Flight of the Nighthawks

Flight of the Nighthawks Sorcerer Pug wakes from a nightmare that portends destruction for all of Midkemia and his son Magnus learns the reason a beacon draws an army of alien invaders and nemesis Sidi now Leso Varen In St

  • Title: Flight of the Nighthawks
  • Author: Raymond E. Feist
  • ISBN: 9780060792787
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sorcerer Pug wakes from a nightmare that portends destruction for all of Midkemia, and his son Magnus learns the reason a beacon draws an army of alien invaders, and nemesis Sidi, now Leso Varen In Stardock town, two boys come of age and go deep into the Empire of Great Kesh A dark plot implicates the highest ranking nobles, and the Nighthawks clan of Assassins.

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    1. This was actually the first Feist book I've read and I think it serves as a great introduction to anyone who also hadn't read his other works. Nighthawks still remains one of my favourite Feist books too.

    2. Flight of the Nighthawks has a good narrative that flows rather nicely. However, the plotline is one of Feist's weaker works, resulting in a somewhat meandering and, in the end, cliched style.The book begins focusing on the two boys, Tad and Zane, though somewhere along the line, Feist seemed to forget about them, leaving me wondering why he introduced them in the first place. Identifying a main character toward the end seemed rather difficult as it seemed to be spread out over numerous characte [...]

    3. Wow, Raymond Feist is really phoning it in here. Feist is one of my guilty pleasures as far as books go, and only one of two high fantasy authors I read everything from any more (the other one being George R. R. Martin). That may have to change, though.Flight of the Nighthawks really isn't all that well written, what with half the characters using idioms straight out of the 20th century and with clumsy and distracting phrasing that any editor should have been able to catch. It seems pretty clear [...]

    4. An inauspicious start to this trilogy Feist has this down to a formula, with strict ingredients and instructions. A standard trilogy starter, with cardboard characters and a generic plot. Pug, Miranda, Nakor and Tomas take their usual turns in this fantasy, without much reminding us of why we liked them to begin with. Leso Varen, the mad mage from the previous trilogy, is back and madder than ever. This is a guy who can't die! Some cheap theatrics and poorly written intrigue with the court of Ke [...]

    5. Sok dolgot nemértettem ezzel a könyvel kapcsolatban. De volt benne tipikus kiképzés, világbemutatás mondjuk leso varen továbbra is csapnivaló főgonosz. Nagyon gondolkozom a három és a négy pont között; végül négy pontot fog kapni, de csak mert Feist

    6. a good start to a new series- good setup for the next novel.was not enthralled with new characters (tad and zane) but loved the fact that pug and nakor have some "screen time" after being largely distant from feist novels for a whilethis is not a series that somebody fresh to feist world can pick up- alot of references to previous books and characters. I also dislike the use of Varen, he had his moments but hopefully will be pushed aside for the dasati

    7. Three things. First, someone should rewrite the preface. This isn't really a story of brothers or assassins. It's more politics and sorcery. Second, this book is alright. It's nothing great, but narration flows nicely and the anticipation to the climax is steady. Third, as warning, as I found out, this book is the first of a saga, but is not something brand new. There are more works, more story already built into the world this story takes place in.

    8. My favorite fantasy author of all time. It's just a joy to read his work, as he continues the story of Pug, and totally keeps you hanging on by having Pug, many books ago, told everyone around him, his loved ones, would die. Amazing character development.

    9. More like 3.5 stars really. A breezy read, interesting without being overly deep. Quite enjoyable, but with many, many jarring typos. The editor of this edition was asleep at the wheel.

    10. Down to Great Kesh we go again. Which is great because the last time I remember was 12 books ago. I LOVED the first chapter of this. Hopefully without spoiling too much, it’s a recreation of the previous part of the series, and I really enjoyed reading it.This book delves a bit more into Pug’s family, which I like as I felt Magnus and Caleb sort of just appeared one book, and I don’t know very well. Which is sad considering this world has so many books.A few new characters are not particul [...]

    11. This book has a pretty good story. I wasn't blown away but I enjoyed meeting all old characters. The story was still quite fast paced with minimum moments when Pug and Nakor ponder about a philosophy of magic. Unfortunately, the stories are becoming a bit repetitive. They are not completely the same but you can recognize the pattern. You can then predict where the direction of the story is heading and you are not as surprised as you should be. I'm Midkemia fan so I don't regret my time with the [...]

    12. I only managed to get to page 258 before I truly stopped caring. I'm counting this as finished. This writing style doesn't work for me, and to be honest, I couldn't care less about the characters.Dont get me wrong, its not awful, I did manage to get over half way. But then I put it down one day and its been months since I even bothered to pick it back up. I tried again tonight and I just don't care enough to keep trying.

