Search Results: "Raymond E. Feist"


BOOK REVIEW

EXILE’S RETURN by Raymond E. Feist
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2005

"Well-paced storytelling by a veteran entertainer."
Another entry in Feist's long-running Midkemia fantasy (Krondor, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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RAGE OF A DEMON KING by Raymond E. Feist
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1997

"Somehow, Feist always manages to wring out another plot twist or scrape together a new and improved gaggle of bad guys to keep the stew bubbling; the real puzzle is how the fans tolerate his graceless, often downright inept prose and limping dialogue. (First printing of 100,000)"
Feist's fantasy saga continues (Shadow of a Dark Queen, 1994; Rise of the Merchant Prince, 1995) as the folk of Midkemia, already battling the snaky Saaur and their Emerald Queen, face an invasion of hungry demons seeking new wellsprings of toothsome lifeforce for their insatiable leader, Great Maarg. Read full book review >

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THE KING'S BUCCANEER by Raymond E. Feist
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 18, 1992

"More sophisticated readers may be annoyed by the author's plodding style, especially at such generous length."
Feist returns yet again to Midkemia, the world of his ``Riftwar'' trilogy (Magician, Silverthorn, A Darkness at Sethanon), this time focusing on the younger generation: his protagonist, Prince Nicholas, is the son of a main character in the trilogy. Read full book review >

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KRONDOR THE ASSASSINS by Raymond E. Feist
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 9, 1999

"Should please the fans and sell many, many copies. (Author tour)"
Second installment of Feist's new series, following Krondor the Betrayal (1998). Read full book review >

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MISTRESS OF THE EMPIRE by Raymond E. Feist
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1992

"Addicts only."
``The morning sun shone.'' So begins this concluding volume of the trilogy (Daughter of the Empire, 1987; Servant of the Empire, 1990), in a style more evocative of The Hungry Caterpillar than its obvious paradigm, Shogun. Read full book review >

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RISE OF A MERCHANT PRINCE by Raymond E. Feist
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Midkemia addicts will be accustomed to Feist's plodding, self- absorbed style and lack of true initiative, and should be content; newcomers needn't bother."
Part two of Feist's latest epic (following Shadow of a Dark Queen, 1994) set in Midkemia, the scene of his previous Riftwar saga, with certain characters making a reappearance. Read full book review >

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Released: July 18, 1994

"Fast action, appealing characters, and a splendid setting will delight readers of fantasy and leave them eager for the next battle. (Author tour)"
Feist (The King's Buccaneer, 1992, etc.) returns to the enchanted world of Midkemia to begin a new series, The Serpent War Saga. Read full book review >

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SHARDS OF A BROKEN CROWN by Raymond E. Feist
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1998

"Fans only—but there are lots of them."
Fourth and final part of Feist's Serpentwar Saga (Shadow of a Dark Queen, 1994; Rise of a Merchant Prince, 1995; Rage of a Demon King, 1997). Read full book review >

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KRONDOR: TEAR OF THE GODS by Raymond E. Feist
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"There's even an ending, sort of, though the overall struggle continues: perfect for series fans."
More battles against the Nameless One: the third entry in Feist's latest fantasy series set in Midkemia (Krondor the Assassins, 1999, etc.) and similarly based on a computer game. Read full book review >

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KRONDOR THE BETRAYAL by Raymond E. Feist
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 7, 1998

"Good, bad, or indifferent, Feist's huge saga simply is, and the fans will lap it up."
Another series set in Midkemia (The Serpentwar Saga, etc.) begins. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 24, 1993

"Down-to-earth, savvy perspectives on one of the few government enterprises that works and is still equipped to give value for money. (Glossary, plus tabular material throughout)"
A worldly-wise take on how the US military managed to overcome a tradition of unpreparedness during the post-Vietnam era and decisively win the Gulf War. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2013

"Frivolous and superficial—but as entertaining as an old B movie on a dreary Saturday afternoon."
A loving but lighter-than-air biography of the hotel that has loomed over Hollywood since the 1920s. Read full book review >