A new episode in Feist's massively successful Riftwar saga.
From the endlessly inventive mind of one of fantasy's all-time greats comes a spellbinding new adventure featuring old favourites Jimmy, Locklear, and Pug.
It is nine years on from the aftermath of Sethanon. There has been peace awhile, and it's been needed. But news is feeding through to the people of the Kingdom of the Isles that deadly forces are stirring on the horizon. The bringer of the latest tidings is Gorath, a moredhel (dark elf).
The bloodletting has started. Nighthawks are murdering again. Politics is a dangerous, cut-throat game once more. At the root of all this unrest lie the mysterious machinations of a group of magicians known as The Six.
Meanwhile, renegade Tsurani gem smugglers, a rival criminal gang to the Mockers led by someone known only as The Crawler, and traitors to the crown are all conspiring to bring the Kingdom of the Isles to its knees.
©2015 Raymond E. Feist (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"File under guilty pleasure." (Guardian)
"Get in at the start of a master's new series." (Daily Sport)
"Well-written and distinctly above average...intelligent...intriguing." (Publishers Weekly)
"Epic scope...vivid imagination...a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy." (Washington Post)
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"A very good story"
Gripping, reliable and well narrated
Plenty of characters and all well drawn, the story picks up threads in previous books
Peter Joyce is a wonderful narrator her manages to give each character an individuality.
No it was a ripping yarn thoroughly enjoyable
"good book but not the best of his work"
was very good quality the story was good but hoping the following ones in the trilogy get better
About halfway through I looked at the reviews and saw that many people had said how poor it is. Apparently it was based on a video game and I shows. I have just listened to the whole Rift War books and have enjoyed them as much as when I read them years ago.
This is worse than by the numbers writing - I understand that books 2 and 3 are much better so perhaps Mr Feist just needed to get through the start as quickly as he could
Maybe a slight break before book 2 is needed
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