Magician

Magician 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 w

  • Title: Magician
  • Author: Raymond E. Feist
  • ISBN: 9780007466863
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 tame the unnimagined powers that lay wHe 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 tame the unnimagined powers that lay withing him And he took his place in an ancient struggle against an evil Enemy older than time itself Totally gripping A fantasy of epic scope, fast moving action and vivid imagination The Washington Post Book World

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    1. Sometimes a book comes along at just the right time.The year after high school I was working a dead-end job as a receptionist for a company that ground lenses for prescription glasses. I was glad to see the back of everyone from high school: I'd been awkward and gawky and utterly overlooked, and the word frenemy had not yet been coined, or I would have understood why the one girl I thought was on my team consistently ran me down to others. But I was very aware that everyone else had gone off to [...]

    2. Peace and prosperity flourish in the strong Kingdom of the Isles on the world of Midkemia. Upon the death of King Rodric the Third, his son Rodric the Fourth was elected king by the Congress of Lords after Prince Erland of Krondor and Duke Borric of Crydee, both prominent and powerful noblemen of the royal line, pulled out of the succession in favour of their nephew, thus solidifying his claim on the throne. But the young king is set upon a dark path towards the depths of madness, and the stabil [...]

    3. Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003.I was looking forward to getting back in to fantasy. Lately, it's mostly been literature: classics, contemporary, genreless fiction-nothing particularly fantastical. This excitement was high, fantasy is my bread and butter. It is not the magic, or the made-up nature, nor indeed the plots. It is just everything about fantasy that makes me enjoy it. Usually, no matter what. Of course, going in to Magic [...]

    4. I love this book Alhamdulillah!It is a very different kind of fantasy book not like 'Harry Potter' or other fantasy books.I think anyone who likes fantasy books should read this book. Also I would recommend those who haven't read fantasy before to read Magician by Raymond E. Feist.

    5. A young orphan boy Pug is taken as an apprentice to a master magician. He shows a lot of promise, but completely fails to do any magic while at the same time his friend Tomas takes military training with more success. While this still goes on the peaceful life of the kingdom is shattered when a mysterious alien invaders came out from nowhere. The boys are swept by all the drastic events and are destined change their whole world.This book could and should be used as a checklist for fantasy cliche [...]

    6. I really enjoyed this book! I was captivated and interested from the start which is really important for me. I don't like books that are slow to start and often put them aside after a few chapters if it hasn't grabbed my attention by then. I didn't notice Feist spend any time at the beginning on world-building, but rather it felt like he let the world of Midkemia spring up around a diverse and interesting cast of characters. I loved all of the main characters and felt them grow and change as tim [...]

    7. I had the good fortune to discover and read this book in the early '80s when it first came out and I was hooked. If anyone asked me who my favourite author was for the next 30 years I could be relied upon to state "Raymond E. Feist." Whenever I saw a hard cover come out I would buy it - no questions asked.The adventures of Pug and Tomas and the many assorted characters of this world have been a true fascination for me and I am pleased to say that every second I spent reading these books was time [...]

    8. Good story, but filled with fantasy cliches. Feist wrote this back in the early 80's so he should know better - Tolkien, Norton, Moorcock and others tread this ground before.Admittedly though, it is a hell of a pageturner even though the characters are badly drawn and the narrative is wacky as it speeds through years of development in a single paragraph. The love and romance is painful to read, skip over them.Considering that Feist stumbled upon a unique and admirable new fantasy conceit in thes [...]

    9. 5.5/10A book of two halves. Whilst meant to be read as one book this was split and published in certain areas as two books. If I could rate the two separately it would be 4 stars to the first part and 1.5 stars to the second part. The first half is a generic fantasy tale but it’s quite a good read. Feist isn’t a bad writer so whereas what could be seen as generic and bland is spiced up a little with the style of writing. Some of the characters are plain and stereotypical which lets things do [...]

    10. Lord of the Rings written for Middle Schoolers, but with aliens.I was looking for something easy to pick up and put down, something story driven that wouldn't be too much of a mental commitment; in that way, this book was perfect. However it felt very done. I suppose all fantasy books have the misfortune of being compared to Lord of the Rings (the only fantasy series I've ever devoted myself to), and this one is no different. The elves, the dwarves, and goblins. There's a bit of political drama, [...]

    11. One of the best novels ever to be released? In a word yes.Magician remains the greatest stand alone fantasy novel ever to be published despite being a quarter of a century old. Truly epic in scale the novels main focus is the story of Pug, from his humble beginnings as orphaned kitchen boy, to his apprentice and mastery of the magic arts. So far so normal, as far as fantasy novels go. What sets this novel apart is the sheer scale of the thing, it is set over 25 years for a start. Also it is set [...]

    12. I know that this book was written in the 80s and should not be judged by 2014's standards, but despite that there was very little which held my interest in this book. I had high hopes for this series but unfortunately I did not like anything in this book.1.Plot & World Building The story is about Pug, an orphan turned magician/squire. The world follows the rule of dungeons and dragons and does not offer any kind of surprise. The plot is predictable and mundane. Elves, Dwarves etc make an app [...]

    13. 8/10It has been, litteraly, a really long time since I first wanted to read Feist' Magician and now, after hearing so much about this book, I finally got my hands on it I understand why after all these years it still remains so famous and lovable; as Feist manages from the very first page to win you and make you love the characters and the world.Of course, Feist’s writing in the first part has a lot of problems, and some clichés that may be a somewhat turndown for someone, but as it goes on t [...]

