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Reis door de Nacht

(The Darkwar Saga #2)

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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  10,014 ratings  ·  119 reviews
In dit verhaal zijn de magier Puc en het Conclaaf der Schaduwen op zoek naar de gevaarlijke, waanzinnige tovenaar Leso Varen, die bezit heeft genomen van het lichaam van een andere zeer machtige magier, maar van wie? Pucs zoektocht brengt hem naar de wereld van de bloeddorstige Dasati. Ondertussen gaan Pucs kleinzonen Jommy, Tad en Zane naar de universiteit van Roldem voor ...more
Hardcover, 345 pages
Published January 2007 by Uitgeverij Luitingh ~ Sijthoff (first published September 4th 2006)
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Sud666
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The Second book in the Darkwar saga was quite entertaining.

The Conclave of Shadows, having foiled the plot to destroy the Emperor of Kesh, is still seeking the mad mage-Leo Varen. It seems there is a plan to open a portal to the world of the Dasati. The Dasati are very similar to the Drow, dark eleves, of the Forgotten Realms mythos. They are born and bred for war, tolerate no weakness and worship an evil deity. Pretty damn cool. Until you realize they are poised to launch an invasion of Midekmi
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Matthew Green
Feist has developed a habit, in the books leading up to Into a Dark Realm, of sliding into sloppiness in the last few chapters, and this is no exception. Before I get to that, however, let me note what worked.

Feist's depiction of Pug and the others' learning what the Dasati world would be like and how they must come to acclimate to it was fairly well written and an interesting piece of fiction. The introduction of Valkor's training and rise to lordship complemented this well, giving a sense of t
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Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
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Feist’s works are always impeccable and I’m hard-pressed to identify anything I don’t like in his stories. “Into a Dark Realm” was no exception, and in fact exceeded my expectations with its creativity and complexity.

What I liked about it was the total transportation into another realm. It provided a culture immersion that I haven’t really seen since his “Daughter of the Empire” trilogy written with Janny Wurts. This time, however, the world w
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David
A fan of Feist's setting and world imagination will absolutely love the stuff being introduced and painted here, expanding far beyond Midkemia and Kelewan.

To start with a rant though, some of the bad things from the previous book carried over. Repetitive descriptions of a character's trait or behaviour, as if I need to be explicitly reminded of it every few chapters. Same thing with the proofreading - primarily towards the end - with obvious grammatical mistakes and missing words.

Still, ignoring
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Prudence
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Where to start…
A very good feist book- actually one of the first I have enjoyed since before the conclave of shadow saga.

The only real reason I have given it a high rating is because it returns to my favourite characters- Pug and Nakor.

I understand that feist is setting up the whole view by including Jommy, Zane and Tad…but to tell you the truth - I find their plight a bit boring and too in depth. truly just want a little 2 page description every now and then of what they're up to, what's happen
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Skip
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Another good Riftwar-universe story. I've been reading through all the Riftwar books and I think I've discovered what makes them good (for me, anyway). It's the introduction of new realms - sometimes entire worlds, sometimes new areas on an existing world. Every time one of these books takes us to a new realm, it's kept my attention. The books that try to set new stories in existing realms seem to fall a bit flat.

This particular story spends plenty of time in the worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan,
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Robert Aldrich
May 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is another favorite of my written by Feist. There is not a lot of plot resolution...in fact one could say that this novels purpose is to just set up for the third book in this set, But, regardless of that, I love this book. Feist does a great job introducing and creating an alien culture that is twisted and unlike anything I have read in other books.

