It’s a Feast of Feist!

Next May sees one of the grand masters of fantasy, Raymond E. Feist, penning the final book in his epic 9-series Midkemian saga, Magician’s End. To celebrate, and get everyone up to speed, we thought we’d offer the chance for you to win a year’s supply of Voyager books (which will be our top new release book delivered to your door each month ), starting with Magicians End!
We want you to read as many of Feist’s  28 Midkemian books as you can between now and the book’s release in May next year and post your reviews of them to the Forums. We’ll judge the winner based on both the quality and quantity of reviews. Sorry, Australian residents only guys!  To get the ball rolling, we asked our HR Director, and Feist fan, Jonathan to explain how important Feist, and particularly Magician, has been to him:

How I acquired the Fantasy Curse

I remember that I was in high school and I loved reading my Biggles books, Dick Francis and Jack Higgins. I was talking to a friend and complaining about having nothing to read, so he handed me his much loved copy (i.e. dog eared, and crushed) copy of Magician. I had never read Fantasy before and so didn’t really know what I was in for.

I started reading the book on the bus home and then — ignoring homework — continued to read Magician into the night, finishing at approximately 2:30 the next morning. I had never read anything that captured my imagination as much as that book. There was a whole world of dragons, magic and mayhem and at the heart of it, two ordinary boys who became very extraordinary (on a side note, I always wanted to be Tomas rather than Pug – as he got to ride a Dragon!).

I was hooked, and that weekend walked an hour to the nearest second hand bookshop so I could spend my pocket money on buying Silverthorn and A Darkness at Sethanon.

Ten (ahem — maybe fifteen or twenty if we are being exact) years later, I now mainly read fantasy and have a house filled with different fantasy books. But Magician will always be the book that started my love of fantasy, which is why I now own roughly six copies of it in various different editions as well as all of the other books in the series.

So that is how I was cursed with a love of Fantasy Books; a curse which has seen me spend more money than I care to think about on books, cost me half my living space to bookshelves and meant that I have spent some very special hours in worlds with Hobbits, Rangers, Magicians and most importantly Dragons a curse that started with one book —  Magician by Raymond Fiest.

So let the Feast begin!

One Response to “It’s a Feast of Feist!”

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Hay Day Cheats - Great What computer software do you need to make business cards from a personal computer?
  2. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City cheats - Good info How can I choose how many posts shown on my blogger homepage?
  3. Trackback - I have some question How can I access my home computer that is hooked up to a router through my work …
  4. Trackback - I have some question I want to start a blog written by a fictitious character commenting on politics, current events, news …
  5. Trackback - Maybe... I bought a new wordpress blog but it doesn't have the blog stats which shows site hits on it. The …
  6. Trackback - I like your blog How do I convert my website from dreamweaver to wordpress?
  7. Trackback - Funny How would I go about creating a new blog that could become successful in less than a year. I have …
  8. Trackback - Like it Assume that you are working as a computer technician for a company with a large network. You are assigned …
  9. Trackback - Like it I want to start my own website. Are there any places I can do this for free with minimum …
  10. Trackback - Like it Can Blogger be a good place to post a webcomic?
  11. Trackback - Good info I want to start a personal blog.. an online journal. I have no idea which blog website to start …
  12. Trackback - wow thats great What is the difference between a Website Columnist and a blogger?
  13. Trackback - Thank you I read many of the blogs in the food and drink category and they are all informative in one …
  14. Trackback - Funny I want to start a blog that deals with moral issues. I want people to be able to see it, …
  15. ceavbjhnmkjnhbgefsdf - Title [...]below you will obtain the link to some web pages that we assume you need to visit[...]
  16. max garcinia burn price - curious about virtually any subject, chances are you can find that information on the interwebs. that doesn't mean that you should …
  17. best natural testosterone boosters - comic books and magazines and then move to more complicated stuff like non-fiction. the second thing after reading is socializing and …
  18. YOUTUBE.COM/watch?v=-ypGoBqbtg0 - you just got to have a blogging software program.weblog software that enable changes as well as redistribution of blog services can …
  19. hop over to these guys Phoenix DUI attorney - error involves people. "her and i are going to the store" is incorrect. "she and i are going to the store" …
  20. geld lenen zonder inkomen - or as much as possible - always. carry out solid keyword research so that you will know what most people are …
  21. cantik alami - directly with greater ease. this aspect of promoting your blog will only continue to improve over time as technologies grow more …
  22. cnrgjhgbvdbhfjngmnhbsgv - Title [...]please go to the web-sites we follow, which includes this one particular, because it represents our picks from the web[...]
  23. Cleaning Supplies - that due to the nature of his posts it's difficult to set a schedule.so unless you're intending on writing 3,000 plus …
  24. paintless dent repair training - already formatted and laid out a certain way. that leaves you with a few choices to make in how you layout …
  25. paintless dent removal training - after you press the publish button.rss feeds are also the important key to increase your web traffic. if you have a …
  26. muscle gain supplement - post or article.try to be topical - if something has happened in the news that is relevant to what you do, …
  27. Jewel at Buangkok - cleared the air concerning many people's perception that blogging is dying. it is not and it will not. there are many …
  28. pdr-training.net - make money. no, we are not talking about robbing a bank or kidnapping your boss for ransom; we are talking about …
  29. paintless dent repair tools - always of the utmost importance when viewers stop by your network marketing site. here are 7 simple tips to create an …
  30. www.nodents.com - other graduation course, which is minimum 50% marks in 10th and 12th grade. but, there is one more thing which is …
  31. paintless dent repair training - community, which can be accomplished by allowing comments, you're developing 'close knit' atmosphere! this is of vital importance because you want …
  32. Free advertising, - blog. whether it's for your own personal creativity, or because you want to make money off of it, finding your best …
  33. new commonwealth condo - entrepreneurial independence and have the ability to write...well. you don't have to be shakespeare but you need to understand the basic …
  34. Love Letters For Him - Thank you My computer crashes at the start of a streaming video or of a full windowed video game?
  35. หาช่างภาพ.html - difficult. it requires the author of the article to stick too some basic guidelines and some simple rules. the whole purpose …
  36. Love Letters For Her - Maybe... I created a new user, opened Firefox, and there are only the default bookmarks. There is an "import" function, but …
  37. vapor cigarette review - locally per month.you find this using google's keyword tool external. use the external because if you sign in its going to …
  38. sdhfdjscnrgsbrnfgssgsxgc - Title [...]we came across a cool website that you may love. Take a appear for those who want[...]
  39. catch his love - article let's talk about 5 ways to make money writing on the net. all of these can be carried out on …
  40. semi-detached house - you research what your competition is doing - then learn from the best. you really don't have to reinvent the wheel.when …
  41. ozne avenue - foundation for writing in your other courses. your grades in other college papers and projects will reflect your writing knowledge.your english …
  42. view here - if you believe that this is the best way for you to relay instructions to your writer. make sure you provide …
  43. Trackback - Maybe... How do you create your own blogger header for your blogspot?
  44. Homepage - ... [Trackback] [...] Read More: voyageronline.com.au/its-a-feast-of-feist/ [...]
  45. Laptop recycling berkshire - Title [...]The data mentioned in the report are some of the very best available [...]

Leave a Reply