Prince of the Blood

Narrated by: Peter Joyce
Series: Riftwar Cycle, Book 8, Krondor's Sons, Book 1
Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
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Set 20 years after the events of the Riftwar, Prince of the Blood follows the adventures of Prince Arutha's sons in the dangerously unstable Great Empire of Kesh. Twenty years have passed since the end of the Riftwar. Prince Borric con Doin and his twin brother Erland have been summoned back to their father's court in Krondor. Prince Arutha has decided he needs to tame his spirited progeny and teach them statecraft and responsibility.

Shortly after they arrive home, therefore, he orders them to Kesh, to represent the Isles at the Empress' 75th jubilee. But before the new ambassadors depart, they are attacked. The foiled assassin's suicide reawakens fears that the Nighthawks - a brotherhood of killers for hire - are active once more. But the truth is far more disturbing: The assassin was a member of the Royal House of Kesh….

Despite the dangers, Borric and Erland's mission continues, it being vital to sustaining the fragile peace between the two nations. But the brothers have little idea of the exotic world of Kesh, the strange players at this alien court, nor the hidden forces intent upon tearing the empire apart.

©1989 Raymond E. Feist (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Epic scope… vivid imagination… a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy." ( Washington Post)
"Well-written… intelligent… intriguing." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Another beautiful Feist Novel

I really enjoyed this addition to the Riftwar Saga. While not as monumental and epic as the initial three books, I love the characters, their wicked sense of humour, and the most exotic and beautifully drawn Palace of Intrigues that is the Royal Court of Kesh, full of ruses, betrayal, political maneuvering.

I love Peter Joyce’s narration, and how he gives each character their own unique personality, their own voice, and instils a sense of warmth and humour into the story.

I am really looking forward to listening to the second volume of this book.

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Great Story

Great story and definitely recommended .. but .
a terrible narrator compared to the narrator who did the first few books of Raymond E Feist.

Nevertheless .. a book you shpuld read even if you don't listen to it.

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  • Jeff Batchelor
  • 11-10-18

Peter Joyce is awesome

Peter Joyce makes this book come to life, his performance is outstanding. I loved every word.

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  • Antonio Goard
  • 08-19-18

Not one of the best in the series

It started and ended well and found myself listening intently to these parts; However, I found myself losing concentration for the middle parts which never happened on other Feist books. A good enough story as part of the overall series but wouldn’t stand up as it’s own one off book.

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  • Andy
  • 05-21-19

fantastic

again Mr Feist failed to disappoint 😁 one of my all-time series of books reread til my fingers blead now have a listen

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  • Roman_Ondus
  • 03-17-19

Decent

The story was actually very good however I got super distracted by several mistakes in the narration (mispronouncing names, using voices of one character to speak for another)

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  • Kelley
  • 01-02-19

Another great novel in the Riftwar cycle!

loved it. Proving that not every novel by Raymond needs to be end of the Universe to be exciting, thrilling and hilarious.

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  • Tyrone
  • 07-14-18

Average

Couldn’t embrace the book

Not sure why the author wanted to write this storyline unless it’s a prelude to bigger things

A whole load of nothing!!!’

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-30-18

great listen

another well narrated book from Peter Joyce of my favourite books. well done. thank you.

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  • Paul
  • 10-02-17

Perfect match between story and story teller

Read most of these books when they firSt came out and now they occupy my driving time Peter’s narration pitches every nuance

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  • P. Harris
  • 07-07-17

Almost perfect

Another great story by Feist. Not as 'epic' as his previous novels it nonetheless has the strong, constantly evolving characters that I have come to love within Feists writings.
The narrator again annoys me with the pronunciation of some names and words but does a very good job of differentiating characters.

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  • Paul McConnachie
  • 04-06-17

entertaining and a nice diversion

very good performance from Peter Joyce who brought a thoroughly entertaining tale to life.
moving the focus to Kesh enriches the world of Midkemia and this is where Feist is at his best.

Worth the read or listen

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  • David
  • 10-23-15

Brilliant

Great Story, well written and we'll voiced. I have long searched for this series of audio books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-04-20

No Joy form Joyce

love the story , however the narrator continually makes me want to skewer my ears.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-30-19

awesome

I absolutely love this series, I think I must be on the 9th or 10th. Hopefully there's quite a few more to come 😊

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  • Jess Q
  • 01-20-19

A thrilling read

Rarely a dull moment. Peter Joyce is well suited for such a genre and even better suited to speak for such characters, both noble and traitorous alike.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-27-18

second reading, still great, well narrated

I have read this book before and enjoyed it, the experience of listening opens us to a whole new spectrum of enjoyment, as I get older reading was getting harder, tired eyes meant shorter reading sessions, not any more. thanks Audible.

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  • Jenny Taylor
  • 09-07-18

I just wish some narrators could use a dictionary

I think pronunciation is important.

for example, this narrator, amongst other discrepancies, miss pronounces combatants.

he says comba-tants rather than com-bat-ants. if I'm wrong, then my apologies but I like to listen to the kings English, not some evolutionary bastardisation that's occurred because his teacher was incorrect!! bad pronunciation in narration is as bad as bad spelling and grammar in writing. it takes away from the enjoyment of the story as I get fixated. especially when the word is repeated throughout the book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-26-18

Great story poor narration

typically great story from Raymond Feist but let down by poor pronunciation of characters names.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-22-18

Great!

loved the whole series so far. Absolutely great listens.
I would recommend this series to anybody

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  • Toran
  • 10-01-17

shorter but still fantastic

at around half the length of most of his previous books this one still manages to feel like a grand saga. it also introduces probably my favourite character from the series "nakkor the blue rider" :p. well worth the time to listen to /read

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  • Paula
  • 09-15-17

peter is amazing

The narration is great. Peter has so many different voices and accents. Feist writes the best books!