydar enters its final phase in L.E. Modesitt's Rex Regis, Book 8 in The Imager Portfolio. Only the land of Khel remains uncommitted to Bhayar’s rule. Their decision could mean a lasting peace, or more conflict across an already war-ravaged realm.

While the conqueror of Bovaria awaits emissaries to arrive with news of Khel’s decision, other weighty matters occupy Bhayar, his sister Velora, and her husband Quaeryt—not the least of which is the fulfillment of Quaeryt's dream to create the world's first Imager academy, where the magical abilities of these powerful casters may be honed, managed, and put to the service of the common good. But before that dream may be realized, or Khel’s fateful choice made known, the spectre of high treason threatens to unravel all that Quaeryt has achieved, catapulting him toward a fateful confrontation with Bhayar's most powerful military leaders.

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In the cool air of early spring, on the second Solayi in Maris, the man who wore the uniform of a Telaryn commander stood at the foot of the long stone pier that dominated the south end of the harbor at Kephria. Behind Quaeryt were only ashes and ruins, except for the old stone fort to the immediate south of the pier, and the rising trooper compound more than a mille to the north, situated at the corner of the old fortifications that had once marked the border between Antiago and Bovaria. He looked out onto the Gulf of Khellor, where patches of mist drifted above the dark

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Praise for Rex Regis

Praise for The Imager Portfolio

“A wholly absorbing entry in this highly addictive series.”
Kirkus, starred review on Antiagon Fire

“[Modesitt’s] world building is seamless and realistic, and his characters are not only well-rounded but somehow familiar. Series fans will put this on their must-read list.”
Library Journal, starred review on Imager's Battalion

“Fast-paced and full of political intrigue, corruption, and more overt forms of mayhem, this novel is a worthy sequel and a wonderful addition to the Imager portfolio. Highly recommended.”
—City Book Review (Sacramento/San Francisco) on Princeps

“Perhaps the best so far in this consistently fascinating series.”
Kirkus, starred review, on Scholar

“Modesitt has drawn a world intriguing enough by itself and thoroughly integrated the magic of imaging into it. The characters are real people, learning and struggling and dealing with their families. Rivetingly beginning a new series, Imager Portfolio, this is thoroughly absorbing, whetting the appetite for the next installment.”
Booklist on Imager

Praise for The Imager Portfolio

“A wholly absorbing entry in this highly addictive series.”
Kirkus, starred review on Antiagon Fire

“[Modesitt’s] world building is seamless and realistic, and his characters are not only well-rounded but somehow familiar. Series fans will put this on their must-read list.”
Library Journal, starred review on Imager's Battalion

“Fast-paced and full of political intrigue, corruption, and more overt forms of mayhem, this novel is a worthy sequel and a wonderful addition to the Imager portfolio. Highly recommended.”
—City Book Review (Sacramento/San Francisco) on Princeps

“Perhaps the best so far in this consistently fascinating series.”
Kirkus, starred review, on Scholar

“Modesitt has drawn a world intriguing enough by itself and thoroughly integrated the magic of imaging into it. The characters are real people, learning and struggling and dealing with their families. Rivetingly beginning a new series, Imager Portfolio, this is thoroughly absorbing, whetting the appetite for the next installment.”
Booklist on Imager

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • L. E. MODESITT, JR., is the bestselling author of over sixty novels encompassing two science fiction series and three fantasy series, including the Saga of Recluce. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.
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