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Mág: Mistr (The Riftwar Saga #2)

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Zajetí na Kelewanu znamená pro většinu obyvatel Midkemie jen otroctví a smrt. Díky skrytým magickým vlohám, které dokáže probudit teprve vyšší učení kelewanských mágů, je však pro Puga počátkem cesty za skutečným poznáním. A díky znalostem nižší midkemské magie, kterou Kelewané přehlížejí, se časem stane prvním mezi sobě rovnými. Zbývá již jen se rozhodnout, do kterého z o ...more
Paperback, 506 pages
Published 1997 by United Fans (first published November 1982)
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Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
I have never read a book that jumped ahead so many years in my life. I feel like everyone should be old and barely getting around at this point. Okay, it wasn't that bad. Lol. It makes me wonder though how the other books are going to go with Pug. I'm assuming he's in the next two books with the others that weren't killed in this book.

I'm worried about what his going on with Tomas.

I still love so many of the characters and I was starting to list them all and thought that list was getting too bi
Jan 28, 2017 Choko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
*** 4 ***

A buddy read with the Fantasy Fans @ BB&B!

This was a very strong second installment to this series. Pug and his friends have lived 8 years after the faithful moment the two best friends, Tomas and Pug, were separated and faced their very different paths. Tomas was gifted with a magical armor, while Pug was taken to the world of the invaders and after being a slave for a while, was sat on a journey to discover his limits in the magical arts.

The war has been exposing the weaknesses o
Maria Dimitrova
Buddy read with the Fantasy lovers of BB&B.

The previous book left us unsure of the ultimate fates of our heroes. So, naturally, I was excited to read this one and find out what will happen with them. Magician: Master did not disappoint!

Most of Pug's POV were on Kelewan - the world from which the Tsuranni invaders hail. It was a fascinating world, filled with strange creatures and bizarre fauna, complex political and social order and powerful magicians. As usual I had major problems with the
Lots of plot, very little characterization. The young men of the first book, Pug and Tomas, grow up and by second book’s end are reunited. Several things felt a little off to me—that both youngsters should have such an easy time becoming very powerful men, that Macros would instigate treachery rather than negotiate with the Midkemians & Tsurani, and that everyone at book’s end would just be so accepting of that whole situation. In fact, so many potentially highly charged situations are solve ...more
Still great the second time! I only read the first four the first time around. I plan to read them all now.

Warning to readers! Book 1 and 2 really are "book one" of a trilogy. Frequently they are combined into one volume (Magician) If you only read the first book, this is not a case where you get the complete first part of the story. You really need to read a least the first two before you will be able to tell if this story is for you or not!
Michael *Windrunner*
Good news - 15ish years later I still enjoyed this story.
Laura (Kyahgirl)
Jul 05, 2016 Laura (Kyahgirl) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4/5; 4 stars; A-

I really enjoyed the characters and the adventure in this book. It seemed quite a bit tighter than the first book in the series. I was going to read book three now but think I will switch to Daughter of the Empire to get the viewpoint from Kelewan during the Riftwar.
Michael Y. Patuwo
Jun 05, 2012 Michael Y. Patuwo rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
After "Magician: Apprentice", I was hoping that the second half of the Feist's Magician series would deliver closure to the multitude of plot threads that have been constructed in the first half, but as it turned out, I was disappointed. There are many problems with this book that impede my enjoyment, because every other page of the book seems to make me look up and whisper to myself, "What? Why? How is this reasonable? Why do I have to see this scene? Why is the guy I'm supposed to be rooting f ...more
Mrs. S
Oct 07, 2012 Mrs. S rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Riftwar Saga. This was a new author for me but I have always been a fan of fantasy novels. The first book, Magician: Apprentice was okay, but this book was great. For just the one scene where Pug, now called Milamber, first uses his full magical powers, the book is worth recommending. Fortunately, the entire book is highly entertaining and VERY readable.

