Feast of Souls (Magister Series #1)

Feast of Souls (Magister Series #1)

by C. S. Friedman

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ISBN-13: 9780756404635
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 02/05/2008
Series: Magister Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 1,214,815
Product dimensions: 6.76(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.53(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

An acknowledged master of Dark Fantasy, Celia Friedman is a John W. Campbell award finalist, and the author of the highly acclaimed Coldfire Trilogy, New York Times Notable Book of the Year This Alien Shore, In Conquest Born, The Madness Season, The Wilding and The Magister Trilogy.  Ms. Friedman worked for twenty years as a professional costume designer, but retired from that career in 1996 to focus on her writing. She lives in Virginia, and can be contacted via her website, www.csfriedman.com.

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"C.S. Friedman makes fantastic things-and frightening things-seem very real...If you haven't read her work you need to do something about that right now." -Tad Williams "Imaginative, deftly plotted fantasy." -Publishers Weekly

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Feast of Souls (Magister Series #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall a very good book with some dark humor to spice it up. The plot is what draws you in and the background on the characters is what keeps you reading. The only thing that was bad is that there are no giant battle scenes in this book, but it is very ingrossing and will make you laugh in that weird sort of way, plus it will make you think twice on whether you should laugh or not(Dark Humor). You should totally buy this book because I said so.
courtneylynn2404 More than 1 year ago
I love fantasy stories that have a strong heroine, because there seem to be so few, most of them end up being pushed aside or saved by a male character, but CS Friedman has written about a woman who is herself, and even when faced with many difficulties is still strong and beautiful.
librisissimo on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Substance: Another of Friedman's explorations of a world where sympathetic characters and protagonists extend their own lives by killing innocent victims. Artificially immortal sorcerers band together reluctantly to fight the animal Souleaters that can destroy mankind, although some are not willing to risk themselves to do so. Some contradictions in the set-up (incredibly powerful men allowing themselves to be dissed by a merely mortal king, for instance). The humans come off better than the sorcerers in both ethics and actions. The conundrum of a sorcerer falling in love with the life she is draining is in the current realm of vampire romances, but with a bit more complexity. Friedman exhibits the usual post-modern misunderstanding of and disdain for traditional Western Christianity while carrying the trappings of resurgent paganism; the socio-theological conflict at the end of the book is understated at the time, but will probably be a major part of the next volume.Style: The writing is clear and often compelling, aside from a few cryptic asides. Friedman adheres to the rules of Aristotelian drama, which makes a satisfying conclusion to this first book of the series while believably setting up the successors. Characters are well-drawn individuals in the context (it being nearly impossible for any writers to escape the endemic literary stereotypes of their contemporary generation). Dialogue and description are nicely balanced.
TheBooknerd on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Though I love Friedman's writing and the dark fantasy genre, this is a difficult book to get through. Not because it's bad or poorly written or anything -- it's just a very heavy story that can take a lot out of you. I've had to read it in spurts because I wasn't in the right mind frame for it. Definitely not the book for when you're in the mood for some light reading. Still, the story concept and setting are excellent, the writing is, of course, brilliant, and the characters are very interesting. I would absolutely recommend this book, especially if you've enjoyed some of Friedman's other work. Just make sure you're in the right mood before starting.
Isamoor on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Dec11:Characters: Frankly, I liked them all. Strong females are a big bonus. Somehow keeping everyone in shades of grey is a real treat.Plot: Damn good actually. Keeps you wanting to see what will happen next without knowing for sure. Plenty of foreshadowing.Style: Just the right balance of detail and pace. And all sorts of great moral quandaries. I do love this author.
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