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Shards of a Broken Crown

Narrated by: Peter Joyce
Series: The Serpentwar Saga, Book 4, Riftwar Cycle, Book 13
Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)

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The demon has been defeated and the Kingdom rejoices as the threat to the existence of every living thing on Midkemia has passed, but out of the ashes of war new problems arise, in the brilliant sequel to Rage of a Demon King…The demon is no more…The enemy has been routed, yet peace still eludes the Kingdom. Midkemia lies in smouldering ruins following the Demon King's siege. Many lives have been lost, including that of the brave James, Duke of Krondor.

As the people turn their hands to rebuilding their once great nation, a new threat arises from the ashes of war: the fearsome Fadawah, former Commanding General of the Army of the Emerald Queen. He has grasped the fallen reins of command and seeks to forge a personal empire out of the wreckage of the Western Realm. And so it falls to two young men - Jimmy and Dash - grandsons of the late Duke, to gather together the shards of the broken crown and resurrect the Kingdom to its former glory.

Shards of a Broken Crown is the fourth and concluding book of the Serpentwar Saga.

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

Critic Reviews

Praise for Raymond E. Feist:‘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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  • brandon1234
  • 12-10-14

Slow start, but classic Feist, a must read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The entire series is incredible, The characters are so strong you cant help but love them all.

What other book might you compare Shards of a Broken Crown to, and why?

The other Fiest books.

Have you listened to any of Peter Joyce’s other performances? How does this one compare?

In my personal opinion Fiest nails it and brings so much personality to the characters especially Nakor

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would listen to them all in one sitting if I could

Any additional comments?

Despite a slow start and a bit of "politics" a strong middle and great end, would get 5 stars if there was more action but that's my personal taste there is no questioning the story and performance.

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  • thetempy
  • 11-11-17

Dragged out a lot

With these 4 books the plot is good but stretched very thin. However the story telling is good. The narration is excellent. Could very easily be condensed into two books. The ending of the fourth was quick, predictable and leaves an opening for more books of the same theme. The author is great at story telling and gets away with it

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  • Antonio Goard
  • 04-23-19

Good End to The Series

Probably the weakest title in the Serpentwar series but a good end to an enjoyable story nonetheless.

It took me a while to let go of the old characters who all have mostly either aged or died but I find myself used to the new ones and looking forward to hearing more stories involving them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-29-17

Excellent!

Mr Feist is the master of this genre and Peter Joyce is superb. What a combination. Fast pace, excellent characterisation, great story lines which flow from book to book.

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  • Taylor's
  • 07-27-16

A bit rambling

A bit rambling and self indulgent in places and some very clumsy attempted at deep philosophy but it's the characters were love and a solid end to this series.

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  • Jpeckham
  • 01-02-15

Excellent!

Great story, great author and fantastic characters grips you from beginning to end. Made we want to cry and laugh in parts!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-04-19

Fantastic

I must be on about book 15 now & I never get tired of listening to this series, to the point I only watch about 2hrs of TV a day 😊

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  • pete
  • 07-14-19

Absolutely love this series!

Each installment has a gripping story with characters you quickly care about and sad to leave when the particular series ends. Very clever twists and never a dull moment.
Peter Joyce is now my favourite narrator with unique and believable character voices. He would be my pick to take over from the late Roy Doltrice (RIP) to narrate the final books of Game of Thrones.

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  • nolan sipos
  • 12-01-18

Just an okay conclusion.

I think this story dragged on a little compared to the other books in the series. I wish Patrick got his comeuppance. :(

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  • Toran
  • 11-09-17

interesting conclusion to the saga

almost it's own little book, detailing the aftermath of the serpent war. all in all a good read

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  • Emma
  • 12-16-16

An epic conclusions to an amazing saga

Absolutely amazing, the book keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole way through. It satisfies you but makes you still want more

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  • Mark
  • 03-30-16

As always - simply Amazing

Thank you again to Harper Audible, Raymond E Feist and Peter Joyce for bringing the world of Midkemia and its characters to life for us!