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
I'm so happy not to be experiencing the series hangover I often get at the end of a great trilogy since there are still many series within a series waiting to be read :) I've heard nothing but good things about The Empire Trilogy so I'm...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
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
Neste quarto livro é o encerrar da batalha do Bem contra o Mal no qual o mal é protagonizado pela personagem misteriosa de Murmandamus e no qual irá finalmente se revelar no desenrolar da história, e depois temos o Bem no qual lutará através de duas facções , uma através da luta humana...more
It would be unfair, in my vi...more
One of the characters is a magician who appears to be exceptionally long lived - he pops up at critical points in the first couple of books, but explains some of his history towards the en...more
O livro é espantoso! Completamente maravilhoso e fantástico.
Arutha, o Principe de Krondor, continua a ser alvo dos temíveis Noitibós. E com eles adivinha-se o terrível Murmandamus, aquele que pretende dominar Midkemia e matar Arutha, uma vez que numa antiga profecia, Arutha é visto como a "Ruína das Trevas".
Com a aj...more
I understand the split, because Pug and Thomas’ arc doesn’t involve a lot of direct conflict; both of them have apparently risen to the level of gods, and very little to nothing is capable of directly opposing them, so having them inv...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
The Riftwar Saga is only the...more
Like another reviewer I don't believe it was done maliciously, it just seemed to...more
It's just that after 3 volumes, I was expecting more.
(view spoiler)[The characters are just way too plain. The most interesting character here is Guy du Bas Tyra, and that's saying a lot, because even his story is full of clichés.
I like the way the author tries to incorporate ideas like parallel worlds and the Big Bang theory in the plot and in the story of the creation of the universe, but I think his grasp on the concepts is way too supe...more
Adorei saber sobre a vida de Macros o Negro, bem como da de Ashen-Shugar e todos os vislumbres de outros tempos e outros mundos foram fantásticos.
Também achei piada à cena do homem da barca, claramente inspirado na mitologia da antiga Grécia.
Foi pena uma parte ou outra da história ter sido demasiado previsível, no entanto a grande maioria do livro conseguiu colmatar essa falha.
Gostei muito de ver o Jimmy e...more
The main problems I have are...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