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Chaoswar Saga 01. A Kingdom Besieged
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Raymond E. Feist is the author of more than thirty previous books, including the internationally bestselling "Riftwar Cycle" of novels set in his signature world of Midkemia, as well as a standalone novel, Faerie Tale. The Firemane Saga is his first all-new epic fantasy series. He lives in San Diego, California.

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"A story of redemption and heroism featuring an unlikely hero . . . This classic fantasy should find a welcome audience among the author's fans."--Library Journal
"Fast action, appealing characters, and a splendid setting will delight readers of fantasy and leave them eager for the next battle."--Kirkus Reviews
"There's an evil sparkle here, brighter and hotter than any of Feist's works since the Magician trilogy. The Dasati and their world are sumptuously realised . . . It's an entertaining, at times intoxicating mixture."--SF Site
"Feist is at his best."--Science Fiction Chronicle
"This tale of shape-shifting magicians, human sacrifice, man-eating demons, and a little young love will satisfy Feist's fans, and the ending will leave them waiting for another volume."--Publishers Weekly
"Sheer readability."--San Francisco Chronicle
"CLASSIC."--Chicago Tribune
"As usual, Feist brings this off wonderfully."--Science Fiction Chronicle
"Another crowd-pleaser for Feist to add to his already impressive resume."--Publishers Weekly on King of Foxes
"Splendid . . . fast action, appealing characters . . . (It) will delight readers of fantasy."--Kirkus Reviews
"In the forefront of contemporary fantasy adventure."--Library Journal
"Originality and wit . . . A rollicking tale . . . Feist's narrative skill, ingenuity at creating systems of magic, and eye for plausible military scenarios stand him in good stead. His many fans will be pleased."--Booklist
"Feist has the universe firmly under his control, and the adventure is grand[.]"--Contra Costa Times
"[Feist] introduces a new dimension to his universe and added new depth to recurring characters while creating fascinating new heroes and villains. With a fast pace and clean, crisp storytelling, this fantasy saga belongs in most libraries."--Library Journal
"An action-packed story of intrigue and betrayal."--Library Journal
"The prose is smooth, the plot is exactly what you'd expect and the characters do exactly what Feist tells them . . . File under guilty pleasure."--The Guardian
"Action and intrigue and evocative writing . . . Feist brings a new world alive."--The Oregonian (Portland)
"Shows Feist in top form."--Adelaide Advertiser
"Originality and wit... A rollicking tale... [Feist's] narrative skill, ingenuity at creating systems of magic, and eye for plausible military scenarios stand him in good stead. His many fans will be pleased."--Booklist
"A massive, entertaining tale."--Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
"This simple, charming fairy tale will appeal to adult fans of the Riftwar books as well as mature teens who don't mind a bit of romance in their sword-and-sorcery."--Publishers Weekly
"Feist has a natural talent for keeping the reader turning pages."--Chicago-Sun Times
"Fine entertainment . . . Feist works his signature magic . . . an absorbing and carefully crafted adventure with pleasing density of plotting, good characterization . . . this is populist Dickens out of Tolkien, and it works."--Sydney Morning Herald
"[A] compelling and profoundly moving tale... an invaluable addition to a beloved canon."--barnesandnoble.com
"Sure to please Feist fans and win new ones."--Publishers Weekly
"A fine yarn . . . vivid . . . suspenseful . . . The action is nonstop.--Booklist
"A sensitive coming-of-age tale in which brutality and camaraderie are equally present, Feist's newest saga has a freshness of vision that suggests it will avoid the staleness that often eats away at multi-volume epics."--Publishers Weekly
"A promising start to what looks like a strong, dire trilogy of fantastic adventure."--San Diego Union-Tribune
"The most interesting character in the saga to date, Kaspar . . . another complicated and compelling protagonist . . . [W]ill have Feist fans eagerly awaiting the next installment."--Publishers Weekly
"Originality and wit a rollicking tale Feist's narrative skill, ingenuity at creating systems of magic, and eye for plausible militaryscenarios stand him in good stead. His many fans will be pleased."--Booklist
"This is a series that gets better as it goes along."--Science Fiction Chronicle
"With his storytelling mastery and ear for colorful language and nuance, the author of numerous books set in the dual worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan here launches a series that takes his fantasy universe into a whole new phase. "--Library Journal
"Feist brings a new world alive."--The Oregonian (Portland)
"An epic reading experience . . . Unpretentious, fast-paced . . . Shadow of a Dark Queen works admirably."--San Diego Union-Tribune
"Feist's fans will look forward to the saga's final episode."--Publishers Weekly
"FUN . . . A place to start for those yet to discover Feist's fantasy worlds."--Locus
"A great read and a wonderful addition to Feist's collection."--SF Site
"Well-paced storytelling by a veteran entertainer."--Kirkus Reviews

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