Books Completed: 58
Completion Date: April 13, 2007
Publication Year: 2007
Purchased in 2007
Book One of the Darkwar Saga
A portent of annihilation awakens the powerful sorcerer Pug in the dead of night—a dread vision warning of a vast and terrible army descending upon the exposed heart of Midkemia. Even the formidable might of the Tsurani Empire will not beat back the alien invaders. And in far Stardock town, two boys—untrained, unready, and barely come of age—will be called upon by the mysterious Conclave of Shadows to confront a sinister plot that implicates even the highest-ranking nobles in the land. For a nightmare of treason, intrigue, and murder is brewing among an ancient Brotherhood of Death—a clan of merciless assassins whose name is spoken only in fearful whispers . . .Raymond E. Feist is a fantasy author that has interested me for a while as someone that I want to read, but despited owning several of his books, I had never read him. This was my first attempt at reading him, and while I am aware that it is one of his newest books, I still felt the need to read it and then backtrack to his older books. I really liked the writing style of this author, so I will look forward to reading more from him.
The problem with this book is it is about characters that are first introduced in Feist's first books, so in a way it is a spoiler to earlier books to tell everything that happens in this book in case someone intends to read them. I do not mind because at least I know now that I like the author, but other people are more concerned with reading books in order. There are a lot of main characters in this book. I will just be very general with my comments on this book so I do not reveal too much to anyone interested in this series.
I will say that I think this is an interesting series from an interesting author. I really enjoyed the characters as well. There were a lot of different personalities shown that show an interesting contrast. I look forward to going back to the older books and talking about all the characters in their early start.