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Author: Raymond Feist
He held the fate of two worlds in his hands... — Once he was an orphan called Pug, apprenticed to a sorcerer of the enchanted land of Midkemia.. Then 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 tam...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385196215
ISBN-10: 0385196210
Publication Date: 9/12/1984
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
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cyndij avatar reviewed Magician on + 942 more book reviews
I really liked this when I was 20. I barely remembered it - about the only thing that stuck was Pug getting taken as a slave. Re-reading it 40 years later left me unimpressed. Fantasy has moved on I guess. It seems awfully generic now - feudal kingdoms, tall beautiful Elves, miner Dwarves, orphan boy who has a Great Destiny, and ordinary boy who becomes the Mighty Warrior with enchanted armor. And it takes forever to advance the plot, without any major character development along the way. The Rift idea is cool, and I really would have liked more about the magical devices that kept it open. But my major disappointment came at the end, when it's revealed that everything was foreordained to happen as it did - no one apparently had any free will in the matter including the one who machinated events for apparent centuries. Eh.
It isn't bad by any means, but I remembered it as a lot better. For me, it suffers by comparison with newer ideas.
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One of my all time favorite books.
I found this book latter in life and have destroyed 4 seperate copies over the years.
I would recommend this book and series to anyone who loves fantasy.


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