Excellent series - Feist is great. The Riftwar Saga is great. Even the PC game was great! (I wish I could still play Krondor on Windows XP!! Stupid Windows!!) Start with this one, at the beginning.
Nonstop action as a young man fight an evil that is trying to overtake his world. Fun to read.
Another good series from Feist
This is a great sci-fi series. The author keeps you on the edge of your chair throughout.
A dark and alien peril casts an lengthening shadow over Midkemia as another Riftworld saga begins almost a generation after the events in The King's Buccaneer . Erik von Darkmoor, bastard son of the local baron, flees to the city of Krondor after accidentally killing his legitimate and sadistic half-brother. Condemned to death, Eric and his childhood friend, Rupert (Roo) Avery, are provisionally spared to serve in a desperate mission against the reptilian Pantathians, who plan to conquer Midkemia and bring back their goddess, Alma-Lodaka, one of the ancient Dragon Lords. The boys undergo brutal training and join others of their kind under the half-elf Calis, known as the Eagle of Krondor, in a bid to pass as mercenaries in the continent of Novindus, current battle center for the Pantathians and their reluctant allies, the also-reptilian Saaur. A sensitive coming-of-age tale in which brutality and camaraderie are equally present, Feist's newest saga has a freshness of vision that suggests it will avoid the staleness that often eats away at multivolume epics
An enjoyable fantasy series.
I enjoyed reading this but won't order volume 2. Theres never much development or excitement about the protagonist. There's no drama about him mastering the world, gaining new powers nor accomplishing impressive deeds, despite being originally a poor, bustard child from the sticks. The fantasy too is fairly mundane and theres very little fighting excitement, despite most of the story centering on a troop of soldiers. I say 3 stars.
A dread darkness is descending upon a great land called Midkemia-a powerful and malovent race of monsters that has slipped through a hole in the dimensions. And two unlikely young heroes-a bastard heir denied his birthright and an irresistable scoundrel with a penchant for theivery-must take up arms in the struggle to protect their besiged world....two friends choosen by Destiny to stand at the fore of the battle that is to come against the gargantuan reptile army of the terrible Emerald Queen.