Traan der goden
William, zo ...more
As I mentioned above, this is the final book in a series within a series. This trilogy was based around vi ...more
Honestly, I just find this fun. Fluffy fun. We get a little side-story lead-up to the big war with GODS a few decades later and it all fits like a straight line from Arutha to Demon War.
Was this or the other two novels strictly necessary?
Ehhhh... no. They WERE, however, necessary for the pure fun of it. Jimmy carries the tale with Pug's grandson and a Keshian court wizard. Getting into trouble is the name of the game for this ex-thief spymaster Jimmy. And he does... getting caught up ...more
The main character is Jimmy the Hand which just so happens to be my favorite character in the series.
What are the chances I'll like this book?
It's a stand alone novel. More adventure than fantasy.
The Tear of the Gods is being transported - pirates try to steal it - doesn't work out that well for anyone involved...enter Squire James (Jimmy the Hand) and William and the new court magician.
Add in evil wizards, s ...more
> plot all over the place,
> numerous vague weak antagonists,
> cardboard characters,
> unnecessary macabre elements and gore,
> conflict where it doesn’t count,
> contradicts previous world building,
> random questing with unclear purpose,
> dreadful pacing,
> rinse repeat demon danger.
Here ends my Feist journey, or shall I say, Feist fiasco.
Pace was a bit awkward sometimes too fast sometimes too slow. I can't seem to find right words for it but sometimes it felt off.
Again there was not too much character developement. Jimmy is settled up, William also don't change, but he wasn't main character this time so maybe that's the case. But you can show side characters and their developement so mr Feist could do better th ...more
I have been Buddy-Reading this series over the last couple of months with a ‘book-club’ friend who had not read Raymond E. Feist’s work before. As I have been a long-time fan of his work, I have compared it to The Lord of the Rings books but have actually enjoyed this series more. When I mentioned this to my friend, she immediately wanted to read the series, and convinced me to read them with her- not that it was a big ask 😊.
It is an epic fantasy saga- with wonderful world building and scene se ...more
Another smashing read. Feist’s writing just gets better and better. Love journeying with the characters. So glad I decided to reread the Magician books after all these years as there are now so many more of them to get my teeth into!
Return now to a kingdom in constant peril; a land magical, scarred, and wondrous, where great heroes rise up from adversity to battle fearsome enemies who covet the riches within its borders. New York Times bestselling author Raymond E. Feist -- one of the world 's preeminent fantasists -- continues his extraordinary Riftwar Legacy with a sweeping tale of conflict, trial, and grim necessity, as the forces of good join together to staunch the golden lifeblood flowing from the pierced heart of Mid...more
As a whole, I'm not a fan and I suspect this may be my last re-read of this series. But at last I'm done and now I get to move on to Jimmy And The Crawler! My expectations are lo ...more
As for the actual storyline, well, it has demons and bad villians as normal but it has other bad creatures that are a little far-fetched and implausible.. and that's saying something considering this is science fantasy!! Ah well. I will read the next Feist and keep my fingers c ...more
Other books in the series
His ambition was to be like them, to be noble by strength of purpose and clarity of vision rather than by accident of birth.”