King of Ashes (The Firemane Saga #1) - Raymond E. Feist

The first volume in legendary master and New York Times bestselling author Raymond E. Feist’s epic heroic fantasy series, The Firemane Saga — an electrifying tale of two young men whose choices will determine a world’s destiny

For centuries, the five greatest kingdoms of North and South Tembria, twin continents on the world of Garn, have coexisted in peace. But the balance of power is destroyed when four of the kingdoms violate an ancient covenant and betray the fifth: Ithrace, the Kingdom of Flames, ruled by Steveren Langene, known as “the Firemane” for his brilliant red hair. As war engulfs the world, Ithrace is destroyed and the Greater Realms of Tembria are thrust into a dangerous struggle for supremacy.

As a Free Lord, Baron Daylon Dumarch owes allegiance to no king. When an abandoned infant is found hidden in Daylon’s pavilion, he realizes that the child must be the missing heir of the slain Steveren. The boy is valuable — and vulnerable. A cunning and patient man, Daylon decides to keep the baby’s existence secret, and sends him to be raised on the Island of Coaltachin, home of the so-called Kingdom of Night, where the powerful and lethal Nocusara, the “Hidden Warriors,” legendary assassins and spies, are trained.

Years later, another orphan of mysterious provenance, a young man named Declan, earns his Masters rank as a weapons smith. Blessed with intelligence and skill, he unlocks the secret to forging King’s Steel, the apex of a weapon maker’s known by very few. Yet this precious knowledge is also deadly, and Declan is forced to leave his home to safeguard his life. Landing in Lord Daylon’s provinces, he hopes to start anew.

Soon, the two young men — an unknowing rightful heir to a throne and a brilliantly talented young swordsmith — will discover that their fates, and that of Garn, are entwined. The legendary, long-ago War of Betrayal has never truly ended... and they must discover the secret of who truly threatens their world.

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Release date: April 26, 2018
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy
Average rating: 8.00/10
Total ratings: 2
Updated: April 26, 2018

The Firemane Saga :: Series

Garn, home to the Greater Realms of Tembria. The Firemane Saga, “an electrifying tale of two young men whose choices will determine a world’s destiny,” kicks off when four of the formerly peaceful kingdoms betray the fifth: Ithrace, or the Kingdom of Flames.

The Firemane Saga is slated as a trilogy.

King of Ashes (The Firemane Saga #1)
Queen of Storms (The Firemane Saga #2)
Master of Furies (The Firemane Saga #3)8.66

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10/10 |
May 07, 2018
an excellent read, cannot wait for the next book in the series.  All Feist readers will enjoy this book.