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Preview — Prince of the Blood by Raymond E. Feist
Prince of the Blood (Krondor's Sons #1)
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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
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
It's amusing because Feist writes well, if a bit pedantically.
It's amusing because Hey! Jimmy the Hand! I missed this guy. Locklear too, good to see you!
The twins are going to figure it out, because this is high heroic fantasy, and all Feist's good guys get it figured out one way or another. They are really punks to begin, so the transformation is very f ...more
Gostei da história. É diferente da d' O Mago, e ainda be ...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 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
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
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
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
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
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
In th ...more
It just may be possible that Feist is using a ghostwriter on the post-Riftwar books, because the narrative, the characterizations, and the writing itself is piss poor in this book. Pace is off from the beginning, and characters shift their tone and style in the same paragraph sometimes! The book is simply not consistent - its like it was written in one draft and dashed off to the publishers.