Feist is now firmly established as one of the world's leading fantasy writers. His Riftwar and Serpentwar Sagas have been global bestsellers for years. Born and raised in Southern California, Raymond E. Feist was educated at the University of California, San Diego, where he graduated with honours in Communication Arts. He is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Riftwar Saga. He is co-author (with Janny Wurts) of Daughter of the Empire, Servant of the Empire and Mistress of the Empire. The Conclave of Shadows continued his phenomenal success, and includes bestsellers Talon of the Silver Hawk, King of Foxes and Exile's Return.