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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,261 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Raymond E. Feist Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Demonwar Saga Release Date:
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Ten years after the terrible Darkwar finally ended, catastrophe once again threatens to engulf Midkemia and Kelewan, as the demon hordes continue their relentless quest to infiltrate this realm of magic and wonder.

To protect their world from the savage demon hordes, the Black Sorcerer Pug and Midkemia’s clandestine protectors, the Conclave of Shadows, forged an uneasy alliance of formidable magical talents. Together, this brave band of wizards, demon masters, warriors, and elves defeated the brutal Demon King Maarg and turned back the onrushing death tide. But Maarg’s fall has not stopped the demonic onslaught, and danger now looms greater than ever before.

Amid the barren ridges of the Valley of Lost Men, in the shadows of an ancient Keshian fortress, the fearsome demon Dahun and the mad necromancer Belasco have joined forces, creating an unstoppable union of deathly black magic that even Pug and a united Conclave may not be strong enough to withstand. Battling the Demon Legion has taken a heavy blood toll on the valiant and dedicated magician, claiming the lives of nearly all those he loves. Though he is racked by despair and rage, Pug knows that the time for mourning must wait.

Putting aside his pain, he and the Conclave and their allies—the cold-blooded master spy Jim Dasher; the fearsome young Knight Adamant Sandreena; her former lover the necromancer Amirantha; two renegade Star Elves; and Pug’s surviving son, Magnus—must marshal their resources against this latest threat. None can forget the dozens of worlds overrun by the demon plague and the millions of dead left behind in their wake.

At the gates of darkness, where shadows hide even deeper shadows, these magical defenders will face what is sure to be the bloodiest, nastiest fight their land has ever seen. And as evil, mayhem, and dark magic are unleashed, none can predict if they and Midkemia itself will survive.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joe Aguiar | 2/12/2014

    " While I did enjoy At The Gates Of Darkness, I must also admit I was a bit disappointed. Rides A Dread Legion set up a potential epic three sided conflict between The Star Elves, Midkemia and The Demon Hordes but, it never materializes. In fact if it weren't for the two outcast brothers helping Pug and company and a few mentions here and there, The Star Elves are all but, left out after being set up so predominately in the last book. What we get is entertaining as Pug and The COnclave Of Shadows are trying to stop the demons and their human ally, the mad sorcerer Belasco from a full scale invasion. But, the actual events are on a much smaller scale then what the set-up in book #1 appeared to be indicating and one feels a bit cheated. There is plenty of adventure and peril but, the confrontation we're waiting for erupts only in the final chapters and then is dealt with just as quickly. Raymond E. Feist is a master storyteller so, I was not bored and I was surely entertained, it's just that the first book delightfully sets up such an epic confrontation and what we get would serve to be a minor conflict in the middle of one of his earlier books. A letdown but, still a fairly entertaining one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jason Lutovsky | 1/23/2014

    " Great entry into Fesit's decades-long epic Riftwar saga. I think I somehow skipped "Rides A Dread Legion", but wasn't confused much, so he did a great job of giving back story but managing to make it feel self-contained. The titles to his books are starting to sound a bit like emo-metal song titles, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dr. | 1/21/2014

    " The book is classic Feist. THe read was a bit faster than some others of his books that are filled with more background which makes the book more exciting. The enemy in this book is so pervasive one wonders why the land of Midkemia did not confront this scourge full force a lot earlier in Feists' writing nonetheless the buildup to the confrontation is quite dramatic. I doubt any of Feists' trilogies can rival the ones with the legendary figure of Prince Arutha whose personality towered above the pages of the book nevertheless Pug assumes at least some of this mantle of leadership and acclaim even though his persona is not as dynamic as the Princes'. This leads to my last query which is i was expecting another trilogy here especially given the lack of conclusion to who is the hidden enemy behind the enemy. Perhaps the chaos wars will clear thus up however for those of us too busy to be involved in this daily it would be nice to have a clear sense of this. For my part, I surely hope a trilogy conclusion emerges from this series before the one begins. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gary Gray | 1/21/2014

    " I've read all of Feist's books and enjoy each one, some are better than other but all are enjoyable. "

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Author Raymond E. Feist

Raymond E. Feist is the New York Times and Times of London bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including Magician, Silverthorn, and A Darkness at Sethanon, the three novels comprising the Riftwar Saga, the first series in the Arc that has become known as the Riftwar Cycle. A Southern Californian by birth and a San Diegan by choice, he was educated at the University of California, San Diego, where he received his BA in communication arts with honors in 1977.