Issue One This is the beginning of New York Times Bestselling author Raymond E. Feist's
epic RIFTWAR SAGA, a series of novels so beloved by fantasy fans that they are often
considered to be in the same league as J.R.R. Tolkien's THE LORD OF THE RINGS. With a
brilliant adaptation by Michael Avon Oeming (RED SONJA, POWERS) and Bryan J.L. Glass
(NEGATIVE BURN) and stunning art by fan favorite Brett Booth (THUNDERCATS: DOGS OF WAR,
THE BURNING MAN), MAGICIAN: APPRENTICE may well be the comic book fantasy event of the year!
Synopsis: Pug and Tomas are two kitchen boys who dream of being heroes one day in the
medieval fantasy world of Midkemia. But as the boys start on the path to manhood and
begin their apprenticeships to their respective masters, they one day stumble upon a
strange shipwreck and learn that invaders from a strange and distant world have found
a way to invade Midkemia through portals known as "rifts" and are preparing for a full
scale assault. As Tomas learns to be a soldier and Pug studies the path of a magician,
both boys find themselves growing into the heroes they had hoped to become - but growing
apart as the effects of the Riftwar change both of their lives forever.
Written by New York Times bestselling author Raymond E. Feist, MAGICIAN is the first
story of his epic Riftwar saga, a series that has often been compared to THE LORD OF THE RINGS
for its depth in storytelling and in characters. For over 20 years, MAGICIAN has been
one of the foremost novels in the realm of fantasy, and now it is brought to life by
fan favorite artist Brett Booth (THUNDERCATS: DOGS OF WAR, THE BURNING MAN) with a
faithful script by Michael Avon Oeming (POWERS, RED SONJA) and Bryan J.L. Glass (NEGATIVE BURN).