/ Key title The second book in the brand new series, 'Conclave of Shadows' from world-wide bestselling author of 'Magician,' Raymond E. Feist / Raymond E. Feist is one the world's most successful fantasy writers and his work rivals David Gemmell and Terry Goodkind for action and drama. / 'In A Dark Realm hardback' reached 11 in the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list. / 'Magician,' Feist's first novel, was voted one of the nation's favourite novels in the BBC Big Read poll and has sold well over 1 million copies of the UK edition alone. / The superb new cover design is taking Feist to a larger readership than ever before. / Competition: David Gemmell, Robert Jordan, Terry Goodkind
Feist is one of the world's leading fantasy writers. His Riftwar and Serpentwar Sagas have been global bestsellers for years. Born and raised in Southern California, Raymond E. Feist 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.
The magician Pug and his Conclave of Shadows has beaten back the threat of civil war stemming from the terrorist actions of the Nighthawks, but another, darker threat arises that stems not from the world of Midkemia but from another realm, home of the murderous Dasati warriors. To save his world, Pug, his son Magnus, and two other companions must find a way to enter the world of the Dasati, an action that might mean their deaths. The author of Magician, Flight of the Nighthawks, and numerous other novels set in the world of Midkemia now introduces a new dimension to his universe and added new depth to recurring characters while creating fascinating new heroes and villains. With a fast pace and clean, crisp storytelling, this fantasy saga belongs in most libraries. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Praise for Raymond E. Feist and 'Flight of the Night Hawks': 'File under guilty pleasure.' Guardian 'Get in at the start of a master's new series.' Daily Sport
Feist's competent but uninventive second installment to his Darkwar Saga (after 2006's Flight of the Nighthawks) follows Pug the wizard and his grandsons-Jommy, Tad and Zane, now of military age-on their various magic-enhanced and bloody military quests to defy evil. Pug's search for the renegade sorcerer Leso Varen takes him from the land of Midkemia into the realm of the bloodthirsty Dasati, who are planning a war on behalf of their Dark God. Feist's narrative also follows the coming-of-age of the young Dasati warrior Valko, whose eventual enlightenment makes him an ally for Pug. Meanwhile, Pug's grandsons go to the University of Roldem, take commissions in its embattled army and prove themselves formidable soldiers. The author's depictions of battles, torture and the Social Darwinism of the ruthless Dasati society may not be suited to fantasy readers of all ages, but Feist's fans will look forward to the saga's final episode. (Apr.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.