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.
Mon Aug 3rd, 2009
At the Gates of Darkness US - Cover Revealed
With many thanks going to Jennifer Brehl of HarperCollins US, we are proud to present to you the cover art for the US release of At the Gates of Darkness, which is due on 6th April 2010. Again in the tradition of epic fantasy we are presented with another spectacular cover. Below you can see the new cover, though in the Publication information, there is an even bigger version available for you to enjoy.
Sun Aug 2nd, 2009
Crydee is 10 years old today
We are pleased to announce that Today is the 10th birthday of Crydee.com. We have gone a long way from our humble beginings of just a few pages that were migrated from our earlier incarnation, we now have almost 9000 pages. We would like to thank all our visitors, for returning again and again.
Thu Jul 23rd, 2009
Is this a Blooper?
Following on for our previous post on the next book from HarperCollins UK, we are wondering if this is what is commonly known as a Blooper. When the book details went live, on their website sometime in May? your webmaster phoned them to say they may have the title wrong, seeing as it changed back in March 2009. A few days ago, the cover went live, again what your webmaster believes is the wrong title, so another phonecall, nice lady responded, and informed it would be passed to the appropriate people. So for now we will sit and wait to see what happens. Will the title be At the Gates of Darkness, as everyone on the Feistfans-l mailing list knows, as this is what Ray told us in March, or will it be the older title of At the Gates of Chaos as shown on the cover below. Your guess is as good as ours, so watch this space, as soon as we know you will.
Wed Jul 22nd, 2009
Crydee's Dragon goes Gold
For over 2 years now, since Crydee was given its major facelift, you have seen a sketch of a small dragon at the bottom of the page, which was commisioned by us and created by Laszlo Vida, who also created sixteen of the older covers for the hungarian releases of books by Raymond E. Feist. Now we are proud to present to you the Dragon in full colour, and all its glory.
This image is copyright Crydee.com, it may not be reproduced without our express written permission. Action may be taken against offenders, you have been warned.
Tue Jul 21st, 2009
Riftwar Comic Issue #002 Out Today
Tue Jul 21st, 2009
At the Gates of... UK
Harper Collins UK, have put the cover for the next book up.
We have not included it here at present as they still have the title as At the Gates of Chaos. We hope to have more information shortly to clarify what the UK title will be, theough our understanding is it should be At the Gates of Darkness, as anounced back in March of this year.
This could lead to a new addition to the Bloopers section.
Mon Jun 29th, 2009
US Jimmy the Hand Paperback OUT NOW
Tue Jun 23rd, 2009
Riftwar Issue #001 Out Today
Sun Jun 14th, 2009
REFeist Blogs Crydee
We have added a new section to Crydee, the Raymond E. Feist Blog . Here Ray can talk about whatever he likes, whenever he likes. We will shortly provide an RSS feed for the section so you can easily keep up with the latest.
Thu Jun 11th, 2009
Netherlands Rides a Dread Legion OUT TODAY
Wed Jun 3rd, 2009
Midkemia Online June UPDATE
We received the following update today from JT O'Loughlin, Lead producer Midkemia Online.
Lately we've been working on finishing up Rogues, and coding Magicians.
Rogues are coming along nicely, and getting near to being completed. I'm really pleased with how they're turning out in terms of spying, stealth and infiltration abilities. One of the cool things about Rogues is the ability to construct bombs! There are different types of bombs Rogues can construct (smoke bombs, Quegan fire oil bombs, etc.), and they can be used in 3 different ways: to throw directly at an enemy, to throw at your room for a room-wide effect, or to throw into an adjacent room for a room-wide effect. Rogues can also hide themselves from sight, making them difficult to detect or hit, and launch sneak attacks for massive damage if they are unseen, before launching into a barrage of fencing attacks with their rapier. And, of course, Rogues are able to eavesdrop on nearby conversations or even spy on private communications between other players, making them masters of espionage.
Ok, so a few things about Magicians that may have changed from the original plans: when we release, our Magicians will be Greater Path Magicians!
They are a classic glass cannon archetype, with their most powerful spells only able to be cast at a range, such as hurling giant balls of the blue fire the Tsurani Great Ones use in battle. Of course, one of a Magician's signature spells is the ability to create Rifts -- which are the only "teleportation" or long-distance transport ability in the game (in fitting with Midkemia's theme of low magic). Unlike most teleportation skills in other games, however, enemies (and allies) can follow you through an open Rift, so it's not a perfect escape method. Beyond manipulating magic, Magicians also create a variety of useful enchantments that are usable by anyone. Lesser Path Magicians are more skilled than their Greater Path cousins at creating enchanted objects, however.
So where does that leave Lesser Path?
We are still planning on having Lesser Path Magicians, but they will be released after beta. Why the change? Three reasons. First, there was just more interest in people playing Greater Path Magicians, since they feature more prominently in the series. Second, we had a firmer design in place for Greater Path. And third, Lesser Path Magicians make extensive use of the elements (such as weather) around them, and I wasn't convinced that we could have a really interesting Lesser Path without a completed (and easy to manipulate) weather system. In the future, you can expect that Lesser Path will be less flashy and flamboyant than Greater Path, but arguably more powerful in a meta-sense. Whereas a Greater Path might throw fireballs at an enemy, a Lesser Path might manipulate the weather to make it colder or rainy (and thus cause those fireballs to fizzle out and do significantly
less damage), or create a violent storm with lightning and hurricane winds spread over a wide area.
Wed Jun 3rd, 2009
What will be next from Spain?
We recently asked our contact at La Factoría de Ideas, S.L what they will be working on next, after the Kings Buccaneer.
Her reply was:-
" The next trilogy is probably: EMPIRE TRILOGY. "
So unless there are any changes, the next book you should expect in Spanish will be Daughter of the Empire. We will keep you informed with updates as we find out more,
Wed May 27th, 2009
At the Gates of Darkness LATEST
The good news is that it looks like we will be getting the book earlier than expected, with Australia on the 4th of January 2010 and UK on the 7th January 2010, so remember to save your pennies over the festive season.
This information was retrieved from HarperCollins UK site today, however they still have the title as At the Gates of Chaos.
Tue May 26th, 2009
Netherlands Rides a Dread Legion DELAYED
We have been informed that Het Legioen van de Angst (Rides a Dread Legion) from Luitingh Fantasy in the Netherlands has been delayed till 12th June 2009. We have removed our previous publication announcement and adjusted our Publication Information.
Thu May 21st, 2009
Riftwar Cycle End and Beyond
Ray replied with the following:-
It's a challenge. For some of the reasons you state below. Mostly I think the scope of the concept will work fine in delivering a payoff that's appropriate to the entire cycle, but you always wonder if you can juggle enough of the elements that worked so far, the smaller personal stories, new characters and old, the big universe shattering stuff, etc.
As for a kind of release? I don't know. I won't know until it's over. We're already talking about "what's next?" and have a half-dozen things kicking around. One thing, we may at last finalize the concept for the Atlas and get on with that. We also have an "alternative media" project, and no one has a clue what that really is going to look like. So, it'll be three or four years before I really know how ending the cycle will feel, and even then I'm oing to be busy.