Shadow of a Dark Queen (The Serpentwar Saga #1)
Journeys once again to the twin worlds of Kelewan and Midkemia--first seen in the popular Riftwar Saga--in the first volume of the new Serpent War Saga as Eric and Roo pursue their destinies and face a dark serpent race. Tour.From Publishers Weekly
A dark and alien peril casts an lengthening shadow over Midkemia as another Riftworld saga begins almost a generation after the events in The King's Buccaneer . Erik von Darkmoor, bastard son of the local baron, flees to the city of Krondor after acc...more
The pros of the story (and likely the pros of the series):
1. The story builds off of its own legends. It assumes a little knowledge of Midkemia (Presumably one should read his earlier stuff, though thi...more
Apparently, I lot of people like t...more
I like the idea of the Desperate Men in this story. It seems a little strange that they mention 36 men in the company, but you only really get to know like 8 or 9 of them, and even those ones only superficially. I mean, I understand that there are already a lot of major characters in the book, and that adding another 25 is extremely complex, but that you can't have an army, or even a mercenary company, with just 8 gu...more
This novel sets the groundwork for the upcoming war with the serpents (as indicated by the series name) and focuses on developing the two main characters. Erik is a bastard son, who is working with the local blacksmith and Roo is the son of a trader and dreams of becoming wealthy.
This all changes when they are caught and...more
It is an enjoyable read, but often the characters may do things that do not...more
Shadow of a Dark Queen
Rise of a Merchant Prince
Rage of a Demon King
Shards of a Broken Crown
Alright, so I acknowledge that part of the problem might come from the fact that this was the first Feist book I've read, and I know that this series is the sequel to the Riftwar Saga. Probably should have read that one first. I didn't know any of the back story, I had no idea who this 'Pug' person they were all looking for was (alright, I know that he's the main character in Riftwar, but that's about it). I...more
Despite not being drawn into the plot all that much, I am interested to see how Pug (still one of my favorite characters created by Feist) fits into the story.
De karakters van Eric en Ru zijn echt heel leuk en zorgen ervoor dat je door blijft lezen. De plot is nog steeds leuk, maar is af en toe wel erg ver gezocht. Neemt niet weg dat het een boek is dat ik met plezier heb (her)gelezen.
I'm leaving this review short since much of everything else I would say has already been raised in other reviews, but thanks for read...more