King of Ashes (The Firemane Saga #1)

King of Ashes (The Firemane Saga #1)

The first volume in legendary master and New York Times bestselling author Raymond E. Feist?s epic heroic fantasy series, The Firemane Saga?an electrifying tale of two young men whose choices will determine a world?s destiny. For centuries, the five greatest kingdoms of North and South Tembria, twin continents on the world of Garn, have coexisted in peace. But the balance o The first volume in legendary master and New York Times bestselling author Raymond E. Feist?s epic heroic fan...

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Title:King of Ashes (The Firemane Saga #1)
Author:Raymond E. Feist
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:0061468452
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:512 pages pages

King of Ashes (The Firemane Saga #1) Reviews

  • Kazima
    Feb 13, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

    I had a quick look at others reviews of this, after I had finished this book. Just to see what others were saying about the storyline. I am a long time reader of Feist, ever since magician was released here in the Uk. In fact I spent part of my first every wages on a copy, which was...

    Fans of Feist will be thrilled to discover a whole new world which Feist will explore in this new series. They may also find it refreshing that Feist has apparently refreshed his repertoire of fantastical settings and creatures/magics. Fans of Feist will not be disappointed, and will h...

  • Bob Milne
    May 01, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

  • Nick Brett
    Feb 15, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

    I had a quick look at others reviews of this, after I had finished this book. Just to see what others were saying about the storyline. I am a long time reader of Feist, ever since magician was released here in the Uk. In fact I spent part of my first every wages on a copy, which was...

    Fans of Feist will be thrilled to discover a whole new world which Feist will explore in this new series. They may also find it refreshing that Feist has apparently refreshed his repertoire of fantastical settings and creatures/magics. Fans of Feist will not be disappointed, and will h...

    "There was no precedent for this butchery, and no one could reconcile what they were about to see with what they understood of the traditional order of things. History taught that a king did not kill a king, save on the field of battle." For centuries the five kingdoms in Garn have ...

    It has been a long while since we saw anything new from Raymond Feist. I loved his early books, but ended up confused by all the various sagas he produced and kind of lost the will to live. Thank Goodness this is a new series with no reference to his previous works. A world with fiv...

  • Melliane
    Mar 27, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

  • Bill
    May 18, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

    I had a quick look at others reviews of this, after I had finished this book. Just to see what others were saying about the storyline. I am a long time reader of Feist, ever since magician was released here in the Uk. In fact I spent part of my first every wages on a copy, which was...

    Fans of Feist will be thrilled to discover a whole new world which Feist will explore in this new series. They may also find it refreshing that Feist has apparently refreshed his repertoire of fantastical settings and creatures/magics. Fans of Feist will not be disappointed, and will h...

    "There was no precedent for this butchery, and no one could reconcile what they were about to see with what they understood of the traditional order of things. History taught that a king did not kill a king, save on the field of battle." For centuries the five kingdoms in Garn have ...

    It has been a long while since we saw anything new from Raymond Feist. I loved his early books, but ended up confused by all the various sagas he produced and kind of lost the will to live. Thank Goodness this is a new series with no reference to his previous works. A world with fiv...

    Feist has his top game going on with KoA! Wonderful start to a new series and I'm already feeling homesick and ready fro start the next installment. Fantastic world building and characters. The entire book felt a little like a prologue but it completely worked and really primed me for ...

    After 20+ books in the same world it's great to see Feist trying something new and pulling it off. He's playing to his strengths and it's still very much a Raymond E. Feist book, in a good way. The world is new with a grittier and lower fantasy feel, unburdened from the 1980's epic ...

    King of Ashes is the first in a new series, and I have to admit I rather enjoyed it. The chapters alternate between the two main protagonists, Declan and Hatu. Declan is an apprentice smith, while Hatu is being tried by a secret society in the arts of assassination and crime. Each y...

    3.5/5 ...

    Since when did the genre known as Fantasy come to mean "political intrigue in a fake medieval Britain, plus some running away from bad guys"? This is a book about a magic person, in which practically no magic is used or experienced whatsoever. But the thrilling plot! And the depth o...

    Originally published at Reading Reality It takes a very special kind of magic to capture lightning in a bottle. Magician had just that kind of magic, but that was a long time ago and world away from Firemane and King of Ashes. In the intervening decades (Magician was originally publ...

    The world of Garn once boasted five great kingdoms, until the King of Ithrace was defeated and every member of his family executed by Lodavico, the ruthless King of Sandura, a man with ambitions to rule the world. Ithrace?s ruling family were the legendary Firemanes, and represent...

    I grew up reading Raymond E. Feist books. His Magician series was one of my favorites as a teenager. I read the next several series that take place in the same world and noticed a pattern. He started throwing in a lot of sexual content for no apparent reason. It was never extremely gra...

    This wasn't something I had high expectations of going in, but it didn't even really clear that low bar. It's not even so much that it's bad, but that there wasn't anything particularly great about it -- it's like Feist is still writing the same epic fantasy I was reading growing up in...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC at no cost. This is an honest reveiw. Other reviewers have done a nice job of summarizing the plot so I'll avoid that and just say that as a long-time reader of REF I am thrilled (and frankly relieved) to turn the page into this series. My first expo...

    Well, Mr. Feist has produced his first utterly boring piece of fiction. Of yore, he was a consummate story-teller, even if the settings and the characters were all lifted from a Boy's Own Guide to Heroic Fantasy. He produced popcorn page-turners of the highest (popcorn) order. But w...

    I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this new series. I was lucky enough to be sent a proof copy before initial publication so have taken my time over it and actually kind of enjoyed some of the spelling and grammar mistakes (just shows how we're all human!) The main characters are lik...

