The third book in the bestselling Serpentwar series.
The ultimate darkness approaches . . .
As the Emerald Queen’s shadow lengthens once more across the land of Midkemia, her forces stand ready to launch a devastating invasion.
Come the battle’s dawn, the magician Pug and his life-long friend Tomas will discover that something far worse than the Queen’s sorcery is afoot. For an insatiable nightmare creature has entered their world, seeking to own and corrupt the source of life itself.
When the final conflict is joined, reptile will stand against man and magician against demon; and those who battle for good must be victorious . . . or all is doomed.
Praise for Raymond E. Feist:
‘Fantasy of epic scope, fast-moving action and vivid imagination’ Washington Post
‘A fine yarn . . . vivid . . . suspenseful . . . the action is non-stop’ Booklist
‘File under guilty pleasure’
‘Well-written and distinctly above average… intelligent… intriguing.’
About the author
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.
Conspiracies and treachery beset the realm of the Demons in this third volume (after Rise of a Merchant Prince) of Feist's immensely popular Serpentwar Saga. Pug the magician and his allies, including the sorcerer Macros, have to cross a good part of the cosmos to fight the Demon King on his own ground. Erik von Darkmoor, meanwhile, becomes a married man and a senior officer in the hosts of beleaguered Krondor, while his trader friend Rupert Avery has both woman and money troubles. As usual, Feist makes relentless use of classic fantasy elements. He also employs a vivid imagination. In Krondor, troops do not, as they do in too much other fantasy fiction, spring up at an author's command. Money needs to be raised and troops need to be trained. Feist's depiction of the fall of Krondor is grim and gripping. But against these virtues lean a pedestrian use of language and antiquated images of women. As high fantasy, this isn't state of the art, but it is commercially adept and should sell well. 100,000 first printing; author tour.
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Best author in the WORLD. Superb dialog and detail. Feist paints a world like the ones I see in my dreams at night. Spectacular.