Raymond E. Feist
One of the world’s bestselling fantasy authors, Raymond Elias Feist describes himself as a ‘Southern Californian by birth and a San Diegan by choice’. A long-time role-playing game fan, Feist first created the landscape of his bestselling sequence ‘The Riftwar Cycle’ when at university, as a role-playing alternative to Dungeons and Dragons. Feist then decided to expand the universe in fiction, beginning with his 1982 cult novel Magician. Over several series and generations Feist has continued develop the worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan, creating one of the most thoroughly realised fantasy landscapes of all-time. Feist’s 2018 novel King of Ashes marked a departure from the Riftwar Cycle and was the first novel in the planned new trilogy, Firemane.
A gripping new epic fantasy saga, King of Ashes is a departure from Raymond E. Feist’s bestselling Riftwar Cycle novels, introducing a fantastic cast of new characters in a kingdom riven by war and ambition.
The world of Garn once boasted five great kingdoms, until the King of Ithrace, head of the Firemanes, was defeated. Now only four kingdoms remain and they stand on the brink of war. Their salvation may lie in the hands of one master blacksmith with a secret talent and a boy, trained in secret whose hair is a fiery shade of red.