Shards of a Broken Crown: Volume Iv Of The Serpentwar Saga (The Serpentwar Saga #4)
The demon is no more. The enemy has been routed. But all is not well . . .Winter's icy grasp is loosening on the world. The Emerald Queen's vanquished army has its broken back to the Bitter Sea. And treachery is its only recourse.
A lackey has declared himself Lord of the defeated, amassing the still fearsome remnants of a ruthless fighting force together for one final assa...more
The shadow of the Riftwar Saga hangs heavily over this series. I couldn't make any judgement on the series as a whole until I finished Shards of a Broken Crown. But now that I have, there grows in my mind a sneaking suspicion that Feist's ghostwriter had a lot to do with the writing of this final, fourth volume in the saga. I mean, there has to be a reason why the gradient of quality between the Riftwar Saga and this cycle of books is so great.
There are three major problems with this book, all o...more
Rereading it now, though, I was quite pleased with the story, for the same reason I enjoy Feist's other stories. I liked watching the rebirth of Krondor, like a phoenix from the ashes. I liked watching Jimmy and Dash come into their own, and watching the men from Novindus embrace the concept of a nation.
I did find...more
I read this as an ebook and found that there was no break between viewing the story from character to another and this caused confusion several times. I would read about Eric fighting and giving orders on the field, and the next line would be Patrick being hailed at the palace. This was not a chapter based sepa...more
This book was kind of slow moving to start off with, as pieces of the West were slowing being put back together. I really wanted someone to punch Prince Patrick in the face... what actually ha...more
Raymond Feist has been on my ‘to read’ list forever, but I never actually got round to reading any of them. When Shards of a Broken Crown dropped onto my desk, I have to admit I was a bit hesitant – I wanted to read the series from the beginning, starting with Magician. However, the likelihood that I would read (I don’t know how many books) within the sp...more
The demon is no more. The enemy has been routed. But all is not well . . .
Winter's icy grasp is loosening on the world. The Emerald Queen's vanquished army has its broken back to the Bitter Sea. And treachery is its only recourse.
A lackey has declared himself Lord of the defeated, amassing the still fearsome remnants of a ruthless fighting force together for one final assault on a weakened, vulnerable realm.
For the warriors who remained steadfast against terrible numbers, for the courageous sou...more
A great end to the sage - I thought it was fantastic, fast paced and edgy, with just the ri...more
Shadow of a Dark Queen
Rise of a Merchant Prince
Rage of a Demon King
Shards of a Broken Crown
Overall, a good book but definitely not the best in the series.
It's good points, pacing in particularly, but there's nothing to really separate it from the vast majority of fantasy books. The ending in particular feels like little more than a big cop out.
This was another hair razing, rapidly paced adventure! I couldn't put these books down.
I was on a climbing trip in France for 2 weeks or so and read the first 3 books.
Same complaint as always... the characters are pretty safe, but they are so fun and colorful and the adventure and story are top notch!