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Summary

Rhenn's past catches up to him in this third entry in L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s hit Imager Portfolio series.

In Imager���s Intrigue, Rhenn has come into his own. He has a wife and a young child, and a solid career as an imager. But he has made more than one enemy during his journey from apprentice painter to master imager, and even his great powers won’t allow him to escape his past.

©2010 L. E. Modesitt Jr. (P)2010 Tantor

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As Always

As always a great listen. I have most of L. E. Modesitt books and have enjoyed everyone. I hope he writes some more soon

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A great conclusion to Rhenn's story

Would you listen to Imager's Intrigue again? Why?

Yes and I have listened too it several times. It's a great end to Rhenn's story.

What other book might you compare Imager's Intrigue to, and why?

This is a unique series and creative end to the first three books.

What about William Dufris’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed listening to this reader.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but I also wanted to take my time to enjoy the book.

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  • Tom N.
  • 03-09-10

Great Finish for this part of the portfolio.

I believe this was a fitting end to the part of the portfolio. It wrapped up many of the storylines for Rhenn, but left opening for the adventure to continue. My understanding is that Modesitt is writing a prequel to first three books, I look forward to those books, and hope there are sequels to this storyline. A very enjoyable world that he has created.

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  • G. Parish
  • 12-02-16

Deadly Dance

This tale involves a deadly and more intricate dance for our hero with those he loves and those who would destroy what he loves. It is immensely satisfying.

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  • Mica
  • 28-07-10

An engaging listen that is missing something

You will enjoy this listen, especially if you have the first two novels. It is missing something, however; a satisfying climax. If that is enough to deter you, you will miss out, as the novel is a gem. Even with the non-explosive climax it is better than either two initial books.

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  • Ryan
  • 19-08-10

Was okay...

I had high hopes for this one after enjoying the previous two. It is worth a credit especially if you enjoyed the others.

This book just did not have enough conflict. The arc fell pretty flat and the characters did not really evolve at all. That might be kind of harsh, but looking back it feels like the storyline did not take any real jumps forward.

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  • K.L. Orr
  • 22-12-16

one of my favorites!

I have listened to the whole series multiple times. I love it! This book is one of my faves!

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  • Outside1
  • 08-02-12

Modesitt ran out of steam for this one.

What did you like best about Imager's Intrigue? What did you like least?

I like the character, and the concept, but not this story which seems to show the author being burned out and trying very hard to produce something as a sequel.

Would you ever listen to anything by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. again?

Yes

Have you listened to any of William Dufris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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Did Imager's Intrigue inspire you to do anything?

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Any additional comments?

This episode was barely entertaning when compared to the first 2 episodes. I have no intention to go on to book 4.

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  • Patrick
  • 08-08-10

Not the best at all

This is definitely sub standard for Modesitt. He has a had time handling so many plot lines with any believability. Really one of his worst.

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  • Cynthia Danielson
  • 24-04-21

Modesitt Jr did it again!

As an Imager fan, it's been thrilling to watch the progress. Thank you, Master Storyteller.

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  • Westley Giles
  • 18-01-21

A great trilogy ending!

First, I’ll say that I loved the book. Anyone who’s interested in the book should start with Imager, of course, and read the first three in order.

Now, I have studied the way that Mr. Modesitt Jr. has organized his books. His world building, his magic system, and the essential parts of his narrative. I think his third book falls into an interesting sub genre.

Military Fantasy. Sort of. Let me explain.

It could certainly be also considered A bit of a crossover genre bender, but it always begins in fantasy. Politic intrigue is out in front in this book, and I believe it was done very well. Again, Mr. Modesitt Jr. world is rich with things other authors don’t touch on. Such as government, clothing/fashion, trade, food, economics and the interactions of disparate peoples.

This series of books has effected my views on what a fantasy novel can use and employ in a fantasy novel. The main character, Rhenn, has evolved as a character throughout the trilogy. However, his general characterization has been consistent and ever learning. Some of the classic tropes appear, but not just for the sake of familiarity.

The cast of female characters in the novel are a highlight of the trilogy overall and give a great bit of dynamism to the setting, story, and world overall. They’re the winds of change in most cases. I enjoy strong female characters, especially when they break the norms in a good way.

She always has her pistol, ladies and gentlemen. Always.

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  • David S.
  • 09-04-18

Great book

Listened threw it yet again great story, great narrator would always recommend Modesitt one of my favorite authors. Modesitt
can tell a good story and always has content. Not sure if hes just a big enough name not to have to buckle to the rest of the industries trip into the gutter but makes it easy to pick up his books and listen.