Princeps by L. Modesitt

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Additionally, unlike most of the previous imager books, there is no real mystery to be resolved.
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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.

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About L. Modesitt

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New York Times bestselling author L. E. MODESITT, JR., lives in Cedar City, Utah.
Published May 22, 2012 by Tor Books. 497 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Below average
May 01 2012

Not a standout entry, but solidly engrossing nonetheless.

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Reviewed by Amber Drake on May 05 2012

Additionally, unlike most of the previous imager books, there is no real mystery to be resolved.

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Reviewed by DL Morrese on Jun 21 2012

This is a long book, 496 pages in hardcover, and it does drag in places where the political intrigue and backbiting gets down into the weeds.

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Reviewed by Stefan Raets on May 29 2012

If you’re a fan of L.E. Modesitt Jr., you’ll know what to expect from Princeps, and I doubt you’ll be disappointed.

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