    This has been one fantastic read! I am so happy to have been able to finally read it, thanks to my local library! 5/5 stars to Mr Feist for creating a vibrant fantasy world, relatable characters, and action packed story which manages to be not a-typical of the fantasy genre. I thorough...

    Terrific story! I dragged out the finish for as long as possible. I wish more volumes in the series were available now! I really like these characters and hope the publishing schedule is aggressive so I can read more sooner rather than later. Raymond E. Feist does it again! ...

  • Andy
    Apr 18, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

    I had a quick look at others reviews of this, after I had finished this book. Just to see what others were saying about the storyline. I am a long time reader of Feist, ever since magician was released here in the Uk. In fact I spent part of my first every wages on a copy, which was...

    Fans of Feist will be thrilled to discover a whole new world which Feist will explore in this new series. They may also find it refreshing that Feist has apparently refreshed his repertoire of fantastical settings and creatures/magics. Fans of Feist will not be disappointed, and will h...

    "There was no precedent for this butchery, and no one could reconcile what they were about to see with what they understood of the traditional order of things. History taught that a king did not kill a king, save on the field of battle." For centuries the five kingdoms in Garn have ...

    It has been a long while since we saw anything new from Raymond Feist. I loved his early books, but ended up confused by all the various sagas he produced and kind of lost the will to live. Thank Goodness this is a new series with no reference to his previous works. A world with fiv...

    Feist has his top game going on with KoA! Wonderful start to a new series and I'm already feeling homesick and ready fro start the next installment. Fantastic world building and characters. The entire book felt a little like a prologue but it completely worked and really primed me for ...

    After 20+ books in the same world it's great to see Feist trying something new and pulling it off. He's playing to his strengths and it's still very much a Raymond E. Feist book, in a good way. The world is new with a grittier and lower fantasy feel, unburdened from the 1980's epic ...

    King of Ashes is the first in a new series, and I have to admit I rather enjoyed it. The chapters alternate between the two main protagonists, Declan and Hatu. Declan is an apprentice smith, while Hatu is being tried by a secret society in the arts of assassination and crime. Each y...

    3.5/5 ...

    Since when did the genre known as Fantasy come to mean "political intrigue in a fake medieval Britain, plus some running away from bad guys"? This is a book about a magic person, in which practically no magic is used or experienced whatsoever. But the thrilling plot! And the depth o...

    Originally published at Reading Reality It takes a very special kind of magic to capture lightning in a bottle. Magician had just that kind of magic, but that was a long time ago and world away from Firemane and King of Ashes. In the intervening decades (Magician was originally publ...

    The world of Garn once boasted five great kingdoms, until the King of Ithrace was defeated and every member of his family executed by Lodavico, the ruthless King of Sandura, a man with ambitions to rule the world. Ithrace?s ruling family were the legendary Firemanes, and represent...

    I grew up reading Raymond E. Feist books. His Magician series was one of my favorites as a teenager. I read the next several series that take place in the same world and noticed a pattern. He started throwing in a lot of sexual content for no apparent reason. It was never extremely gra...

    This wasn't something I had high expectations of going in, but it didn't even really clear that low bar. It's not even so much that it's bad, but that there wasn't anything particularly great about it -- it's like Feist is still writing the same epic fantasy I was reading growing up in...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC at no cost. This is an honest reveiw. Other reviewers have done a nice job of summarizing the plot so I'll avoid that and just say that as a long-time reader of REF I am thrilled (and frankly relieved) to turn the page into this series. My first expo...

  • Jodie Cotgreave
    May 11, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

    I had a quick look at others reviews of this, after I had finished this book. Just to see what others were saying about the storyline. I am a long time reader of Feist, ever since magician was released here in the Uk. In fact I spent part of my first every wages on a copy, which was...

    Fans of Feist will be thrilled to discover a whole new world which Feist will explore in this new series. They may also find it refreshing that Feist has apparently refreshed his repertoire of fantastical settings and creatures/magics. Fans of Feist will not be disappointed, and will h...

    "There was no precedent for this butchery, and no one could reconcile what they were about to see with what they understood of the traditional order of things. History taught that a king did not kill a king, save on the field of battle." For centuries the five kingdoms in Garn have ...

    It has been a long while since we saw anything new from Raymond Feist. I loved his early books, but ended up confused by all the various sagas he produced and kind of lost the will to live. Thank Goodness this is a new series with no reference to his previous works. A world with fiv...

    Feist has his top game going on with KoA! Wonderful start to a new series and I'm already feeling homesick and ready fro start the next installment. Fantastic world building and characters. The entire book felt a little like a prologue but it completely worked and really primed me for ...

    After 20+ books in the same world it's great to see Feist trying something new and pulling it off. He's playing to his strengths and it's still very much a Raymond E. Feist book, in a good way. The world is new with a grittier and lower fantasy feel, unburdened from the 1980's epic ...

    King of Ashes is the first in a new series, and I have to admit I rather enjoyed it. The chapters alternate between the two main protagonists, Declan and Hatu. Declan is an apprentice smith, while Hatu is being tried by a secret society in the arts of assassination and crime. Each y...

    3.5/5 ...

    Since when did the genre known as Fantasy come to mean "political intrigue in a fake medieval Britain, plus some running away from bad guys"? This is a book about a magic person, in which practically no magic is used or experienced whatsoever. But the thrilling plot! And the depth o...

    Originally published at Reading Reality It takes a very special kind of magic to capture lightning in a bottle. Magician had just that kind of magic, but that was a long time ago and world away from Firemane and King of Ashes. In the intervening decades (Magician was originally publ...

