By Raymond E. Feist
After approximately thirty years and greater than dozen novels, Raymond E. Feist's Riftwar Cycle has turn into probably the most iconic, cherished, and enduring sagas in glossy fable. The Riftwars—including the unique Riftwar, the Serpentwar, the Darkwar, and the Demonwar—were epic battles among reliable and Evil whose ramifications have echoed via generations. the newest access within the epic, A state Besieged, ushers within the so much fearsome probability the dominion has but faced—the Chaoswar—a magic apocalypse with cataclysmic effects.
A nation Besieged
Years in the past, the Empire of serious Kesh failed in its try to triumph over Krondor after the Serpentwar, because of the bravery, crafty, and magic of the sorcerer Pug and the Conclave of Shadows. on account that then, peace has benefitted either countries, and the dominion has been loose from the specter of one other Keshian invasion. but now, the darkish clouds of struggle assemble back. . . .
From the a long way Coast within the west to the frontier with the japanese Kingdoms, rumors, uncertainty, and political instability are rampant. Spies have long gone missing—some have been murdered whereas others have grew to become traitor. Factions are emerging, strong legions from the Keshian Confederacy were mobilized, and an assault at the kingdoms of the Isles and Roldem is all yet definite.
because the males of the Western Realm start to mount a protection, Martin conDoin, the center son of Lord Henry, Duke of Crydee, unearths himself major the cost opposed to the invaders—like his mythical ancestor, Prince Arutha, who stood company to the demise opposed to the Tsurani invasion. yet Arutha had a complete military at his command. Martin has only a ragtag strength made out of a number of previous males and younger boys.
As Kesh's invading hordes once more descend upon the dominion, not anyone is safe—not skilled masters of intrigue Lord James Dasher Jamison and the beguiling and lethal woman Franciezka; no longer the courageous warrior Knight-Adamant Sandreena and a brand new iteration of dependable but untested defenders; no longer even the nice Pug himself, the main strong magician the realm of Midkemia has ever identified. A danger way more terrifying has arisen, an evil whose burgeoning strength portends Midkemia's death. and shortly even the Kingdom's enchanted defender will locate himself wondering every thing he's ever held abiding, precise, and valuable . . . together with the loyalty and wishes of his loved son, Magnus.
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