De drie huurlingen
Durine, Pirojil en ...more
It's almost a three musketeer's kind of tale without the humor, a close band of mercenaries working their way across Feist's world until they get trapped by circumstance and some nasty Baronial politics and a snowstorm. Much later on, it DOES become a murder mystery, but the title is misleading, masquerading as big plot point without ACTUALLY being the reason for the novel.
It is, however, a pretty damn delightful novel full of great details, very well developed ...more
It's essentially a murder/mystery centered around three mercenaries. Problem is - the murder doesn't happen until 80 pages from the end. Then there is about 30 pages looking into the murder and then the wrap up. The first 250 pages (book is only 325 pages) is the setup and even that was mind numbing in it's boredom.
I have this categorized under fantasy but it's really just a book about soldiers and nobles. Could be set in europe in the middle ages and be ...more
I’m hoping this was the low point of the larger Riftwar Cycle series, because I found it pretty boring. There just isn’t much going on for most of the book, at least not that interested me. Had I been invested in the characters, I wouldn’t have minded if ...more
My rating system:
1 star: 1.0-2.9/10
2 stars: 3.0-5.4/10
3 stars: 5.5-7.0/10
4 stars: 7.1-9.0/10
5 stars: 9.1-10/10
Rating based on plot, characters, and writing (2x)
General enjoyment: 7/10
Where was the murder mystery insinuated by the title and summary of the book on the back?
I can barely call two murders in the same place on the same time a string of murders and the way it was 'solved' was ridiculous. Why would any ...more
I certainly did not see the twist coming –the culprit of the murder, so well-done on keeping ...more
I have been Buddy-Reading this series over the last couple of months with a ‘book-club’ friend who had not read Raymond E. Feist’s work before. As I have been a long-time fan of his work, I have compared it to The Lord of the Rings books but have actually enjoyed this series more. When I mentioned this to my friend, she immediately wanted to read the series, and convinced me to read them with her- not that it was a big ask .
It is an epic fantasy saga- with wonderful world building and scene ...more
I found this book an interesting story, but perhaps not the extent of the original trilogies.
This particular volume reads a bit more like an Agatha Christie in that we finish with a gathering of all the suspects in one room and the usual twist at the end.
However I did enjoy the characters and the story did pull me in.
If you like that sort of thing, give it a go; the writing was fairly good.
I was so pleased when I read the last page.
It feels like an RPG padded into a book and while readable and likeable the first quarter could do with being less of a plod.
In Midkemia, there are no easy roads . . .
For twenty years the mercenaries Durine, Kethol, and Pirojil have fought other people's battles. Having already defeated the Tsurani, the Bugs, and the goblins, it seems there are no more enemies for them to vanquish—even as the Riftwar rages on in the west. What lies ahead for the able trio are a few welcomed months of restful garrison duty.
When ordered to accompany the promiscuous Lady Mondegreen, her aging husband, and her current lover to a summit...more