Just see my review of part one. Feist writes will trump even these two, as his work gets better and better, and as more of the interesting and somewhat forgotten history of the Chaos Wars unfolds. In this trilogy Pug and his friends are faced with a whole branch of magic and magical creatures beyond Pug's knowledge and understanding, demons that have overrun several worlds already and that seem poised to invade Midkemia next. Although they won that battle, the war is far from over as Belasco has other demonic contacts ready to fight. Pug and his crew are supposed to be really smart, but they fall backwards through obvious clues, and in the final battles, wander from place to place with no plan, depending on Pug's super-magic to save the day.
But now he's back and he's got me in- hook, line and sinker! However, I also find Feist's writing to continue to degrade and I may have to just give up on him at some point. The new Upright Man is called Jimmy and is an imitation of his ancestor. I have read damn near everything set in this world and I love it but, I have to say that this book is underwhelming and far too reliant on people remembering characters from the previous books. I wish I had the books in between this series and the initial 4 books Feist wrote about Midkemia and Pug, but sadly our public library only has bits and pieces of most authors' series. Overall, I get the feeling that Feist is genuinely back on track.
As I have been a long-time fan of his work, I have compared it to The Lord of the Rings books but have actually enjoyed this series more. The second Demonwar fantasy is an exciting thriller that continues the latest demonic assault on Midkemia. Feist is one of the world's leading fantasy writers. The fearsome demon Dahun and the mad necromancer Belasco have joined forces--a union of black magics that no power on Midkemia may be strong enough to withstand. One of the biggest issues is the book had extremely poor editing. Still healing physically, they have no time to do so mentally especially to grieve for so many valiant, who died in their just cause, James warns the band of Midkemia protectors that the next battle has begun. There's no-one like Arutha or Martin Longbow or Jimmy.
He committed to the overall cycle and covering all the bases that he had in mind- probably taxing him and leading to previous subpar books. It's still Feist and I would give him a pass because I love his world, but the Demonwar part 2 is disappointing. Who was it getting punched that time? In this trilogy Pug and his friends are faced with a whole branch of magic and magical creatures beyond Pug's knowledge and understanding, demons that hav I wish I had the books in between this series and the initial 4 books Feist wrote about Midkemia and Pug, but sadly our public library only has bits and pieces of most authors' series. The bad: The Star Elves are the focus of the previous book in this two part series but they just fade away to nothing by the end of this. While I simply adore Raymond Feist's works, it appears he phoned this one in. This was a Goodreads giveaway gift. And as evil, mayhem, and dark magic are unleashed, none can predict if they- and Midnomia itself will survive.
While I did enjoy At The Gates Of Darkness, I must also admit I was a bit disappointed. To protect their world the Black Sorcerer Pug and Midkemia's clandestine protectors the Conclave of Shadows forged an uneasy alliance of formidable magical talent's. This was amateur hour for a writer who has written some of the very best fantasy in his original Magician series. It's short and despite yet more peril landing on Midkemia, it still feels bland. I really think that the franchise would benefit from the Chaoswar saga being the last saga. Take some time to explore Mr.
One toward the end was particularly impressive: a group of about 9 people splits into This was an ok read, apparently finishing a two book arc in Midkemia. Martin, and Terry Brooks, and everyone, in fact, who loves superior epic fantasy will not want to miss At the Gates of Darkness. But, the actual events are on a much smaller scale then what the set-up in book 1 appeared to be indicating and one feels a bit cheated. Pug and his crew are supposed to be really smart, but they fall backwards through obvious clues, and in the final battles, wander from place to place with no plan, depending on Pug's super-magic to save the day. The endless parade of world-ending plots feels a little bit wearisome and while I appreciate the addition of Sandreena I think that's how you spell it her backstory is lazy. His novels gave me a taste of fantasy before tackling the heavy-hitters of speculative fiction. The expansion of the Sidi character into his three brothers and their back story is great.
It would be a shame to let the series fizzle out in a number of uninspired novels. It feels like this addition could have been skipped over without detriment to the overall story. But now that we're in sight of the end, he's got his mojo back. Хорошее состояние: Книга, которая была в употреблении, но находится в хорошем состоянии. In the Valley of Lost Men, Belasco regroups with Dahun the demon as they unite in a level of dark magic never tried before. Feist returns to beleaguered Midkemia and its capital, Krondor, in At the Gates of Darkness, the second volume in his enthralling DemonWar Saga of magic, war, and peril. When this happens, you end up with things like this book, a placeholder where nothing particularly interesting happens.
When this happens, you end up with things like this book, a placeholder where nothing particularly interesting happens. Feist like Mantle and Maris hits back to back home runs though his saga has that sameness feel from the previous series. He wrote the novel two years later, and it was published in 1 Raymond E. The new characters were mildly interesting and the big battle at the end, while a bit confusing, did hold my interest. Ultimately, how will the mightiest of magic wielders not only fight, but also survive against the insane Belasco and a Demon King up to dark evil that will leave Midkemia like all the other worlds the Demon Legion has been to? When Ray started his epic I eagerly devoured Magician, Silverthorn and Darkness at Sethanon; the one-off novels and the serpentwar saga.
The final battle ensures the power hungry demon's ability to infiltrate Midkemia is delayed, but more is yet to come. Sure, there was some good stuff. I like the magician elf brothers, the new characters, the old characters returning. Feist was born Raymond E. That's why I created BestReadingOrder. But Maarg's fall has not stopped the demonic onslaught.