    13. Quite like this one, though it does feel a bit rushed at times. We spend a lot of time with Caleb (Pug's son) and his adopted sons Tad and Zane investing the doing's of Leso Varen in Kesh, where he is hiding after the fall of Olasko.We also get introduced to Ralan Bek, one of the more interesting characters (and a rather important one), nicely stepping up the next few books

    14. It's been a fair few years since I last spent time with Pug and the gang so it took a little bit of time to remember who was who. This particular book isn't a shining example of fantasy, nor is it a stand out performer within the Magician series but it's a familiar, fast-paced, enjoyable story nonetheless.

    15. Spoiler****I enjoyed this book, however, it was a bit disappointing to realize that the writing took the turn of "I just don't want to get rid of the bad guy yet". I love the characters however, so I will continue the series.

    16. This book picked up towards the end, but for much of it, it felt like Feist was mailing it in. It's the first of a trilogy, so we will see how it plays out. It was okay, could have been better.

    17. Thoroughly enjoyed Flight of the Nighthawks, though the ending I felt was rather haphazard. However, finding out that Leso Varen had again escaped makes for another great in Into the Dark Realm.

    18. Book one of the Darkwar trilogy, which I plan to read all of this year, just not in a row. I’ve found in the last few years that I need the smorgasbord of my reading to have a lot of variety in it. Too much of one thing in a row, no matter how good it is, can get, if not boring, then temporarily stale. And this start to a new trilogy isn't quite as exciting as I'd hoped, so we're not exactly starting in a great spot.I started this story with the anticipation of visiting some favourite characte [...]

    19. Considering this book continued on from the fantastic adventures of the previous series 'The Conclave of Shadows' which brought us startlingly rich characters such as Talwin Hawkins (or Talon) I was absolutely exstatic that we would see them again. Unfortunately, although the story line of the talnoy and Laso Varen flows on from 'exiles return' the excitingly deep and full backstories of the characters lagged. There were often times that i felt Raymond trying to bring depth to a character which [...]

    20. Filler, good to read the first time but just a stepping stone between good books once you have read it a few times.

    21. Certainly not his best work, but not bad either. First the bad: One reader already mentioned he had too many modern phrases and references, which was true, but not in the extreme. What was extreme was the number of references to past characters and books, that it seemed like reading a "clip show" in book form. Although some background is needed, this was done in excess and even references that had nothing to do with the current plot were used. Obviously he was relying too heavily on past success [...]

    22. This is the first book by Raymond E. Feist that I've read - by accident mostly as I messed up the titles and picked up the wrong (or rather, not intended) trilogy at my local library. And for the first encounter it was not that bad. I didn't like the first half of the book, but I always try to finish what I've started and I'm glad I didn't stop. Initially the pace was really slow and the plot not really engaging. The whole system of - let's say - realities seemed quite complicated but hopefully [...]

    23. The first of the Darkwar Series, set a year or so after "Exile's Return", is a decent read if nothing more.I'm always excited when we go down into Kesh, and the majority of this book was based down there. The Conclave are on the constant lookout for the dangerous necromancer Leso Varen, and believe he is orchestrating chaos in the Imperial Court of Kesh.It's a rather straightforward plot, and although the plot itself didn't move me particularly, the subtle foreshadowing of things to come did. Th [...]

    24. This book continues from where the "Conclave of Shadows" series left off. 'Exile's Return' ended with two big questions. The mysterious & extremely dangerous killing-machines from another world, called 'Talnoy', and a resurgence of the band of assassins, the Nighthawks. This book takes place mostly in the Empire of Kesh and deals almost exclusively with rooting out the Nighthawks (although we see precious little of the assassins). Nakor, Pug, Miranda, Magnus, Caleb & his foster sons and [...]

    25. A ho-hum story without a real hook to itBottom Line: Try before you buyNever read any of Feist's book before this one. The cover looked really good, and the it had gotten some pretty decent reviews.So, the first part of the book, with Pug waking from a dream was weird didn't make any sense. And then we from that to the two boys, and the guy their mom likes. I had no idea who Pug was, and why did the book start with him?Fast forward a ways, to the explanation of the all Gods.e Lesser Gods, and th [...]

    26. Flight Of The Nighthawks takes place a few short years after The Conclave Of Shadows series with Pug and the Conclave now facing a new threat from the vile sorcerer Leso Varen, who now seeks to destabilize and destroy the Empire of Great Kesh. Agents Talwin Hawkins, Kasper, And Caleb, along with his new stepsons Tad and Zane, head to the desert empire in hopes of stoping Varen once and for all. But, with the assassin Nighthawks doing his bidding, this may be an almost impossible task. Once again [...]

    27. This book was an improvement on the previous trilogy, Conclave of Shadows. I really had a hard time staying interested in those, but hung on in the hopes that the story would pick back up. This book is another installment in this long Midkemia story, but thankfully reintroduces some characters I really like, like Pug and Nakor. Feist has a fantasy formula he follows pretty well, and this trilogy is showing to be no exception, but that's fine as I love his stories. Pug lives so long that of cours [...]

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