There is a lot going on in this book and Feist gives us a diverse cast of characters, so if crazy-powerful wizards are not your thing, there is
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Allen Garvin
Feb 19, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: high-fantasy
Second book in the most recent trilogy. I went ahead and got the hardback. Here the scope of the conflict is, by the end, realized, and is immense: spanning aeons and planes of reality. The depiction of Dasati homeworld is particularly well-done. We get a glimpse into the motivations of the other side, for the first time, I think. The side-story of Zane, Tad, & Jommy as they go to the university and then save the prince and get knighthood and are thrown into the army... I guess it's supposed ...more
Jordan Grossman
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I love the concept of creating a new world and organizing a social structure that is completely different than any other I have read about. The Dasati might not be the best of those new worlds, but I enjoyed immensely.
Edwin
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, e-books, fantasy
Dit deel van de serie gaf veel antwoorden en informatie!

De Tweede Cirkel is fascinerend en hoewel over het algemeen nogal gruwelijk, zorgen de nieuwe personages voor een interessante verandering. Genoeg oude personages om balans te behouden.

Sommige lijnen in het verhaal waren voorspelbaar, maar werkten soms verwarrend doordat er vrij vaak gesprongen werd naar een andere verhaallijn. Liever had ik gezien dat de lijn van de jongens, Tad, Zane, Jommy (en later Geoffrey, Servan en Grandy) apart wa
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Soho_Black
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, used-to-own
Along with David Eddings, Raymond E. Feist was one of my first loves when it comes to Fantasy writing. They always used magic as a tool, rarely as a plot device and they avoided the long passages in Elvish that can make Tolkien so much of a chore. I may have always had a slight preference for Eddings, but my copies of Feist's original Riftwar trilogy are showing serious signs of use these days.

I may not have kept up with Feist's writing over the years, missing "The Conclave of Shadows" trilogy,
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Martin Chalupa
Mar 29, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Pug is back on the stage. I'm a big fan of this universe so I enjoyed reading this book but it suffers from "the middle book in trilogy" syndrome. It follows climax in the first part and it creates a ground for the last one. The story moves but I miss an epic ending where all independent storylines merge together. Here they are kind of open and parallel stories are not joining together yet. I really loved the Desati world described in this book. It was very grim. I'm looking forward to the lates ...more
Amanda
Mar 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Raymond E. Feist. Pug and Tomas are two of my favorite characters in literature. I'm glad to enter Midkemia again.
Kailash
Jun 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We are back to the heart of that which matters the most, 'The Conclave of Shadows' and its most powerful magicians. While Pug, Magnus, Nakor and Bek commence a journey into the second realm of reality, Miranda is left on the first realm to deal with the Assembly of Black Robes in Kelewan. Add the mad & hugely powerful magician Leso Varen, now inhabiting a Great One's body, to the mix, and things really start to boil over. Meanwhile on the Dasati world, we get a glimpse into the chaotic, barb ...more
Joe Aguiar
This is the first book by master fantasy writer Raymond E. Feist that I can say is a bit weak. Sure the characters are all strong as is Feist's trademark, it's just the story is mostly set-up and really doesn't go very far with most movement in the last few chapters. The story focuses on our main characters being split up with Pug and his group preparing to embark on their mission to the Dasati home world and then the boys beginning school and then military service in preparation for the conflic ...more
Mark Redman
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
‘Into A Dark Realm’ is the second book in the Darkwar Saga.

The storyline is much as you would expect from the second book in a trilogy. There is a recap from the events of the first book, ‘Flight of the Nighthawks.’

Somewhere on the horizon, there is a more formidable enemy lurking called the Dasati. Pug and his companions must make preparations for the final confrontation.

Raymond E Feist keeps the plot and characters engaging and interesting. He does this by juggling various different main cha
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Teesh
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the originality of the new places and races that Feist introduces. The environment, atmophere and overall mentality of the Dasati race - despite being a misguided species - is so different and outside many natural laws! I find it refreshing and interesting. He does it so cleverly with all that limitless imagination, that I don't mind having my brain create new cells to accommodate all the NEW STUFF that gets thrown into the mix. The cliff hanger is indeed one to make you fizz up inside! I ...more
Jeffrey Jelmeland
Once more Feist returns to Midkemia, the setting that made me fall in love with fantasy. Unfortunately, while an enjoyable read, I can't say that this is one of his best works. Early on we revisit a character from earlier in the trilogy, and just as we start to bond with him he is abandoned only to visit us briefly as an aside much later in the book.

