Product Description âFeist has the universe firmly under his control.ââContra Costa Times âFeist has a natural talent for keeping the reader turning pages.ââChicago-Sun Times Midkemiaâs fifth and final Riftwarâthe devastating Chaoswarâexplodes in the opening volume of Raymond E. Feistâs spectacular new epic fantasy trilogy of magic, conflict, and world-shattering peril. A Kingdom Besieged is a breathtaking adventure that brings back Pugâfirst introduced in Feistâs classic debut novel, Magician, and now Midkemiaâs most powerful sorcererâwho faces a major magical cataclysm that forces him to question everything heâs ever held as true and dearâ¦including the loyalty of his beloved son Magnus. The Chaoswar promises to be the crowning achievement in the three decades-long career of a New York Times bestselling master fantasist who rules the sword and sorcery universe along with Terry Goodkind, George R. R. Martin, and Terry Brooks. Review âOriginality and wit a rollicking tale Feistâs narrative skill, ingenuity at creating systems of magic, and eye for plausible militaryscenarios stand him in good stead. His many fans will be pleased.â ( Booklist) âSheer readability.â ( San Francisco Chronicle) â[Feist] introduces a new dimension to his universe and added new depth to recurring characters while creating fascinating new heroes and villains. With a fast pace and clean, crisp storytelling, this fantasy saga belongs in most libraries.â ( Library Journal) âA promising start to what looks like a strong, dire trilogy of fantastic adventure.â (San Diego Union-Tribune) âFast action, appealing characters, and a splendid setting will delight readers of fantasy and leave them eager for the next battle.â ( Kirkus Reviews) âA massive, entertaining tale.â (Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel) âThereâs an evil sparkle here, brighter and hotter than any of Feistâs works since the Magician trilogy. The Dasati and their world are sumptuously realised . . . Itâs an entertaining, at times intoxicating mixture.â (SF Site) âFeist brings a new world alive.â (The Oregonian (Portland)) âOriginality and wit... A rollicking tale... [Feistâs] narrative skill, ingenuity at creating systems of magic, and eye for plausible military scenarios stand him in good stead. His many fans will be pleased.â ( Booklist) âFeist has a natural talent for keeping the reader turning pages.â (Chicago-Sun Times) From the Back Cover For years following the terrible Serpentwar, the Empire of Great Kesh remained peaceful, but now dark clouds of conflict gather once more. Rumors abound from the Kingdom's far western borders of spies missing, murdered, and turned. Powerful legions from the Keshian Confederacy are being mobilized, and an attack is all but certain. As his legendary ancestor Prince Arutha did, Martin conDoin, middle son of the Duke of Crydee, must defend the lands against the invaders. But Arutha commanded a mighty army. Martin has only old men and young boys. Pug, Midkemia's most powerful magician, fears what is in the wind, for he senses an encroaching darkness whose growing power surely spells his world's end. And soon the Kingdom's enchanted defender will find himself questioning everything he's ever held true and dearÂ .Â .Â . including the loyalty and desires of his beloved son, Magnus. About the Author Raymond E. FeistÂ is the author of more than thirty previous books, including the internationally bestselling âRiftwar Cycleâ of novels set in his signature world of Midkemia, as well as a standalone novel,Â Faerie Tale. The Firemane Saga is his first all-new epic fantasy series. He lives in San Diego, California.