Monday, September 7, 2009

Ah Tony, how I laughed when you posted all of the books about the Riftwar Saga . I got the first four correct and loved them . I have just finished the fifth book which is called Prince Of the Blood.No it is not in the order that you posted but It has some old friends in it and it is the story Of Prince Arutha's twin sons becoming Men while uncovering a plot in Kesh to overthrow the Empress who rules there.They come home to take their own place in the kingdom when the time comes. Now since I want to know what to read next I go to Raymond Feists homepage which is a maze within a maze.As I search all of the books I find that most of them say It does not pertain to the main story. So as much as I loved the ones I read I think I will pass on all of the others for now.Although the stand alone book Faerie tale sounds good. My next post will be the review of the Shadow March series in the anticipation of the 3rd book hopefully being released soon. I think I will give my brain a rest now and read Wizards a collection of short stories by Gaiman , Williams and Orson Scott Card among others ..

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Raymond Feist - Midkemia Novels

Linda has just started reading Raymond Feist and his Riftwar Saga. She commented that she would send me all 4 when she was done if I was interested. I laughed and explained that I'm a big fan of his and have read most of his Midkemia novels, over 20 so far (although not all by him). In order to help her out, I thought I would list all of them here in order of their story.

1. Magician: Apprentice (Riftwar Saga 1)
2. Magician: Master (Riftwar Saga 2)
3. Silverthorn (Riftwar Saga 3)
4. A Darkness at Sethanon (Riftwar Saga 4)
5. Krondor the Betrayal (Riftwar Legacy 1)
6. Krondor the Assassins (Riftwar Legacy 2)
7. Krondor: Tear of the Gods (Riftwar Legacy 3)
8. Prince of the Blood
9. The King's Buccaneer
10. Shadow of a Dark Queen (Serpentwar 1)
11. Rise of a Merchant Prince (Serpentwar 2)
12. Rage of a Demon King (Serpentwar 3)
13. Shards of a Broken Crown (Serpentwar 4)
14. Talon of the Silver Hawk (Conclave of Shadows 1)
15. King of Foxes (Conclave 2)
16. Exile's Return (Conclave 3)
17. Flight of the Nighthawks (Darkwar 1)
18. Into a Dark Realm (Darkwar 2)
19. Wrath of a Mad God (Darkwar 3)
20. Rides a Dread Legion (Demonwar 1)

Interspersed in that list is at least 2 other 3 part series mostly written by others (Janny Wurts, William Forstchen, and S.M. Stirling [there are likely others, but I only had a few minutes during lunch to pull this together]) as well as a video game that stayed on canon (and was eventually novelized as well). We could spend the next two months and never have all of these reviewed. Let me know when you get done with the first 4 Linda, I'll send you the other 16. :)

Sword and Laser

The Sword and the Laser is a very cool podcast around Scifi and Fantasy.  The podcast is done by Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont of Buzz out Loud and Tekzilla fame.  I've been listening to the two of them for a couple of years now, first when they were both on BOL, and then later for Veronica on Maholo and then Tekzilla.  If you haven't gotten into podcasting yet, I suggest that you sign up for this one as your first.  Well worth the price (FREE) and fits right into our genre perfectly.