Flight of the Nighthawks (The Darkwar Saga #1)
A portent of annihilation awakens the powerful sorcerer Pug in the dead of night—a dread vision warning of a vast and terrible army descending upon the exposed heart of Midkemia. Even the formidable might of the Tsurani Empire will not beat back the alien invaders. And in far Stardock town, two boys—untrained, unready, and barely come of age—will be called upon by the mysterious Conclave of Shadows to confront a sinister plot that implicates even the highest-ranking nobles in the land. For a nig...more
The book begins focusing on the two boys, Tad and Zane, though somewhere along the line, Feist seemed to forget about them, leaving me wondering why he introduced them in the first place. Identifying a main character toward the end seemed rather difficult as it seemed to be spread out over numerous characte...more
Bottom Line: Try before you buy
Never read any of Feist's book before this one. The cover looked really good, and the it had gotten some pretty decent reviews.
So, the first part of the book, with Pug waking from a dream was weird...it didn't make any sense. And then we from that to the two boys, and the guy their mom likes. I had no idea who Pug was, and why did the book start with him?
Fast forward a ways, to the explanation of the all Gods..the Lesser Gods...more
Tad and Zane's story feels like a retread of what Feist has done before. It is everything that is going o...more
Flight of the Nighthawks really isn't all that well written, what with half the characters using idioms straight out of the 20th century and with clumsy and distracting phrasing that any editor should have been able to catch. It seems pretty clear...more
Only God & Allah only know why everyone else gives this book and it's author such a great thumbs up on this site. Three stars? What the hell did you smoke before you guys cracked open this book.
I fell prey to the blonde wig/stuffed bra syndrome that usually pans o...more
Despite the limitations of the digital format, I am really enjoying these books! And this book also ends on a cliffhanger, making it nearly impossible to stop reading!
Too much assumed knowledge of backstory (which I didn't know, because it's the first one in the series for me). The author tries to smooth over the blanks a bit, but....
Yeah, if you are going to delve into this canon, start somewhere else. I'm going to try again earlier in the series.
i will likely at least try the 2nd...more
Nothing astonishingly original in the plot, but an enjoyable read none the less.