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How many of REF's novels have you read?
« on: February 12, 2010, 10:15:54 PM »

I'm curious as to see the results of this.

I've read all, barring at the Gates of Darkness. So I'm sitting on 26, so far. Hope to read atGoD soon.
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Re: How many of REF's novels have you read?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010, 06:24:00 PM »

The only ones I haven't read are At the Gates of Darkness, Faerie Tale and Murder in LaMut. Haven't read any of the short stories, either, couldn't really get my hands on them. But they don't count as novels, do they? :D
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Re: How many of REF's novels have you read?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 03:49:42 PM »

The only ones I haven't read besides Gates of Darkness, are the Empire Series books, and I probably never will get to the Empire books.
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Re: How many of REF's novels have you read?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 03:57:48 PM »

Should get to the Empire series, Sarge. Some of the best books available by REF.
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Re: How many of REF's novels have you read?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2010, 06:15:31 PM »

TOTALLY agree on the recommendation to read the Empire trilogy.  Seriously one of the best sets in the series.

Read:
Magician (not the remade one), Silverthorn, A Darkness at Sethanon
Daughter of the Empire, Servent of the Emprire, Mistress of the Empire
Prince of the Blood, The King's buccaneer
Shadow of a Dark Queen, Rise of a Merchant Prince, Rage of a Demon King, Shards of a Broken Crown
Korondor the Betrayal, Korondor the Assassins, Korondor Tear of the Gods
Honoured Enemy
Talon of the Silver Hawk, King of Foxes, Exile's Return
Flight of the Nighthawks, Into a Dark Realm, Wrath of a Mad God
Rides a Dread Legion, At the Gates of Darkness.

Outside Midkemia:
Faerie Tale

Also the short stories:
The Woodboy, The Messenger

Yet to read:
Jimmy The Hand, Murder in LaMut, any other titles not mentioned.

I think I first picked up Magician about 16 years ago in 1994 and read the rest of the series until I had to wait for Shadow of a Dark Queen.  Since I've read the majority of the books only once I'm quite vague on many details (although generally I've found that Feist tends to do a decent job of re-explaining things in each book so my memory is refreshed).
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Re: How many of REF's novels have you read?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2010, 06:48:52 PM »

REF's Faerie Tale novel is worth picking up, Charles. It's quite good. A nice, dark tale away from Midkemia. It does involve some elements of magic and intrigue, as well.
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Re: How many of REF's novels have you read?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2010, 09:50:52 PM »

Ive read all of his novels. And even though i may moan about the quality of his later books, he is still my favourite and i always buy his books on release day or earlier.
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Re: How many of REF's novels have you read?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2010, 12:34:11 AM »

Well I'll have to give Faerie Tale a go then.  Generally I've avoided the books outside Midkemia because it was Midkemia herself which always interested me (and Kelewan but... I guess it won't interest me ever again ;)).  Thats usually the indicator of which of Feist's books I've enjoyed as they've always been the ones that explored more or new parts of the world of midkemia in depth.  I think Feist actually wrote once that sharing the world of midkemia was a big part of the motivation and purpose behind his work.
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Re: How many of REF's novels have you read?
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2010, 12:04:22 PM »

Well I'll have to give Faerie Tale a go then.  Generally I've avoided the books outside Midkemia because it was Midkemia herself which always interested me

I'll also vouch for Faerie Tale Charles, its not his usual style but a good read. 

I remember re-reading the Empire series just for Pug's cameos, which is a little sad.

I think my count is 27 books, I never did read the comic version or the short stories...

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Re: How many of REF's novels have you read?
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2010, 12:26:31 PM »

Copying and pasting Charles' list with some modifications so I don't have to write it all out again (thanks Charles!) :lol:

Have read:
Magician (read the original edition only once a looong time ago, since then I've only read the Author's Preferred Edition), Silverthorn, A Darkness at Sethanon
Daughter of the Empire, Servant of the Emprire, Mistress of the Empire
Honoured Enemy, Jimmy The Hand
Krondor the Betrayal, Krondor the Assassins, Krondor Tear of the Gods
Prince of the Blood, The King's Buccaneer
Shadow of a Dark Queen, Rise of a Merchant Prince, Rage of a Demon King, Shards of a Broken Crown
Talon of the Silver Hawk, King of Foxes, Exile's Return
Flight of the Nighthawks, Into a Dark Realm

Have also read Faerie Tale.

