A Kingdom Besieged

A Kingdom Besieged Feist has the universe firmly under his control Contra Costa Times Feist has a natural talent for keeping the reader turning pages Chicago Sun TimesMidkemia s fifth and final Riftwar the devastating C

  • Title: A Kingdom Besieged
  • Author: Raymond E. Feist
  • ISBN: 9780061468407
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Paperback
  • Feist has the universe firmly under his control Contra Costa Times Feist has a natural talent for keeping the reader turning pages Chicago Sun TimesMidkemia s fifth and final Riftwar the devastating Chaoswar explodes in the opening volume of Raymond E Feist s spectacular new epic fantasy trilogy of magic, conflict, and world shattering peril A Kingdom Besieged is a Feist has the universe firmly under his control Contra Costa Times Feist has a natural talent for keeping the reader turning pages Chicago Sun TimesMidkemia s fifth and final Riftwar the devastating Chaoswar explodes in the opening volume of Raymond E Feist s spectacular new epic fantasy trilogy of magic, conflict, and world shattering peril A Kingdom Besieged is a breathtaking adventure that brings back Pug first introduced in Feist s classic debut novel, Magician, and now Midkemia s most powerful sorcerer who faces a major magical cataclysm that forces him to question everything he s ever held as true and dear including the loyalty of his beloved son Magnus The Chaoswar promises to be the crowning achievement in the three decades long career of a New York Times bestselling master fantasist who rules the sword and sorcery universe along with Terry Goodkind, George R R Martin, and Terry Brooks.

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    1. The end of the Riftwar world is nigh, and I feel an odd mix of relief and elation. I think the series may be ending with a lot of repeating elements, having been dragged on a little too long… but at the same time, it has been nice to come “home” to the author that sparked my love of fantasy.I already like the Chaoswar Saga better than the Demonwar Saga. It took a while for things to get going and for all the “players” to be reintroduced, but once it did, it had my interest. Feist inclu [...]

    2. It has been an astounding 30+ years since Raymond E. Feist first introduced us to Pug, Tomas, and the other heroes of Midkemia in Magician (broken into Magician: Apprentice & Magician: Master in North America), the first book of the The Riftwar Saga. I can vividly remember devouring all three books of original trilogy back in high school, and I still count it as one of my favourite series.I, of course, went on to read the Krondor's Sons duology, along with The Empire Trilogy - which had the [...]

    3. The darkness is coming…If you are a fan of epic fantasy novels, knights, battles, kings, queens, magicians, elves and everything related to them this is a fantasy world you’ll love.The story of Midkemia started 26 books ago and still worth waiting every single book. In this 27th book the Kingdom is threatened by the empire of Great Kesh. Spies from both the Kingdom and Roldem are disappearing or turned to the enemy side. And when Jim Dasher, an agent from both the Conclave of Shadows and the [...]

    4. A Kingdom Besieged was my first introduction to Feist’s novels. The author makes a huge assumption – that I have read his previous books. This assumption is revealed in the fact that he spends almost no time introducing his characters. By the middle of the book I had to assume that if I didn’t know who someone was, they must have been brought forward from an earlier series. Since this book is touted as “book one” of a new series, I felt tremendously disappointed. I then researched Feis [...]

    5. A Kingdom Besieged is the latest book in the long-running Riftwar Cycle by Raymond Feist and the first in what appears may be the final trilogy of the story. Depending a bit on how one chooses to count, this is the 19th book in the primary series (which is subdivided into a variety of sagas), with an additional 9 related books (6 co-authored) retroactively filling in story gaps with alternate tales and points of view. Broadly speaking the primary series has generally declined in quality through [...]

    6. To me this book felt like a well needed return to form for Feist. The Demonwar saga was a let down for me but this, the start of the end, really got things back on track. The action was good and varied, Pug wasn't wallowing so much and started to seem like himself again, the story of Child was great and the pieces are all moving into place.There were some negatives of course. The amount of characters is starting to get confusing, especially with Feist's love of naming them the same thing. I need [...]

