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After being available in the U.K. for years, Raymond E. Feist's Legends of the Riftwar trilogy -- three "companion" novels set in Midkemia during the Riftwar -- has finally been released in the States. Coauthored by William R. Forstchen, the first book in the series, Honored Enemy, chronicles the events of a company of weary Kingdom soldiers and a band of Tsurani invaders who, with a deadly Northlands winter setting in, have their eyes on a frontier stockade. The only problem is that the stronghold is overrun with dark elves, an enemy of both sides.
Dennis Hartraft is commander of the Marauders, a company of "thugs and cut-throats" fighting the Tsurani invasion at the northernmost borders of the Kingdom. After nine years of continuous war, Hartraft and his men are in desperate need of a place to hole up for the winter. Their only hope of survival lies in a frontier garrison. A nearby Tsurani contingent led by Force Leader Asayaga is also making for the stronghold. But when Hartraft and Asayaga find that moredhel elves have taken over the place, they do the unthinkable and temporarily join forces.
While lacking the fanfare of a major new Feist release, Honored Enemy is a surprisingly compelling and profoundly moving tale of Midkemia. This intimate novel of war, honor, and unlikely friendship will have fans of the saga asking themselves why it took five years for this to be released in America. Here's an invaluable addition to the Midkemia canon. Paul Goat Allen