Book Review: Rex Regis by L. E. Modesitt Jr. (Three Stars)


Book Review: Rex Regis (Imager Portfolio #8) by L. E. Modesitt Jr.

(Three Stars)

“A fool has many choices, a wise man far fewer.”

Another rousing fantasy in the imaging world. The final story of the Quaeryt thread.

“Quaeryt Rytersyn … you may be the most powerful imager ever and a hand of Erion, but you are an idiot!”

Well done. The usual quibbles about slow pace, repetition and poor editing, but it’s great fun to read. Probably even better on audio.

“Only the Nameless is infallible. The rest of us must do the best we can.” And Sometimes I wonder about just how infallible the Nameless is, thought Quaryt, if there even is a Nameless.”

Quaeryt is a skeptic. He doubts just about everything, including himself and god. But … three epiphanies (two witnessed by others, one accompanied by tangible evidence), and he still doubts. (Quibble: Erion, not Quaeryt, is victorious at the climax.)

“That was what I saw as well.” He shook his head. “I still doubt the existence of either the Nameless or Erion. But that was what I saw.”