Chaoswar Saga

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 857 ratings

A Kingdom Besieged Publisher's Summary

After nearly 30 years and more than two dozen novels, Raymond E. Feist's Riftwar Cycle has become one of the most iconic, beloved, and enduring sagas in modern fantasy. The Riftwars were epic battles between Good and Evil whose ramifications have echoed through generations. The latest entry in the epic, A Kingdom Besieged, ushers in the most fearsome threat the Kingdom has yet faced - the Chaoswar - a magic apocalypse with cataclysmic results.

Years ago, the Empire of Great Kesh failed in its attempt to conquer Krondor after the Serpentwar, thanks to the bravery, cunning, and magic of the sorcerer Pug and the Conclave of Shadows. Since then, peace has benefitted both nations, and the Kingdom has been free from the threat of another Keshian invasion. Yet now, the dark clouds of war gather again....

From the Far Coast in the west to the frontier with the Eastern Kingdoms, rumors, uncertainty, and political instability are rampant. Spies have gone missing - some were murdered; others have turned traitor. Factions are rising, powerful legions from the Keshian Confederacy have been mobilized, and an attack on the kingdoms of the Isles and Roldem is all but certain.

As the men of the Western Realm begin to mount a defense, Martin conDoin, the middle son of Lord Henry, Duke of Crydee, finds himself leading the charge against the invaders - like his legendary ancestor, Prince Arutha. But Arutha had an entire army at his command. Martin has just a ragtag force comprised of a few old men and young boys.

As Kesh's invading hordes once again descend upon the Kingdom, no one is safe - not experienced masters of intrigue Lord James Dasher Jamison and the beguiling and deadly Lady Franciezka; not the brave warrior Knight-Adamant Sandreena and a new generation of loyal yet untested defenders; not even the great Pug himself, the most powerful magician the world of Midkemia has ever known.

©2011 Raymond E. Feist (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • A Kingdom Besieged

    • Book One of the Chaoswar Saga
    • By: Raymond E. Feist
    • Narrated by: John Meagher
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 207

    After nearly 30 years and more than two dozen novels, Raymond E. Feist's Riftwar Cycle has become one of the most iconic, beloved, and enduring sagas in modern fantasy. The Riftwars were epic battles between Good and Evil whose ramifications have echoed through generations. The latest entry in the epic, A Kingdom Besieged, ushers in the most fearsome threat the Kingdom has yet faced - the Chaoswar - a magic apocalypse with cataclysmic results.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Job Opening: New Narrator Needed

    • By Rob G. on 02-17-13

    Regular price: $28.51

    • A Kingdom Besieged

    • Midkemian Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Raymond E. Feist
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Discover the fate of the original black Magician, Pug, and his motley crew of agents who safeguard the world of Trigia, as prophecy becomes truth in the first book of the last ever Midkemian trilogy. The Darkness is coming…The Kingdom is plagued by rumour and instability. Kingdom spies in Kesh have been disappearing - either murdered, or turned to the enemy side. Information has become scant and unreliable; but one thing appears clear. Dark forces are on the move…

    Regular price: $15.45

  • Book 2

    • A Crown Imperiled

    • Book Two of the Chaoswar Saga
    • By: Raymond E. Feist
    • Narrated by: John Meagher
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    War rages in Midkemia once again, and behind the chaos, disquieting evidence points to dark elements at work. As enemies march across the realm wreaking destruction, its brave and loyal defenders battle to survive - a struggle made more perilous now that Jim Dasher's trusted intelligence network has been cleverly dismantled. Region by region, Midkemia is being ripped apart, and the loyal spy and his allies find themselves overpowered at every turn.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good. but had some plot inconsistencies

    • By Laemmrich on 06-08-12

    Regular price: $28.51

    • A Crown Imperilled

    • By: Raymond E. Feist
    • Narrated by: John Meagher
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    The penultimate volume of the mighty Riftwar Cycle. War rages in Midkemia but behind the chaos there is disquieting evidence of dark forces at work. Jim Dasher’s usually infallible intelligence network has been cleverly dismantled; nowhere is safe. He feels that the world is coming apart at the seams and is helpless to protect his nation. Quiet palace coups are underway in Roldem and Rillanon; and King Gregory of the Isles has yet to produce an heir.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, bad reading

    • By Nick on 05-17-18

    Regular price: $15.45

  • Book 3

    • Magician's End

    • Book Three of the Chaoswar Saga
    • By: Raymond E. Feist
    • Narrated by: John Meagher
    • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    An uneasy quiet has settled upon Midkemia in the wake of a surprise invasion. But the land is far from peaceful. Leaderless, the Kingdom is on the brink of anarchy and civil war, unless Hal conDoin, Duke of Crydee, and his brothers can rally their allies to crown a new king. They must move quickly, for war has left the land vulnerable to an agency of horrific destruction not of this world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it! wish the rest of the books were on audib

    • By george on 08-01-16

    Regular price: $39.92

    • Magician's End

    • By: Raymond E. Feist
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 22 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Discover the fate of the original black Magician, Pug, and his crew of agents who safeguard the world of Trigia, as prophecy becomes truth in the last book of the last-ever Midkemian trilogy, the final volume in the epic Riftwar Cycle. The dragons are calling.… Civil war is tearing apart the Kingdom of the Isles, for the throne lies empty and rivals are converging. Having spirited his beloved Princess Stephané safely out of Roldem, Hal - now Duke of Crydee - must turn his attention to the defence of the ancient realm so that a king can be anointed by the Congress of Lords, rather than by right of might.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wow, so much

    • By jo on 08-13-18

    Regular price: $20.24