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Imager portfolio over?

Postby oponn » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:34 pm

Just read on Amazon in the description that this will be the final book. Any confirmation on this? I sincerely hope this isn't the case but all good things come to an end at some point.
Any information would be appreciated thanks.!
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Re: Imager portfolio over?

Postby lmodesitt » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:43 pm

Endgames is indeed the final book in The Imager Portfolio. It completes the story cycle I had in mind from the beginning. I've very much enjoyed writing it, but it was never intended to be an "open-ended world history" the way the Saga of Recluce is.

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Re: Imager portfolio over?

Postby JTass » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:24 pm

Oh, rats!
One of my earliest questions on this forum was asking if there was a possibility of a continuation of Rhenn's story arc (Link here: http://ibdof.com/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=121763&p=1895171#p1895171).
You had indicated that you had considered it, among a few other possibilities. Should I assume that the Rhenn sequel is no longer a consideration?
Considering the principles involved, what are the odds that Murphy's Law is named after the wrong guy?
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Re: Imager portfolio over?

Postby lmodesitt » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:52 pm

That's a fair assumption. After a great deal of consideration, I decided that any plausible continuation of Rhenn's story would be an anticlimax and that I didn't want to write an exciting and implausible continuation.

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Re: Imager portfolio over?

Postby oponn » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:02 am

Thanks for the reply, are the spellsong and corean chronicles done aswell?
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Re: Imager portfolio over?

Postby Mythbhavd » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:25 pm

I can genuinely say that I'll miss the Imager Portfolio. It has been an excellent journey and I can't wait to see where you take us next. I suppose that'll be to Heaven. :)
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Re: Imager portfolio over?

Postby lmodesitt » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:01 pm

The Spellsong Cycle is done as well. It's possible that I could write another book in the Corean Chronicles, if I get the right time/idea/??? ... but the probability isn't high at the moment.


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Re: Imager portfolio over?

Postby JTass » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:58 am

What about the sci-fi end of the spectrum? Any chance of revisiting Acord or any of the other Terra/Fuard/Matriarchy interactions?
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Re: Imager portfolio over?

Postby lmodesitt » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:08 pm

I honestly haven't thought about what I might be writing after the current book that I'm working on.


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Re: Imager portfolio over?

Postby Sha^ul Gar » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:33 am

lmodesitt wrote:I honestly haven't thought about what I might be writing after the current book that I'm working on.


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Ooh, I'd like one written by you with words please, lots of words assembled together in book format.
I hope that's not being too pushy.
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Re: Imager portfolio over?

Postby JTass » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:14 pm

Just got my copy of Endgames. I'm looking forward to starting it (as soon as I'm done with my current book).
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Re: Imager portfolio over?

Postby CodeBlower » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:44 pm

Just finished Enggames..

The completionist in me is happy to have been here for the whole, wild, enjoyable ride.

The voracious reader in me is despondent.
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Re: Imager portfolio over?

Postby JTass » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:47 am

CodeBlower wrote:The completionist in me is happy to have been here for the whole, wild, enjoyable ride.

The voracious reader in me is despondent.


You and me both, brother. My inner voracious reader took two major hits this year: the Imager Portfolio and the Honor Harrington series both published their final books (well, OK, if I'm going to be precise, David Weber said that he will continue to write other stories in that universe, but the main story arc with Honor as the main character is done).
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Re: Imager portfolio over?

Postby JTass » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:50 am

JTass wrote:My inner voracious reader took two major hits this year: the Imager Portfolio and the Honor Harrington series both published their final books (well, OK, if I'm going to be precise, David Weber said that he will continue to write other stories in that universe, but the main story arc with Honor as the main character is done).


Hey Mr. M.,

Have you read any of the Honor Harrington books? David Weber really shines at writing space battles, and based on how you write similar scenes in your science fiction works, I think you'd enjoy them.
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Re: Imager portfolio over?

Postby lmodesitt » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:56 pm

I've met David on a number of occasions, and I've read a few of his books. He writes well, but, strangely, I'm not as fond of his work as I am of other authors... I suspect more of a personal taste matter.

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Re: Imager portfolio over?

Postby JTass » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:48 pm

Mr. Weber is a military history buff, and has clearly studied a great deal of military tactics and strategy. His interest and attention to detail shine through in his writing style.
His battle scenes are very detailed and descriptive, to the point that I tend to skim the battle scenes when I re-read his works (I find that I don't really care how many missiles were in a salvo or how many were led astray by decoys, how many were taken out by counter-fire, and how many detonated without damaging the target).
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Re: Imager portfolio over?

Postby KevinT » Thu May 09, 2019 12:34 pm

I finished Endgames today.

I really enjoyed the series, almost as much as Recluce, especially the Rhenn, Quaryt, and Alastar books (for different reasons).

Thank you, Mr. Modesitt, for another entertaining series. I eagerly look forward to the release of The Mage-Fire War, one day after my birthday. :clap:

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