Haven't read:

Wrath of a Mad God
Rides a Dread Legion, At the Gates of Darkness
The Woodboy, The Messenger

Not sure whether I've read Murder In Lamut or not. I think I may have skimmed through it? I'm sure I remember borrowing it, and also not finding it terribly interesting. Of the Legends of the Riftwar books I definitely liked Jimmy the Hand the most by far, was some good backstory in there.

Yeah, I know I'm way behind, having three main books to catch up on. *hangs head* I plan to catch up very soon.
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Re: How many of REF's novels have you read?
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2010, 02:37:59 PM »

CHarles, Faerie Tale is by far one of REF better novels, not nearly as childish or predictable as some of the ones after Serpent War. IMO
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Re: How many of REF's novels have you read?
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2010, 01:57:18 AM »

I'll give Faerie Tale a go sometime then.

I don't know if I've ever really found Feist's later work predictable in general.  I found his latest, atGoD to be very predictable, only keeping me guessing by suggesting that all was not as it seemed throughout the book.  But I'm willing to put it down as the exception.  I guess I've found parts of all his novels predictable but never enough to leave me disgruntled.  I actually loved following the adventure of Talon but I guess I can understand how people were frustrated at getting little progress on the riftwar storyline and how its scale was well below epic in comparison to wars between continents, worlds, realms and the Valheru.  Kaspar's redemption was also fasinating, even if a lot of the plot simply led onto the next series.  I probably put far more weight on character development and the world the author creates than the plot *shrug*

hmmm, might be derailing a bit there sorry.  :elf_gloop:
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Re: How many of REF's novels have you read?
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2010, 06:05:12 AM »

Read 'em all, even if it did take me 10 years to get around to Faerie Tale.
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Re: How many of REF's novels have you read?
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2010, 09:37:04 PM »

I've read 22 unless my count is off...
-The Riftwar Saga
-The Empire Trilogy
-Krondor's Sons
-The Serpentwar Saga
-The Riftwar Legacy
-Conclave of Shadows
-Darkwar Saga

I have not read:
-Legends of the Riftwar
-Short stories
-Faerie Tale
-or the first Demonwar (although I bought it)
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Re: How many of REF's novels have you read?
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2014, 10:22:36 PM »

Read
  • Magician
  • Silverthorn
  • A Darkness at Sethanon
  • Daughter of the Empire
  • Servant of the Empire
  • Mistress of the Empire
  • Honoured Enemy
  • Murder in LaMut
  • Jimmy the Hand
  • Krondor: The Betrayal
  • Krondor: The Assassins
  • Krondor: Tear of the Gods
  • Prince of the Blood
  • The King's Buccaneer
  • Shadow of a Dark Queen
  • Rise of a Merchant Prince
  • Rage of a Demon King
  • Shards of a Broken Crown
  • Talon of the Silver Hawk
  • King of Foxes
  • Exile's Return
  • Flight of the Nighthawks
  • Into a Dark Realm
  • Wrath of a Mad God
  • Rides a Dread Legion
  • The Wood Boy
  • Faerie Tale

Still to read
  • At the Gates of Darkness
  • A Kingdom Besieged
  • A Crown Imperilled
  • Magician's End
  • The Messenger
  • Profit and the Grey Assassin
  • Geroldo's Incredible Trick
  • One to Go
  • Watchfire
  • King of Ashes
  • King of Embers
  • King of Flames
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Re: How many of REF's novels have you read?
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2014, 02:48:58 AM »

I was surprised to see that I'd read 19 of his books that I can remember right off.  I didn't think it was that many, really.
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Re: How many of REF's novels have you read?
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2014, 04:35:54 AM »

21. I suck.
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Re: How many of REF's novels have you read?
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2014, 12:05:18 PM »

My count is almost the same as Darkon's except I haven't read "The Wood Boy" but have read "At The Gates"  :soldier:
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Re: How many of REF's novels have you read?
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2014, 03:18:31 AM »

I ended up never even getting The Wood boy.  I need to research that....
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Re: How many of REF's novels have you read?
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2014, 02:37:27 PM »

Once the dasati and demons and nameless magic came out it got to confusing for me and I lost interest. Plus I loved all the early stuff
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