L.E. Modesitt Jr.’s Scholar is a prequel of sorts to his earlier Rhenthyll novels, Imager, Imager’s Challenge, and Imager’s Intrigue. Scholar takes place several hundred years before the events of the Imager books, and features Quaeryt, a young Imager-in-hiding, as he travels to the city of Tilbor to escape the political machinations of his family. First he must face storms, pirates, and attempted murder before he begins to learn secrets about his past—secrets that will challenge his own sense of identity.
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