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The Big ReadMagician

Raymond E. Feist

Average Review Rating Average Rating 9/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Granada

Published : 1983

Copyright : Raymond Elias Feist 1982

ISBN-10 : PB 0-586-05828-1
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-586-21783-2

Publisher's Write-Up

Magician - A true epic of heroic fantasy in the great tradition.

At Crydee, a frontier outpost in the tranquil Kingdom of the Isles, an orphan boy, Pug, is apprenticed to a master magician - and the destinies of the two worlds are changed forever. Suddenly the peace of the Kingdom is destroyed as mysterious alien invaders swarm through the land. Pug is swept up into conflict but for him and his warrior friend, Tomas, an odyssey into the unknown has only just begun.

Pug's destiny is to lead him through a rift in the fabric of space and time to the mastery of the unimaginable powers of a strange new magic.

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Review by Chrissi (270900) Rating (9/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 9/10
This is the first book of the huge Science-Fantasy series set on Midkemia. The story surrounds Pug and Tomas, two boys from the castle at Crydee, at the far end of the Western Realm.

The boys have dreams, Tomas wishes to be a soldier and Pug wishes to be the greatest Magician the world has ever known. The boys find themselves caught up in a war with invaders from another world, with enemy soldiers from the Empire of the Tsuranuanni, who send slaves back to their world. Pug gets caught during an action against the invaders, and Tomas becomes lost in the Mountains. This leads to both boys achieving their dreams through the interference of the Sorcerer, Macros.

The boy's fate is tied up with that of the noble family of Crydee, the Duke Borric conDoin, and his sons Arutha and Lyam, and daughter Carline. Crydee is close the borders of the Western Realm, and has as neighbours, the elves of Elvander, and the Dwarves of the nearby mountains.

The story revolves around the war with the invading warriors, and the lengths that people will go to, to protect that which they love.

I love this series, and doing a review was a great excuse to re-read the whole lot. It has taken me a few weeks but it is always worth it. I like this book because it deals with how we grow up, and how we become the people we are, the relationships with others and how they change us. It is nice to be able to retreat to a world that makes sense, where good people get rewarded and bad get their come-uppance.

I would like a world like this, although being a goody two-shoes is no guarantee that you will survive, it does add a piquancy to the proceedings...
Chrissi (27th September 2000)

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