Magician: Apprentice Summary

Raymond E. Feist
- 1982
This book is good to read when you feel enchanted.

Key Takeaways

  1. Pug’s transformation from a humble orphan to a powerful magician is a central theme, illustrating the classic fantasy motif of the hero’s journey.
  2. The intricate world-building in 'Magician: Apprentice' sets the stage for a complex saga involving war, magic, and prophecy.
  3. Feist’s novel explores themes of destiny and self-discovery, as Pug and his companions must navigate the challenges of growing power and responsibility.


The story begins with Pug being chosen as an apprentice by the court magician just as the kingdom of Crydee faces unprecedented threats.

As Pug learns more about his magical abilities, he discovers portals to other worlds, setting off events that will lead to the monumental Riftwar.

Pug's adventures are not just external battles but also internal struggles as he learns the true extent and cost of his powers.

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