- Paperback: 704 pages
- Publisher: Harper Voyager; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Sept. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0586217835
- ISBN-13: 978-0586217832
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 3.6 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (640 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 403,995 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Magician: 1 (Riftwar Saga) Paperback – 1 Sep 2008
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Like a venerable patriarch, Magician stands at the head of a great tribe of fantasy writing. When Raymond Feist's enormous novel was published, critics called it "the best new fantasy concept in years", and Feist has refined and explored that concept over a dozen novels. His "concept" was to bring together two (and later, more) whole, intricately realised fantasy worlds. Midkemia is a Tolkienian realm, a European- Medieval series of kingdoms in which magic is prominent, and where men share the earth with dwarves and elves. Feist's genius was inventing another sword and sorcercy realm based more closely on eastern models, the Empire of Tsuranuanni, as vast as Ancient China, as formalised and devoted to the arts of war as a samurai Japan. A magical rift in time-space brings these two worlds clashing together, and the young boy Pug and his soldier friend Tomas are thrown into the ensuing maelstrom of invasion and epic battle, before embarking on a more fundamental magical journey towards the very roots of evil itself. Feist's two sequels to Magician, Silverthorn and A Darkness at Sethanon complete the richly conceived Riftwar Saga, and Feist has gone on to chronicle other aspects of his invented worlds. More recently he has returned to the world of Medkemia, and to his hero Pug, with the Serpentwar saga, beginning with Shadow of a Dark Queen and continuing with Rise of a Merchant Prince, Rage of a Demon King and Shards of a Broken Crown. Heroic Fantasy is a crowded-enough field, but Feist stands out in it for his sheer inventive power, the scope and range of his narratives, the diversity of his characters and his thundering battle sequences. Start reading here, and you may find yourself unable to stop until you have followed the saga right up to date. --Adam Roberts
'Epic scope… fast moving action…vivid imagination'
'tons of intrigue and action'
Top Customer Reviews
being the kindle edition there are some typos as always, but none that distract from the flow of the story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm loving this book, not finished it yet but racing through it. A friend recommended it to me as we are both big fans of the Wheel of time series. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Mrs. Z. Cockcroft
why the hype about this book, it's painfully boring and clichePublished 28 days ago by Miss K. M. Frame
This is one of the first proper books I ever read and it still remains one of the best stories, totally gripping form start to finish and immerses you into another world.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
6th time read, first time on Kindle, the magic never wanes and the writing is truly inspiring. This would surpass the Rings if it was ever made into a film.Published 1 month ago by Mark James Waterhouse
What a multi-dimensional adventure! The lives of young Pug and his foster-brother Tomas are indefinitely changed when they discover a shipwreck. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carien
I'm not a fan of most fantasy. I had this on my list a decade ago, when it was included in the BBC's Big Read Top 100 reads. Read morePublished 2 months ago by K. J. Noyes