Friday, November 26, 2010

Magician (The Riftwar Saga, #1-2)Magician by Raymond E. Feist

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This has been on my to read list for a while. I really enjoyed it. It begins in a mediaeval fantasy world and follows the main characters Pug and Thomas introduced as boyhood friends. Mysterious aliens are quickly introduced into the story line and in time war breaks out between the kingdom and these travellers through a rift in space-time. One of the strengths of the book is the development of two complete fantasy worlds. Initially the treatment of the aliens is your typical bad guy scenario but as the action moves to the alien world we see the complexity of that world too and gain insight into the complexity and motives of that society as well. There was just the right amount of surprises and plot twists to keep the story interesting and moving at a fast pace. Definitely recommended for fans of fantasy.

That would by #34 on the list.

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