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Magician: Master

Riftwar Cycle: The Riftwar Saga, Book 2
Written by: Raymond E. Feist
Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
Series: Riftwar, Book 2, Riftwar Cycle, Book 2
Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
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Publisher's Summary

He held the fate of two worlds in his hands....

Once he was an orphan called Pug, apprenticed to a sorcerer of the enchanted land of Midkemia. Then he was captured and enslaved by the Tsurani, a strange, warlike race of invaders from another world.

There, in the exotic Empire of Kelewan, he earned a new name - Milamber. He learned to tame the unimagined powers that lay within him. And he took his place in an ancient struggle against an evil Enemy older than time itself.

©2017 Raymond Feist (P)2017 Random House Audio

What the critics say

"Totally gripping...a fantasy of epic scope, fast-moving action and vivid imagination." ( The Washington Post Book World)

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Very well done.

This is my favourite story. It was as good as every time I’ve physically read it.

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Awesome series!

One of my favourite books and series and now it is one of my favourite audiobooks! #Audible1

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  • Ken
  • 2018-09-18

A continuation of growth

I love how in both this and the first part of the Magician story Feist can show long periods of time passing where we can grow with the young men and those back home. Everyone grows to their fullest potential while learning of a huge threat coming.

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  • PRG
  • 2018-09-14

Excellent read

An easy listen, following the storyline and enough action to keep you interested. In other words, I brought the next book in rhe series.

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  • @tone0189
  • 2017-11-11

Enjoyable and Familiar

When I first bought this book it was missing most of the first chapter.

Audible has resolved this technical issue since I first bought the book and I listened only after the file was restored to its full length 18hrs 22min).

And I found it an enjoyable continuation from the first book Magicians Apprentice.

The story is a familiar one, but well written and the characters are engaging.

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  • Robert Jones
  • 2017-11-07

Over half the first chapter missing

I reported this issue to audible as soon a started listening to the book, and got a response showing they didn’t really list to my complaint. If you have read-the paperback the audio stops about page 4 and the story pickups up in chapter 2 on page 16. Dropping major story plot lines. Audiobooks need to fix this for their listeners because we bought an unabridged book and end up with an abridged one.

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  • Robert W Downing Jr
  • 2017-11-04

Awesome though chapter 1 was shortened.

What happened to chapter 1? There is a large portion missing about the overseer and his attack on Pug and Pug’s hand injury. Not sure why it was cut out. Not sure I like that.

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  • Adam
  • 2017-11-01

It’s missing part of chapter 1

I love this story and the performance is great, but it only has 2 pages of the first chapter.

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  • Michael Land
  • 2017-11-03

Great book wish it was all here

This is an awesome adventure, the down side is Chapter 1 is missing most of the chapter, and chapter 2 is missing several parts also. I wish the entire book was available and ready to go.

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  • Steveo42
  • 2018-01-11

Greatest Books ever

I have waited many years for these to be released. Great books from my youth that are timeless classics . One of the best series ever written.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-02-05

Riveting

The 2 Magician books are amazingly well written and narrated. I have been completely captivated and plan to download the 3rd book from Audible.

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  • Lindsay H.
  • 2020-01-14

Loved it

Was just as good as I remembered it when I was younger. The story of Pug and Thomas is an amazing adventure.

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  • Matthew C Conlan
  • 2019-12-27

A Classic

I first read the Magician series in my teens and now, 30+ years later, the story is every bit as good as I remember.

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  • Rick B
  • 2019-12-26

Book 2 takes a turn for the worse

Apprentice did a very good job of introducing characters while developing the world. Master jumps around from one character to the next with little attention to development of characters. Pug lives... Pug is a slave... Pug is a magician... Pug is more powerful than everyone with scant training. Every time the author began building the development stage of the main characters; I feel he cheated and hit fast forward. Arutha is really the only character that grows - Princess Caroline was beginning to grow but we left all of that growth with a major void. The elf queen started to have some interesting plot... then she slept with Tomas and is a pawn? WHAT?! WHY?!

As I read more and more reviews (I must be missing something) I realize that these reviews are mostly from people who read this story as a teenager. This is beginning to make sense. I also, have the books I loved from my younger years. The Dragonlance Series, Drizz't D'Ourden, and The Belgariad come to mind. I loved these books as a teenager. As I reread some of those books, I realize that they were not well written. Some have excellent character building but they also possess some incredibly poor gaps. When I say 'gaps' I mean that there is a serious plot built with intrigue that is resolved in 2 sentences.
My point, if you're reading these books for the first time with a matured expectation, be ready for GAPS.

P.S. I expected the dwarven hammer to have relevance... nope.