Even better!, August 17, 2003
Reviewer: Kurt A. Johnson (Marseilles, Illinois, USA)
In this sequel to Magician: Apprentice, we begin to see the effects that the great war between worlds is having. Pug, now a slave on Kelewan, has his talent recognized, and he begins his training in the art of magic. Thomas, wearing the armor of the long dead Velheru, Ashen-Shugar, becomes one of the greatest warriors of his age, but at what cost? Both the Tsurani Empire and the Kingdom are cracking under the strain, and it is up to someone to end the war.
This book is a great sequel to Magician: Apprentice, and is even better than that book! This book is sprinkled with high sorcery, fantastic creatures, and exciting battles. If you liked the first book of this series, then you will absolutely love this book! I highly recommend these books to any (and every!) fan of fantasy literature.
Once he was an orphan called Pug, apprenticed to a sorcerer of the enchanted land of Midkemia. The he was captured and enslaved by the Tsurani, a strange warlike race of invaders from another world.
There, in the exotic Empire of Kelewan, he earned a new name--Milamber. He learned to tame the unimagined powers that lay within him. And he took his place in an ancient struggle against an evil Enemy older than Time itself.
Great fantasy by Alan Dean Foster
Book 2 of 4 in the Rift War Saga. It is a gripping tale that spans two worlds and nearly 10 years of time with lots of characters that you will love. It is a page turner that is hard to put down.
Lots of fun, it definetely widens the story to more world and characters.