As the middle book in a trilogy it fills that role well, but pacing was a bit slower than what I am used to seeing in Feist's work. The constant bou
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Danielle
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oof. I need to lie down. Sit in a corner. Think about stuff.

"Flight of the Nighthawks" was a fairly average book. "Into a Dark Realm" took me into a dark room and beat me senseless to the point the only questions coming out of me are "Who/What/When/Where/Why/HOW??!?!?!?!?!?"

It was almost as if this book was an exercise in "oh you think you know how that works? PSYCHE" and yet it still makes sense.

Although I could have done without the tale of Jommy, Tad, and Zane, the rest was just awesome. Seei
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Kate
Mar 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, fantasy
This was the most gripping Midkemia book I have read since "A Darkness at Sethanon". Feist is definitely back on form, Pug and Co's foray into the realm of the Dasati is pretty chilling, and Miranda finally comes into her own. It's nice to see some glimpses of Tsurannuanni and the Great Ones on Kelewan, and also a tiny little bit of back history which has taken place from the end of the "Empire" series.

All in all, this makes me glad that I soldiered on through the bad times (Serpentwar and Concl
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Jimmy
Tad, Zane and Jommy's education is continued when they are assigned to the Royal University of Roldem, where they befriend the prince and cousin of the king. After saving the prince's life, they are knighted, and enlisted into the army!
While the story of Valko is being told, the team of Pug, Magnus, Nakor and Bek are preparing to meet him in Kosridi. Feist weaves a curiously, dangerous new world of the Dasati. There is a lot more information brought to us by discovering this new reality with th
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Steve Haywood
This is the second book in the 'Darkwar' saga, following on from Flight of the Nighthawks, and is set in Feist's fictional fantasy world of Midkemia.[return][return]While I no longer read much fantasy, I am still a big Raymond E. Feist fan and have read all his books before this one. Be warned, it can't really be read as a standalone novel. This book was a very good read, much like most of his others. It features Pug, Nakor and other old favourites, together with a few new characters. My only cr ...more
Brian Turner
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
3.5 stars

There's nothing on this book to say it's part 2 of a new trilogy (if you pick it at random from a bookshop shelf), so takes a bit of getting used to what is essentially a whole new lot of characters than what you'd expect.
You're thrown in at the deep end as you work out whose who and what is going on.

Once past that, this is a good story with lots going on. More rifts are opening up on Midkemia and Pug and his friends and family have to work out what threat may be coming their way this t
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Graeme
Feb 21, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book, like most of Feist's later works, is a slog to get through. It's not a bad book, but I cannot help wondering why it was written.
As much as I enjoyed Talon of a Silver Hawk and King of Foxes, this series of books could have, and probably should have, ended with Shards of a Broken Crown,

That being said, I want to push on with the remaining books, for no other reason than to see how it all ends.
Michael
Kind of entertaining, but not really a stand alone novel. The ending just kind of happened, obviously requiring the next book. The 'lore' is sort of interesting, and sort of too complicated - so many gods and high level magicians, making it hard to keep track of what's possible anymore.
Joel
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Are these books getting good again?? Feist is certainly at his best when exploring new worlds and societies. Let's see where it goes.
Jennie Prior
Aug 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice one Mr Feist. On to the Mad God then.
Craig
Feb 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is just kind of a plodding second book of a trilogy. Not terrible, but fairly boring. The story just sort of drags along, hopefully setting up a more lively concluding book.
Elena Chan
Best part was the end. Otherwise was a bit meh.
Sue Riley
Apr 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes a good Swords & Sorcery Action Adventure
Recommended to Sue by: I love Raymond Feist's books, I've been addicted to them for decades
My copy has the Black Cover, was pre-ordered and bought brand new.
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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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The Darkwar Saga (3 books)
  • Flight of the Nighthawks (The Darkwar Saga, #1)
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