    The world of Garn once boasted five great kingdoms, until the King of Ithrace was defeated and every member of his family executed by Lodavico, the ruthless King of Sandura, a man with ambitions to rule the world. Ithrace?s ruling family were the legendary Firemanes, and represent...

    I grew up reading Raymond E. Feist books. His Magician series was one of my favorites as a teenager. I read the next several series that take place in the same world and noticed a pattern. He started throwing in a lot of sexual content for no apparent reason. It was never extremely gra...

    This wasn't something I had high expectations of going in, but it didn't even really clear that low bar. It's not even so much that it's bad, but that there wasn't anything particularly great about it -- it's like Feist is still writing the same epic fantasy I was reading growing up in...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC at no cost. This is an honest reveiw. Other reviewers have done a nice job of summarizing the plot so I'll avoid that and just say that as a long-time reader of REF I am thrilled (and frankly relieved) to turn the page into this series. My first expo...

    Well, Mr. Feist has produced his first utterly boring piece of fiction. Of yore, he was a consummate story-teller, even if the settings and the characters were all lifted from a Boy's Own Guide to Heroic Fantasy. He produced popcorn page-turners of the highest (popcorn) order. But w...

    I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this new series. I was lucky enough to be sent a proof copy before initial publication so have taken my time over it and actually kind of enjoyed some of the spelling and grammar mistakes (just shows how we're all human!) The main characters are lik...

  • Bentgaidin
    Mar 31, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

    I had a quick look at others reviews of this, after I had finished this book. Just to see what others were saying about the storyline. I am a long time reader of Feist, ever since magician was released here in the Uk. In fact I spent part of my first every wages on a copy, which was...

    Fans of Feist will be thrilled to discover a whole new world which Feist will explore in this new series. They may also find it refreshing that Feist has apparently refreshed his repertoire of fantastical settings and creatures/magics. Fans of Feist will not be disappointed, and will h...

    "There was no precedent for this butchery, and no one could reconcile what they were about to see with what they understood of the traditional order of things. History taught that a king did not kill a king, save on the field of battle." For centuries the five kingdoms in Garn have ...

    It has been a long while since we saw anything new from Raymond Feist. I loved his early books, but ended up confused by all the various sagas he produced and kind of lost the will to live. Thank Goodness this is a new series with no reference to his previous works. A world with fiv...

    Feist has his top game going on with KoA! Wonderful start to a new series and I'm already feeling homesick and ready fro start the next installment. Fantastic world building and characters. The entire book felt a little like a prologue but it completely worked and really primed me for ...

    After 20+ books in the same world it's great to see Feist trying something new and pulling it off. He's playing to his strengths and it's still very much a Raymond E. Feist book, in a good way. The world is new with a grittier and lower fantasy feel, unburdened from the 1980's epic ...

    King of Ashes is the first in a new series, and I have to admit I rather enjoyed it. The chapters alternate between the two main protagonists, Declan and Hatu. Declan is an apprentice smith, while Hatu is being tried by a secret society in the arts of assassination and crime. Each y...

    3.5/5 ...

    Since when did the genre known as Fantasy come to mean "political intrigue in a fake medieval Britain, plus some running away from bad guys"? This is a book about a magic person, in which practically no magic is used or experienced whatsoever. But the thrilling plot! And the depth o...

    Originally published at Reading Reality It takes a very special kind of magic to capture lightning in a bottle. Magician had just that kind of magic, but that was a long time ago and world away from Firemane and King of Ashes. In the intervening decades (Magician was originally publ...

    The world of Garn once boasted five great kingdoms, until the King of Ithrace was defeated and every member of his family executed by Lodavico, the ruthless King of Sandura, a man with ambitions to rule the world. Ithrace?s ruling family were the legendary Firemanes, and represent...

    I grew up reading Raymond E. Feist books. His Magician series was one of my favorites as a teenager. I read the next several series that take place in the same world and noticed a pattern. He started throwing in a lot of sexual content for no apparent reason. It was never extremely gra...

    This wasn't something I had high expectations of going in, but it didn't even really clear that low bar. It's not even so much that it's bad, but that there wasn't anything particularly great about it -- it's like Feist is still writing the same epic fantasy I was reading growing up in...

  • Paul
    Apr 27, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

    I had a quick look at others reviews of this, after I had finished this book. Just to see what others were saying about the storyline. I am a long time reader of Feist, ever since magician was released here in the Uk. In fact I spent part of my first every wages on a copy, which was...

    Fans of Feist will be thrilled to discover a whole new world which Feist will explore in this new series. They may also find it refreshing that Feist has apparently refreshed his repertoire of fantastical settings and creatures/magics. Fans of Feist will not be disappointed, and will h...

    "There was no precedent for this butchery, and no one could reconcile what they were about to see with what they understood of the traditional order of things. History taught that a king did not kill a king, save on the field of battle." For centuries the five kingdoms in Garn have ...

    It has been a long while since we saw anything new from Raymond Feist. I loved his early books, but ended up confused by all the various sagas he produced and kind of lost the will to live. Thank Goodness this is a new series with no reference to his previous works. A world with fiv...

    Feist has his top game going on with KoA! Wonderful start to a new series and I'm already feeling homesick and ready fro start the next installment. Fantastic world building and characters. The entire book felt a little like a prologue but it completely worked and really primed me for ...

    After 20+ books in the same world it's great to see Feist trying something new and pulling it off. He's playing to his strengths and it's still very much a Raymond E. Feist book, in a good way. The world is new with a grittier and lower fantasy feel, unburdened from the 1980's epic ...

