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'''Raymond Elias Feist''' (born Raymond E. Gonzales III, 1945) is an American author who primarily writes fantasy fiction. He is best known for The Riftwar Cycle series of novels and short stories. His books have been translated into multiple languages and have sold over 15 million copies.
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Raymond E. Gonzales III was born in 1945 in Los Angeles, and was raised in Southern California. When his mother remarried, he took the surname of his adoptive stepfather, Felix E. Feist.<sup>[2]</sup> He graduated with a B.A. in Communication Arts with Honors in 1977 from the University of California at San Diego. During that year Feist had some ideas for a novel about a boy who would be a magician. He wrote the novel two years later, and it was published in 1982 by Doubleday. Feist currently lives with his children in San Diego, where he collects fine wine, DVDs, and books on a variety of topics of personal interest: wine, biographies, history, and especially the history of American professional football.
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== The RiftWar Saga ==
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The majority of Feist's works are part of '''The Riftwar Cycle''', and feature the worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan.<sup>[4]</sup> Human magicians and other creatures on the two planets are able to create rifts through dimensionless space that can connect planets in different solar systems. The novels and short stories of The Riftwar Universe record the adventures of various people on these worlds.
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''Midkemia'' was originally created as an alternative to the ''Dungeons and Dragons'' (D&D) role-playing game. When Feist studied at the University of California, San Diego, he and his friends created a new role-playing game based on their own original world of Midkemia. They called themselves the ''Thursday Nighters'', because they played the Midkemia role-playing game every Thursday evening. After some time, when the group changed and began meeting on Fridays, they became known as the ''Friday Nighters''. The original group have since formed a company called Midkemia Press, which has continued publishing campaigns set in Midkemia.<sup>[5]</sup>
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Feist acknowledges that the Tekumel setting from M. A. R. Barker's ''Empire of the Petal Throne'' was the source for much of Kelewan. The original D&D campaign which he based his books on had an invasion of the Midkemia world by Tekumel. As a result, much of the background of Kelewan – the Tsurani Empire, the lack of metals and horses, the Cho'ja, the pantheons of 20 major and 20 minor gods – comes from Tekumel. Feist claims to have been unaware of this origin when he wrote ''Magician''.
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Feist has published three non-Riftwar novels, the first of which, Faerie Tale, is a dark fantasy set in the state of New York. He has also published several short stories in various anthologies.
 
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This wiki is dedicated to [[Midkemia]], [[Kelewan]] and the other worlds of Raymond E. Feist's [[Riftwar]] universe.
 
This wiki is dedicated to [[Midkemia]], [[Kelewan]] and the other worlds of Raymond E. Feist's [[Riftwar]] universe.
   
Feist created the Riftwar universe in 1982 in the bestselling masterpiece [[Magician (novel)|Magician]]. With this successful start to [[The Riftwar Cycle]], he has since written 25 more novels and several short stories based in the same universe, and more are in the works.
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Feist created the Riftwar universe in 1982 in the bestselling masterpiece [[Magician (novel)|Magician]]. With this successful start to [[The Riftwar Cycle]], he has since written 30 novels and several short stories based in the same universe. The final Riftwar novel, Magicians End, was released in May 2013.
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[[Image:Feist_covers.jpg|center|thumb|550px|Five of Feist's Riftwar universe books. Cover art by Geoff Taylor, Don Maitz and Steve Stone.]]
 
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* ''[[Jimmy and the Crawler (novella)|Jimmy and the Crawler]]'' is released (February 2013).
** 1 March 2011 (Australia & New Zealand)
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* ''[[Magician's End (novel)|Magician's End]]'' is released (May 2013).
** 3 March 2011 (United Kingdom)
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* [[Raymond E. Feist]] attends San Diego Comic-Con (July 2013).
** 12 April 2011 (United States)
 
 
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! style="text-align:center; background:#C3FDB8; border:1px #000 solid; padding:.3em; font-size: 130%;" colspan="2" | '''[[The Riftwar Cycle|<font color="Black">The Riftwar Cycle</font>]]'''
 
 
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|style="text-align:center; font-size:100%; border-top:1px #000 solid;"|'''Riftwar Saga'''
 
|style="text-align:center; font-size:100%; border-top:1px #000 solid;"|'''[[Magician (novel)|Magician]]'''<br />'''[[Silverthorn (novel)|Silverthorn]]'''<br />'''[[A Darkness at Sethanon (novel)|A Darkness at Sethanon]]'''<br />
 
 
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|style="text-align:center; font-size:100%; border-top:1px #000 solid;"|'''Krondor's Sons'''
 
|style="text-align:center; font-size:100%; border-top:1px #000 solid;"|'''[[Prince of the Blood (novel)|Prince of the Blood]]'''<br />'''[[The Kings Buccaneer (novel)|The Kings Buccaneer]]'''<br />'''
 
 
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|style="text-align:center; font-size:100%; border-top:1px #000 solid;"|'''The Empire Trilogy'''
 
|style="text-align:center; font-size:100%; border-top:1px #000 solid;"|'''[[Daughter of the Empire (novel)|Daughter of the Empire]]'''<br />'''[[Servant of the Empire (novel)|Servant of the Empire]]'''<br />'''[[Mistress of the Empire (novel)|Mistress of the Empire]]'''<br />
 