Synopsis: A rift has been created between two worlds. In this book, Pug is a slave on Kelewan, the capital city o
Megan Baxter
My complaint about the first volume of this saga was that everything felt very mundane. Feist may have been one of the first to do these things, but there wasn't much more to the book. It was fine, but not exhilarating, and I've seen the "young man joins a band of heroic travellers; discovers destiny" paint by numbers a million times. I was taken to task by some people for not recognizing Feist as a pioneer in the field. My position remains: that's fine. Maybe if this was the first of the genre ...more
George Jankovic
Jan 03, 2016 George Jankovic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this one. It's better than the first book. My favorite scene is when Milamber gets mad. Reminded me of Rand in the Wheel of Time.
Jeremy Brown
Jul 04, 2007 Jeremy Brown rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Magician: Master is a deeply engrossing story which is fairly straight forward from beginning to end. Based on the title of the novel and the actions in Magician: Apprentice it is obvious that the book will revolve around Pug’s capture and his training to become a Master Magician. This book involves more political intrigue and less action than Magician: Apprentice but the author manages to make the political intrigue interesting enough to make me not lose interest in reading the novel.

The one ma
Jan 26, 2011 Jon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jon by: FBCS February 2011 Selection
The second half of Magician became increasingly dark as I approached the climactic end to the Kelewan-Midkemian Riftwar. I observed definite growth to full maturity between Pug and Tomas, and perhaps that growth from boyhood through young adult into adulthood is what I lament - the rite of passage of most normal young boys, though Pug and Tomas could never be mistaken for normal. While everything seemed wondrous and adventurous in the first half of the novel (also known as Magician: Apprentice), ...more
Mar 26, 2012 Josh rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, adventure
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Passados 4 anos desde o cerco a Crydree, a guerra contra os Tsurani continua. Os amigos seguem caminhos diferentes.

Pug encontra-se escravo do povo de Kelewan. É através deste e de Laurie, o seu novo amigo que o autor nos dá a conhecer o outro lado da guerra. Entrando em terras do inimigo, ficamos a conhecer os seus costumes, a sua cultura, os jogos políticos, e a sua hierarquia. Apesar de Pug começar por ser um escravo no mundo dos Tsurani, ao longo do tempo vai aprendendo a conhecer e a control
Magician: Master, the second half of Raymond E. Feist's 'Magician,' (after it was subdivided for audiences with shorter attention spans) picks up some years after the first half ends. Pug has been captured and enslaved on Kelewan, serving the Tsurani. One day, a passing Great One (magic user) notices Pug's latent power and immediately takes him for magical training. Unlike Pug's home world of Midkemia, on Kelewan, magic users are revered, as they form the basic protective and governing body of t ...more
A very thin, emaciated (and possibly stunted) 3-star rating. (Disclaimer: I might even lower the rating to two stars if I find myself still fuming about this book the week after I read it, like I did with Joe Abercrombie's Half A War)

This book is rather annoying, to be frank. While I appreciated the fast pacing story in Magician: Apprentice, that book has less plots and subplots compared to this one. I could not even find myself liking Pug and Tomas because their character grew exponentially (if
Dave Philipson
Thankfully a Total Absence of Campfire Songs

A well realised, clever political story. That said it really was a take in two acts for me.

The first act made me feel that the author was reading LOTR while he was writing. 'The pass is blocked we will have to go through the mines'!! Hmmm where have I heard that before? If I hadn't been a fan of the genre I would have stopped reading here.

But I'm glad I didn't because the second act is brilliantly original. I really liked the mixture of cultures, and t
Dec 19, 2007 Jim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As much as I loved 'Apprentice' this was a worthy follow up & ended satisfactorily. Oh, there's plenty more story to be told, but I appreciated that I could put the series down for a while. I didn't feel that way when I finished 'Apprentice'.

I think I'm going to pick up the Empire trilogy when I start to re-read the series again, although I'm waiting to see what Mr. Feist has to say about the matter. (He's doing a Q&A in the Fantasy Book Club Series group where we're reading this now.)
Ignacio Senao f
Su predecesora me dejo un estupendo sabor de boca de 5 estrelllitas, ella ha hecho que la 2 parte sea sacrificada por la imposibilidad de mantener la novedad.

