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. Feist was born in 1945 in Los Angeles, and was raised in Southern California. He was born with the name Raymond E. Gonzales III; when his mother remarried, he took the surname of his adoptive stepfather, Felix E. Feist. 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 majority of Feist’s works are part of The Riftwar Cycle, a fictional universe featuring the worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan. 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 Cycle record the adventures of the people on the various 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.
Feist has published one non-Riftwar novel, Faerie Tale, a dark fantasy set in the state of New York. He has also published several short stories in various anthologies.
Riftwar Cycle series
Raymond E. Feist – Magician (read by David Thorpe)
Raymond E. Feist – Silverthorn (read by David Thorpe)
Raymond E. Feist – A Darkness At Sethanon (read by David Thorpe)
Raymond E. Feist – Daughter Of The Empire (read by Tania Rodrigues)
Raymond E. Feist – Servant Of The Empire (read by Tania Rodrigues)
Raymond E. Feist – Mistress Of The Empire (read by Tania Rodrigues)
Raymond E. Feist – Prince Of The Blood (read by Peter Joyce)
Raymond E. Feist – The King’s Buccaneer (read by Peter Joyce)
Raymond E. Feist – Shadow Of A Dark Queen (read by Peter Joyce)
Raymond E. Feist – Rise Of A Merchant Prince (read by Peter Joyce)
Raymond E. Feist – Rage Of A Demon King (read by Peter Joyce)
Raymond E. Feist – Shards Of A Broken Crown (read by Peter Joyce)
Raymond E. Feist – Krondor: The Betrayal (read by Gary Tipton)
Raymond E. Feist – Krondor: The Assassins (read by Gary Tipton)
Raymond E. Feist – Krondor: Tear Of The Gods (read by Gary Tipton)
Raymond E. Feist – Honoured Enemy (read by Peter Joyce)
Raymond E. Feist – Murder In LaMut (read by Peter Joyce)
Raymond E. Feist – Jimmy The Hand (read by Peter Joyce)
Raymond E. Feist – Talon Of The Silver Hawk (read by ???)
Raymond E. Feist – King Of Foxes (read by ???)
Raymond E. Feist – Exile’s Return (read by ???)
Raymond E. Feist – Flight Of The Nighthawks (read by ???)
Raymond E. Feist – Into A Dark Realm (read by ???)
Raymond E. Feist – Wrath Of A Mad God (read by ???)
Raymond E. Feist – Rides A Dread Legion (read by Peter Joyce)
Raymond E. Feist – At The Gates Of Darkness (read by Peter Joyce)
Raymond E. Feist – A Kingdom Besieged (read by Peter Joyce)
Raymond E. Feist – A Crown Imperiled (read by John Meagher)
Raymond E. Feist – Magician’s End (read by John Meagher)
Raymond E. Feist – Faerie Tale (read by Barry Bernson)
Raymond E. Feist – The Wood Boy (read by Sam Tsoutsouvas)
Riftwar Cycle series