I finally decided to start at the beginning of his Midkemia books. This one is the first part of his first book which was broken in two for who knows why? Probably money. Anyhow, this book is better written than the later ones which suggests he's coasting. It happens to the best of them and Feist is far from the best.
This book is ok, but is fairly standard fantasy work. I recommend it as a beach read.