    King of Ashes is the first in a new series, and I have to admit I rather enjoyed it. The chapters alternate between the two main protagonists, Declan and Hatu. Declan is an apprentice smith, while Hatu is being tried by a secret society in the arts of assassination and crime. Each y...

  • Benjamin Thomas
    Apr 13, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

  • Peter Greenwell
    May 21, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

    I had a quick look at others reviews of this, after I had finished this book. Just to see what others were saying about the storyline. I am a long time reader of Feist, ever since magician was released here in the Uk. In fact I spent part of my first every wages on a copy, which was...

    Fans of Feist will be thrilled to discover a whole new world which Feist will explore in this new series. They may also find it refreshing that Feist has apparently refreshed his repertoire of fantastical settings and creatures/magics. Fans of Feist will not be disappointed, and will h...

    "There was no precedent for this butchery, and no one could reconcile what they were about to see with what they understood of the traditional order of things. History taught that a king did not kill a king, save on the field of battle." For centuries the five kingdoms in Garn have ...

    It has been a long while since we saw anything new from Raymond Feist. I loved his early books, but ended up confused by all the various sagas he produced and kind of lost the will to live. Thank Goodness this is a new series with no reference to his previous works. A world with fiv...

    Feist has his top game going on with KoA! Wonderful start to a new series and I'm already feeling homesick and ready fro start the next installment. Fantastic world building and characters. The entire book felt a little like a prologue but it completely worked and really primed me for ...

    After 20+ books in the same world it's great to see Feist trying something new and pulling it off. He's playing to his strengths and it's still very much a Raymond E. Feist book, in a good way. The world is new with a grittier and lower fantasy feel, unburdened from the 1980's epic ...

    King of Ashes is the first in a new series, and I have to admit I rather enjoyed it. The chapters alternate between the two main protagonists, Declan and Hatu. Declan is an apprentice smith, while Hatu is being tried by a secret society in the arts of assassination and crime. Each y...

    3.5/5 ...

    Since when did the genre known as Fantasy come to mean "political intrigue in a fake medieval Britain, plus some running away from bad guys"? This is a book about a magic person, in which practically no magic is used or experienced whatsoever. But the thrilling plot! And the depth o...

    Originally published at Reading Reality It takes a very special kind of magic to capture lightning in a bottle. Magician had just that kind of magic, but that was a long time ago and world away from Firemane and King of Ashes. In the intervening decades (Magician was originally publ...

    The world of Garn once boasted five great kingdoms, until the King of Ithrace was defeated and every member of his family executed by Lodavico, the ruthless King of Sandura, a man with ambitions to rule the world. Ithrace?s ruling family were the legendary Firemanes, and represent...

    I grew up reading Raymond E. Feist books. His Magician series was one of my favorites as a teenager. I read the next several series that take place in the same world and noticed a pattern. He started throwing in a lot of sexual content for no apparent reason. It was never extremely gra...

    This wasn't something I had high expectations of going in, but it didn't even really clear that low bar. It's not even so much that it's bad, but that there wasn't anything particularly great about it -- it's like Feist is still writing the same epic fantasy I was reading growing up in...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC at no cost. This is an honest reveiw. Other reviewers have done a nice job of summarizing the plot so I'll avoid that and just say that as a long-time reader of REF I am thrilled (and frankly relieved) to turn the page into this series. My first expo...

    Well, Mr. Feist has produced his first utterly boring piece of fiction. Of yore, he was a consummate story-teller, even if the settings and the characters were all lifted from a Boy's Own Guide to Heroic Fantasy. He produced popcorn page-turners of the highest (popcorn) order. But w...

  • Peter
    Jun 08, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

    I had a quick look at others reviews of this, after I had finished this book. Just to see what others were saying about the storyline. I am a long time reader of Feist, ever since magician was released here in the Uk. In fact I spent part of my first every wages on a copy, which was...

    Fans of Feist will be thrilled to discover a whole new world which Feist will explore in this new series. They may also find it refreshing that Feist has apparently refreshed his repertoire of fantastical settings and creatures/magics. Fans of Feist will not be disappointed, and will h...

    "There was no precedent for this butchery, and no one could reconcile what they were about to see with what they understood of the traditional order of things. History taught that a king did not kill a king, save on the field of battle." For centuries the five kingdoms in Garn have ...

    It has been a long while since we saw anything new from Raymond Feist. I loved his early books, but ended up confused by all the various sagas he produced and kind of lost the will to live. Thank Goodness this is a new series with no reference to his previous works. A world with fiv...

    Feist has his top game going on with KoA! Wonderful start to a new series and I'm already feeling homesick and ready fro start the next installment. Fantastic world building and characters. The entire book felt a little like a prologue but it completely worked and really primed me for ...

    After 20+ books in the same world it's great to see Feist trying something new and pulling it off. He's playing to his strengths and it's still very much a Raymond E. Feist book, in a good way. The world is new with a grittier and lower fantasy feel, unburdened from the 1980's epic ...

    King of Ashes is the first in a new series, and I have to admit I rather enjoyed it. The chapters alternate between the two main protagonists, Declan and Hatu. Declan is an apprentice smith, while Hatu is being tried by a secret society in the arts of assassination and crime. Each y...

    3.5/5 ...

    Since when did the genre known as Fantasy come to mean "political intrigue in a fake medieval Britain, plus some running away from bad guys"? This is a book about a magic person, in which practically no magic is used or experienced whatsoever. But the thrilling plot! And the depth o...

    Originally published at Reading Reality It takes a very special kind of magic to capture lightning in a bottle. Magician had just that kind of magic, but that was a long time ago and world away from Firemane and King of Ashes. In the intervening decades (Magician was originally publ...

