Keep an eye on the news for updates. Alternatively visit the Riftwar Cycle , and travel back with us to where it all began Suddenly the peace of the Kingdom is destroyed as mysterious alien invaders swarm through the land. Pug is swept up into conflict but for him and his warrior friend, Tomas, an Odyssey into the unknown has only just begun. Pug's destiny is to lead him through a rift in the fabric of space and time to the mastery of the unimaginable powers of a strange new magic The storm has broken, The Riftwar Cycle has arrived Magician, 2 the first book of the Riftwar Saga , is where it all started in , the beginning of an epic journey on the worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan. Here at Crydee you will find possibly the largest reference resource on Raymond E. Feist, his worlds and books, on the internet.
Leslie Feist born 13 February , better known by her stage name Feist , is a Canadian indie pop singer-songwriter and guitarist,  performing both as a solo artist and as a member of the indie rock group Broken Social Scene. Feist launched her solo music career in with the release of Monarch. Her subsequent studio albums, Let It Die , released in , and The Reminder , released in , were critically acclaimed and commercially successful, selling over 2. In , Feist collaborated on a split EP with metal group Mastodon , releasing an interactive music video in the process. Her parents are both artists. After their first child, Ben, was born, the family moved to Sackville. Feist's parents divorced soon after she was born and Ben, Feist and their mother moved to Regina, Saskatchewan , where they lived with her grandparents. She aspired to be a writer, and spent much of her youth singing in choirs. Because her father is American, Feist has dual Canadian-U.
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She was unhappy, so she made a decision: to take back control. Preoccupied with romantic disappointment, it crackles with lyrics about elation curdling into despair, and lovers suddenly exposed as hostile strangers. After she was propelled into ubiquity by her single — which famously soundtracked an iPod advert — she became the ultimate manic pixie dream girl of indie pop, musical shorthand for everything that was breathily twee about the mid-noughties: in interviews she was vague and giddy, in videos she did whimsical dance routines. I ask whether she appreciates how evocative of the previous decade the likes of and Mushaboom sound now, but in true question-dodging style she responds with thoughts on my terminology. Yet Feist is more enlightening when she eventually opens up about the themes of happiness and fulfilment that informed Pleasure. So the album in a way was me putting a pin in that pivot, this parallel positive and negative. This new mindset led her to stop pursuing pleasure in conventional ways. Although it might not have quite the comfortingly nostalgic connotations for everyone else as it does for her. After Placebo ended, Feist moved to Toronto, where her life became populated by what would turn out to be some of the major players of noughties alternative music. She toured — and lived — with shock rocker Peaches in the show, Feist operated a sock puppet and called herself Bitch Lap Lap.