    7. Ah, I did it again. How does one continuously get into yearlong series without noticing? I'll tell you how: With the book saying it's a "no. 1 of the blablabla series" and having the gall to then on the inside show up FIRST rather than LAST with all the other books. I certainly wouldn't have picked this one up had I known there were whole sagas going on behind this. Maybe I should've noticed that "The Chaoswar Saga" as mentioned in the list of all the other sagas seemed to be a standalone yet ha [...]

    8. 3.5 Stars. This is the first in a series so by itself it doesn't lend itself to satisfaction. Once I complete the series I may come back to this first book and change my rating. So far it has been diverting but not amazing. Will continue on in the series and reassess.

    9. Superb read with the NLS audiobook to follow along with while you read. Exciting plot that piques and keeps the readers interest.

    10. From the Magician: Apprentice to this title that I'm sure Raymond E. Feist made an incredible journey for its readers, but sadly I have only read his Riftwar Saga and Krondor's Sons. I have to say that, after reading this, I am sure that I haven't made a bigger mistake in my reading experience.I fell in love with Magician: Apprentice on first sight. Ever since that first sentence, ever since that first scene with Pug, I was gripped with the whole world of Midkemia and Televan Feist created. But [...]

    11. The fifth riftwar is about to start. Pug and the Conclave have been searching for demons for a few years and have not noticed that something is happening. And since I love Pug I am always happy to see him, and I hope there will be a lot of him. But he is also very sad since he lost his wife and son, and because of all the others he has seen die since he has lived so long.The other characters in this book are Martin and Hal conDoin, sons of the Duke of Crydee, and they will play a big part in thi [...]

    12. Another page turner, obviously, when is Feist ever not? Spoiler alert (so don't read on if you haven't read the book yet) : I have to comment on the demon thing at first I was like "what is going on with Child?", and then later I was still like "what is going on?" I mean I knew it was going to be an important part of the story but come on! This is Feist and I want content with Pug and The Conclave and Thomas! Meanwhile, I did enjoy meeting the new characters from Crydee, gotta love going back to [...]

    13. Another excellent epic fantasy by Raymond E. Feist. As he begins the final trilogy in the long-running Riftwar series we see again old friends and villains and meet new heroes. After centuries of peace, the Empire of the Great Kesh attacks the great Kingdom and Crydee, the city from which the great Magician Pug and the mighty Dragon Lord Tomas are from is again under siege. And a young conDoin, a distant ancestor of the legendary Prince Arutha, must protect his people. In the same time, spy nets [...]

    14. A much anticipated (by me anyway) return to the world of Midkemia disappointed as a fairly frustrating read. With 30+ books worth of history behind the Riftwar Cycle now I guess it was inevitable that some time had to be spent on exposition and reminding the reader of some of the history - but it just came across as if 80% of this book was just that. It felt like large swathes of history and rehashing past events interspersed with short little bits of new story throughout most of the book.Having [...]

    15. I continue to read these books so I can get to the end of the story, but it seems a bit to me like the books just aren't as polished as they used to be. Other reviews here have already pointed out the repetition of the Magician's Tower description, but I've found a few other instances that just didn't quite feel right as I read them. Of course, I've never read a series as extensive as this one (although Jordan's Wheel of Time trumps Feist with page-count, it falls far short of characters and ove [...]

    16. I love the way Feist writes. So why not a higher rating? Because in order to make a series top the one before it you have to have a bigger bad guy, a bigger end of the world, a bigger everything and to tell you the truth after 30 years of Pug and the Kingdom it's just not as believable anymore. It also was hard to keep all the references and past characters straight (we are talking about 30 years and probably at least 25-30 books) and having to sort them out in my head took me out of the story.B [...]

    17. This is the first book in the trilogy where Feist will end the saga he started in 82 with Magician. The previous books in the series suffered from the author not really knowing which way to go with his story, but now that he took a decision the book benefits from that.There are a lot of characters in this book, most of them are known to the readers from the previous 100 or so books. :-), although there are some new promising young characters as well. I spend a lot of time in the last days to rea [...]

