Prince of the Blood
THIS WAS GREAT! :)
Prince Arutha's twin sons, Erland and Borric, begin a couple of troublemakers who get into just ...more
What do ...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
This book is set 20 years after sethanon but somehow loses none of the adventure and story from the original trilogy.
I enjoyed this book a lot and enj ...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
It was interesting, however, to see the likes of Jimmy and Locklear a bit older and ...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
- 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
Borric and Erland begin as selfish brats, but of course, like all 19-year-olds, they just require a bit of tenderising. Which they most certainly get.
Set on the back drop of The Empire of Kesh and their brutal and debilitating politics, Borric and Erland must represent their father (my bae, Arutha) at the 75th Jubilee of the Empress of Kesh. The boy ...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