According to the letter from Raymond E. Feist’s publisher, A Kingdom Besieged begins the Chaoswar trilogy – which is intended to be the fifth and final Riftwar. Ray’s Midkemia Cycle has entertained epic fantasy readers for nearly 30 years, beginning with Magician in 1982. Pug, the orphan boy of the original who grew to be the most powerful magician of his world, and who has faced the Riftwar, the Serpentwar, the Darkwar and the Demonwar, is faced with the most significant threat to him and his world yet – a threat that may cause a rift between him and his son. Ray will visit with fans and discuss the conclusion to the bestselling series on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:00 PM.
The remnants of the Clan of the Seven Stars are returning to their long abandoned homeworld . . . but not as friends. The elves, led by the conjurer Laromendis, flee the relentless demon hordes sweeping through their galaxy--and the conquest of war-weary Midkemia is the Clan's sole hope for survival . . . if the Dread Legion does not pursue them through the rift. The magician Pug knows what horrors will surely follow the elven invasion, for slaughter alone will sate Demon King Maarg's minions. For the death tide to be turned, Midkemia's constant defender must somehow unite bitter foes and vengeful former lovers--because failure to do so will mean annihilation.
To the forest on the shore of the Kingdom of the Isles, the orphan Pug came to study with the master magician Kulgan. But though his courage won him a place at court and the heart of a lovely Princess, he was ill at ease with the normal ways of wizardry. Yet Pug's strange sort of magic would one day change forever the fates of two worlds. For dark beings from another world had opened a rift in the fabric of spacetime to being again the age-old battle between the forces of Order and Chaos.