The RiftWar is done. But an enemy has risen in strength from the ashes of defeat - a fearsome army of trolls and renegade humans, emboldened by the drug of destruction and commanded by dark elves aided by the sorcery of an enigmatic cabal. But there is one who defies the call to battle.
In a world that is not our own, war is a legacy. In a land of wonders and magic, blood swells the rivers and nourishes the earth. But in the fires of near-constant battle, great courage and nobility are forged, as former heroes take up arms once again and new ones merge to defend to the death what is good and right in their beleaguered realm.
New York Times bestselling fantasist RAYMOND E. FEIST returns to this miraculous place that has enthralled millions of readers the world over to bring to light an extraordinary, hitherto untold chapter in the violent history of Midkemia. It is the story of a traitor - a dark elf who rejects the brutality of his warlike kind and casts his lot with the human targets of their fierce aggression. It is a towering saga of great conflicts, brave acts and insidious intrigues - of mysterious deaths among the ranks of the just and the sinister machinations of a master criminal - when the fate of many civilizations rests in the able, unfaltering hands of RiftWar veterans Squire Locklear and the cunning thief-turned-Squire James.
It chronicles the powerful awakening of Owyn, an apprentice magician of untried strength and hidden depths, and celebrates the selfless achievements of Pug, the greatest magician of two worlds, who must again - though not for the last time - rise spectacularly to new heights in the cause of those who face certain annihilation.
Follow the master to new corners of a world you have not yet fully explored - and experience the excitement, the terror and the triumph born from the doom aimed at the beating heart of a kingdom: the glorious place called...
Raymond Elias Feist (born 1945, Los Angeles, California) is an American author, mostly specialising in fantasy fiction.
Feist was raised in Southern California. He was born with the surname Gonzales, before being adopted by 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 1982.
Feist currently lives in San Diego with his children, where he collects fine wine, DVDs, and books on a variety of topics of personal interest: wine, biographies, history, and the history of American Professional