Feist is one of the world's leading fantasy writers. His Riftwar and Serpentwar Sagas have been global bestsellers for years. Born and raised in Southern California, Raymond E. Feist was educated at the University of California, San Diego, where he graduated with honours in Communication Arts. He is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Riftwar Saga.
Another day, another demon war. It's all child's play for Feist's heroic Conclave of Shadows in this follow-up to 2009's Rides a Dread Legion, which continues the popular Midkemia series begun in the '80s. Villainous sorcerer Belasco releases demons who battle the usual suspects: clever magician Pug of Sorcerer's Isle; daring Conclave agent James Dasher Jamison, great-grandson of Jimmy the Hand; demon master Amirantha; warlock Brandos; and the tricky elven brothers Laromendis and Gulamendis. Sandreena, Knight-Adamant of the Order of the Shield of the Weak, also gets involved, though she's still brooding over her past relationship with Amirantha. There's an air of "been there, done that" to the familiar YAish fantasy plot, relegating it to the status of comfort reading for Feist's longtime fans. (Apr.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
Praise for Raymond E. Feist: 'File under guilty pleasure' Guardian 'Get in at the start of a master's new series' Daily Sport 'Well-written and distinctly above average! intelligent! intriguing.' Publishers Weekly ' Epic scope!vivid imagination!a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy.' Washington Post
The Darkwar ended a decade ago, but trouble once again threatens the dual worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan as the Demon King and his Dread Legion seek entry from their realm into the lands of the living. As Pug, the world's greatest magician, and his allies search for the knowledge to defeat them, even darker magic is at work. Feist ("The Riftwar Saga," "The Darkwar Saga") develops the plot threads begun in Rides a Dread Legion, stepping up the danger and introducing new enemies. VERDICT Feist's avid readership will look forward to the continued adventures of familiar characters, and fans of David Eddings and George R.R. Martin should enjoy this ongoing fantasy megaseries. Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.