Fantasy fans have been awaiting Raymond E. Feist’s ‘King of Ashes’
the first novel of his new trilogy, The Firemane Saga
, with keen interest. It is the first book Feist has written outside the universe of The Riftwar Cycle
in more than 30 years, and few knew what to expect. The fantasy master wanted to break with tradition, and he has. In Garn, magic takes a back seat to politics and the social context, while human passions - the lust for power, love and revenge - take centre stage.