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Epic Writing at its best
on September 21, 2000
This is a wonderful conclusion to one of the best fantasy series of all time.
If you have not read the prior three books (Magician I & II and Silverthorn), you probably will not get much out of this, though. This book builds upon characters introduced earlier, so new readers will find themselves lost quickly.
However, as I said, this is a wonderful book -- my favorite out of all Feist novels.
The characters of Pug, Arutha, and Jimmy are fully explored, and more background is given on the mysterious and awesome Macros. The story is intelligent, and the manner in which Feist weaves several subplots and storylines together is truly magnificent.
Read this book, and read this series.