King of Ashes: Book One of The Firemane Saga

King of Ashes: Book One of The Firemane Saga

by Raymond E. Feist


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The first volume in legendary master and New York Times bestselling author Raymond E. Feist’s epic heroic fantasy series, The Firemane Saga—an electrifying tale of two young men whose choices will determine a world’s destiny.

For centuries, the five greatest kingdoms of North and South Tembria, twin continents on the world of Garn, have coexisted in peace. But the balance of power is destroyed when four of the kingdoms violate an ancient covenant and betray the fifth: Ithrace, the Kingdom of Flames, ruled by Steveren Langene, known as "the Firemane" for his brilliant red hair. As war engulfs the world, Ithrace is destroyed and the Greater Realms of Tembria are thrust into a dangerous struggle for supremacy.

As a Free Lord, Baron Daylon Dumarch owes allegiance to no king. When an abandoned infant is found hidden in Daylon’s pavilion, he realizes that the child must be the missing heir of the slain Steveren. The boy is valuable—and vulnerable. A cunning and patient man, Daylon decides to keep the baby’s existence secret, and sends him to be raised on the Island of Coaltachin, home of the so-called Kingdom of Night, where the powerful and lethal Nocusara, the "Hidden Warriors," legendary assassins and spies, are trained.

Years later, another orphan of mysterious provenance, a young man named Declan, earns his Masters rank as a weapons smith. Blessed with intelligence and skill, he unlocks the secret to forging King’s Steel, the apex of a weapon maker’s trade known by very few. Yet this precious knowledge is also deadly, and Declan is forced to leave his home to safeguard his life. Landing in Lord Daylon’s provinces, he hopes to start anew.

Soon, the two young men—an unknowing rightful heir to a throne and a brilliantly talented young swordsmith—will discover that their fates, and that of Garn, are entwined. The legendary, long-ago War of Betrayal has never truly ended . . . and they must discover the secret of who truly threatens their world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061468452
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Series: Firemane Saga Series , #1
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 268,674
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About 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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King of Ashes: Book One of The Firemane Saga 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some would be satisfied with repeating what works. This writer's work is informed by his continued experience and practice in both his writing craft and his storytelling craft. Much as I loved Riftworld, it is a delight to see him bring all this to a fresh canvas, so to speak. More, please! And soon is good, I can hardly wait.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a slow start to a new storyline. I don't know if I would have finished it if I wasn't such a Feist fan. I'll save my judgment until I read the next installment. I'm hoping for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I finished Magician's End I was truly sad. Now I am happy again, great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed with this book. I felt the book was continuously explaining the dynamic of the world rather than discovering the world as the story unfolds and the characters learn. The story brings up sex endlessly which feels clumsy and becomes tiresome quickly. Mediocre fantasy book at best. I grew up reading the rift war books and this novel does not reach the same level.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book very much, looking forward to a great series from Feist!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read. I'm excited for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting characters and story. Can't wait for the next installment !
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Haven't met one of his books I don't like and this was no exception. Great storyteller and able to build compelling characters that you want to keep following.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good new series looking forward to book 2 and more character building. Liked the signed copy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waiting for the next book.