The Riftwar Saga - Raymond E. Feist I read these many years ago as a kid and thought that Pug was the bomb. I was amazed at the magic and the depictions of war as not only blood and guts but an impressive exercise in tactics. Lordy, I hadn't even read LOTR at this point. Perhaps these books will still hold up upon a re-read, continuing Feist's worlds where I had left off at the then-current 4th book. I loved it then, perhaps I'll still love it now.