Madness in Solidar

Madness in Solidar

by L. E. Modesitt Jr.

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Overview

The Imager Porfolio is a bestselling and innovative epic fantasy series from L. E. Modesitt, Jr. that RT Book Reviews says “shines with engrossing characters, terrific plotting, and realistic world-building.” Begin a new story arc with Madness in Solidar.

Four centuries after its founding, Solidar's Collegium of Imagers is in decline, the exploits of its founder, the legendary Quaeryt, largely forgotten. The scarcity of leardership within the Collegium forces the dying Maitre to summon Alastar, an obscure but talented senior imager from Westisle as his successor.

Alastar arrives in L'Excelsis to finds the Collegium in disarray and lacking discipline, and the ruler of Solidar so hated by the High Holders that they openly refer to him as mad.

To make matters worse, neither the Rex nor the High Holder have any respect for the Collegium, and Alastar, who has little political experience, finds himself in the middle of a power struggle—one which may determine the survival of the Collegium.

The Imager Portfolio

#1 Imager / #2 Imager’s Challenge / #3 Imager’s Intrigue / #4 Scholar / #5 Princeps / #6 Imager’s Battalion / #7 Antiagon Fire / #8 Rex Regis / #9 Madness in Solidar / #10 Treachery’s Tools / #11 Assassin’s Price

Other series by this author:

The Saga of Recluce

The Corean Chronicles

The Spellsong Cycle

The Ghost Books

The Ecolitan Matter

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765379863
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Series: Imager Portfolio Series , #9
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 205,861
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

L. E. Modesitt, Jr., is the bestselling author of the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce, Corean Chronicles, and the Imager Portfolio. His science fiction includes Adiamante, the Ecolitan novels, the Forever Hero Trilogy, and Archform: Beauty. Besides a writer, Modesitt has been a U.S. Navy pilot, a director of research for a political campaign, legislative assistant and staff director for a U.S. Congressman, Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues, and a college lecturer. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.

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Madness in Solidar (Imager Portfolio Series #9) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just a question. Will we ever read anymore about Rhenn? The whole "series"(and I use the term lightly) is well written and I've enjoyed every book I have read by Modesitt since the 1980s. Are we going to be reading another sub-series here, or will we go back to the original story arc from the first 3 books? I think it's in the autor's best interests not to call the last six books as part of the original imager's portfolio. It's confusing and dissapointing when you buy book 4 in a hurry to continue your journey and find out it has ended, and you are now reading a completely new series. I have to admit that I made this mistake twice now, and it took me months to read the book I'd just purchased simply because it had nothing to do with the series. The only tie-in is that the main charcter can image. I'm not sure I'll be reading any more Modesitt until his books have been out several years, that way I won't be blindsided again. For new Modesitt readers- Be sure to pay close attention to the description of the story before buying. Especially important with e-books as they usually do not give you any information. This is how I made my mistake. Good luck and good reading.
iowashort More than 1 year ago
The only fault with this book is that I sat up and read till I was done, and than wanted the next book in the series. L E Modesitt's books just keep getting better and I always reread then. Something I don't do with many authors.
Jeffrey_Taylor More than 1 year ago
L.E. Modesitt is one of the best fantasy authors writing today.  His books are entertaining, thoughtful, and have a depth that is lacking in many other fantasy novels.  If you're a fan of fantasy, or just a good book you should read his novels.  The Imager series is interesting, and original.  Mr. Modesitt's world building skills are second to none.  His characters are well rounded, and have depth.  I've read every single one of his novels, and I've never been disappointed.  Buy this book, and then buy every other book in the Imager series.  I promise you won't be disappointed.
Mudd-Puddle More than 1 year ago
Simply put, I adore L.E. Modesitt Jr. I collect the Recluse and Imager series. In fact, the Recluse series was what started my love of sci-fi/fantasy genre. With that said, my absolute only complaint with the Imager series is that there is a lot that is left unsaid and not totally explained. I don't need the author to 'spell it out' for me, but a lot of times I feel like with this series in particular, the material left unsaid is just to wide to come up with a good explanation for why something works or happens. If you are new to the Imager series, I would recommend starting at the beginning. Or if you like thing in chronological order, you need to start with the books about Quaeryt - Scholar. That starts an explanation of how this story comes about. All in all, I love this series. And yet again, Mr. Modesitt has made another world that I want to hang out in and learn more about. He really does a great job of creating worlds in your mind that you could honestly believe exist.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Modesitt+is+a+fantastic+writer%2C+whose+books+command+the+reader+to+keep+reading.+He+keeps+them+on+their+toes+the+whole+time+anticipating+what+comes+next.++I+love+his+characters+for+their+honesty+and+bravery+as+well+as+their+use+of+their+talents+to++keep++ahead+of+the+bad+guys.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoy all of his books
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alastar's revamping of the Collegium and the story about the transition from Rex to Council is very interesting. It has interesting parallels to our current poltical situation. I am looking forward to the follow-up!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Understand that I really like the series, even if I do get a little tired of reading about the Service of the Nameless so much that I could practically recite it by heart. But this addition to the series was awful. I felt like I started reading the story halfway through, the characters were flat and uninspiring, and the central drama in the story seemed contrived at best. I wouldn't waste money on this one. You won't be missing anything if you skip it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent addition to the series, not a normal Modesitt story with some one coming into power, this story stars someone who is already near the max of his power. Filling in the gaps in the series and helps to understand the current world in the Imager universe.
Grwffyn More than 1 year ago
Modesitt continues the story of the imagers in Solidar with outstanding plot and character development.
Merlinreally More than 1 year ago
This is a good book and a fast read; I assume there will be more with this cast.  Only problem is that Alastar (the protagonist) shifts quickly  from someone just learning about a new place and trying not to get into violent situations into someone quite comfortable with murder and regicide.  There is an explanation, but not much soul-searching about it beforehand.  Still, the good guys win and the bad guys lose and I  to read more about them.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Political intrigue in Solidar... Fills in more of the history of the setting.