    14. I loved the whole idea - the clash of two fantasy worlds. And I LOVED Tsuranuanni, it's just a fascinating place - no metal, Ancient Chinese culture, giant antsyway, it's all good stuff.But what I loved most, was watching something happen to Feist that it seems like he didn't entirely plan. I dunno, I could be totally wrong. Maybe he planned from the start to have Arutha kind of monopolise the story and make his other two main characters lookfairly boring. Okay, Pug wasn't boring, but he was so [...]

    15. I first read this book as a teenager, about 20 years ago. At the time my friends and I considered Magician to be the pinnacle of the Fantasy genre, and I still see it discussed with the same reverence today.A few years back I re-read Magician with very high expectations, but found it a fairly bland read. Neither the story or its characters gripped me, and the narrative structure seemed somewhat clumsy.I finished reading Magician, but didn't rush out to buy the other books in the Riftwar saga.At [...]

    16. گاهی اوقات متعجب میشوم از اینکه میبینم یک کتاب اینقدر الکی محبوب است. کتاب magician هم از ان دسته کتاب های الکی مشهور است. ایده شکل گیری داستان جالب است اما خوب پرداخته نشده و بسیار ضعیف است در حقیقت داستان magician تقلید بسیار ضعیفی از سری ارباب حلقه ها و هابیت تالکین می باشد. نویسنده [...]

    17. It has been many years since I last read this, and the last time was not the first time. The last time was probably around twenty years ago and my feelings about what makes a good book have changed somewhat in that time and my thoughts on this classic of 80's fantasy. Originally I gave this 4 stars when I shelved it here, but actually, having read it as a teen I probably would have given it a full 5 stars. In addition, a few years ago I had generally stopped reading Feist as an author after too [...]

    18. Raymond Feist brings together a world so alive, so compelling, and with such depth that the reader feels that they are there joining the well developed characters. In "Magician", the first novel written of the world of Midkemia, Feist first introduces the reader to Pug of Crydee, then follows him through his journey (spanning two worlds) of becoming a great magician. Then to Tomas of Crydee, the keep cooks son who rises to become a great warrior posessed by the spirit of the long since dead Drag [...]

    19. Rating: DNFI really like this book I enjoyed reading the characters such as pug and tomas who were among the best even though I had some frustrations of pugs role in the first half of the book and I enjoyed the story even though I was given the roundabout in the first half thinking of it as a classic 80s fantasy book with its tropes and stuff and I would rate book 1 with 4/5 I was shocked with the change the second half gave because it took me by surprise how much the story changed and now your [...]

    20. Sono un contadino che dovrebbe salvare il mondo? Primo di una trilogia parecchio sottovalutata qui in Italia, "il signore della magia" risulta un fantasy dal retaggio classico, debitore - almeno nelle dinamiche iniziali - dell'opera di Tolkien.La caratterizzazione dei personaggi principali è soddisfacente e capace di delineare ognuno di essi con gradevole puntualità; meno convincente l'introspezione, componente spesso delegata ad azioni e dialoghi.Non siamo chiaramente dalle parti degli autori [...]

    21. This is by far my favourite book, I recommend it to practically everybody I know and have yet to find somebody that didn't love it just as much as me!It's a saga, but this book can be read stand alone

    22. Love it! I've been waiting a long time to revisit Midkemia and Kelewan because there are just so many books in this series, and once you start, you just have to read them all.Magician really is sweeping in its scope, both in years and distance as well as sheer inventiveness. The characters are not deeply drawn and the dialogue can sometimes be a bit cheesy, but the story is always gripping, there are no bits where you skip or go "bored now".I first read the Riftwar Saga in 1987 as a 16 year old [...]

    23. Overall I really liked this story. It clearly reads like classic fantasy. Not a lot of grit, graphic violence or sex. Especially the missing "Sex sells" attitude is a reason for me too love the classics though ;)I had quite some "Is this Tolkien?" moments, but it wasn't enough to actually annoy me. (Example: Meet some dwarfs - and the only way to get somewhere is through the abandoned mines, and whatever's in there)At parts it could have been slimmed down a bit, but overall the story was really [...]

    24. This was one of the first fantasy books i read after LOTR. It's not anything new, but it was a great read and i was at the time really impressed. If you want a classic fantasy tale with swords and magic, this is one of the best ones out there. Unfortunately Feist loses the "magic" after this book.

    25. A true fantasy lover would really enjoy this. I am fairly hit and miss with fantasy and this was a miss with me. I think I am a moody reader. This just seemed a bit obvious despite the aliens to me. I couldn't get that in to it.

    26. There is not much that can be said about Magician. It is, in all fairness, a masterpiece, a work of high-standing literature that casts a new light on fantasy novels in general. If there was ever a worthy successor of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, than it is without a doubt Feist’s Riftwar Series. Magician was the very first adult fantasy novel I ever bought, approximately eight years ago, and I was hooked right away. No matter how many times I reread this amazing adventure, it can still keep [...]

    27. 3.5 starsI finished it! This book is sometimes divided into two and I can see why, 1. It's massive and 2. The two halves feel very different.When I was younger, I didn't think I read Fantasy. I didn't think I liked Fantasy. I thought Fantasy was all super-complicated, war-filled and comprised mostly of men on horseback. That's definitely some of the genre but I had no idea that a lot of the books I read as a kid were Fantasy, that books that feel like fairytales count, that there's magic and (my [...]

    28. Magician is one of those rare books that you stumble upon by accident, but end up loving for the rest of your life. I forget exactly how I came by it, either a gift or a purchase by me, but either way I'm distinctly grateful to have had the chance to read this book.The story is of an orphaned keep boy, Pug, discovered to have limited talents with magic. But more than this, it's also a story of being a boy, of growing up and finding a place in the world. The Kingdom of the Isles is well realised [...]

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