 
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|style="text-align:center; font-size:100%; border-top:1px #000 solid;"|'''The Serpentwar Saga'''
 
|style="text-align:center; font-size:100%; border-top:1px #000 solid;"|'''[[Shadow of a Dark Queen (novel)|Shadow of a Dark Queen]]'''<br />'''[[Rise of a Merchant Prince (novel)|Rise of a Merchant Prince]]'''<br />'''[[Rage of a Demon King (novel)|Rage of a Demon King]]'''<br />'''[[Shards of a Broken Crown (novel)|Shards of a Broken Crown]]'''<br />
 
 
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|style="text-align:center; font-size:100%; border-top:1px #000 solid;"|'''The Riftwar Legacy'''
 
|style="text-align:center; font-size:100%; border-top:1px #000 solid;"|'''[[Krondor the Betrayal (novel)|Krondor the Betrayal]]'''<br />'''[[Krondor the Assassins (novel)|Krondor the Assassins]]'''<br />'''[[Krondor Tear of the Gods (novel)|Krondor Tear of the Gods]]'''<br />
 
 
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|style="text-align:center; font-size:100%; border-top:1px #000 solid;"|'''Legends of the Riftwar'''
 
|style="text-align:center; font-size:100%; border-top:1px #000 solid;"|'''[[Honoured Enemy (novel)|Honoured Enemy]]'''<br />'''[[Murder in LaMut (novel)|Murder in LaMut]]'''<br />'''[[Jimmy the Hand (novel)|Jimmy the Hand]]'''<br />
 
 
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|style="text-align:center; font-size:100%; border-top:1px #000 solid;"|'''Conclave of Shadows'''
 
|style="text-align:center; font-size:100%; border-top:1px #000 solid;"|'''[[Talon of the Silver Hawk (novel)|Talon of the Silver Hawk]]'''<br />'''[[King of Foxes (novel)|King of Foxes]]'''<br />'''[[Exiles Return (novel)|Exiles Return]]'''<br />
 
 
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|style="text-align:center; font-size:100%; border-top:1px #000 solid;"|'''The Darkwar Saga'''
 
|style="text-align:center; font-size:100%; border-top:1px #000 solid;"|'''[[Flight of the Nighthawks (novel)|Flight of the Nighthawks]]'''<br />'''[[Into a Dark Realm (novel)|Into a Dark Realm]]'''<br />'''[[Wrath of a Mad God (novel)|Wrath of a Mad God]]'''<br />
 
 
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|style="text-align:center; font-size:100%; border-top:1px #000 solid;"|'''[[Rides a Dread Legion (novel)|Rides a Dread Legion]]'''<br />'''[[At the Gates of Darkness (novel)|At the Gates of Darkness]]'''<br />
 
 
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Raymond Elias Feist (born Raymond E. Gonzales III, 1945) is an American author who primarily writes fantasy fiction. He is best known for The Riftwar Cycle series of novels and short stories. His books have been translated into multiple languages and have sold over 15 million copies.

Raymond E. Gonzales III was born in 1945 in Los Angeles, and was raised in Southern California. When his mother remarried, he took the surname of his adoptive stepfather, Felix E. Feist.[2] He graduated with a B.A. in Communication Arts with Honors in 1977 from the University of California at San Diego. During that year Feist had some ideas for a novel about a boy who would be a magician. He wrote the novel two years later, and it was published in 1982 by Doubleday. Feist currently lives with his children in San Diego, where he collects fine wine, DVDs, and books on a variety of topics of personal interest: wine, biographies, history, and especially the history of American professional football.

The RiftWar Saga

The majority of Feist's works are part of The Riftwar Cycle, and feature the worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan.[4] Human magicians and other creatures on the two planets are able to create rifts through dimensionless space that can connect planets in different solar systems. The novels and short stories of The Riftwar Universe record the adventures of various people on these worlds.

Midkemia was originally created as an alternative to the Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) role-playing game. When Feist studied at the University of California, San Diego, he and his friends created a new role-playing game based on their own original world of Midkemia. They called themselves the Thursday Nighters, because they played the Midkemia role-playing game every Thursday evening. After some time, when the group changed and began meeting on Fridays, they became known as the Friday Nighters. The original group have since formed a company called Midkemia Press, which has continued publishing campaigns set in Midkemia.[5]

Feist acknowledges that the Tekumel setting from M. A. R. Barker's Empire of the Petal Throne was the source for much of Kelewan. The original D&D campaign which he based his books on had an invasion of the Midkemia world by Tekumel. As a result, much of the background of Kelewan – the Tsurani Empire, the lack of metals and horses, the Cho'ja, the pantheons of 20 major and 20 minor gods – comes from Tekumel. Feist claims to have been unaware of this origin when he wrote Magician.

Other Works

Feist has published three non-Riftwar novels, the first of which, Faerie Tale, is a dark fantasy set in the state of New York. He has also published several short stories in various anthologies.

#MidkemiaWiki
Welcome to the wonderful world of Raymond E. Feist's Riftwar books.
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This wiki is dedicated to Midkemia, Kelewan and the other worlds of Raymond E. Feist's Riftwar universe.

Feist created the Riftwar universe in 1982 in the bestselling masterpiece Magician. With this successful start to The Riftwar Cycle, he has since written 30 novels and several short stories based in the same universe. The final Riftwar novel, Magicians End, was released in May 2013.

Feist covers

Five of Feist's Riftwar universe books. Cover art by Geoff Taylor, Don Maitz and Steve Stone.

SPOILER ALERT: This wiki is treated like an encyclopedia. Articles within may contain information revealing details about parts of the story you haven't read yet. Peruse at your own risk.

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