Ok, for those of you that didn't know, I am an avid reader, fantasy and sci-fi (futuristic, military, what have you) mostly. Yes. J.R.R. Tolkien is a legend and C.S. Lewis is a wonder, but for my money, Raymond E. Feist rules the roost as greatest fantasy writer of the second half of the 20th Century.
The background is simple. 10th grade Chemistry. And an 11th grader, Steve Clymer tells about this awesome book, with these wicked bad-ass battle scenes, and he describes this awesome underground/cellar battle between thieves and warriors and the undead....BAM....me and my friends are out buying copies of the Magician.Well lo' and behold, the tale is incredible. Its way too much to describe here. But I was hooked.
I am a little bit behind the times, but I just found out that the Books I loved growing up are getting the full on graphic novel treatment!
You can pre-order it from Amazon (or whichever retailer you prefer, here in Japan, I've got ONE choice - online - and I've used Amazon without a hiccup since its inception, so its a bit of brand loyalty for ya)
Evidently there is 4-part issues in comic form, but a 168-page hardbound edition is heading to the shelves.
Check out some of this art by Brett Booth and here too
I thought this might Martin Longbow, but turns out to be Meecham, the assist to the mage Kulgan who becomes the tutor of the primary character: Pug (top picture)
Above: the cover art for the 3rd of the aforementioned comic adaptations. Crydee.com lists 4 of them. So I think its an introductory piece that leads into the hardcore version.