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Magician

(Riftwar Saga)

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Publisher: Collins

4.3
(68)

Language:English | Number of Pages: 681 | Format: Paperback | In other languages: (other languages) Dutch , French

Isbn-10: 0586217835 | Isbn-13: 9780586217832 | Publish date:  | Edition 2Rev Ed

Also available as: Mass Market Paperback , School & Library Binding , Softcover and Stapled , Hardcover , Others , eBook

Category: Fiction & Literature , Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Book Description
Raymond E. Feist's classic fantasy epic, Magician, has enchanted readers for over twenty years. The revised edition was prepared to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its publication, and incorporates over 15,000 words of text omitted from previous editions. At Crydee, a frontier outpost in the tranquil Kingdom of the Isles, an orphan boy, Pug, is apprenticed to a master magician -- and the destinies of two worlds are changed forever. Suddenly the peace of the Kingdom is destroyed as mysterious alien invaders swarm the land. Pug is swept up into the conflict but for him and his warrior friend, Tomas, an odyssey into the unknown has only just begun. Tomas will inherit a legacy of savage power from an ancient civilization. Pug's destiny is to lead him through a rift in the fabric of space and time to the mastery of the unimaginable powers of a strange new magic.
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  • 3

    Ottimo inizio, ma...

    Scriverò quello che scrivono praticamente tutti a riguardo di Feist: i primi tre (o quattro se si ha l'edizione divisa) libri sono capolavori, poi la saga decade. Premetto che al momento di questa recensione non ho ancora letto il finale della saga, ma so cosa aspettarmi. Purtroppo ho la strana m ...continue

    Scriverò quello che scrivono praticamente tutti a riguardo di Feist: i primi tre (o quattro se si ha l'edizione divisa) libri sono capolavori, poi la saga decade. Premetto che al momento di questa recensione non ho ancora letto il finale della saga, ma so cosa aspettarmi. Purtroppo ho la strana malattia di voler finire le serie che inizio, ma non posso non dire che se fosse durata 15 libri in meno il giovamento ci sarebbe stato...

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  • 4

    Primo capitolo della saga. Ma che bello trovare un nuovo mondo così. L'ispirazione da LOR non è troppo lontana nella prima parte, poi parte un caleidoscopio di mondi, personaggi, colori. Un altro mondo possibile è per me la forza del fantasy e della fantascienza e qui di mondi ce ne sono parecchi ...continue

    Primo capitolo della saga. Ma che bello trovare un nuovo mondo così. L'ispirazione da LOR non è troppo lontana nella prima parte, poi parte un caleidoscopio di mondi, personaggi, colori. Un altro mondo possibile è per me la forza del fantasy e della fantascienza e qui di mondi ce ne sono parecchi.

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  • 3

    Thankfully a Total Absence of Campfire Songs

    A well realised, clever political story. That said it really was a take in two acts for me.


    The first act made me feel that the author was reading LOTR while he was writing. 'The pass is blocked we will have to go through the mines'!! Hmmm where have I heard that before? If I hadn't been ...continue

    A well realised, clever political story. That said it really was a take in two acts for me.

    The first act made me feel that the author was reading LOTR while he was writing. 'The pass is blocked we will have to go through the mines'!! Hmmm where have I heard that before? If I hadn't been a fan of the genre I would have stopped reading here.

    But I'm glad I didn't because the second act is brilliantly original. I really liked the mixture of cultures, and the society on the other side of the rift. The twisted gladiator battles were particularly good. I would have liked to read more about the part played by metal and mining. I thought that was the most interesting idea in the book.

    As an aside; if the author was reading LOTR whole writing this. It could be the case that Peter Jackson was reading magician while filming LOTR. Soft focus coronation scenes that went on just that bit too long are a features of both.

    On the whole a good read with some great ideas. Difficult to get away from the fact that it owes a lot to Tolkien but then so do most books of this genre. Thankfully a total absence of campfire songs though.