Aquí mezcla fantasía épica con espada y planeta, lo que mola mucho. Continúa siendo coral, desarrollando a los personajes en su moral y personalidad, pero poco como elemento de acción. La mejor parte son las del mago, que fue rastrado por los extraterrestres y llevado a su mundo, el que me recordó bastante al de Edgar Rice, su historia es a
Sep 13, 2015 Dan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Very good.
Jun 03, 2008 Matt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Every chapter begins with a simple sentence.

Not only does the chapter begin with a simple sentence, but that sentence gets its own paragraph. When I was in sixth grade, and a budding student of literature and writing, that struck me as the coolest thing ever. I was a new minted Dungeon Master, and I was just beginning to appreciate the value of a good hook – starting a story in a way that right from the start the audience was engrossed in the story – and that simple sentence hanging nakedly alon
Apr 24, 2013 Don rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another heroic romance, one of my favorite types of reading, Magician-Master is the one that I reacted to most strongly of the 5 book series. Feist wrote this as his second novel, but, from the beginning, to me, seems to have had a handle on what makes a story good. Pug and Tomas are two young boys who set out on their journeys to adulthood in quite different ways. Pug, an orphan who was fostered by Tomas' parents becomes an apprentice magician while Tomas, taller and stronger, enters service as ...more
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I really enjoyed this conclusion! Although, I must admit, that for the sake of convenience, I am much relieved that Apprentice and Master are broken up into their own volumes. Two characters that I recalled quite fondly from the first time reading this series, Amos Trask and Jimmy the Hand, play larger roles here, and I am quite excited to continue reading this series. And while this is a conclusion, of sorts, by the end there are still many questions raised and issues left unresolved at the end ...more
Benozir Ahmed
Jan 08, 2016 Benozir Ahmed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Though I finished the book many days earlier and was procrastinating to write a better review. I liked this book more than the first one. Pug is now a master magician.
However, the chapter of the book which attracted me the most is the one which focufocused on the history of this world. When I read it first I thought the writer was high while writing it. That's why he was imagining so many things and few of which seemed bit irrelevant to me. But as I was continuing to read suddenly I felt the ne
Mar 09, 2014 Tish rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of threads--complicated and well-developed world(s) and characters. I really liked the focus on the characters and the tough decisions they faced. There was also a lot of action, intrigue, magic, etc., so there was never a dull moment. Looking forward to #3!
Aug 22, 2008 Nathan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's a guilty pleasure. Extremely enjoyable, even though many aspects of the book are directly ripped off from Tolkien and other older fantasy books. The best book in the Riftwar series.
M Hamed
Aug 21, 2016 M Hamed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2016
i'm not reading the last 50 pages ,i feel the writer is gonna pull a dick move and i won't have it
Ranting Dragon
Aug 17, 2012 Ranting Dragon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A few spoilers from the previous novel, Magician: Apprentice, are scattered throughout this review

Magician: Master is the second novel in Raymond Feist’s best-selling Riftwar Saga. In my previous review, I gave Magician: Apprentice quite a hard time for staying so close to the standard Tolkien-esque tropes (dwarves, elves, etc.). I was not particularly eager to read Magician: Master; I already had a copy on my bookshelf, though, so I dove in. Luckily, Magi
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Raymond E. Feist was born Raymond E. Gonzales III, but took his adoptive step-father's surname when his mother remarried Felix E. Feist. He graduated with a B.A. in Communication Arts with Honors in 1977 from the University of California at San Diego. During that year Feist had some ideas for a novel about a boy who would be a magician. He wrote the novel two years later, and it was published in 1 ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Riftwar Saga (4 books)
  • Magician: Apprentice (The Riftwar Saga, #1)
  • Silverthorn (The Riftwar Saga, #3)
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