Release Date: 03/03/11
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 KINGDOM BESIEGED 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! Since Pug and the Conclave of Shadows enforced peace after the last Keshian invasion, the Empire has offered no threat. But now factions are rising and Jim Dasher reports mobilizations of large forces in the Keshian Confederacy. As the men of the West answer the King's call to muster, Martin conDoin - left as caretaker of Crydee Keep - will suddenly be confronted with the vanguard of an invading army. He reminds himself that he is a year older than his legendary ancestor, Prince Arutha, was when he stood firm against the Tsurani invasion, but Arutha had an army to command, and Martin is left with old men and young boys. Massive events are about to unfold, events which threaten the future of all human life in Midkemia!
The latest title in a new chapter of the world of Midemia has hit the shelves and to be honest its setting up to be one of the hardest and perhaps most epic wars in the lands to date. Raymond’s writing is wonderful, the prose delightful and when backed with solid action, political double dealing alongside some great twists it’s a title that will keep the established fan glued to the last page. Whilst old friends are about within, what the author has done very well in this title is bring some new perspectives alongside heroes in waiting to the fore in order to allow this series to be saved by the next generation with some wonderful backstory touches. All in great fun and a title that I was pleased that I picked up sooner rather than later. Great stuff.