The Riftwar Cycle comes to an end with MAGICIAN’S END

Raymond Feist is my favorite adult (vs YA) fantasy author ever.  Sure I like Robert Jordan and David Edding, G.R. R. Martin and Piers Anthony, but Feist simply rocks the literary world with his amazing story-telling and world-building.  I wait for his novels with childish enthusiasm.  I have to get my hands on them as soon as possible.  MAGICIAN’S END is bittersweet for me, as it is the final chapter to the Chaoswar Saga and the climax of Feist’s Riftwar Cycle.  It will be great to see the way this particular story wraps up, but I hate endings.  Of course, with Feist, that means there are other beginnings.  The anticipation is already growing.  🙂

From the back cover:

As it began, so shall it end — in magic, mystery, and majesty… Magician’s End

Thirty years ago, Raymond E. Feist wrote his first novel, Magician, a story about an orphan boy named Pug who is thrust by a war into captivity in an alien world, only to rise from slavery to become a Master Magician.  Magician introduced readers to Midkemia and the Riftwars, an epic series of battles between Good and Evil that have scarred this remarkable realm for generations. Now, after twenty-nine books (authored and coauthored), Feist delivers the crowning achievement of his renowned bestselling career: Magician’s End, the final chapter of the Chaoswar Saga and the climax of his extraordinary Riftwar Cycle.

An uneasy quiet has settled upon Midkemia in the wake of a surprise invasion. But the land is far from peaceful. Leaderless, the Kingdom is on the brink of anarchy and civil war, unless Hal conDoin, Duke of Crydee, and his brothers can rally their allies to crown a new king. They must move quickly, for war has left the land vulnerable to an agency of horrific destruction not of this world. No one is safe, not even the Star Elves whose city deep in the Grey Tower Mountains has come under attack by an ancient darkness that seeks to extinguish every living thing in Midkemia.

Yet the bravery of determined warriors — brothers in blood and arms — is not enough to ensure the Kingdom’s preservation without the magic of the Master Sorcerer Pug. A powerful spell has trapped him, his son Magnus, and two unlikely allies in an unfamiliar realm, and they must find their separate ways home — a journey of memory and discovery that will illuminate the truth of the destiny that awaits them. But to save Midkemia — and everything he has fought for and all he cherishes — Pug will have to pay the ultimate price.

A breathtaking tale of elves and men, love and hate, ambition and sacrifice, intrigue and brotherhood, war and peace, Magician’s End brilliantly captures the essence of life and the eternal struggle for survival. It is an extraordinary ending to the magnificent saga that has made award-winning Raymond E. Feist a legend.

Available at bookstores and online book retailers everywhere.

  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager (May 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061468436
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061468438

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  1. In the novel, The Hunger Games, what district is Katniss from?
  2. Also from The Hunger Games, how many tributes die the first day of the games?
  3. In Vampire Academy, who does Christian team up with to fight Strigoi with fire?
  4. In Rick Riordan’s series, The Kane Chronicles, what is Carter’s sister’s name?
  5. Who wrote the books centered around the world of Midkemia?
  6. What is Henry’s profession in The Time Traveler’s Wife?
  7. What was Stephen King’s first published novel?
  8. In Jurassic Park, what does Dr. Grant always carry in his pocket?
  9. In Great Expectations, what is Pip’s real first name?
  10. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, what street does Mrs. Figg live on?