Prince of the Blood (Krondor's Sons #1)
I tore through this series and have been reading since.
Feist is an amazing story teller and his world of Midkemia sets the stage for some really crazy and beloved characters. Of all the series I have read I think...more
This Author’s Preferred Edition of Raymond E. Feist’s bestselling coming-of-age saga celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of its publication. Feist introduces a new generation of readers to his riveting novel of adventure and intrigue, revised and updated as he always meant it to be written. It is a work that explores strength and weakness, hope and fear, and what it means to be a man—in a kingdom where peace is the most precious commodity of all.
If there were two more impetuous and carefree men...more
Taken on its own, this is a fairly standard entry in the swords/horses/inns serving stew genre. Plus 1 for the bad guys not being the mustache-twirling all-evil cardboard characters they often are. Plus 1 for not having the equivalent of orcs - plodding infantry that are there to be slaughtered by our heroes. Plus 1 for Nakor, who made me think of Master Li from Barry Hughart's magnifice...more
No livro em apreço reencontramos algumas das personagens mais emblemáticas do Mago: Arutha, Anita, Jimmy, Pug e Gamina. E também algumas novas personagens, nomeadamente os dois gémeos que dão o nome ao livro, os herdeiros à coroa de Kondor, os gémeos Borric e Erland e que, para além de herdeiros à coroa,...more
Os gémeos Borric e Erland não passam de dois jovens inconsequentes que só pensam em se divertir até que são finalmente confrontados com as suas futuras obrigações para com o Reino: sem filhos varões e sem a possibilidade de vir a gerar um, Liam não tem quem o suc...more
First, I was quite disappointed to find out that this book had very little to do with the original Riftwar and the Tsurani. After having an exciting new perspective of the Riftwar from Kelewan, I was expecting more.. at least some kind of view on the effects of Lady Mara's dealings with the Kingdom: what the trade is like, how the polit...more
I did enjoy the book, and it definitely had Feist's touch when it came to developing the land of Kesh and how it was viewed by the Kingdom of Isles. Also I was a fan of some older characters being brought back again, such as Pug, Jam...more
The character building and development in this book happens much more thoroghly, and makes...more
Gostei da história. É diferente da d' O Mago, e ainda be...more
- I love that I got to read about Arutha and Anita's kids. The twins are very different but very similar to their father and mentors. I really enjoyed their character development. They started out as spoiled royal brats, but their trials and journey turned them into men!
- Seeing James and Locklear as adults was fun. They turned out just as I knew they would. I wish Jimmy the Hand still got to spy and do thief stuff, but I suppose he has his duties no...more
It's weird how the feeling of a book from your childhood can stay with you when you can no longer recall the specifics of the story. Perhaps I should read it again?
And, of course, it introduces Nakor, one of the great characters of the series, who merits a star by himself - he always feels to me as though he accidentally fell into the Feist universe from somewhere else, but somehow he fits perfectly here.
The story itself, about duty, honour and friend...more
The book also allows for the reader to learn more about the Kesh culture and heritage. As always, Feist does an excellent job of creating a vivid civilization full of traditions and unique cultural quirks.
Sad to see Arutha and Anita in middle age and Pug's wife sick...... But good to see Squire Jimmy up to his old tricks. Also, the introduction of Nakor is important and it has been great to see his character develop in subsequent books