About the Author
Raymond E. Feist (1945) is an American author of Fantasy fiction best known for his Riftwar Cycle of books and short stories. He began the series in 1982 with the publication of The Magician which was initially inspired by the game Dungeons and Dragon. He conceived of the idea for the book while still a student at the University of California San Diego. To date the series has sold over fifteen million copies world wide.