Krondor: İhanet (The Riftwar Legacy #1)
Awful, just awful.
I haven't read the whole shebang with the actual mamuth series Feist wrote, but these books, in the Riftwar Legacy, I like a lot. A lot.
From the first 10 pages of this, I was enthralled. It got me. I didn't leave it out of my hand, I wouldn't do anything else except read it.
Of course, "Krondor: The Betrayal" doesn't reach the complexity and awesomeness level that some other well known works have had, but it's up there with the best, I think. It's a classical piece of fantasy, where...more
However, this book read choppy to me. I know it was written to go along with a computer game and to be honest it read that way. The characters and description that I have come to count on from Mr. Feist simply were not there. Furthermore, the ebook version lacked the p...more
A new episode in Feist's massively successful Riftwar saga. From the endlessly inventive mind of one of fantasy's all-time greats, comes a spellbinding new adventure featuring old favourites Jimmy, Locklear and Pug. It is nine years on from the aftermath of Sethanon. There has been peace awhile and it's been needed. But news is feeding through to the people of the Kingdom of the Isles that deadly forces are stirring on the horizon. The bringer of the latest tidings is Gorath, a moredhel (dark el...more
This is a pretty good stand-alone fantasy novel by itself...more
However, though this is the first in a series, it is set in a wider world that Feist has written a lot of other books in. And as the book progressed, I started to get a little lost. The characters seemed more like chess pieces than heartfelt personalities, and the overall battle was so epically out of their hands that I started to wonder why I was...more
I am getting a bit sick of Pug saving the day! I had hopes that maybe he wouldn't play as big a role in this book, and that might leave it open for the relatively new magician Owyn to be the hero. I was wrong.
I loved the character Patrus....more
Towards the end, it all came together a bit more coherently, and I'm hopeful that the next book...more
Found that the plot jumped around a lot and if I did not pay attention (to the audiobook) for a few seconds it had jumped to different characters or places.
An OK addition to the Riftwar Saga adding new characters and places but not of the same quality.
Disappointing work from one of the better known american Fantasy authors. It reads like a cliché RPG, or worse, like the computer game it is based on. I couldn't finish the book.
I don't think I would have enjoyed the book as much if I hadn't already had that kind of exposure to the new characters such as Owyn and Gorath.
For me, it was a fun, easy read. I enjoyed this book.
The game was clearly based on older material and the book often seems like it is recycling older materials. The plot is highly predictable and the conflict is not structured as well as in the other books by Raymond E. Feist
Turning the title around and adding a comma? Brilliant.