The triumphant finale to the Riftwar Saga -- Feist's first classic fantasy trilogy, now reissued with a fresh new look. As Prince Arutha and his companions rally their forces for the final battle with an ancient and mysterious evil, the dread necromancer Marcos the Black has once again unleashed his dark sorcerery. Now the fate of two worlds will be decided in a titanic struggle beneath the walls of Sethanon, as the link between Kelewan and Midkemia is revived. / The final volume in the trilogy that began with 'Magician,' Feist's most famous novel, which was included in the top 100 of the BBC's Big Read. / One of the world's most popular fantasy writers, up there with Gemmell and Goodkind. / Total Feist sales woldwide now top 12 million copies. / A fresh new look to bring this classic fantasy adventure to a wider audience. / Competition: Robert Jordan, David and Leigh Eddings, Terry Brooks, David Gemmell
Raymond E. Feist was born and raised in Southern California. He was educated at the University of California, San Diego, where he graduated with honours in Communication Arts. He is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Riftwar saga among other books.
The concluding volume of Feist's ``Rift-war'' trilogy opens with the Kingdom of the Isles enjoying a deceptive peace. Under cover of the Festival of Presentation, however, the dreaded Nighthawks come out of hiding in the warrens and sewers of Fish Town to attempt the assassination of Prince Arutha and his replacement by a double. Nothing in the ensuing 400 pages matches this lively opening. After Arutha fakes his own death, he sets out with a small party to avert a devastating war by killing his adversary, the evil lord Murmandamus. Their adventures, involving wizardry, siege war, goblins and giants, finally reveal that behind Murmandamus are the Dreadlord powers, intent on using the Lifestone to open a rift between universes. Although well-written and distinctly above average for such heroic fantasy, this is still a frustrating novel: intelligent, but not inventive; intriguing, but not involving. (March 7)
'Well-written and distinctly above average!intelligent!intriguing.' Publishers Weekly