A Kingdom Besieged
Years ago, the Empire of Great Kesh failed in its attempt to conquer
Krondor after the Serpentwar, thanks to the bravery, cunning, and magic
of the sorcerer Pug and the Conclave of Shadows. Since then, peace has
benefitted both nations, and the Kingdom has been free from the threat
of another Keshian invasion. Yet now, the dark clouds of war gather
again. . . .
From the Far Coast in the west to the frontier with the Eastern
Kingdoms, rumors, uncertainty, and political instability are rampant.
Spies have gone missing—some were murdered while others have turned
traitor. Factions are rising, powerful legions from the Keshian
Confederacy have been mobilized, and an attack on the kingdoms of the
Isles and Roldem is all but certain.
As the men of the Western Realm begin to mount a defense, Martin conDoin,
the middle son of Lord Henry, Duke of Crydee, finds himself leading the
charge against the invaders—like his legendary ancestor, Prince Arutha,
who stood firm to the death against the Tsurani invasion. But Arutha had
an entire army at his command. Martin has just a ragtag force comprised
of a few old men and young boys.
As Kesh's invading hordes once again descend upon the Kingdom, no one is
safe—not experienced masters of intrigue Lord James Dasher Jamison and
the beguiling and deadly Lady Franciezka; not the brave warrior
Knight-Adamant Sandreena and a new generation of loyal yet untested
defenders; not even the great Pug himself, the most powerful magician
the world of Midkemia has ever known. A threat far more terrifying has
arisen, an evil whose burgeoning power portends Midkemia's demise. And
soon even the Kingdom's enchanted defender will find himself questioning
everything he's ever held abiding, true, and treasured . . . including
the loyalty and desires of his beloved son, Magnus.
A Crown Imperiled
War rages in Midkemia once
again, and behind the chaos, disquieting evidence points to dark elements at
As enemies march across the realm wreaking destruction, its brave and loyal
defenders battle to survive—a struggle made more perilous now that Jim
Dasher's trusted intelligence network has been cleverly dismantled. Region
by region, Midkemia is being ripped apart, and the loyal spy and his allies
find themselves overpowered at every turn.
Signs of the kingdom's impending doom surround them. King Gregory of the
Isles has yet to produce an heir. Roldem and Rillanon have each been plagued
by palace coups that threaten to topple their thrones. Lord Hal of Crydee
and his great friend Ty Hawkins, champion swordsman of the Masters' Court,
have been entrusted with smuggling Princess StephanÉ and her
lady-in-waiting, the lovely and perplexing Lady Gabriella, out of Roldem to
safety. But the rising danger has made finding refuge treacherous.
Nowhere is safe, including Ylith, Midkemia's strategic bastion, where Hal's
younger brothers Martin and Brendan hold off an onslaught of brutal Keshian
Dog Soldiers and a mysterious force from beneath the sea. Yet courage alone
is not enough to withstand the continued enemy assault. Without
reinforcements, hope of success fades. Martin, Brendan, and their
compatriots know that while losing Crydee, the legendary city on the
kingdom's edge, would be devastating, the realm can still be saved. But if
Ylith falls, all is lost.
As Jim, Hal, and all their brothers in arms fight for their lives, Pug and
the Conclave of Shadows embark on a magical quest to hunt down the dark
force orchestrating the destruction before Midkemia is annihilated. And time
is running out...
Riftwars...One magnificent saga: Magician's End is the final book in New
York Times bestselling author Raymond E. Feist's science fiction epic
Thirty years ago, Feist's first novel, Magician, introduced us to an orphan
boy named Pug, who rises from slavery to become a Master Magician, and to
Midkemia and the Riftwar, an epic series of battles between Good and Evil
that have scarred Pug's world for generations.
After twenty-nine books, Feist delivers the crowning achievement of his
renowned bestselling career: Magician’s End, the final chapter in The Chaos
Wars, the climax of his extraordinary Riftwar Cycle.
Pug, now the greatest magician of all time, must risk everything he has
fought for and everything he cherishes in the hope of destroying an evil
enemy once and for all. But to achieve peace and save untold millions of
lives, he will have to pay the ultimate price.