Princeps: A Novel in the Imager Portfolio
by L.E. Modesitt
Edited by David G. Hartwell
Cover Artist: Donato Giancola
Review by Bill Lawhorn
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765330956
Date: 22 May 2012 List Price $27.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Product Description: The thrilling follow-up to Scholar--in which, after discovering a coup attempt and preventing a bloody civil war, Quaeryt was appointed princeps of Tilboróbegins 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.
(Source: Tor Books)