Saturday, September 7, 2013

Book Review: Magician's End by Raymond E Feist


THE FINAL VOLUME IN THE EPIC RIFTWAR CYCLE

The dragons are calling ...

Civil war is tearing apart the Kingdom of the Isles, for the throne lies empty and rivals are converging. Having spirited his beloved Princess Stephane safely out of Roldem, Hal - now Duke of Crydee - must turn his attention to the defence of the ancient realm so that a king can be anointed by the Congress of Lords, rather than by right of might.

But the greatest threat may well lie out of the hands of men. Somewhere in the Grey Tower Mountains something not of this world is emerging. It will require that alliances be made between mortal enemies if disaster is to be averted.

Elves and men must stand together, ancient heroes must rise again, dragons must fly and Pug, Magnus and the other magic-users of Midkemia must be prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice if the whole world is to be saved.

Magician's End is the final novel in an epic fantasy series which began over 30 years ago with the publication of Magician.

I have been reading (and loving) all of the Riftwar novels since I was a teenager and I am so very sad to see such an awesome series coming to an end, knowing that I won't get to read about any further exploits on the world of Midkemia.

As always there was barely a dull moment what with battles, magic and royal intrigue keeping things interesting.

Overall I felt that the book was a well written tribute to the series as a whole and all the characters that we have come to know and love over the years. It had the feeling of events coming back around full circle.

I can't say too much without giving anything away but if you are a fan of the fantasy genre and you havent read Magician, then I urge you to pick up a copy and give it a go. The series is long but every book is well worth the read.

Rating: 5/5
Note: I was not paid to write this review. 
I just love books/reading and want to share my passion with you. 

On a side note, recently I was lucky enough to win a signed and numbered limited edition proof copy of Magician's End - love it.

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