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by Raymond E. Feist

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Series: The Riftwar Saga (1), The Riftwar Cycle, Publication Order (1), The Riftwar Cycle, Alternative Reading Order (Riftwar Saga, Book 1), The Riftwar Cycle, Publication Order (The Riftwar Saga, Book 1), The Riftwar Cycle, Chronological Order ((Riftwar Saga 1): 1)

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At Crydee, a frontier outpost in the tranquil Kingdom of the Isles, an orphan boy, Pug, is apprenticed to a master magician and the destinies of two worlds are changed forever.

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Boek 1 is uit. Heerlijk boek maar zwaar verslavend, zelfs nu ik het boek voor de vijfde keer of zo lees.Ik ben wel gecharmeerd van Puc en Tomas. Sowieso vind ik Feist sterk met karakters. Ook de wereld blijft zelfs na herlezen boeiend. Ik ben meteen doorgegaan in boek 2. ( )
  weaver-of-dreams | Aug 1, 2023 |
Le prime 100 pagine sono piane semplici prevedibili - ma piacevoli.
Poi c'è uno sprint inatteso, e ti domandi dove vuole andare a parare.

Se superi una 50ina di pagine noiosette, arrivi nella seconda parte, e qui Feist dà il meglio di sé.

A momenti ricorda qualcosa di Martin; ci sono pagine che richiamano la migliore Le Guin; e non manca lo sguardo affettuoso di un certo Tolkien.

Fa piacere leggere un libro con un suo carattere così particolare. ( )
  kenshin79 | Jul 25, 2023 |
I don't think I knew what I was getting into with this one. This is a gateway into a huge universe of Feist's works, which if the first is any indication are quite enjoyable. The story follows the rise of a magician through an unusual path. A lot of this story reminded me of Sanderson's The Stormlight Archive series - the alternate worlds, the distrust and struggles for power, along with rise to power. Ok, those are things that are in many stories, but perhaps the scope of the worlds hit on some similarities as well. I'll probably end up finishing off the Magician trilogy next year, as just thinking about the story makes me want to see where it goes next. ( )
  adamfortuna | May 28, 2021 |
I love the book, but was annoyed with the narrator.

While his normal in-character narrating voice is just fine (the kind of voice I associate with big, bearded, pipe-smoking old wizards), any time he tried to act out some strong emotion it sounded... constipated. And it's very much not fun listening to a young lady sobbing in the voice of a constipated middle-aged man.

And then there's all changing voices for minor characters (sometimes even in the middle of a sentence).

So yeah, not really in love with the narrator, but the books is still great fun, in writing and in audio :) ( )
  NannyOgg13 | Mar 27, 2021 |
I enjoyed the first third or so of this novel, after which things slowed down considerably and I trudged through the remainder of the book. It began as a medieval-tinged coming of age story, with young boys being apprenticed to masters of arms, woodsmanship, and magic; swerved into science fiction with aliens from another universe invading through a rift, seeking precious metals, and finally became a bit of a political thriller with kings and dukes and lines of succession and hidden heirs to the throne. Individually each of the story lines could have held their own, but all together I felt that they detracted rather than supported each other. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Raymond E. Feistprimary authorall editionscalculated
Gatti, DavidCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Guarnieri, AnnaritaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heufkens, RichardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Maitz, DonCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Taylor, GeoffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A boy's will is the wind's will.
And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.
—Longfellow, My Lost Youth

We were, fair queen,
Two lads that thought there was no more behind
But such a day to-morrow as to-day,
And to be boy eternal.
The Winter's Tale,
Act 1, Scene 2
This book is dedicated to the memory of my father, Felix E. Feist, in all ways, a magician.
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The storm had broken.
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This work contains both "Magician: Apprentice" and "Magician: Master".
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