“Feist constantly amazes.” —SF Site “Feist has a command of language and a natural talent for keeping the reader turning pages.” —Chicago Sun-Times The Chaoswar—the fifth and final Riftwar—is in full, explosive swing in Raymond E. Feist’s A Crown Imperiled, the second book in the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling fantasist’s monumental saga of courage, conflict, and bitter consequence. Once again, Midkemia, the author’s brilliantly conceived fantasy milieu, is in gravest danger from outside invaders—and from treacherous forces within—as the death of a powerful leader throws the world into chaos and threatens all hope of enduring peace. Returning in A Crown Imperiled are some of Feist’s most memorable characters—including the great sorcerer, Pug, who has been a fan favorite since his introduction in the author’s beloved classic, Magician—and the action, as always, comes fast and furious. The Chaoswar Saga is the master fantasist working at the peak of his powers, and further proof why Raymond E. Feist, like Terry Goodkind, George R. R. Martin, and Terry Brooks, is one of the true giants of epic fantasy fiction.
A collection of interviews from some of the leading and up-and-coming names in genre fiction, including Eduardo Sanchez, William Nolan, Raymond Benson, Jack Ketcham, Raymond Feist, Joe Schrieber, Kevin J. Anderson, and Roger Price. In this second volume to Scribes of Speculative Fiction: A Collection of Interviews, author Cristopher DeRose’s interviews provide insights into the minds of today’s best authors and an eclectic mix of penetrating insights into their unique worlds. If you’re a fan of James Bond, Rift War, The Blair Witch Project, Star Wars, Logan’s Run, X-Files, Dune, or The Tomorrow People, you’ll discover the unforgettably diverse blend of talents behind these works that thrilled an entire generation and still stimulate the imaginations of new readers. About the author: father, photographer, musician, writer and martial artist, Cristopher DeRose has published more than a hundred articles in magazines, such as Filmax and Cemetery Dance. He was a Staff Writer for the Sci-Fi Channel for several years. He worked as Editor for Dark Matter Magazine: A Chronicle of the Speculative Mind for its three-year run. His nonfiction books include Cobra on My Left, Leopard on My Right; and Scribes of Speculative Fiction Vol. I and Scribes of Speculative Fiction Vol. II. His fiction books include To Cast a Violent Shadow and 2020 Eternal. He lives in Los Angeles, California. “Cristopher writes characters that feel as real as true souls, so there is no better interviewer to get to the creative souls of the writers in this book. May there be a Scribes III.”—Bruce Larson, author of Nightmares and Other Vices and Within and Beyond: The Realms of the Sun.
An evil wind blows through Midkemia. Dark legions have risen up to crush the Kingdom of the Isles and enslave it to dire magics. The final battle between Order and Chaos is abotu to begin in the ruins of the city called Sethanon. Now Pug, the master magician sometimes known as Milamber, must undertake an awesome and perilous quest to the dawn of time to grapple with an ancient and terrible Enemy for the fate of a thousand worlds.
Long recovered from the ravages of the Riftwar, the land and people of the kingdom of the Isles thrive. Nicholas, the youngest son of Prince Arutha, is intelligent and gifted but vastly inexperienced. In hopes of hardening him, his father sends him and his irreverent squire, Harry, to live at Rustic Castle Crydee to learn of life beyond the halls of privilege. But within weeks of Nicholas and Harry's arrival, Crydee is viciously attacked by unknown assailants, resulting in murder, massive destruction, and the abduction of two young noblewomen. The raiders have come from a pirate haven and are no ordinary foe ... but an enemy connected to dark magical forces that threaten the lands Nicholas will someday rule -- if he survives.
The most current and complete guide to a favorite teen genre, this book maps current releases along with perennial favorites, describing and categorizing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction titles published since 2006. • Encompasses a wide selection of speculative fiction genres to suit a broad spectrum of readers in grades 6–12 • Identifies award-winning titles, grade levels, book club potential, and alternative media formats and provides complete bibliographic information for each title • Includes interviews with prominent authors that convey the perspectives of the creators of the worlds into which readers are drawn • Covers some children's literature and some adult novels that are popular with young adults • Offers a detailed subject index with an extensive number of access points