Into a Dark Realm (The Darkwar Saga #2)
This particular story spends plenty of time in the worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan,...more
There is a lot going on in this book and Feist gives us a diverse cast of characters, so if crazy-powerful wizards are not your thing, there is...more
To start with a rant though, some of the bad things from the previous book carried over. Repetitive descriptions of a character's trait or behaviour, as if I need to be explicitly reminded of it every few chapters. Same thing with the proofreading - primarily towards the end - with obvious grammatical mistakes and missing words.
The dread plot to destroy the Empire of Great Kesh has failed. The Conclave of Shadows has ended the murderous Nighthawk brotherhood's horrific reign of terror and death. But the mad sorcerer, Leso Varen, has fled, taking refuge among the most powerful men and women on Kelewan—a world now threatened, along with Midkemia, by hordes of the most vicious warriors in the known universe. The great sorcerer Pug knows of no power that will vanquish these invaders. And now he, brave Magnus and Nakor, and...more
As the middle book in a trilogy it fills that role well, but pacing was a bit slower than what I am used to seeing in Feist's work. The constant bou...more
Feist's depiction of Pug and the others' learning what the Dasati world would be like and how they must come to acclimate to it was fairly well written and an interesting piece of fiction. The introduction of Valkor's training and rise to lordship complemented this well, giving a sense of t...more
Feist’s works are always impeccable and I’m hard-pressed to identify anything I don’t like in his stories. “Into a Dark Realm” was no exception, and in fact exceeded my expectations with its creativity and complexity.
What I liked about it was the total transportation into another realm. It provided a culture immersion that I haven’t really seen since his “Daughter of the Empire” trilogy written with Janny Wurts. This time, however, the world w...more
All in all, this makes me glad that I soldiered on through the bad times (Serpentwar and Concl...more
I was a bit surprised by the character of the Gardener near the end. I didn't expect Feist to use that particular character again, but I trust he knows what he is doing.
Looking forward to reading the final book in the series and seeing what becomes of the Talnoy, t...more