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Here you will find the latest news in the world of Raymond E. Feist. It maybe the title of the next book, a new release or even a new project, but it could also be an update on an existing project. What ever it is though, we hope to present it to you as soon as we are aware of it. If you know something we don't, that relates to Raymond E. Feist, and believe it should be here, then please contact us.

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Thu Mar 9th, 2000

More Tour Stuff

Ray posted more yesterday about future tours:

I do know we'll be doing some major promotion for 2002.

Before that?

I don't know. I will probably be doing some things between now and then, but what and when is still not decided.

For those that do not know, 2002 is the 20th anniversary of the publishing of Magician.

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Mon Mar 6th, 2000

Crydee.com Updates

John 'How 'bout dem updates' Bunting posted this to the list:

Finally got around to some updates

The Netherlands Mistress of the Empire has been released. Thanks to those who have provided information, I have still to get my copy :)
I have just posted the cover art to my site Look for
Vrouwe van het keizerrijk
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The Swedish paperback Editions of Mistress of the Empire
I have just posted the cover art for part 1 to my site.
It can be found in the Publication Information
Select the Sweden Editions Button
Look for Imperiets Dotter : Det Forbjudna
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The Hungarian Rage of a Demon King has been split into 2 parts
I have just posted the cover art for part 1 to my site.
It can be found in the Publication Information
Select the Hungary Editions Button
Look for A Demonkiraty Duhe
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The Midkemia Press section of Miscellaneous Artifacts has also been updated with a number of other items. Including items produced under the Chaosium banner and the Village of Hoxley which was published in Sorcerers Apprentice
They can be found at Games section
Select the Midkemia Press RPG Button
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There have also been a few items added to the Others section
They can be found at Rift Through Time
Select the Others Button
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Mon Mar 6th, 2000

The End of Locklear

Ray gets asked a lot about Locklear's death, particularly his reasoning for making it occur 'off-camera.' Here's what Ray has to say (so stop asking him!):

I was done with Locklear. Originally he was a foil for Jimmy's character development, and with where I was heading with the character of James, Locklear was 'flattening out.'There wasn't anything more I wanted to do with him.

I killed him off camera, in much the same way I killed Roland off, 'off camera' because not everyone gets an heroic death.

One thing I would do differently would be add a line or two more on the emotional reaction of James and the others to the news, as it was almost nonexistent in the text.I underplayed that too much.

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Fri Mar 3rd, 2000

The King's Buccaneer in Hardcover

Chad Keffer posted this very interesting note to the mailing list. I might just buy my copy today...

For those of you who like hard covers...

Barnes and Noble, http://www.barnesandnoble.com , has The Kings Buccaneer in HARDCOVER for $15.95

Amazon.com has it listed as 'Publisher Out of Stock' but you can get it from Barnes and Noble still.

The Kings Buccaneer in HARDCOVER
ISBN: 0385236255

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Fri Mar 3rd, 2000

New Interview

Ray posted this note:

For those who are interested,

http://www.writerswrite.com/journal/mar00/feist.htm

my most recent interview, with an on-line writer's magazine.

There is no new information in the interview, but it does have a 'writer's' slant, not a 'fan's' slant. Read it.

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Wed Feb 23rd, 2000

RiftMUSH Opening

Karsiss posted this to the mailing list today:

RiftMUSH....

Upon the world of Midkemia, the mighty Kingdom of the Isles rose, beside the vast Empire of Great Kesh to the south. The Kingdom was then nearing an era of greatness; the nation spanned a continent, from the Kingdom Sea to the Endless Sea.

A young kitchen boy by the name of Pug, was orphaned early in his childhood, left to the care of the kitchen staff of Crydee Keep. Twelve years after his birth, he was made an apprentice to the magician Kulgan during the midsummer festival. Unsure of himself at first in his studies, he suddenly found himself faced with the feat of single-handedly saving the daughter of Duke Borric, Princess Carline from certain death. Soon afterward, he finds himself a squire of the Duke's court, much to the awe of his best friend Tomas.

Our story begins with the discovery of a strange alien sailing ship that had washed up upon the shores of Crydee. Upon investigation by Pug and Tomas, they discover a broken ship full of strange artifacts, a man hovering near death, and a strange scroll. Before the ship is taken away by the raging seas, the two boys manage to retrieve a few items, the man, and the scroll. Investigation by the court officials at Crydee along with a mind contact type of magic induced by Father Tully, the Duke's priest, yield the unimaginable. The man was from a distant world, connected to ours by a magic gate. He was a part of a mighty empire that dominated the distant world, a race of warriors known as the Tsurani. His mission was to simply scout out our world, perhaps even paving the path toward invasion of the entire Kingdom. This theory is further reinforced when Kulgan induces his investigation of the scroll, when he accidentally opens up a magical portal between the two worlds.

