A Darkness At Sethanon (The Riftwar Saga #4)
Here be dragons and sorcery, swordplay, quests, pursuits, intrigues, stratagems, journeys to the darkest realms of the dead and titanic battles between the forces of good and darkest evil.
Here is the final dramatic confrontation between Arutha and Murmanda...more
The story sees...more
An evil wind blows through Midkemia. Dark legions have risen up to crush the Kingdom of the Isles and enslave it to dire magics. The final battle between Order and Chaos is abotu to begin in the ruins of the city called Sethanon.
Now Pug, the master magician sometimes known as Milamber, must undertake an awesome and perilous quest to the dawn of time to grapple with an ancient and terrible Enemy for the fate of a thousand worlds.Review
Further praise for the Riftwar saga:
"Most exciting...a very...more
Finalmente…a conclusão da Saga O Mago…
A imaginação de Raymond E. Feist é, de facto, algo a aplaudir pelos mundos imaginários que criou, as personagens fantásticas que nos apresentou e também graças à inserção constante de novos conceitos e novas personagens alternando, a cada capítulo, entre conjuntos de personagens nas suas contendas. Contudo, creio que este livro padece do mesmo mal que os três volumes...more
It would be unfair, in my vi...more
The most compelling battle of the Riftwar Saga was the battle of Armengar and this was proven again when the same battle was mention...more
The main problems I have are...more
Again, this does not approach Magician in quality, however it does make the overall experience of Silverthorn far more positive as it resolves everything which Silverthorn opene...more
Feist's characterisation has improved immensely in this novel compared to Magician, and it's wonderful to return to the company of Amos Trask and his inventive insults ("his high bastardness" has been in regular use for a couple of weeks since this rereading!)
I still find the lack of decent lead female...more
The book tells many stories of war, love, slavery, magic, elves, dragons, dwarves, gods, hate, redemption, and power. In this epic conclusion, human princes, alien magicians, clerics, elves, and pirates must join together to fight “The Enemy,” an unknown but infinitely powerful force...more
Maybe I'm misremembering, but when I read Magician I thought Feist's writing was pretty decent, if heavy on fantasy tropes (some of which I'm sure he helped create). So I don't know if his writing got worse or my tolerance of it went down since then, but I just found this book a trifle tedious. The dialogue is trite, there's far too much overblown exposition, everything "seems" to do something or does something "as though" doing something else, and by god could you not change POV without war...more
There were a few unexpected twists and turns in this novel, especially one near the beginning that I think would take most readers unaware!
I was rather perplexed at the name of this novel, until I hit the last 100 pages or so. What/where is Sethanon?! No mention of it in previous books, and yet it is the title of this novel. This made absolutely no sense to m...more
What fascinates me more (making me grateful for the continuation of the world) is the development of the character Squire James (Jimmy the Hand). From a thief in the mockers guild in the first book he's risen to minor nobility and he's matured, from the looks he is a character to be watching through...more
However, there were some things in the book which annoyed me.It irritated me that every person had a fairytale ending, Feist didn't kill anyone off (much like Magician), apart from Roald, which was really not a great loss. The only thing he was unafraid of doi...more
Again, if you liked the previous books you'll like this one. My main critique about the series as a whole is that I don't think they were planned out well. Eddings, for all his light-fantasy-ness, does a way better job of plotting out what is going to happen when and which parts of the story are going to be revealed at strategic points. Feist threw all his ball up into the air with 'Magician' and not only fell short, but fel...more
What works: Bringing back Pug and Tomas as main characters. These were the two principals in the first two books in the series (by far the two best books in the series). In book 3 they both faded to the background and the story suffered because of it. Kudos to Feist for bringing them back to the forefront.
Feist also does a nice job of tying the storyline of the last two books to the drama of the first two novels. In book 3 it seemed like two compl...more
A história continua com a luta de Arutha contra Murmundamos, que no livro anterior tinha ficado em aberto. Todo o enredo desta batalha é surpreendente, detalhado e com muitas surpresas à mistura. Arutha continua com um papel importantíssimo e destacado ao longo do livro, o que faz com que seja impossível não gostar dele.
Mas para mim, o grande destaque neste livro são três personagens extraordinárias, Pug, Tomas...more