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Imager by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
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Apr 01, 2012

it was amazing
Read in February, 2012

This book subtly gripped me from the beginning. It wasn't a boat ride and it wasn't a lightning bolt; I simply was continually pleased to continue reading and continue reading, until the hook was set.

The setting of the story has some technology--steam engines, pistols--but it doesn't feel that way. That is, it still feels more like a fantasy story, despite the era being somewhere between Renaissance and Enlightenment.

Some heroes in fiction get the orphan-to-demigod treatment of "He can do THAT??? Nobody's been able to do that since So-and-so the Great so many centuries ago! And he's just starting!!" This has some elements of that, but it doesn't hit you over the head with it. It is much more realistic, intelligent and believable.

Rhennthyl is a great protagonist. You'll root for him every step of the way.
Readers may also look forward to a well woven and intelligent romance.

This is a great work from an accomplished author. Don't miss it!
I recommend it especially for artists and lovers of intellectual fiction.
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