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Magician's end / Raymond E. Feist.

By: Feist, Raymond E [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Feist, Raymond E. Riftwar saga: ; Feist, Raymond E. Chaoswar saga: 03.Publisher: London : Harper Voyager, 2013Description: 638 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780007264797.Subject(s): Pug (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction | Wizards -- Fiction | Midkemia (Imaginary place) -- Fiction | Good and evil -- Fiction | Magic -- FictionGenre/Form: Fantasy fiction.DDC classification: 813.6
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The final volume in the epic Riftwar cycle -- back cover. -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.
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Discover the fate of the original black Magician, Pug, as prophecy becomes truth in the last book of the Riftwar Cycle.

The final volume in the epic Riftwar cycle -- back cover. -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.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Readers who have experienced all, or most of the preceding 29 books in Feist's best-selling epic fantasy series, will be eager to find how it all ends. But even those who have kept up religiously with the characters and plot may find the resolution-which does not shut the door to more books set in the world of Midkemia-predictable and somewhat anticlimactic. His initial protagonists Pug, a master wizard, and Tomas, a superior warrior, are still around, and committed to fighting the forces of darkness to save their world. Pug's fate is heavily foreshadowed-as early as chapter one, he's warned that he must prepare "to sacrifice everything to save everything." That ultimate confrontation is a long time coming, and long stretches of the book pass with Pug offstage. There's not much here to distinguish this from countless other fantasy tales (the political intrigue is very dull), and the freshness that marked Feist's earlier work-including his ruthlessness at killing off significant players-has dimmed, unsurprisingly, after so long. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

*Starred Review* The riveting conclusion to the Chaoswar Saga and the Riftwar Cycle is satisfying in every way. The story of Pug, an orphan boy of Midkemia who faces war and slavery on an alien planet and survives to become a master magician, is nothing short of exceptional. In this, the final episode of his life, he grapples with the concept of a higher being that is nearly impossible for mere humans to comprehend. Physics, astronomy, philosophy, and the meaning of the universe are all discussed, and the characters are almost secondary to such ruminations. A series of lessons is taught to a select group of magicians including Pug, which they must then use to determine how to overcome the evil that threatens their world with annihilation. While these magicians are learning their lessons, there is a civil war in the Kingdom, and the Taredhel have unleashed the Dread into Midkemia. Feist has created a universe that is every bit as captivating as Anne McCaffrey's Pern, Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar, and Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover. In Magician's End, he has masterfully brought the entire epic in a full circle.--Gerber, Rebecca Copyright 2010 Booklist