Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Favorite Fictional Character (21)

Favorite Fictional Character

A weekly meme thanks to the creative mind of Ryan of Wordsmithonia.

Well, I have been away from doing this meme for far to long.  I love sharing favorite characters from movies, tv shows, and books with everyone.  So I am back at it again.

This week my FFC is a Magician from a book series, well several series.  No he's not the normal magicians you can think of.

This character goes by the name Pug, or called Milamber by the Tsurani in their land of Kelewan.  He is from the books created by Raymond E. Feist.  When the books all started Pug was a lone kitchen boy in Midkemia, his parents unknown.  The magician Kulgan, kept at hand of the Duke of Crydee, takes a notice of Pug and takes him on as an apprentice.  Pug did not know he had any ability to do magic.  But, under Kulgan's instruction learns the theory of magic but has troubles casting the spells.  Pug does work a spell at the proper timing though, to save the Dukes daughter.  Yet, the way this spell was cast was a wonder in itself, as he was able to step outside of the limits set.  But the Duke is grateful to Pug and grants him a title and lands.

Although all seems to be going well for Pug, there was a rift and Midkemia was invaded by Tsurani.  Pug ends up getting taken prisoner by the Tsurani and taken back to there home world.  While in Tsurani Pug falls in love with a slave girl Katala and Pug's training with magic is recognized so he is placed on the path to be of the Greater Magicians.

Pug learns a great deal of magic here in this world. With the knowledge they share with him, he becomes one of the powerful ones in Tsurani.  Pug realizes one day he does not care for the tourtaments they have with the slaves of his kind and leaves Tsurani, and it's not of the gracious of leaves.

But through out a few different books Pug becomes one of the most powerful magicians to walk in both the worlds.  Yet, he has his beliefs of not being the one to step in at all times to do of the Kings bidding.  He could win all the battles if he choose to but, he choose to let the people do for themselves.

Pug appears in several of Raymond E. Feist's books.  You will have to read the books to find out how that is possible.  But, I have become a big fan of many characters created by Raymond and Pug is on that list.

8 comments:

  1. Can you believe I have a volume of one of his series and haven't read it yet? I need too! I love fantasy. I'll have to get it out and see if Pug is in it:)

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  2. I haven't read these books in years, thanks for reminding me of a great character that I really need to revisit.

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  3. I've read Magician a looooonnng time ago. I have forgotten most of the book. But I can still see young Pug scavenging on the seashore...

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  4. A great new look - very clean and accessable if I may say so. Pug sounds like a fascinating character who has evolved a lot with the telling of the story.

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  5. Moonsanity - I hope you enjoy the book. I am wanting to get back to the worlds he has created. I am going to have to see where I have left off and start getting the books again. :) Enjoy!

    Ryan - I am looking forward to revisiting Feist's worlds here. I want to get back to his books where I left off. And I wanted to apologize, I forgot to put the credited line to you. I have added it now. I realized last night when I went to sleep. Sorry!

    Cherry - I really enjoyed the scene with Pug on the seashore. It sounds like a beautiful place. :)

    Petty Witter - Thank you. I was having troubles with visitors being able to see the blog, so changed it up again. Yes, Pug has grown greatly over all the years and books. He is an amazing character.

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  6. I like what you did with this meme. I'm starting to like some of them. I don't know why, but I usually read yours! :)

    This is an interesting book. I'll have to check these books out. Thanks!

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  7. It's been years since I read these books and I keep meaning to reread them so that I can start on his newer books, but I don't see it happening any time soon. I also haven't done a FFC in a while, which is a shame because I really enjoy them.

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  8. Melissa - :D Glad to hear you are enjoying the memes and you like to read mine. :) I am glad you think they are interesting. If you get to read them I hope you enjoy them. Thank you for the huge complement. :)

    Simcha - I felt bad to not have done an FFC in a while. I am hoping to be able to keep up with it again. I really enjoy doing them too. I am hoping to get back to the series I stopped at to try to get to the new ones. It may take me a little while, but I hope to do it. :)

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