The last remnants of an ancient advanced race, the Clan of the Seven Stars, are returning at long last to their lost homeworld, Midkemia--not as friends, but as would-be conquerors. Led by the conjurer Laromendis, they are fleeing the relentless demon hordes that are sweeping through their galaxy and destroying the elves' vast empire planet by planet. Only by escaping to Midkemia and brutally overtaking the war-weary world can the last remnants of a mighty civilization hope to survive . . . if the Dread Legion does not pursue them through the rift.
The magician Pug, Midkemia's brave and constant defender, is all too familiar with the Demon King Maarg and his minions and their foul capacity for savagery and horror, and he recognizes the even graver threat that is following on the heels of the elven invasion. The onslaught to come will dwarf every dire catastrophe his imperiled world has previously withstood, and there is no magical champion in all of Midkemia powerful enough to prevent it. Only one path remains for Pug and Midkemia's clandestine protectors, the Conclave of Shadows: forging an alliance of formidable magical talents, from the demon-dealing warlock Amirantha, brother of Pug's hated foe, and the demon-taming cleric Sandreena, to the elven Queen Miranda, to the warrior Tomas. However, uniting enemies and bitter, vengeful former lovers will be no easy task, and even together they may ultimately be unable to turn the death tide. But a failure to do so will most certainly ensure Midkemia's doom.
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1 . i dont know what some ppl were reading
Posted January 13, 2012 by wildta , Baton Rougeif you had read all of mr.feist books
this was a great book for the leed in for
another great saga.
2 . One of the best starts yet!
Posted December 18, 2009 by Mike , MinneapolisIf you have read the entire Midkemia series (and now re-purchasing them electronically to enjoy Feist all over again), this is one of the best starts yet to a mini-series. Picking up 10 years after the conclusion of "Wrath of a Mad God", we finally get to explore the demon inhabitants of the 5th plane in detail with Pug and the Conclave of Shadows. This book introduces several new characters that hook you from the beginning. Meeting two Demon Masters and a Knight (who was a former call girl for the Mockers) has added a depth to the story I've not seen since we first met Jimmy the Hand.
Great pace to the story; told with Feist's excellent wit and humor. I can't wait for the next in the series!
March 30, 2009
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