    The world of Garn once boasted five great kingdoms, until the King of Ithrace was defeated and every member of his family executed by Lodavico, the ruthless King of Sandura, a man with ambitions to rule the world. Ithrace?s ruling family were the legendary Firemanes, and represent...

  • Peter
    May 20, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

    I had a quick look at others reviews of this, after I had finished this book. Just to see what others were saying about the storyline. I am a long time reader of Feist, ever since magician was released here in the Uk. In fact I spent part of my first every wages on a copy, which was...

    Fans of Feist will be thrilled to discover a whole new world which Feist will explore in this new series. They may also find it refreshing that Feist has apparently refreshed his repertoire of fantastical settings and creatures/magics. Fans of Feist will not be disappointed, and will h...

    "There was no precedent for this butchery, and no one could reconcile what they were about to see with what they understood of the traditional order of things. History taught that a king did not kill a king, save on the field of battle." For centuries the five kingdoms in Garn have ...

    It has been a long while since we saw anything new from Raymond Feist. I loved his early books, but ended up confused by all the various sagas he produced and kind of lost the will to live. Thank Goodness this is a new series with no reference to his previous works. A world with fiv...

    Feist has his top game going on with KoA! Wonderful start to a new series and I'm already feeling homesick and ready fro start the next installment. Fantastic world building and characters. The entire book felt a little like a prologue but it completely worked and really primed me for ...

    After 20+ books in the same world it's great to see Feist trying something new and pulling it off. He's playing to his strengths and it's still very much a Raymond E. Feist book, in a good way. The world is new with a grittier and lower fantasy feel, unburdened from the 1980's epic ...

    King of Ashes is the first in a new series, and I have to admit I rather enjoyed it. The chapters alternate between the two main protagonists, Declan and Hatu. Declan is an apprentice smith, while Hatu is being tried by a secret society in the arts of assassination and crime. Each y...

    3.5/5 ...

    Since when did the genre known as Fantasy come to mean "political intrigue in a fake medieval Britain, plus some running away from bad guys"? This is a book about a magic person, in which practically no magic is used or experienced whatsoever. But the thrilling plot! And the depth o...

    Originally published at Reading Reality It takes a very special kind of magic to capture lightning in a bottle. Magician had just that kind of magic, but that was a long time ago and world away from Firemane and King of Ashes. In the intervening decades (Magician was originally publ...

    The world of Garn once boasted five great kingdoms, until the King of Ithrace was defeated and every member of his family executed by Lodavico, the ruthless King of Sandura, a man with ambitions to rule the world. Ithrace?s ruling family were the legendary Firemanes, and represent...

    I grew up reading Raymond E. Feist books. His Magician series was one of my favorites as a teenager. I read the next several series that take place in the same world and noticed a pattern. He started throwing in a lot of sexual content for no apparent reason. It was never extremely gra...

    This wasn't something I had high expectations of going in, but it didn't even really clear that low bar. It's not even so much that it's bad, but that there wasn't anything particularly great about it -- it's like Feist is still writing the same epic fantasy I was reading growing up in...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC at no cost. This is an honest reveiw. Other reviewers have done a nice job of summarizing the plot so I'll avoid that and just say that as a long-time reader of REF I am thrilled (and frankly relieved) to turn the page into this series. My first expo...

    Well, Mr. Feist has produced his first utterly boring piece of fiction. Of yore, he was a consummate story-teller, even if the settings and the characters were all lifted from a Boy's Own Guide to Heroic Fantasy. He produced popcorn page-turners of the highest (popcorn) order. But w...

    I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this new series. I was lucky enough to be sent a proof copy before initial publication so have taken my time over it and actually kind of enjoyed some of the spelling and grammar mistakes (just shows how we're all human!) The main characters are lik...

    This has been one fantastic read! I am so happy to have been able to finally read it, thanks to my local library! 5/5 stars to Mr Feist for creating a vibrant fantasy world, relatable characters, and action packed story which manages to be not a-typical of the fantasy genre. I thorough...

  • Marlene
    May 18, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

    I had a quick look at others reviews of this, after I had finished this book. Just to see what others were saying about the storyline. I am a long time reader of Feist, ever since magician was released here in the Uk. In fact I spent part of my first every wages on a copy, which was...

    Fans of Feist will be thrilled to discover a whole new world which Feist will explore in this new series. They may also find it refreshing that Feist has apparently refreshed his repertoire of fantastical settings and creatures/magics. Fans of Feist will not be disappointed, and will h...

    "There was no precedent for this butchery, and no one could reconcile what they were about to see with what they understood of the traditional order of things. History taught that a king did not kill a king, save on the field of battle." For centuries the five kingdoms in Garn have ...

    It has been a long while since we saw anything new from Raymond Feist. I loved his early books, but ended up confused by all the various sagas he produced and kind of lost the will to live. Thank Goodness this is a new series with no reference to his previous works. A world with fiv...

    Feist has his top game going on with KoA! Wonderful start to a new series and I'm already feeling homesick and ready fro start the next installment. Fantastic world building and characters. The entire book felt a little like a prologue but it completely worked and really primed me for ...

    After 20+ books in the same world it's great to see Feist trying something new and pulling it off. He's playing to his strengths and it's still very much a Raymond E. Feist book, in a good way. The world is new with a grittier and lower fantasy feel, unburdened from the 1980's epic ...

    King of Ashes is the first in a new series, and I have to admit I rather enjoyed it. The chapters alternate between the two main protagonists, Declan and Hatu. Declan is an apprentice smith, while Hatu is being tried by a secret society in the arts of assassination and crime. Each y...

    3.5/5 ...

