Imager: The First Book of the Imager Portfolio
by L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Edited by David G. Hartwell
Cover Artist: Donato Giancola
Review by Bill Lawhorn
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765320346
Date: 17 March 2009 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
From official release/information:
Product Description: Imager is the beginning of a whole new fantasy in a whole new magical world from the bestselling creator of Recluce. Although Rhennthyl is the son of a leading wool merchant in L'Excelsis, the capital of Solidar, the most powerful nation on Terahnar, he has spent years becoming a journeyman artist and is skilled and diligent enough to be considered for the status of master artisanóin another two years. Then, in a single moment, his entire life is transformed when his master patron is killed in a flash fire, and Rhenn discovers he is an imageróone of the few in the entire world of Terahnar who can visualize things and make them real.
(Source: Tor Books)