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Title:Flight of the Nighthawks
Authors:Raymond E. Feist
Info:Eos (2006), Hardcover
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Tags:Fantasy, Darkwar, 999 challenge

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Flight of the Nighthawks by Raymond E. Feist (2005)

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Good continuation. ( )
  willowcove | Sep 1, 2010 |
As my favorite fantasy author its always a good read...I do wonder how much longer he can drag out the Pug story line. ( )
  Oogod | Jun 28, 2010 |
I normally like Feist's books a lot, but this one feels like some of his other books, its just the same action over and over. The good guys try to sniff out the secret cabal that is threatening the world, while thinking they are just investigating some little bad guys. Along the way they get caught not being quite prepared enough for the badness, but the major good guys survive, uncover the plot, and then proceed on to the next book to uncover more hidden bad guys. I thought it was interesting, but it felt way too much like a repeat of the books featuring Jimmy the Hand, just with different characters and a different location. ( )
  Karlstar | Nov 18, 2009 |
This book mixes the core characters from the Conclave of Shadows with a few new (but very familiar) ones, such as Tad and Zane (think Erik and Roo from the Serpentwar saga). Thankfully, Tad and Zane's training only takes up one or two chapters and is not the main focus of this book, as it was with Talon of the Silver Hawk in his eponymous book.

If I seem to be comparing this book to earlier books in the grander Riftwar saga, it is because many of them share a common story: ordinary person actually has magical or superhuman powers and is trained to be a super-weapon against evil. Flight of the Nighthawks is a nice break because we finally get to see a bunch of these superhumans start to battle it out against the super bad guy, Leso Varen. The story keeps you moving along to a grand ending that makes you want to pick up the next book, Into a Dark Realm, right away. ( )
  lithicbee | Oct 21, 2009 |
FLIGHT OF THE NIGHTHAWKS is the first in a new series set in the magical world of Midkemia. Author Raymond Feist brings back many characters from earlier novels, including includes my favourite characters - Pug, the wizard and Tomas, the human-turned-Valheru. Combining experienced mages and warriors with young protagonists will appeal to both young and adult readers, and Feist has a way of bringing up philosophical questions in an intriguing context - with plenty of colourful secondary characters. One in particular, Bek, the man who contains a small piece of the Nameless God, seems destined for far more in future stories.

Most of the story happens in the great Empire of Kesh, where the two young boys Zane and Tad are forced to quickly grow up and acquire survival skills under the supervision of Pug's son - Caleb. The Nighthawks are back, under the command of a necromancer, who has been also responsible for past troubles. The lurking threat is actually way bigger than that - creatures from lower plane are to attack Midkemia, and the only thing the forces of evil need for the plan to be successful is a Midkemia World War, which is about to happen, thanks to Nighthawks fanatics.

I have been a fan of Raymond Feist for many years now, and I looked forward to this book's release with bated breath. Yep, this is classic Feist, with grand schemes, great magic, old friends, and new and terrible villains. I think that this is a great book, one that is sure to please any fan of grand fantasy. I loved this book, and highly recommend it to everyone! ( )
  Jawin | Apr 12, 2009 |
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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 . . .

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Pug, a sorcerer, searches for the meaning of a prophetic nightmare that portends the destruction of the world of Midkemia, while two young brothers, untrained and unprepared, become a part of the Conclave of Shadows.

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