    18. It's not really the first book in the series. I think it's more of a spin-off, but I'm not sure because I haven't read the other books. I gave it three stars but if I was more familiar with a few of the characters it could have been a four star. I may go back and read the earlier books.

    19. So happy to read Feist again and sad at the same time cause after 30 years this story isgonna end.Reading this book felt like coming home

    20. It has been a long time since I've read a Feist book (something close to 10 years I would guess). It was interesting how clear it was to me how my taste in reading has changed in the last 10 years. Feist offers a very stock-standard fantasy. The world is a magical, medieval setting (with some world / dimension jumping thrown in there). The characters tend be archetypes (repeated throughout a lot of Feist's novels) with similar dynamics and relationships with each other. You won't get the same le [...]

    21. Didn't live up to Riftwar. Felt like it was trying to do too much. A lot of new characters were introduced and it seems like the payoff for those characters will be in the next books, but not enough time was given to want to see their stories in this book by itself. Still, not a bad read. Haven't decided yet if I'll continue with the rest of the series.

    22. sajnos a végére nagyon elfogyott a lendület ugyanolyan karakterek ugyanolyan kalandokat élnek át és tipikusan olyan érzés, mint amikor egy jó sorozatból a sokadik évad már nagyon nem az igazi, de a megszeretett karakterek miatt még nézi az ember.

    23. You can read the full review over at The Founding Fields:thefoundingfields/2013/12/Shadowhawk takes a look at the first novel in Raymond E. Feist’s final trilogy of the great Midkemian Saga. This is also the fourth review in his Advent Review series and you can check out the full list at the following link:sonsofcorax.wordpress/my-r“With this book, I returned to the world of Midkemia after a long, long time and what I found was that the setting was just as captivating and enthralling as it w [...]

    24. In 1982, Raymond Feist launched himself into the world of fantasy with the publication of MAGICIAN. With that novel, he successfully began one of the most praised and enjoyed series of modern fantasy, The Riftwar Cycle. Twenty-nine years and 26 books later, Feist gives us A KINGDOM BESIEGED, the next installment in the massive arc in the worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan and the initial volume of the Chaoswar Saga.A brittle peace exists between the Empire and the Kingdom following the Demonwar. Now [...]

    25. A Kingdom Besieged comprises one of the final three books in Raymond E. Feist's Riftwar Cycle. There is a lot to like here: old grudges revisited in the form of a Keshian invasion of the Isles, a demon child and archivist who are clearly more than they appear, unexpected alliances that make for strange bedfellows, and a tantalizing glimpse of what is to come in the last two novels of Feist's Midkemia series. There were a few plot holes that I encountered along the way. When Pug declares his inte [...]

    26. 'A Kingdom Besieged' by Raymond E. Feist, is the first book in the Chaoswar saga. It's also towards the end of the overall Riftwar Cycle, so not a good place to start. Instead, go start with the author's first book Magician (and by the way, I'm jealous, you've got a lot of good books to enjoy).Feist's recent books have deteriorated from his excellent books of the 1980s and 1990s. I used to buy his books in hardbook as soon as they came out, and eagerly devour them. Problem was, the books started [...]

    27. Ongeveer dertig jaar nadat Raymond E. Feist zijn reeks boeken over Midkemia begon met Magiër, komt het einde nu in zicht met de Saga van de Chaosoorlog-trilogie. Het eerste deel hiervan, Het Bedreigde Koninkrijk, speelt zich vijf jaar na Voor de Poorten van het Duister af. Hierin verloor Puc zijn vrouw en zoon en het verdriet is nog steeds niet verwerkt. Toch kan hij zich niet al te lang afzijdig houden van wat er zich nu afspeelt op Midkemia. Het Keizerrijk Kesh blijkt namelijk een grootschali [...]

    28. This review is also published at thebookaholiccat This was my first book by Raymond E. Feist and big mistake! This book is promoted as the first book in The Chaoswar Saga Trilogy, but when I started to read it I realized that it was not a first book, but a continuation of a very extensive series, that is divided into different sagas; there are almost 20 books prior to this one.This dampened a little bit my reading experience considering there were many references to previous events that I didn [...]

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