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Authors:Raymond E. Feist
Info:London Panther 1984, c1982 831p 18cm pbk
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Magician by Raymond E. Feist

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I have not been a great reader of Fantasy but this book is a cut above most.

I liked the character development and progression of the story. There are many many characters in this book along with story lines for about a dozen of the major characters. They all interweave and sometimes it is confusing as you progress through the book as to whether you have already met this character.

Another difficulty that I have with multi-story lines in a long story is sometimes you really like a particular thread or so and want to see it expanded and conversely you run into threads that bore you and you want to skim through them (sci-fi religious themes do that for me).

Fiest minimizes this issues better than most but they are there nonetheless. He certainly builds a nice world(s) into his story, the detail is pretty good and I like his style of writing. This book is the first of a series... but I think I will stop here, at least for a while. ( )
  Lynxear | May 4, 2015 |
yep, pretty interesting. lots of parallels between it and Tolkien works. Perhaps borrowing on the same mythologies, even. Anyway, i would say if you are prodominantly a fantasy reader and you love Tolkienesque stuff, then definately check it out. Otherwise i didnt find it altogether too profound, but was entertaining at least... ( )
  nmg1 | Mar 20, 2015 |
A quick-paced, entertaining read. ( )
  kenzen | Feb 23, 2015 |
I read it many years ago but can't remember anything except that I loved the series. I bought it again so I can reread with my son one day. ( )
  Karyn_Ainsworth | Dec 29, 2014 |
  jll1976 | Nov 13, 2014 |
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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
Dit boek is opgedragen aan de herinnering aan mijn vader Felix E. Feist, in alle opzichten een magiër.

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".
The original UK editions in one volume (this work) were split into two volumes for the US market.
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Raymond E. Feist's classic fantasy epic, Magician, has enchanted readers for over twenty years. The revised edition was prepared to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its publication, and incorporates over 15,000 words of text omitted from previous editions. 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. Suddenly the peace of the Kingdom is destroyed as mysterious alien invaders swarm the land. Pug is swept up into the conflict but for him and his warrior friend, Tomas, an odyssey into the unknown has only just begun. Tomas will inherit a legacy of savage power from an ancient civilization. Pug's destiny is to lead him through a rift in the fabric of space and time to the mastery of the unimaginable powers of a strange new magic.

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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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