Die Verschwörung der Magier (The Riftwar Legacy #1)
Awful, just awful.
I haven't read the whole shebang with the actual mamuth series Feist wrote, but these books, in the Riftwar Legacy, I like a lot. A lot.
From the first 10 pages of this, I was enthralled. It got me. I didn't leave it out of my hand, I wouldn't do anything else except read it.
Of course, "Krondor: The Betrayal" doesn't reach the complexity and awesomeness level that some other well known works have had, but it's up there with the best, I think. It's a classical piece of fantasy, where ...more
Feist has a very distinct style. He is, above all else, interested in plot. The plot often meanders, and very rarely deviates from the 'quest is received, quest is eventually fulfilled' formula, but the thing that drives me crazy is that characters are pretty much ... nonexistent in his work. Locklear, my favorite character from th ...more
However, this book read choppy to me. I know it was written to go along with a computer game and to be honest it read that way. The characters and description that I have come to count on from Mr. Feist simply were not there. Furthermore, the ebook version lacked the p ...more
A new episode in Feist's massively successful Riftwar saga. From the endlessly inventive mind of one of fantasy's all-time greats, comes a spellbinding new adventure featuring old favourites Jimmy, Locklear and Pug. It is nine years on from the aftermath of Sethanon. There has been peace awhile and it's been needed. But news is feeding through to the people of the Kingdom of the Isles that deadly forces are stirring on the horizon. The bringer of the latest tidings is Gorath, a moredhel (dark el...more
This is a pretty good stand-alone fantasy novel by itself ...more
However, though this is the first in a series, it is set in a wider world that Feist has written a lot of other books in. And as the book progressed, I started to get a little lost. The characters seemed more like chess pieces than heartfelt personalities, and the overall battle was so epically out of their hands that I started to wonder why I was ...more
I am getting a bit sick of Pug saving the day! I had hopes that maybe he wouldn't play as big a role in this book, and that might leave it open for the relatively new magician Owyn to be the hero. I was wrong.
I loved the character Patrus. ...more
Towards the end, it all came together a bit more coherently, and I'm hopeful that the next book ...more