|Author||L.E. Modesitt, Jr.|
|Cover Artist||Donato Giancola|
|Publication Date||May 22, 2012|
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Princeps is the fifth book of The Imager Portfolio.
Rewarded for his heroism in Scholar, in which he discovered a coup attempt and prevented a bloody civil war, young Quaeryt is elevated to Princeps of Tilbor. 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.
Now Quaeryt and his bride must restore order to a city filled with chaos and corruption—and quickly. The regiment under the imager's command must soon depart to bolster the land's borders against a neighboring ruler who sees the volcanic devastation as an opportunity for invasion and conquest.