Rides a Dread Legion

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Rides a Dread Legion
Feist - Rides a Dread Legion Coverart.png
The first edition cover from the United Kingdom and Australia where the book was first published. Artwork is by Dominic Forbes.
Author Raymond E. Feist
Cover artist Dominic Forbes
Country United States
Language English
Series Demonwar Saga
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher HarperVoyager
Publication date
March 5, 2009[1]
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 366 pp (first edition)
ISBN ISBN 978-0-00-726468-1
Preceded by Wrath of a Mad God
Followed by At the Gates of Darkness

Rides a Dread Legion is a fantasy novel by Raymond E. Feist. It is the first book in the The Demonwar Saga and was published in 2009. It is followed by At the Gates of Darkness.

Background[edit]

Rides a Dread Legion was first published in Australia and the United Kingdom at the beginning of March 2009.[2][3] It was released in the United States at the end of March and in New Zealand in September 2009.[4][5] It has also been translated into Dutch, Hungarian[6][7] and Czech.

Synopsis[edit]

Ten years after the cataclysmic events of Wrath of a Mad God, Midkemia now faces a new danger thought buried in myth and antiquity.

A lost race of elves, the taredhel or 'people of the stars', have found a way across the universe to reach Midkemia. On their current home world, these elves are hard pressed by a ravaging demon horde, and what was once a huge empire has been reduced to a handful of survivors. The cornerstone of taredhel lore is the tale of their lost origins in the world they call simply 'Home', a place lost in the mists of time. Now they are convinced that Midkemia is that place, and they are coming to reclaim it. Ruthless and arrogant, the taredhel intend to let nothing stand in their way; but before long, Pug and the Conclave realise that it's not necessarily the elves, but the demon horde pursuing them where the true danger lies. And hanging over Pug always is the prophecy that he will be doomed to watch everyone he loves die before him.[8][9]

Reception[edit]

The Independent Weekly stated that "despite the driving force of the book being a basic survival engine, there is enough brio to allow the reader to be entertained."[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Release date". Crydee.com. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  2. ^ "Australia - Demonwar Saga - Publication Information". Crydee.com. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  3. ^ "UK - Demonwar Saga - Publication Information". Crydee.com. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  4. ^ "US - Demonwar Saga - Publication Information". Crydee.com. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  5. ^ "New Zealand - Demonwar Saga - Publication Information". Crydee.com. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  6. ^ "Hungary - Demonwar Saga - Publication Information". Crydee.com. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Netherlands - Demonwar Saga - Publication Information". Crydee.com. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  8. ^ "Blurb". Crydee.com. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  9. ^ http://www.sfsite.com/08a/rd301.htm SF Review
  10. ^ Stephen, Davenport. "Book review: Rides a Dread Legion, Raymond E Feist". The Independent Weekly. Retrieved 2010-05-08.