    Since when did the genre known as Fantasy come to mean "political intrigue in a fake medieval Britain, plus some running away from bad guys"? This is a book about a magic person, in which practically no magic is used or experienced whatsoever. But the thrilling plot! And the depth o...

    Originally published at Reading Reality It takes a very special kind of magic to capture lightning in a bottle. Magician had just that kind of magic, but that was a long time ago and world away from Firemane and King of Ashes. In the intervening decades (Magician was originally publ...

  • Gavin
    May 18, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

  • Robin Carter
    Apr 03, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

  • ClaireEva
    May 15, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

    I had a quick look at others reviews of this, after I had finished this book. Just to see what others were saying about the storyline. I am a long time reader of Feist, ever since magician was released here in the Uk. In fact I spent part of my first every wages on a copy, which was...

    Fans of Feist will be thrilled to discover a whole new world which Feist will explore in this new series. They may also find it refreshing that Feist has apparently refreshed his repertoire of fantastical settings and creatures/magics. Fans of Feist will not be disappointed, and will h...

    "There was no precedent for this butchery, and no one could reconcile what they were about to see with what they understood of the traditional order of things. History taught that a king did not kill a king, save on the field of battle." For centuries the five kingdoms in Garn have ...

  • Scott
    Apr 08, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

  • James Lafayette  Tivendale
    Mar 02, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

  • Mark
    May 29, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

    I had a quick look at others reviews of this, after I had finished this book. Just to see what others were saying about the storyline. I am a long time reader of Feist, ever since magician was released here in the Uk. In fact I spent part of my first every wages on a copy, which was...

  • Jonathan Rader
    May 07, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

    I had a quick look at others reviews of this, after I had finished this book. Just to see what others were saying about the storyline. I am a long time reader of Feist, ever since magician was released here in the Uk. In fact I spent part of my first every wages on a copy, which was...

    Fans of Feist will be thrilled to discover a whole new world which Feist will explore in this new series. They may also find it refreshing that Feist has apparently refreshed his repertoire of fantastical settings and creatures/magics. Fans of Feist will not be disappointed, and will h...

    "There was no precedent for this butchery, and no one could reconcile what they were about to see with what they understood of the traditional order of things. History taught that a king did not kill a king, save on the field of battle." For centuries the five kingdoms in Garn have ...

    It has been a long while since we saw anything new from Raymond Feist. I loved his early books, but ended up confused by all the various sagas he produced and kind of lost the will to live. Thank Goodness this is a new series with no reference to his previous works. A world with fiv...

    Feist has his top game going on with KoA! Wonderful start to a new series and I'm already feeling homesick and ready fro start the next installment. Fantastic world building and characters. The entire book felt a little like a prologue but it completely worked and really primed me for ...

    After 20+ books in the same world it's great to see Feist trying something new and pulling it off. He's playing to his strengths and it's still very much a Raymond E. Feist book, in a good way. The world is new with a grittier and lower fantasy feel, unburdened from the 1980's epic ...

    King of Ashes is the first in a new series, and I have to admit I rather enjoyed it. The chapters alternate between the two main protagonists, Declan and Hatu. Declan is an apprentice smith, while Hatu is being tried by a secret society in the arts of assassination and crime. Each y...

    3.5/5 ...

    Since when did the genre known as Fantasy come to mean "political intrigue in a fake medieval Britain, plus some running away from bad guys"? This is a book about a magic person, in which practically no magic is used or experienced whatsoever. But the thrilling plot! And the depth o...

    Originally published at Reading Reality It takes a very special kind of magic to capture lightning in a bottle. Magician had just that kind of magic, but that was a long time ago and world away from Firemane and King of Ashes. In the intervening decades (Magician was originally publ...

    The world of Garn once boasted five great kingdoms, until the King of Ithrace was defeated and every member of his family executed by Lodavico, the ruthless King of Sandura, a man with ambitions to rule the world. Ithrace?s ruling family were the legendary Firemanes, and represent...

    I grew up reading Raymond E. Feist books. His Magician series was one of my favorites as a teenager. I read the next several series that take place in the same world and noticed a pattern. He started throwing in a lot of sexual content for no apparent reason. It was never extremely gra...

  • skugga
    Jun 12, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

    I had a quick look at others reviews of this, after I had finished this book. Just to see what others were saying about the storyline. I am a long time reader of Feist, ever since magician was released here in the Uk. In fact I spent part of my first every wages on a copy, which was...

    Fans of Feist will be thrilled to discover a whole new world which Feist will explore in this new series. They may also find it refreshing that Feist has apparently refreshed his repertoire of fantastical settings and creatures/magics. Fans of Feist will not be disappointed, and will h...

    "There was no precedent for this butchery, and no one could reconcile what they were about to see with what they understood of the traditional order of things. History taught that a king did not kill a king, save on the field of battle." For centuries the five kingdoms in Garn have ...

    It has been a long while since we saw anything new from Raymond Feist. I loved his early books, but ended up confused by all the various sagas he produced and kind of lost the will to live. Thank Goodness this is a new series with no reference to his previous works. A world with fiv...

    Feist has his top game going on with KoA! Wonderful start to a new series and I'm already feeling homesick and ready fro start the next installment. Fantastic world building and characters. The entire book felt a little like a prologue but it completely worked and really primed me for ...

    After 20+ books in the same world it's great to see Feist trying something new and pulling it off. He's playing to his strengths and it's still very much a Raymond E. Feist book, in a good way. The world is new with a grittier and lower fantasy feel, unburdened from the 1980's epic ...

  • Chad
    May 16, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

  • Lianne Pheno
    Jun 12, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

    I had a quick look at others reviews of this, after I had finished this book. Just to see what others were saying about the storyline. I am a long time reader of Feist, ever since magician was released here in the Uk. In fact I spent part of my first every wages on a copy, which was...

