I think the best order for reading Raymond E. Feist’s books is in series order.
The alternative is in publishing order (the list is at the bottom), but that can be a bit confusing because the timelines do overlap a bit.
Raymond E. Feist Reading Order – By Series
- The Riftwar Saga: [Amazon]
- The Empire Trilogy: [Amazon]
- Krondor’s Sons: [Amazon]
- The Serpentwar Saga: [Amazon]
- The Riftwar Legacy: [Amazon]
- Legends of the Riftwar: [Amazon]
- Conclave of Shadows: [Amazon]
- The Darkwar Saga: [Amazon]
- The Demonwar Saga: [Amazon]
- The Chaoswar Saga: [Amazon]
- The Firemane Saga:
Raymond E. Feist Reading Order – By Publishing Date
Here’s the list of all Raymond E. Feist’s books ordered by publishing date. I don’t recommend this reading order myself for new fans, even though there are only a few series overlaps.
- Magician: Apprentice (1986) [Amazon]The Riftwar Saga #1
- Magician: Master (1986) [Amazon] The Riftwar Saga #2
- Sliverthorn (1985) [Amazon] The Riftwar Saga #3
- A Darkness at Sethanon (1986) [Amazon] The Riftwar Saga #4
- Daughter of the Empire (1987) [Amazon] with Janny Wurts The Empire Trilogy #1
- ervant of the Empire (1990) [Amazon] with Janny Wurts The Empire Trilogy #2
- Mistress of the Empire (1992) [Amazon] with Janny Wurts The Empire Trilogy #3
- Prince of the Blood (1989) [Amazon] Krondor’s Sons #1
- The King’s Buccaneer (1992) [Amazon] Krondor’s Sons #2
- Shadow of a Dark Queen (1994) [Amazon] The Serpentwar Saga #1
- Rise of a Merchant Prince (1995) [Amazon] The Serpentwar Saga #2
- Rage of a Demon King (1997) [Amazon] The Serpentwar Saga #3
- Shards of a Broken Crown (1998) [Amazon] The Serpentwar Saga #4
- Krondor: The Betrayal (1998) [Amazon] The Riftwar Legacy #1
- Krondor: The Assassins (1999) [Amazon] The Riftwar Legacy #2
- Krondor: Tear of the Goods (2000) [Amazon] The Riftwar Legacy #3
- Jimmy and the Crawler (2013) [Amazon] The Riftwar Legacy #4
- Honoured Enemy (2001) [Amazon] with William R. Forstchen Legends of the Riftwar #1
- Murder in LaMut (2002) [Amazon] with Joel Rosenberg Legends of the Riftwar #2
- Jimmy the Hand (2003) [Amazon] with S. M. Stirling Legends of the Riftwar #3
- alon of the Silver Hawk (2002) [Amazon] Conclave of Shadows #1
- King of Foxes (2003) [Amazon] Conclave of Shadows #2
- Exile’s Return (2004) [Amazon] Conclave of Shadows #3
- light of the Nighthawks (2005) [Amazon] The Darkwar Saga #1
- Into a Dark Realm (2006) [Amazon] The Darkwar Saga #2
- Wrath of a Mad God (2008) [Amazon] The Darkwar Saga #3
- Rides a Dread Legion (2009) [Amazon] The Demonwar Saga #1
- At the Gates of Darkness (2010) [Amazon] The Demonwar Saga #2
- A Kingdom Besieged (2011) [Amazon] The Chaoswar Saga #1
- A Crown Imperiled (2012) [Amazon] The Chaoswar Saga #2
- Magician’s End (2013) [Amazon] The Chaoswar Saga #3
- King of Ashes (2018) [Amazon] The Firemane Saga #1
- Queen of Storms (2020) [Amazon] The Firemane Saga #2
- Master of Furies (2022) [Amazon] The Firemane Saga #3
Have you read all the Raymond E. Feist books?
What order did you read them?
Have you only recently got addicted to the Raymond’s books?
What’s your plan for the reading order?
Let us know in the comments section below.
13 thoughts on “Raymond E. Feist Book Order: What Is The Best Feist Reading Order?”
Hi- any news about a book I saw “in progress”, described as “Krondor: Dark Mage”? Thanks.
Does this answer your question? https://www.crydee.com/raymond-feist/krondor-books
ah…. I typed my question again before I looked! Thanks so much for your answer.
I was wondering about “Riftwar Saga / Krondor / Dark Mage. I saw one ONE note somewhere it is not yet released but not only can I not find the first note, I can’t find anything else.
I promise I didn’t make it up– have you heard of it?
I’m wondering about that “Krondor: Dark Mage” book.
You’ve got the reading order a bit wrong;
5 and 6 need to go before number 3.
huh? I don’t understand
100% agree 5 and 6 should be before number 3 to keep the chronological line and growth of the characters correct
Do you know when the next instalment of the King of Ashes – The Fireman Saga Volume 2 by Raymond Feist is expected. Many thanks.
Late to the party as per but am sure glad i’ve made it never been one for reading apart from on hols. Well what a surprise i’m totally hooked and can’t put them down 7 books in. wow what a mind this guy must have. Can’t stop need to read.
We started a new holiday tradition in my family of gifting books to open on Christmas Eve. I went on Amazon to look into some of interest and came across Feist and his Magician book. He was added to my list. I finished it within a week while on Holiday, and am currently working a little slower on the second one. They are fantastic. One I start it is hard to put down. I find the characters interesting and have no idea where the story will go, but I am enjoying the journey.
Just passed this of if curiosity: you should read the Krondor/The Riftwar Legacy books before Krondor’s Sons and Serpentwar.
It’s before them in the life time line. Whilst their contribution to big picture is arguable (I’d argue for), their contribution to the characters is not. It would be a shame to read them out of order of the main characters’s timelines.
I would like to know would R E F, ever consider writing the story of Marcos The Black ..His beginning I know a bit is explained in the Darkness at Sethanon BUT it would be a great addition to the magician saga (Riftwar saga) books