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Krondor: Tear of the Gods (The Riftwar Legacy #3)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  6,470 ratings  ·  41 reviews
The vile sorcerer Sidi plans to strike the kingdom a fatal blow, setting the murderous pirate Bear upon the high seas in pursuit of the vessel that is transporting Midkemia's most holy object; the Tear of the Gods. From this miraculous stone all magic power is believed to flow. And if the Tear becomes the mage's trinket, the future will hold only terror, death and unending ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published March 17th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published January 1st 2000)
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On the whole I liked Tear of the Gods more than the previous Krondor books. The concept behind it seemed more solid, offering a genuine adventure and some interesting new characters. It had a lot of potential.

I still ended up rating it the same as the other two books, because the writing became poor towards the end. The dangers the characters faced became ever more surreal and many of the solutions they crafted felt forced, particularly the final confrontation. Not to mention the fact that Tear
Matthew Green
Feist was one of my favorite authors for some time; Price of the Blood remains one of my three favorite novels, but Tear of the Gods just didn't live up to Feist's usual standards. Admittedly, he was struggling with personal troubles at the time that he wrote it, and it's based on a game, but regardless of the reasons, the book isn't up to par. The narrative is excellent and keeps you reading, constantly being pulled back in to know what is happening, but the characterization is weak and the plo ...more
Same style continues, this time two sequential quests in parallel. This is ok to listen to, but story was not compelling.
The worst book in this trilogy. Feist repeats dozens of times that the events occurring are totally unrelated. Okay, we get it, you didn't bother to create a story line for this one. Feist continues his habit of writing horrible sentences in this book. He really needs to get a good, and forceful, editor. The circular orb glowed brightly. William's eyes were two large circles. Circle around to the other side!" he ordered." Okay, not an exact quote, but you get the idea. Fill the pages with red an ...more
Simon Barron
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Nina Schmitt

Return now to a kingdom in constant peril; a land magical, scarred, and wondrous, where great heroes rise up from adversity to battle fearsome enemies who covet the riches within its borders. New York Times bestselling author Raymond E. Feist -- one of the world 's preeminent fantasists -- continues his extraordinary Riftwar Legacy with a sweeping tale of conflict, trial, and grim necessity, as the forces of good join together to staunch the golden lifeblood flowing from the pierced heart of Mid

"The Tear of the Gods" is a mysterious artefact from which all magical power emanates, allowing contact between humans and Gods. An attack on a ship carrying it causes it be lost at sea. Jimmy the Hand, with the help of William, Jazhara, the new magician of the Prince of Krondor's court & Solon, an Ishapian monk embarks on yet another mission for the Crown. He encounters foul creatures aplenty, chiefly vampires & undead monsters, along with the usual assortment of the bad guys, Nighthawk ...more
Joe Aguiar
Another great fantasy adventure from the mind of Raymond E. Feist. Krondor: Tear Of The Gods is a fast paced page turner concerning the efforts of Squire James, new court magician Jazhara and Lt. William to recover a sacred religious object, The Tear Of The Gods. It's a literal race against time to keep it from falling into the hands of a sinister evil that seeks to use it to bring eternal darkness to the world. This delighful read is filled with action, intrigue, daring heroics, mystic talisman ...more
The videogame element is at its most obvious in the final book. Things get ridiculously dangerous for the main characters, even more so than the already high levels of danger in the earlier 2 books. Just this book alone see Jimmy facing off mercenaries, spies, demons, vampires, and other forms of evil incarnate all in the span of 2 weeks. In a story, that'd be unrealistic - in a game, yes, it's normal. The good thing is that Feist added a bunch of new characters to the story, providing some much ...more
This one, I must admit, was my least favorite of the trilogy. I think, because for a trilogy based on a computer game, this one felt the most like reading the transcript of someone playing a game. The inclusion of monsters, vampires and animated skeletons was just a bit too over-the-top for me. Though exciting, it just did not fit in with the the trilogy, or the overarching series as a whole. If the main character had not been one of my favorites, Jimmy the Hand, then I would have certainly hate ...more
Well, I enjoyed the characters and the story but, Feist does repeat himself quite a bit. So much so you just want to say move on, we know.... Overall not too bad a read.
Joe Cheverie
It definitely read like a video game adaptation for large sections of the novel. Still it was an entertaining adventurous read and sets the stage for things to come in the Riftwar Cycle.
Hmmm... This was ok, but not the read I was expecting. I think it didn't flow so well and it felt like Feist was re-introducing each character and their traits every few chapters to fill up the book. It was quite annoying.
As for the actual storyline, well, it has demons and bad villians as normal but it has other bad creatures that are a little far-fetched and implausible.. and that's saying something considering this is science fantasy!! Ah well. I will read the next Feist and keep my fingers c
Michael Nalbone
Lot of action. A good mindless read to relax with.
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I dont know about this one. it was just too impossible of a story and as much as I enjoy reading the adventures of Jimmy this book was kinda boring, because most of the time you can predict whats gonna happen and of course the main characters are alive and kicking after fighting with undead, vampires, sceletons and what else. I will continue reading though. Feist tells some good stories :)
Frederico Lages
I liked it , soft book with some new heros and a new evil. I like the way it ends, i just want to read the next one
This was largely a disappointment. Too many loose ends, too many important events irrelevant to the rest of the Midkemia novels, and it just doesn't [i]fit[/i]. And the ridiculous number of monsters crammed in every space available.....
David Shaffer
Easily one of the best fantasy series ever written. I have followed Pug, Tomas, and Jimmy the Hand through continued heroic deeds. With each new book Saga, Feist wraps his tale into the original history of his world.
Feist met vampiers! Weer een vermakelijk en af en toe spannend avontuur, al blijft er nog steeds een beetje een game-gevoel hangen. De 'eindbazen' laten zich bijvoorbeeld wel heel netjes beurt voor beurt verslaan.
Quite good end of subseries. But waiting for Jimmy and the Crawler. And too much RPGich for my taste: Thive warrior monk and magician go to dubgeon in order to defeat evil undead...
I liked this one. I picked it up before reading the other two and can say that it's okay stand-alone. I didn't particularly like the first and second books when I went back to read those.
Ice Bear
An adventure with Jimmy the Hand, perhaps we should name him Jimmy an early Bond as this book moves from action to action with very little time for character development.
Boring-ish. It would seem more and more that the Riftwar/Serpentwar/Empire series are the best of the lot, and that the rest is almost always incomplete in some fashion or other.
This was the last book I read in this series. I was so disappointed that a series I had loved had seemed to me to peter out into repetitious mediocrity. I got bored.
Nothing's ever easy in Mikemia is it?! Good book. I have just found out that some of the unresolved issues that will be the topic of a book coming out soon.
Pri čítaní príbehu som si skôr predstavoval menšiu epizódu z nejakej RPG a celkovo ma knižka až tak moc nenadchla.
Dahlia Mrd

Beautiful fantasy world.... Simply amazing!!! This man could give " a game of thrones" a run for its money!!!
Finally meet the evil behind the Serpentwar... the background that leads to the formation of the Conclave...
Another good one, slow in some parts but excellent finish certainly an opening to another book
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Raymond E. Feist was born Raymond E. Gonzales III, but took his adoptive step-father's surname when his mother remarried Felix E. Feist. He graduated with a B.A. in Communication Arts with Honors in 1977 from the University of California at San Diego. During that year Feist had some ideas for a novel about a boy who would be a magician. He wrote the novel two years later, and it was published in 1 ...more
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