    Fans of Feist will be thrilled to discover a whole new world which Feist will explore in this new series. They may also find it refreshing that Feist has apparently refreshed his repertoire of fantastical settings and creatures/magics. Fans of Feist will not be disappointed, and will h...

    "There was no precedent for this butchery, and no one could reconcile what they were about to see with what they understood of the traditional order of things. History taught that a king did not kill a king, save on the field of battle." For centuries the five kingdoms in Garn have ...

    It has been a long while since we saw anything new from Raymond Feist. I loved his early books, but ended up confused by all the various sagas he produced and kind of lost the will to live. Thank Goodness this is a new series with no reference to his previous works. A world with fiv...

    Feist has his top game going on with KoA! Wonderful start to a new series and I'm already feeling homesick and ready fro start the next installment. Fantastic world building and characters. The entire book felt a little like a prologue but it completely worked and really primed me for ...

    After 20+ books in the same world it's great to see Feist trying something new and pulling it off. He's playing to his strengths and it's still very much a Raymond E. Feist book, in a good way. The world is new with a grittier and lower fantasy feel, unburdened from the 1980's epic ...

    King of Ashes is the first in a new series, and I have to admit I rather enjoyed it. The chapters alternate between the two main protagonists, Declan and Hatu. Declan is an apprentice smith, while Hatu is being tried by a secret society in the arts of assassination and crime. Each y...

    3.5/5 ...

  • TS Chan
    Mar 29, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

  • Marc Rasp
    Apr 30, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

    I had a quick look at others reviews of this, after I had finished this book. Just to see what others were saying about the storyline. I am a long time reader of Feist, ever since magician was released here in the Uk. In fact I spent part of my first every wages on a copy, which was...

    Fans of Feist will be thrilled to discover a whole new world which Feist will explore in this new series. They may also find it refreshing that Feist has apparently refreshed his repertoire of fantastical settings and creatures/magics. Fans of Feist will not be disappointed, and will h...

    "There was no precedent for this butchery, and no one could reconcile what they were about to see with what they understood of the traditional order of things. History taught that a king did not kill a king, save on the field of battle." For centuries the five kingdoms in Garn have ...

    It has been a long while since we saw anything new from Raymond Feist. I loved his early books, but ended up confused by all the various sagas he produced and kind of lost the will to live. Thank Goodness this is a new series with no reference to his previous works. A world with fiv...

    Feist has his top game going on with KoA! Wonderful start to a new series and I'm already feeling homesick and ready fro start the next installment. Fantastic world building and characters. The entire book felt a little like a prologue but it completely worked and really primed me for ...

  • Roy
    May 01, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

  • Marielle Ooms-Voges
    Apr 23, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

  • Adam Sequoyah
    Apr 05, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

    I had a quick look at others reviews of this, after I had finished this book. Just to see what others were saying about the storyline. I am a long time reader of Feist, ever since magician was released here in the Uk. In fact I spent part of my first every wages on a copy, which was...

    Fans of Feist will be thrilled to discover a whole new world which Feist will explore in this new series. They may also find it refreshing that Feist has apparently refreshed his repertoire of fantastical settings and creatures/magics. Fans of Feist will not be disappointed, and will h...

    "There was no precedent for this butchery, and no one could reconcile what they were about to see with what they understood of the traditional order of things. History taught that a king did not kill a king, save on the field of battle." For centuries the five kingdoms in Garn have ...

    It has been a long while since we saw anything new from Raymond Feist. I loved his early books, but ended up confused by all the various sagas he produced and kind of lost the will to live. Thank Goodness this is a new series with no reference to his previous works. A world with fiv...

    Feist has his top game going on with KoA! Wonderful start to a new series and I'm already feeling homesick and ready fro start the next installment. Fantastic world building and characters. The entire book felt a little like a prologue but it completely worked and really primed me for ...

    After 20+ books in the same world it's great to see Feist trying something new and pulling it off. He's playing to his strengths and it's still very much a Raymond E. Feist book, in a good way. The world is new with a grittier and lower fantasy feel, unburdened from the 1980's epic ...

    King of Ashes is the first in a new series, and I have to admit I rather enjoyed it. The chapters alternate between the two main protagonists, Declan and Hatu. Declan is an apprentice smith, while Hatu is being tried by a secret society in the arts of assassination and crime. Each y...

    3.5/5 ...

    Since when did the genre known as Fantasy come to mean "political intrigue in a fake medieval Britain, plus some running away from bad guys"? This is a book about a magic person, in which practically no magic is used or experienced whatsoever. But the thrilling plot! And the depth o...

  • Amy
    Jun 03, 2018

    I received an advance reader copy of King of Ashes in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Raymond E. Feist and Harper Voyager. For many generations, the five great Kingdom's had enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Each realm had its own Monarch and the story be...

    I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Feist is back in form as the King of Ashes establishes a promising and solid foundation for a completely new saga away from the massive Riftwar Cycles multi-series. Five kingdoms used to co-exist in Garn, sprea...

    I was a big fan of Feist's Riftwar books back in my younger days but lost track of the series more than a decade back. I was hoping that reading this brand new fantasy series of Feist's would inspire me to go back and try a full reread of the much more intimidatingly sized Riftwar seri...

    It was fantastic to read a new Feist book. It confirmed yet again that he is one of my favorite authors! This book felt like the start of a great story but really like a start, hence 4 stars. In the end it was really picking up and I can't wait for the next installment! ...

    Its interesting that the release date for this was a few weeks before in Australia vs the USA. I have always been a massive Feist fan, and grew up reading about Pug. It was probably one of my first ever fantasy reads which I became obsessed with. This has all the hallmarks of a Feist f...

