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Old 03-08-2010, 04:30 PM   #1
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Free on Kindle as a Pre-Order - Rides a Dread Legion

Rides a Dread Legion, by Raymond E. Feist, is currently 99 cents in the Kindle store and at Fictionwise, but should be free soon (maybe not today, but usually within a day or two of this type of release or at least after the official release date) in the Kindle store.

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The last remnants of an ancient advanced race, the Clan of the Seven Stars, are returning at long last to their lost homeworld, Midkemia-not as friends, but as would-be conquerors. Led by the conjurer Laromendis, they are fleeing the relentless demon hordes that are sweeping through their galaxy and destroying the elves' vast empire planet by planet. Only by escaping to Midkemia and brutally overtaking the war-weary world can the last remnants of a mighty civilization hope to survive . . . if the Dread Legion does not pursue them through the rift. The magician Pug, Midkemia's brave and constant defender, is all too familiar with the Demon King Maarg and his minions and their foul capacity for savagery and horror, and he recognizes the even graver threat that is following on the heels of the elven invasion. The onslaught to come will dwarf every dire catastrophe his imperiled world has previously withstood, and there is no magical champion in all of Midkemia powerful enough to prevent it. Only one path remains for Pug and Midkemia's clandestine protectors, the Conclave of Shadows: forging an alliance of formidable magical talents, from the demon-dealing warlock Amirantha, brother of Pug's hated foe, and the demon-taming cleric Sandreena, to the elven Queen Miranda, to the warrior Tomas. However, uniting enemies and bitter, vengeful former lovers will be no easy task, and even together they may ultimately be unable to turn the death tide. But a failure to do so will most certainly ensure Midkemia's doom.This special free edition includes an excerpt from Raymond E. Feist's newest Demonwar Saga novel, At the Gates of Darkness.

For those with a nook or mobile (sorry, ereader format only), check Fictionwise. I doubt they will drop all the way to free, but with the current MARCH2010 coupon for 10% off and a club membership, it'll only cost you 65 cents each and you'll get 29 cents back in micropay.

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Old 03-08-2010, 04:42 PM   #2
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Rides a Dread Legion, by Raymond E. Feist, is currently 99 cents in the Kindle store and at Fictionwise, but should be free soon (maybe not today, but usually within a day or two of this type of release or at least after the official release date) in the Kindle store.
Some publishers really haven't got the hang of this free ebook idea have they?

You don't give away the most recent book in a series. You give away the first book in a series, encouraging people who like the book to buy the rest of the books! I never realised that this was a difficult idea to understand.

As it is, they still haven't made the first books in the series (Magician, etc) available as ebooks at all!

Sheesh....
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:24 PM   #3
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Some publishers really haven't got the hang of this free ebook idea have they?

You don't give away the most recent book in a series. You give away the first book in a series, encouraging people who like the book to buy the rest of the books! I never realised that this was a difficult idea to understand.

As it is, they still haven't made the first books in the series (Magician, etc) available as ebooks at all!

Sheesh....
That's all right, the bookstores haven't got the hang of it either, charging for the "free" titles (some go down eventually, but not in all stores).
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:31 PM   #4
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Now free at Amazon. No sign of it at B&N or Sony, yet.
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:43 PM   #5
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Wow, I hadn't even noticed that The Riftwar Saga (the first four books, three if you count "Magician" as a single book - it was only ever sold as two separate titles in North America) wasn't available in eBook format. It was one of my favourite series.

Although Rides a Dark Legion is book 1 of its particular trilogy, and probably could be read without having to read Riftwar first, starting from The Riftwar Saga does make the most sense (and besides, I think it's the best of his work).
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Thread title changed to reflect that the book is now available free as a Pre-Order.

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Old 03-13-2010, 02:46 PM   #7
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Now pre-ordered. I would have got it at Fictionwise, even with the $0.46 price, but I'd much rather have mobipocket than ereader
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As mentioned, I've Pre-Ordered this, but I was wondering how this series compares to some of his other books.

I haven't read any Feist in quite a number of years.



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Now free at Amazon. No sign of it at B&N or Sony, yet.
I just checked Amazon, it's coming up as 99 cents for pre-order.
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Looks like they raised the price of this one, Dark Tide and Stopping Time, part 1. And over a dozen books went from free back to full price.
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These went back to 99 cents at Amazon, but are now free at B&N (eReader format, usually).

* Rides a Dread Legion, by Raymond E. Feist (pre-order)
* The Dark Tide, by Andrew Gross (pre-order)
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Bumping - this is once again a free download at Amazon.
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