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A Crown Imperiled (Chaoswar Saga Series #2)
     

A Crown Imperiled (Chaoswar Saga Series #2)

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by Raymond E. Feist
 

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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

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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.

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Chicago Sun-Times
“Feist has a command of language and a natural talent for keeping the reader turning pages.”
San Francisco Chronicle
“Sheer readability.”
SF Site
“Feist constantly amazes with his ability to create great casts of characters.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061468421
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/26/2013
Series:
Chaoswar Saga Series , #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
171,577
Product dimensions:
6.72(w) x 4.18(h) x 1.16(d)

Meet the Author

Raymond E. Feist is the multiple New York Times bestselling 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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A Crown Imperiled: Book Two of the Chaoswar Saga 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished the book and have to say that (1) the editing was absolutely terrible. As noted elsewhere, a whole chapter where Pug was referenced when it should have been Magnus and then incorrectly spelled words, incorrectly used words, over and over again. Who did the editing on this edition, they should be ashamed. I also quite honestly felt the Mr. Feist did as poor a job on this story line as I have ever read. I have read all his books from the beginning and always look forward to his next book, in fact they can't come soon enough, but I felt lost at times within this story and that he really was not at all cohesive in the way he put things together. As a Feist fan, I was disappointed in this book, hopefully he will redeem himself the next time around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really??? An author or remarkable skill and you screw a whole chapter up like that!!! That was a huge mistake and how did it get by the editors? Also who ever reviewed this before printing needs to learn how to use spell checker. Other than that the story was alright. bounced all over the place. Read at your own peril.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Feist's books over the many years, and it can be quite formulaic. This one did stand out as perhaps being a bit rushed to publication due to the typos and such, but still an enjoyable read. It does seem that he is tying up all the loose ends that he can find, with many different concurrent storylines heading towards completion. I hope the last book in this series does it, and is a worthy ender to the very fine work Raymond has done with Pug et al.
Beauty_in_Ruins More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My second favorite author after David Eddings who really got me into fantasy. I know all good things come to an end, and this series seems to be the end. I will have to read them ALL again from Magician to Magician's End. My only wish is that it could go on forever. Overall, I liked the book and wish people would just quit complaining about the editing and just enjoy the book for what it is.
Afan2but- More than 1 year ago
I anxiously awaited this latest book. The story is very good as far as keeping things moving and making you anxious for the next book. Unfortunately I was majorly disappointed in the area of proof reading and continuity as far as Pug. In the beginning on pages 77 through 101 Pug, Sandreena and Amirantha follow the death and destruction of a deamon attack force through the Island of Snake-Men where they battle the demon force outside a Pantathien city. On page 96 one of the Presidents, Autarchs, Tak'ka' tells Pug that Pug has killed a lot of his people and that our people have very strong feelings about Pug of Stardock. On page 101 Pug sees the "Sven-ga'ri' in the Pantathien city. On PageSandreena and Amirantha have transported back to Stardock and beging to tell Pug about the Pantathien city and the Pantathiens as if Pug was not with them during pages 77 - 101. On pages 324 - 328 Pug transprts to the Pantathien city and acts as if he had not seen the Sven-ga'ri' there before. Tak'ka' acts as he has not seen Pug before then. A large lack of plot congruity here. There are numerous typos and grammar errors through out the book. For $27.99 I thought there would be a lot fewer typos and grammar errors. I have been a fan since I read "Magician" twenty some years ago. I anxiously look forward to the next book but I hope the proof reading will be much better than it was here.
mwarning More than 1 year ago
Not just the misspelling errors but major plot errors too. Pug finds Pantanthians that a more like regular people, and then later in the book it's said he never went there and was introduced to everyone as if he was meeting them for the first time. So he discovered a real city of them and fights against demons right at the gates to the city and then later he's never been there before. Don't read unless you want to discover things multiple times by the same person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Feist's current series (Chaos War Saga) is, for me, better than the previous one. The story spans more characters, including old favorites, and is less about huge magic battles and more about the more "ordinary" characters (non-magic users). The story sucked me in and I stayed up way to late to finish the book. However, the editing was atrocious. Incorrect spelling and grammar, sometimes the wrong word altogether, incorrect character names, problems with chronology, etc. are VERY distracting. I was aware that these errors occurred in the UK and Australian releases, but I had hope that they would be cleaned up by the time the book was released in the US. I expect the publisher to make corrections and to update my Nook book version. They have really let down fans and paying customers with these errors. This would be a 5 star review, but the editing errors are shameful...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great product
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I started reading Feist's books about seven years ago. The landscape that he brought to life was an is incredible. Will go down as one of my favorite stories ever to have read. That being said... I feel like he didn't even try to proof read his work this last go around. Secondly, whomever is in charge of editing should be fired. There were so many mistakes that I had to put the book down and walk away on several occasions. Some of those were actually when reading Magician's End. Shame on Feist and his publisher for the shoddy effort that went into the fine tuning of the last two books. If it weren't for the long history with Pug and the Conclave I would have put it down, sent an angry email, and never picked it up again.
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I am a fan of the series, and will finish it. BUT! The spelling was terrible, and Feist totally messed up one chapter by using Pug in the action when it should have been Mangus. The editors, if there were any, did a poor job. I want my money back. Can youget refunds for e-books?
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Sorry, but Westeros has nothing on Midkemia. Mr. Feist has done it again. Please dont ever end this series, thank you for giving me a few days of pure enjoyment.