This is the 2nd book of 4 in the Riftwar series. I liked the first book a lot and like this one a little bit better. It starts off where Apprentice leaves off. Pug is now a slave in another world and Tomas is struggling with a power that can overtake him. The war continues and no one sees it ending anytime soon.
If you liked the first in this series, you'll definetly like this book. I gave it 4 stars only because when it got to the parts on the war strategies, politics, etc., it tended to bore me a bit. That's just me though. I would still highly recommend the book.
I really enjoyed this conclusion! Although, I must admit, that for the sake of convenience, I am much relieved that _Apprentice_ and _Master_ are broken up into their own volumes. Two characters that I recalled quite fondly from the first time reading this series, Amos Trask and Jimmy the Hand, play larger roles here, and I am quite excited to continue reading this series. And while this is a conclusion, of sorts, by the end there are still many questions raised and issues left unresolved at the end. Which is why this makes a great start to a terrific series! Feist's characters, however, more so even than his exciting plotting, are what drives his novels. After all, it has been over a decade and perhaps a thousand books between the first time reading them and now, and when Jimmy the Hand swooped in, or Amos arrived, I broke out into a huge grin, fondly remembering them and delighted to hear about them again.
part 2 of a riviting series still coninuting today