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  • 5

    This book is amazing as it appeals to all audiences. I as a teenage boy still at school was able to pick this up (refering to both 'Magician: Apprentice' and ;Magician: Master') on a raining Saturday morning and had it finished by Sunday night it was THAT addictive. The style of writing is clearl ...continue

    This book is amazing as it appeals to all audiences. I as a teenage boy still at school was able to pick this up (refering to both 'Magician: Apprentice' and ;Magician: Master') on a raining Saturday morning and had it finished by Sunday night it was THAT addictive. The style of writing is clearly more advanced yet the tone and atmosphere given off allows someone of my education to still understand what is going on and this is why Feist is a true inspiration and genius.

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  • 4

    Una piacevole scoperta

    Le prime 100 pagine sono piane semplici prevedibili - ma piacevoli.
    Poi c'è uno sprint inatteso, e ti domandi dove vuole andare a parare.

    Se superi una 50ina di pagine noiosette, arrivi nella seconda parte, e qui Feist dà il meglio di sé.

    A momenti ricorda qualcosa di Martin; ...continue

    Le prime 100 pagine sono piane semplici prevedibili - ma piacevoli.
    Poi c'è uno sprint inatteso, e ti domandi dove vuole andare a parare.

    Se superi una 50ina di pagine noiosette, arrivi nella seconda parte, e qui Feist dà il meglio di sé.

    A momenti ricorda qualcosa di Martin; ci sono pagine che richiamano la migliore Le Guin; e non manca lo sguardo affettuoso di un certo Tolkien.

    Fa piacere leggere un libro con un suo carattere così particolare.

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  • 5

    Ho immaginato l'ultima riga solo alla fine della penultima.
    Ho pianto, ho riso, ho avuto i brividi con questo libro; non so se per mia semplice natura, facilmente impressionabile, o per la maestria di R. E. Feist che, pur in una lingua a me allora ancora lontana, ha evocato immagini vive e c ...continue

    Ho immaginato l'ultima riga solo alla fine della penultima.
    Ho pianto, ho riso, ho avuto i brividi con questo libro; non so se per mia semplice natura, facilmente impressionabile, o per la maestria di R. E. Feist che, pur in una lingua a me allora ancora lontana, ha evocato immagini vive e colorate.
    Avrei voluto curare la traduzione di questo libro, con presunzione certo di poter rendere al meglio le emozioni e le parole di Magician nella mia lingua natia.

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  • 5

    Das erste Buch der Riftwar- Sage wurde oft in zwei Teile gesplittet: Magician Apprentice und Magician Master.

    The first book of the Riftwar Saga often was splited into two parts: Magician Apprentice and Magician Master.

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    Never thought about the concept of different "world" would exist in the western mythology stories. I guess I'm too old for imagination, damn, it's not even a new idea.


    Alright, Pug the slow learning (untrue) magician apprentice lives in a world called the ... we'll just call it the kingdom ...continue

    Never thought about the concept of different "world" would exist in the western mythology stories. I guess I'm too old for imagination, damn, it's not even a new idea.

    Alright, Pug the slow learning (untrue) magician apprentice lives in a world called the ... we'll just call it the kingdom. One day they sensed some weirdo sneaking around their land and mapping it. They soon found out those weirdo are from another world coming through a rift.

    They suspected a war... and there goes a a war.

    By now, the retard (totally untrue) magician apprentice Pug ... is still a slow learning (so untrue). No, nothing magical had happened to him at the beginning of war that'd make him a hero.

    So they fight... then Pug got captured and worked as a slave in the other world. (Yes, by now he still is a ... you know what I'm gonna say - so untrue).

    The war went on for years... by chance, he became a powerful magician over in the other world. How it comes to that stage, you'll have to read the book.

    Different world, different culture, different thinking and learning. If you think yourself is highly civilized, then you'd suspect the others are barbarian. The truth is, you just don't understand their culture and teaching that's all. They may think you're a barbarian by doing something your way as well.

    It's a pleasure to read, however the "love" side in the stories are left quite untouched. I guess it's not the whole point in the book, but I thought if he can touch up on that bit would be great...

    TBC

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    4

    可讀性不錯,以「兩國」戰爭為舞台的奇幻小說,加了一般在西方奇幻小說中沒有的東方(日式)社會的元素。令角式性格的刻畫更具立體感。

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