Shameless Plug: The Riftwar + Feist Prize Pack

Though, in my humble opinion, the quality of Raymond E. Feist's novels has diminished in recent years, the author was a veritable powerhouse during the 80s and the early 90s. He's still quite popular, but his best books are sadly behind him. The Riftwar was the series with which Feist made a name for himself. Frequent appearances on the NYT bestseller list were the norm, and Feist became one of the bestselling fantasy authors of his era.

Hence, even if his latest series were not up to par compared to the Riftwar saga, Feist's early works deserve to be discovered and enjoyed by a new generation of SFF readers. To this day, the Riftwar remains one of my favorite fantasy series of all time!Perusing on Amazon, I was shocked to discover that many of those titles can be purchased for a few pennies. Click on the links below if you wish to learn more abour Raymond E. Feist and the Riftwar saga.:-)

Thanks to the kind folks at Bantam Dell, I'm pleased to offer you an incredible Feist prize pack! Indeed, up for grabs is the entire Bantam Feist backlist. Which means that one lucky winner will receive the complete Riftwar series, the Empire trilogy (a collaboration with Janny Wurts), as well as Feist's dark fantasy novel Faerie Tale.

- Magician: Apprentice (Canada, USA, Europe)

- Magician: Master (Canada, USA)

- Silverthorn (Canada, USA, Europe)

- A Darkness at Sethanon (Canada, USA, Europe)

- Prince of the Blood (Canada, USA, Europe)

- The King's Buccaneer (Canada, USA, Europe)

- Daughter of the Empire (Canada, USA, Europe)

- Servant of the Empire (Canada, USA, Europe)

- Mistress of the Empire (Canada, USA, Europe)

- Faerie Tale (Canada, USA, Europe)

The rules are the same as usual. First off, you need to send an email at reviews@(no-spam)gryphonwood.net with the header "FEIST." Remember to remove the "no spam" thingy.
Second, your email must contain your full mailing address (that's snail mail!), otherwise your message will be deleted.

Lastly, multiple entries will disqualify whoever sends them. And please include your screen name and the message boards that you frequent using it, if you do hang out on a particular MB.

Good luck to all the participants!

P. S. For those who are keeping track, there are only three more book giveaways on the way. Can't wait for this madness to be over with, as my inbox is overflowing with registrations!

12 commentaires:

RobB said...

I read Feist late in my "reading career." That is, I didn't read Magician until after I read Williams and Martin, etc. Having said that, I really enjoyed the first handful of book, as well as the Empire trilogy.

dragonb said...

As a youngish boy I was happily enjoying Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms, when I came upon the Empire trilogy and just loved it. It had so much more depth and powerful story than what I'd been reading.
I'd never heard of Feist, but after Empire, I got Magician and was instantly hooked. I've read and loved all of Feist, although I agree with the sentiment that the latest stuff isn't as up to the earlier works.

Highly recommend to anyone who hasn't "found" Feist

Jebus said...

Read all his books and loved most of them, even got him to sign a couple a few years ago. The Empire Trilogy was my favourite of all time, but then Martin knocked it to second and Erikson knocked them both back a spot as well.

The newest series' have felt a little awkward and dragged out, but I still buy 'em in hard cover!

SQT said...

This is a collection of his best work IMO and if I didn't already have them all, I'd enter.

I will highly recommend it though.

cecrow said...

Feist is one of those "haven't gotten around to it yet" authors in my case, so this contest works out perfectly for me. I've only read his short stories in the two Legends anthologies.

Ouki said...

Only read Magician and although I liked it, I never got around reading the rest of his books, so this might be a nice chance...

Robert said...

Great giveaway! Especially for someone who has never read any Feist ;)

Tim said...

All these books are great. One thing I'd like to point out is the Empire series Co-Author Janny Wurts. I personally think she is another great writer...and unfortunately seriously underappreciated. Her current series starting with Curse of the Mistwraith I feel is one of the best ones out there at the moment. Unfortunately she hasn't found a publisher for her latest book "Stormed Fortress" in the United States as of yet. Anyone know of a way to rectify this? Who can I petition for help? ;-)

Anonymous said...

I read Magician: Apprentice last year, and thought it was terribly derivative and mediocre. But then a few days later I started reading Gardens of the Moon...

Gabriele C. said...

Oh, that's a good one. I gave my Feist books to my Fantasy geek nephew some time ago since I had given up on the Riftwar series, but I'd like to get the old ones back and who knows, once in a reading fit I may enjoy the whole thing this time. :)

kazul said...

I always wanted to read these but as yet they are STILL on my 'someday' list. Winning them would be great!

Ember Case said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I just introduced my teenage son to Feist, and was glad to see he loves his work as much as I do.