Shards of a Broken Crown: Volume Iv Of The Serpentwar Saga (The Serpentwar Saga #4)
The terrible Emerald Queen is vanquished…but the war in Midkemia is not yet won, as the remarkable Raymond E. Feist concludes his magnificent Serpentwar Saga with Shards of a Broken Crown—a spellbinding tale of magic, conflict, and treachery that sees the rise of a new threat from the ashes of defeat, an evil poised to strike mercilessly at r ...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
It describes the end of Pug's involvement with the Kingdom of the Isles and the beginning of the Conclave of Shadows. There is a lot of nasty stuff with evil magic etc as is the usual with the Midkemia books, but it all works out in the end. The focus of the story is tha ...more
I feel like Feist intended this series to be a trilogy but landed himself a 4 book contract. "Shards of a Broken Crown" feels like nothing more than an add on mod, and perhaps if given an extra 20,000 words at the end of "Rage of a Demon King", Feist could have wrapped it all up in a trilogy.
As much as I love Jimmy and Dash, the dastardly grandchildren of Duke James of Krondor/Jimmy the Hand, their larger presence couldn't distract m ...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 so...more
But I will read more of his books!
A lot of "screen time" for well known characters and quite a few "badass" moments from our favourite mage!!
All in all, really really good!