Soon Tsurani forces are seen moving through the woods around Crydee, forcing the Dark Brotherhood to leave their homes in the forest and seek refuge far away from the invading forces. Crydee prepares for the worst as Duke Borric and his eldest son Lyam, leave to command the Armies of the West, leaving the Keep in care of his youngest son, Arutha.

A daring attempt by the Tsurani brings them success by raiding the town of Crydee, and soon afterward a solid foothold against the front door of the keep. Soon, the defenders of Crydee are repulsing wave after wave of attacking Tsurani forces, with little hope of the siege ending, Crydee's forces grow increasingly tired. Before all seems lost however, the commander of the attacking Tsurani forces is suddenly recalled to his homeworld, ending the siege in a matter of hours, leaving the weary people of Crydee to rebuild their lives.

However, even with Arutha being named victor of the siege, the war continues to rage throughout the kingdom, dragging on until some begin to wonder if the war will ever end.

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Join us on February 26th, 2000 as we open up our doors to all those who wish to role play in the world of Raymond E. Feist's 'Riftwar Saga'. For a two week period we will be recruiting Feature Characters (Some who will take up the roles of Faction Head) and allowing players to create characters from scratch and join their faction (Crydee, Eledhel, Moredhel, Dwarven).

You may join us at: 150.135.88.235 port 4202

We look forward to rp'ing with you.

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Tue Feb 15th, 2000

More on Push for Magician 20th Anniversary Edition

You may remember an earlier posting about how to contact Ray's US publisher to 'encourage' them to bring the upcoming 20th Anniversary Magician to the USA. The original posting can be found on this site, from January 20th. Here is an update Ray posted today:

Unfortunately, Pat LoBrutto is no longer there.

His place was taken by Anne Gorell (and don't take that spelling to the bank. I've only heard the name, never seen it in print).

The address listed below should be the same.

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Thu Feb 10th, 2000

RIP Jim Varney

No Feist news so far today, but I thought I would let everyone know that Jim Varney, best known for playing Ernest P. Worrell, died today of lung cancer. My condolences to his family. He was a funny guy.

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Tue Feb 8th, 2000

New Tear of the Gods Excerpt

I received an email from EOS today, stating that the latest excerpt from Krondor: Tear of the Gods has been posted to the Krondor website. Apparently this will be standard procedure now instead of mailing the excerpt to site subscribers. The latest bit involves the beginning of Bear's actual attack on the Ishapian ship.

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Mon Feb 7th, 2000

Atlas of Midkemia ETA

Ray posted this about the status of the Atlas:

Now that I'm living alone, I suspect I'll soon have more time to work with Steve (Abrams) on it.

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Mon Feb 7th, 2000

On Magic...

Ray posted this message about the differences between Greater Path and Lesser Path magic:

The labels, Greater and Lesser, are Tsurani by nature, and reveal the Great One's bias on the subject.

Basically, Lesser Path magic is the more complex in significant areas, and would encompass what we here on Earth would call shamanistic magic, spirit magic, sympathetic magic, etc.

Greater Path is a more direct manipulation of 'mana' (i.e. what Nakor calls 'stuff') by cantrips and spoken spells.

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Sun Feb 6th, 2000

Pug's Future

Ray posted this message about Pug's future:

Pug will always 'be around,' even if he's not the central character in a narrative.

He will be a major figure in the 5th Riftwar, assuming I stay in business long enough to write the darn thing.

There is no evidence for this, so don't trust me, but here's my guess at the 5th Riftwar. We know that a lot of Midkemia gets chewed up and reformed through some catastrophic event. Pug has lately seemed to always focus on the greater good and not necessarily individual lives. Perhaps Pug (who by that time would be mightier than imaginable) is the cause of the destruction, in an effort to wipe out some huge invading army... Maybe, maybe not.

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Sun Feb 6th, 2000

Ralph Askren made this announcement today:

Dear Fellow Feist Fans,
You can now visit the Eastern Kingdoms at the Unofficial Atlas to the Worlds of Raymond E. Feist.
Go to http://www.elvandar.com and click the Eastern Kingdoms on the map of Triagia. (Or, simply follow this link: http://www.elvandar.com/eastern.htm).
Ray and Steve have kindly made a closer look at the Eastern Kingdoms possible. PLEASE do not bother them with questions for more details. We will all just have to wait until the Conclave of Shadows. <G>

The map is very cool - brand new stuff none of us have seen before. Be sure to check it out.

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Thu Feb 3rd, 2000

Land Sizes

Ray posted these two tidbits today on the relative size of Novindus, and all of Midkemia, to Earth. First, Novindus:

About the size of Australia.

Second, the entire planet:

Slightly smaller. About 20% less surface area.

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Wed Feb 2nd, 2000

Tear Update

Ray posted this note about the current status of his next novel, Tear of the Gods:

Right now Tear of the Gods is on hold.

As I mentioned to those here at the start of the month, I'm going through a divorce and it has been hell on my concentration.

When I get back to work I'll have a better idea when the book is likely to be turned in and published.

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