    A new Feist, not only a new Feist but a new series, this has been a book i have waited for with some anticipation. I?ve been a fan of this writers work since my early reading days, Magician was a revelation, how fantasy could be written, to be epic and sweeping, and yet immediate and...

    I received an ARC of this book and here is my honest review. After 30 books in the Riftwar world which include 10 separate series Raymond Feist is back with a brand new series in a brand new world and it is amazing! The prologue is about 50 pages and sets the stage... Five king...

    Damn. I had high hopes for this, but it just fell flat. I've been picking away at the digital ARC for the better part of two months now, and it's finally time to shift it into the DNF pile. More than anything, this reminded me of how bland Feist's work can be without a solid cast of...

    Starts off in the middle of a battle with some Song of Ice and Fire like intrigue and nastiness. Four kingdoms of the land gang up on the fifth and wealthiest one and destroy it. Firemane's infant son is secretly spirited away. Then we flash-forward 17 years to when the boy, Hatu, has ...

    4.5/5 Mon avis en Franšais My English review I discovered Raymond E. Feist a long time ago and when I heard about this new series, I was once again intrigued. It must be said that the synopsis, full of mysteries, made me really want to know more! We discover in parallel tw...

    I?ve read several excellent fantasy novels recently and so it was with some reluctance that I picked up this one, thinking the odds of yet another 5-star fantasy novel would be unlikely. Nevertheless, I was most pleasantly rewarded by perhaps the best of the batch, for this one start...

    I had a quick look at others reviews of this, after I had finished this book. Just to see what others were saying about the storyline. I am a long time reader of Feist, ever since magician was released here in the Uk. In fact I spent part of my first every wages on a copy, which was...

    Fans of Feist will be thrilled to discover a whole new world which Feist will explore in this new series. They may also find it refreshing that Feist has apparently refreshed his repertoire of fantastical settings and creatures/magics. Fans of Feist will not be disappointed, and will h...

    "There was no precedent for this butchery, and no one could reconcile what they were about to see with what they understood of the traditional order of things. History taught that a king did not kill a king, save on the field of battle." For centuries the five kingdoms in Garn have ...

    It has been a long while since we saw anything new from Raymond Feist. I loved his early books, but ended up confused by all the various sagas he produced and kind of lost the will to live. Thank Goodness this is a new series with no reference to his previous works. A world with fiv...

    Feist has his top game going on with KoA! Wonderful start to a new series and I'm already feeling homesick and ready fro start the next installment. Fantastic world building and characters. The entire book felt a little like a prologue but it completely worked and really primed me for ...

    After 20+ books in the same world it's great to see Feist trying something new and pulling it off. He's playing to his strengths and it's still very much a Raymond E. Feist book, in a good way. The world is new with a grittier and lower fantasy feel, unburdened from the 1980's epic ...

    King of Ashes is the first in a new series, and I have to admit I rather enjoyed it. The chapters alternate between the two main protagonists, Declan and Hatu. Declan is an apprentice smith, while Hatu is being tried by a secret society in the arts of assassination and crime. Each y...

    3.5/5 ...

    Since when did the genre known as Fantasy come to mean "political intrigue in a fake medieval Britain, plus some running away from bad guys"? This is a book about a magic person, in which practically no magic is used or experienced whatsoever. But the thrilling plot! And the depth o...

    Originally published at Reading Reality It takes a very special kind of magic to capture lightning in a bottle. Magician had just that kind of magic, but that was a long time ago and world away from Firemane and King of Ashes. In the intervening decades (Magician was originally publ...

    The world of Garn once boasted five great kingdoms, until the King of Ithrace was defeated and every member of his family executed by Lodavico, the ruthless King of Sandura, a man with ambitions to rule the world. Ithrace?s ruling family were the legendary Firemanes, and represent...

    I grew up reading Raymond E. Feist books. His Magician series was one of my favorites as a teenager. I read the next several series that take place in the same world and noticed a pattern. He started throwing in a lot of sexual content for no apparent reason. It was never extremely gra...

    This wasn't something I had high expectations of going in, but it didn't even really clear that low bar. It's not even so much that it's bad, but that there wasn't anything particularly great about it -- it's like Feist is still writing the same epic fantasy I was reading growing up in...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC at no cost. This is an honest reveiw. Other reviewers have done a nice job of summarizing the plot so I'll avoid that and just say that as a long-time reader of REF I am thrilled (and frankly relieved) to turn the page into this series. My first expo...

    Well, Mr. Feist has produced his first utterly boring piece of fiction. Of yore, he was a consummate story-teller, even if the settings and the characters were all lifted from a Boy's Own Guide to Heroic Fantasy. He produced popcorn page-turners of the highest (popcorn) order. But w...

    I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this new series. I was lucky enough to be sent a proof copy before initial publication so have taken my time over it and actually kind of enjoyed some of the spelling and grammar mistakes (just shows how we're all human!) The main characters are lik...

    This has been one fantastic read! I am so happy to have been able to finally read it, thanks to my local library! 5/5 stars to Mr Feist for creating a vibrant fantasy world, relatable characters, and action packed story which manages to be not a-typical of the fantasy genre. I thorough...

    Terrific story! I dragged out the finish for as long as possible. I wish more volumes in the series were available now! I really like these characters and hope the publishing schedule is aggressive so I can read more sooner rather than later. Raymond E. Feist does it again! ...

    I DNF at page 37 because there was nothing that captured my attention. It takes a lot for me to not finish a book which I thinks says something about the quality. Usually I continue just because I want to know what happens but with this book I could not give a fuck. ...