An evil wind blows through Midkemia. Dark legions have risen up to crush the Kingdom of the Isles and enslave it to dire magics. The final battle between Order and Chaos is abotu to begin in the ruins of the city called Sethanon.
Now Pug, the master magician sometimes known as Milamber, must undertake an awesome and perilous quest to the dawn of time to grapple with an ancient and terrible Enemy for the fate of a thousand worlds
Lord have mercy, at one point I thought one of my characters was dead and I thought, don't be doing this to me today. Don't make me get all cray up in here! But, it's all good =)
This book and the one before it were my favorites. The whole series is sooooooo good though.
Everyone is back in this book even if it's just a little part here and there.
There some evilness out to kill Arutha again. I mean leave him the hell alone! So we are off to see the wizard again. <-- Heh, I didn't even realize how that sounded because you know, Pug is in it and he's a wizard and, oh forget it.
Arutha, Jimmy, Gardan and some others go off to where's it to figure out what's going on.
In the mean time we have Pug (yay) and Tomas (yay) back together. I remember when they were just little boys together =) But, they are grown and Pug is a masterful wizard and Tomas has some issues when he put on this armor. It was back when he was in a mountain tunnel with Dolgan the dwarf <-- remember him! He's back too. Anyway, Tomas put on this armor for reasons and he changed. He changed into something a little bizarre and he went to live with the Elves.
Well, we get to find out why Tomas changed in this book and it's cray, just like everything else.
AND THERE BE DRAGONS! I love Ryath ♥
Time passed, and the stars overhead moved in their course. Then in the distance a sound of mighty wings beating upon the night air could be heard. Soon the sound was a loud rush of wind and a titanic shape blotted out the stars.
Landing in the clearing was a gigantic figure, its descent swift and light, despite its size. Wings spanning over a hundred feet on each side gently landed a body bulking larger than any other creature in Midkemia. Silver sparkles of moonlight danced over golden scales as a greater dragon settled to the earth. A head the size of a heavy wagon lowered, until it hung just above and before the two men. Giant eyes of ruby color regarded them. Then the creature spoke. "Who dares summon me?"
Oh, and there is a wonderful revelation behind the dragons <-- pun intended to those who read the book and know what I'm talking about.
Pug and Tomas have to travel to a place (with Ryaths help) to find Macros. Yes, it turns out you can find that which you think is lost. They need his help to conquer some evil.
I loved the ending with the exception of one thing. :-/
They had a little battle and things went well for the most part. I just hate to see it end. I do have the other books in the Riftwar Saga and will get to read about some others, but still, it makes me sad.
Recommend to all fantasy peeps!