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Legioen van de angst

(The Demonwar Saga #1)

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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  7,671 ratings  ·  168 reviews
Het Legioen van de Angst is het eerste deel van Raymond E. Feists tweeluik De Saga van de Demonenoorlog. En speelt zich tien jaar na de gebeurtenissen in De Saga van de Duistere Oorlog af als een nieuw gevaar Midkemia bedreigt.

Laromendis is een tovenaar die afkomstig is van de wereld Andcardia, die wordt bevolkt door de Taredhel, de Sterrenelfen die in de strijd tegen het
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Kindle Edition, 357 pages
Published January 15th 2016 by Luitingh Sijthoff Fantasy (first published March 5th 2009)
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Lola Pop Well it's a year old question but i'll answer it anyway for future readers.

No. At this point the series relies mostly on the lore and characters it…more
Well it's a year old question but i'll answer it anyway for future readers.

No. At this point the series relies mostly on the lore and characters it has built so far. You won't understand half of what is going on, and you probably won't be able to relate to the characters. (less)
Andre Kini The first mini-series of books is 'The Riftwar Saga', with the book - 'The Magician' as the first within that series. Whilst there is no direct sexual…moreThe first mini-series of books is 'The Riftwar Saga', with the book - 'The Magician' as the first within that series. Whilst there is no direct sexual content, there is subtle innuendo, but very rarely. The language is tame also, so ok for young readers. My 11 year old is enjoying reading the Magician presently.(less)
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D.w.
Dec 11, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Time to retire. I have long been a fan of Raymond Feist, but when a series is dead. It is dead. This series lives on its characters now, not on any plot device, or story, or interaction between plot lines, for all basic plots are now the same.

The last series the characters defeat the worst evil imaginable that threatens them in the worst horrific way, and then a new series starts linking the characters together again. This time the evil is worse than the previous evil and it will result in the s
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Steve Haywood
Jan 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, riftwar
For anyone who has never read a Raymond E. Feist book before, let this be a warning - it's the latest in a long line of books - the 25th in fact. It isn't one long series - they are several series and a few standalone books but they all share a common thread and some common characters. If you're new to Feist, I suggest you start with 'Magician' one of the true gems of the fantasy genre.[return][return]I've been a Raymond E. Feist addict for more than 15 years - since I was 12 in fact. Early on I ...more
Chris Gardner
I've read Ray Feist from Magican right on through Rides A Dread Legion and I do not believe he has lost a beat. This book was a page turner just like all of its predecessors.[return][return]This is the next, possibly final, chapter in the ongoing drama that is Midkemia. High Elves who fled Midkemia during the Chaos Wars are now being forced to return Home, as they call it, by hordes of neverending demons. What do these High Elves mean? How will the peoples of Midkemia deal with them?[return][ret ...more
Andrew Obrigewitsch
This story is like beating a dead cat. The series should have long since ended, but the author keeps writing it. It's like a zombie series, that does not know when to die.

Compound that with the fact that the author spends half the book explaining everything that happened in the earlier book, and one tends to lose interest. The idea of the story is decent.

I wish the early books in this series where available in audiobook format, as they are where actually pretty decent.
Haydensdad
Apr 04, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
As far as fantasy books go this one is a little disappointing. It started out well enough but just didn't grab my attention and drag me into the story. I however held out to the end and still was disappointed. The basic plot line is that the world/worlds (as the characters know them)are being plauged by savage demons. It has a rather large cast of characters who all have to be introduced and a little bit of their backstories told in order to build the plot line of the series. I was a little thro ...more
Richard Eyres
I got this in a buy one get one free offer Audible ages ago. I have been going through my backlog of audiobooks, and this one came up. I have never read any of Feist's books before, and didn't know where this fitted in.
I now know that this is book one of two, in a long running series of books - and this is somewhere near the end.
The book was OK, i enjoyed some of the characters and i followed the story. I didn't feel like i needed the other books to enjoy this one (yes, it sounds like some of t
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Prudence
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Feist....is....back
I REPEAT
Feist is back in business.

I think the fact that we are nearing the final stretch...it's all picking back up.

Do not start here if you are a first time feister! (start from the beginning....all 26 books needed before this one)

