Magician’s End, The Chaoswar Saga #3 by Raymond E. Feist
Magician’s End is billed as our last visit to Raymond E Feist’s Midkemia – a series of series that began with the Riftwar and Magician, and quickly became one of my favourite reads even if the quality did drop off some towards the end. With over twenty titles of a decent size though, there would always be some that didn’t hit the marker left by others. Sadly, I found Magician’s End to be one of those. It was by no means my least favourite of the Feist works, but there were hefty chunks of the book that I didn’t like as much as I could have done.
For the large part this involved various chapters titled “Journey”, which I felt could have been handled a bit better, and instead ended up largely as a precursor to tying up loose ends. I also felt a little cheated at a twist in the tail where it seemed that convenience would allow the scrapping of a rule that we’d known about since the first couple of Midkemia books. It’s nice to have closure on a collection like this, but for me Midkemia went out with a bit of a fizzle rather than a bang.
Dominish rating: 68%