King of Foxes (Conclave of Shadows #2)
I wanted to spend more time with our hero Talon (or 'Tal' as he's known now) but his company is starting to wear thin. There's just something so pedestrian about this series. It's enjoyable, and yes, Raymond E. Feist still writes with 'vivid imagination' as the back cover proclaims, but the problem is he already imagined this stuff three or four times before, and now ...more
What doesn't suck: Um. Lets skip this part.
What sucked: In the ...more
I wonder what will happen in the next book, especially considering the fate of the villain....
My favorite scene, though, was the shark/beach scene - ...more
(view spoiler)[ his arm gets cut off, but later on they restore it with magic. (hide spoiler)]
Oh and it's definitely a guy book. The main character is ...more
I felt a little cheated by this book. Sure, it had some swashbuckling snippets and intrigue, but in the end the reader comes away with so little.
The foundation of the story is lost to another storyline; one I had no real connection with. Who did I care about more - the big-hearted 11y.o. Talon or man-whore 23y.o. Talwin; clearly the vir ...more
The second instalment of a brand new epic fantasy from the master of the genre.
Among the Orosini tribe, every boy must undergo the traditional manhood ritual in order to understand his place in the universe and discover his manhood name. Kielianapuna must survive on the remote mountain peak of Shatana Higo until the gods grant him his vision. But Kieli has already waited for four days and nights, and now he is cold, lonely, despairing, and very, very tired... When he is woken by the terrifying...more
Another enjoyable read by Feist and a good follow up to the first book of the trilogy, “Talon of the Silver Hawk”. The majority of the story was really enjoyable and fluid but the ending came up short and sort of tied things up nicely which seems odd to say this is the 2nd book in a trilogy.
I found that there wasn’t much character development after the first book, which did play out little like a training montage in some parts, but I don’t think the story lacked for this and could concentra ...more
Earlier this year I found a copy of King Of Foxes at the Thrift Store on sale for less than a dollar. ...more
In the second half of the previous novel, Talon became a somewhat generic character, though it was somewhat excusable since he was playing a role and crafting a persona for himself. However, for the vast majority of King of Foxes, that person is the only character Tal evinces. Talon became almost completely subsume ...more
However, although it is a decade since I read The Magician and the tremendous Daughter/Servant/Mistress of the Empire trilogy, my memory of them is going to be far fonder than my memory of King of Foxes.
It was not a bad tale, but I found it pedestrian, unimaginative and as the plot unrolled, the potential for manifold suprises, twists and political machinations which had ...more
This book pretty well clears up the plot line of Tal, and probably should have been the end of this arc of the myth of Midkemia. When I read the last page I recall feeling that sen ...more