4 TO GO FROM HERE!!!!!
Blodeuedd Finland
I adore the first trilogy. I enjoyed the second. I liked the next ones, but somewhere along the road it just got all meh and here, I can even bother anymore
Edwin
Apr 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, fantasy, e-books
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Dawn
Apr 23, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, read-in-2011
I'm not quite sure how to review this... I gave it three stars, but that's only because I'm extremely generous. It wasn't bad. It wasn't poorly written... It was just old. Talk about beating a dead horse! The world is in peril again? Oh my god! Demons are invading? Who would have guessed! Because that's a totally new scenario, nothing like that has ever happened before... But seriously. I love Mr. Feist, love him I tell you. He was one of my first fantasy authors, and he holds a very fond place ...more
Linda Isakson
Apr 26, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story! Though I haven't read Feist's previous works, I most certainly will in the future. This story may be a continuation of an ongoing saga within the world of Midkemia, but Feist adds enough detail that the previously uninitiated do not have any trouble keeping up with the storyline. A new threat looms over Midkemia. The Taredhel, or the lost race of elves, return to Midkemia after having fought and sustained many losses in a battle with a horde of demons. Proud and arrogant, they simpl ...more
Gareth
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Probably more a 3.5. The first part of the book was a bit slow - some new characters introduced, but I struggle to engage with them as much as with previous characters from other books, seem to be trying to fill the gaps created from absence of other characters, but not as well. Book picks up later on as we see more of the broader dangers going on, some of the coincidences do seem to stretch plausibility a bit though. While again yet more danger coming, I think previous books have always suggest ...more
Paul
May 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as action packed as some of the previous in the Pug universe and he seems to have the characters tell the same story over and over again (Yes Amirantha, your mother was a witch, your brothers are insane, one of them is trying to kill you, and you know lots on demons) I found myself skim reading some parts. However the plot is very interesting and it defiantly feels like Feist is setting up for the final chapter of and epic adventure.
Angela
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


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 action-packed fantasy saga- with wonderful world buildin
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Xanxa
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fast and enjoyable read. A typical Feist adventure populated by a mix of old favourite and not so favourite characters and introducing some interesting new characters.

I have to say the demon invasion plot is wearing a bit thin. As is the cliched enmity between dwarves and elves. (For a change, I'd love to see them getting along well, maybe even having a dwarf fall in love with an elf. Not likely to happen, sadly).

This book has all the elements I've come to expect from this author and the story
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Farhana Faruq
Sep 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I'm not sure if I was supposed to read a whole bunch of books before this to understand what's going on? (although it says book one). There is so many references to other events and characters not part of this story, it gets confusing and boring at times. Story only picks up half way through the book - not much happens though.

I do think Feist writes well. I'm sitting with book two of this series but I don't think I'll be reading it. I may try one of his other books instead.
Ruan
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With every novel, the immersion gets deeper. This one is no exception, a very good read. Be prepared for a multitude of emotions, often simultaneously... Every character is so well defined, their interactions and feelings toward one another so detailed they become vividly real.
Craig
Aug 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book sort of just moves along, not too much happening but not unpleasant to read. It moves up to 3 stars because the last couple chapters pick up the pace. I know it was just setting the cliffhanger for the next book, but still.
Joel
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one! Multiple storylines going at the same time, and ending up in the same place? I feel like Feist is actually improving his craft a bit.
IAIN  SUTHERLAND
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read yet again from the master. The ending wasn't quite what I expected. However, sad it was.
Matthew
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good start to a new series,
Zoe
sad ending
Simon Barron
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Rik
Oct 06, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Pretty disappointing overall. Picked this up because I'd seen the authors name appear on my suggested list, however I didn't realise, until reading other reviews, that the characters are well established from the many previous books. I felt this didn't work as a stand alone novel. The characters were shallow and the dialogue dull, I thought I was reading a YA novel with no suspense, tension, or intrigue. I couldn't wait to finish it.
Jan
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
'Rides a Dread Legion' gets some new blood / characters in Amirintha (Warlock and Demon Summoner), his side kick Brandos, Sandreena (a priest or rathe knight-adamant of Dala); as well as the two Star Elves brothers Gulamendis and Laromendis
Robert Aldrich
May 12, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is a review that hurts me more than a little to write.

See, I've been reading Raymond E. Feist novels since I was a kid--literally since I was in my early teens. I've always been a fan and own all the books (some I have multiple copies of).

But with this addition to the series, I started reading it with more than a little cringing from the moment I read the cover copy.

I don't usually write reviews with spoilers or comments about specific content, but I will be here, so if you don't want to re
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David Fernau
I initially started reading this book because I learned that in Magician's End: Book Three of the Chaoswar Saga Feist is going to finally let Pug go to his eternal rest. With that in mind, I wanted to catch up to where I'd left off in the story.

While the story is decent, it's nothing spectacular, nothing that we haven't seen before in fantasy. In many ways it was more a rehashing of large parts of the Pug story, with him even visiting worlds he'd visited much earlier in his career. There is a ne
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Bibliophile
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jessica
Sep 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story begins with Amirantha ��������� a Warlock who can summon demons - summoning a demon that breaks his control and with the help of his ���������son��������� Brandos they conquer it and get paid by a local leader for their work. Such is what they do apparently to villages in order to make a living. Next the story moves onto a temple where an apparently beautiful woman named Sandreena is trying to meditate but fails instead because she is thinking of many things along with her past and th ...more
Ben Babcock
Raymond E. Feist is probably among my favourite fantasy writers, simply because he's mastered the ability to create such realistic fantasy settings while still populating them with fantastic feats of magic. However, Rides a Dread Legion did not live up to my expectations for a new book in a new series of Feist's ever-expanding oeuvre.

A caveat: my experience with the Riftwar Cycle is spotty at best; I think I've read at least one book from every series, but I can't necessarily recall all the deta
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