A Crown Imperiled: Book Two Of The Chaoswar Saga by Raymond FeistA Crown Imperiled: Book Two Of The Chaoswar Saga by Raymond Feist

A Crown Imperiled: Book Two Of The Chaoswar Saga

byRaymond Feist

Mass Market Paperback | February 26, 2013

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“Feist constantly amazes.”
—SF Site

“Feist has a command of language and a natural talent for keeping the reader turning pages.”
 —Chicago Sun-Times

The Chaoswar—the fifth and final Riftwar—is in full, explosive swing in Raymond E. Feist’s A Crown Imperiled, the second book in the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling fantasist’s  monumental saga of courage, conflict, and bitter consequence. Once again, Midkemia, the author’s brilliantly conceived fantasy milieu, is in gravest danger from outside invaders—and from treacherous forces within—as the death of a powerful leader throws the world into chaos and threatens all hope of enduring peace. Returning in A Crown Imperiled are some of Feist’s most memorable characters—including the great sorcerer, Pug, who has been a fan favorite since his introduction in the author’s beloved classic, Magician—and the action, as always, comes fast and furious. The Chaoswar Saga is the master fantasist working at the peak of his powers, and further proof why Raymond E. Feist, like Terry Goodkind, George R. R. Martin, and Terry Brooks, is one of the true giants of epic fantasy fiction.

Raymond E. Feist is the multipleNew York Timesbestselling author or coauthor of thirty previous books—all but one of which are Riftwar Cycle novels. He lives in San Diego.
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Title:A Crown Imperiled: Book Two Of The Chaoswar SagaFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.08 inPublished:February 26, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061468428

ISBN - 13:9780061468421

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pulls things together nicely, setting up a fitting conclusion to the Riftwar Cycle With this, the second volume of The Chaoswar Saga and the second-to-last volume of the entire Riftwar Cycle, Raymond E. Feist doesn't necessarily advance the story, but instead elaborates on the significance of the events in A Kingdom Besieged, and builds some necessary (and much-appreciated) depth on the part of the characters. While it left me impatient to move on with the story, to advance things towards the ominously titled Magician's End, it was largely satisfying in terms of securing the overall story arc. A Crown Imperiled does three things exceptionally well. Number one, it reestablishes the Conclave of Shadows as a force to be reckoned with, giving them not only power, but a purpose. The period of mourning their losses is over, Pug is invested in the fate of Midkemia once again, and Magnus seems finally positioned to fulfill the critical role his family legacy has so long demanded. More than that, the psudeo-resurrections of Miranda and Nakor that had me groaning at the end of the first book are not only explained, but handled exceptionally well. The scene in which Pug is confronted with a demon who carries all of his dead wife's feeling and memories is one of the strongest emotional moments Feist has ever written. Number two, the book sheds some light on those subtle political coups taking place across the land. I felt they were really underplayed in the first book - introduced and hinted at, but left very vague in terms of exactly what was happening any why. Here, we see that aspect of the tale really expanded upon, elevating a lackluster minor plot thread to a level of significance worthy of Midkemia's final chapter. Hal, Martin, and Brendan are drawn back into the heart of the conflict, elevating their tangential adventures into something as relevant as they are exciting. The entire flight sequence with Princess Stephané is probably the most exciting, swashbuckling event the series has seen in quite some time. Number three, the book has some big . . . and I do mean BIG . . . moments. I won't spoil them here, other than to say there is a scene with dragons taking flight that has me grinning with excitement, and a world-ending cliffhanger that had my jaw dropping to the floor. It's not as strong of a book in terms of plotting as the first, but it does pull things together nicely, setting up what will hopefully be a fitting conclusion to the Riftwar Cycle.
Date published: 2013-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Continued Excellence! A Crown Imperiled continues where A Kingdom Besieged left off. This is the second book in Feist's Chaos War cycle. I read the eBook version of this book. Two downsides to the eBook were: there was no map which normally accompanies a Feist novel, and there were numerous typos in the first half of the book. Just like A kingdom Beseiged this book features well-developed characters, non-stop action, multiple plot lines, and enexpected plot twists. I had great difficulty putting this book down. It was that good. A number of times I stopped reading to measure where all of the various characters were in the plot, trying to determine when their storylines will intersect. Will Martin and Brendan join their brother, Hal? Will the great conspiracy of Kest be foiled? The only downside is that I'm going to have to wait well into 2013 for the final book in the series, Magician's End, to come out
Date published: 2012-11-28

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