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Het verraad

(The Riftwar Legacy #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  12,972 ratings  ·  156 reviews
Een zwarte elf sluit zich aan bij de de troepen van prins Arutha. Er worden machtige complotten gesmeed tegen het Koninkrijk en Puc moet nogmaals een beroep doen op zijn magie - en betaalt daarvoor een hoge prijs... Het is tien jaar na tumultueuze afloop van de Oorlog van de Grote Scheuring bij de slag om Sethanon. Het gerucht doet de ronde dat de zwarte elfen van de Broed ...more
Published 2011 by Boekerij (first published 1998)
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Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, fantasy, library, series
Feist takes us back in time! After progressing the timeline through the Serpentwar Saga, there is a break in the action where we return to post Riftwar Mikidmia and revisit some of our favorite characters, meet some new ones, and go on some adventures that take place to fill in the gaps between other books in the series. I am reading it now because I am reading in publication order. I have seen a list with the books chronologically, but I feel like if this is the order Feist wrote them in, it's ...more
I began this with a little trepidation. I mean, any book that starts referring to its video game companion but still firmly in the author's Riftwar bibliography could kinda go either way. Is this a game advert or is it more its own thing? Either way, the game was a hit in the nineties and may be rather hard to find nowadays. :)

What was I expecting? Well, after the last four-book epic taking place 50 years after the first Riftwar, full of its own troubles, I half-expected something pushing the ti
Sotiris Karaiskos
I have the impression that the books of the Riftwar cycle can be divided into two categories. In the first are those books that are part of the epic series that refer to the great war events that have affected the fates of the world. These are more detailed writing, with slower plot, and generally more ambitious. In the second category, where this book belongs, are the smaller scale, self-contained stories, which are much smaller, simpler, have a fairly fast plot and usually rely more on the act ...more
Jul 29, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have fulfilled my annual quota of self-flagellation by forcing myself to finish this book. This book, which I later discovered was based on a video the author wrote, was the stupidest "You have completed Quest A! Now I need you to complete Quest B!" chain of events I have ever subjected myself to. Forced camaraderie and ridiculous dialogue round out the brutality of this kick to the groin.

Awful, just awful.
Michael T Bradley
By the end I was skimming like mad, assuming I could just read the 'previously in' section of book 2 of this series to figure out anything I missed, I was that bored.

Feist has a very distinct style. He is, above all else, interested in plot. The plot often meanders, and very rarely deviates from the 'quest is received, quest is eventually fulfilled' formula, but the thing that drives me crazy is that characters are pretty much ... nonexistent in his work. Locklear, my favorite character from th
4.5 stars.

I haven't read the whole shebang with the actual mamuth series Feist wrote, but these books, in the Riftwar Legacy, I like a lot. A lot.

From the first 10 pages of this, I was enthralled. It got me. I didn't leave it out of my hand, I wouldn't do anything else except read it.

Of course, "Krondor: The Betrayal" doesn't reach the complexity and awesomeness level that some other well known works have had, but it's up there with the best, I think. It's a classical piece of fantasy, where
May 25, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The only positive of this book is Gorath, who is a pretty likable character that should have been featured in the original series instead. The book itself is pretty much what it is supposed to be - a linear game story, with the basic 'move to the point A - kill monster - move to the point B - repeat' formula. Another weak one.
Joshua Walcher
Feb 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the book and meandered my way through it in good time. Still, it is now two weeks later and I only vaguely recall the plot or characters. Not a good sign. So I will give it 4 stars. It doesn't suck, but it isn't going to stick with you either. Sort of like a James Bond film...
Atanas Petkov
When I was in high school I played the game "Betrayal at Krondor" and I was fascinated by its rich setting and engaging plot.

Later I realized that was because the game was based on a popular fantasy book series by Raymond Feist. I read the first book of the series later on and while it had a decent start, it quickly grew dull. I've tried several times to pick up the series again, to no avail.

Years later, urged by nostalgia, I decided to read "Krondor: The Betrayal", which had been gathering dus
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ve srovnání s jinými knihami od R. E. Feista slabší, i tak ale dobré počtení. Za mě hodnocení 3,5 z 5.
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, fantasy, e-books
We keren terug in de tijd naar de tijd van net na de Riftwaroorlog. We zien een aantal oude bekenden terug, maken kennis met nieuwe helden.

Dit boek gaat vooral om het vinden van verborgen krachten en het hooghouden van eer.

De start ging wat moeizaam, zeker doordat we al weten wat er gaat gebeuren in de toekomst. We weten dat een aantal personages dood gaan in de toekomst, terwijl ze hier nog springlevend rondlopen. Na zo'n 100 pagina's ging het verhaal echter beter lopen, en het einde was toch
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-fantasy
So this book was actually adapted from the game, "Return to Krondor" which I believe was a very popular 90s game. I read it because I’ve been slowly reading through Raymond Feist’s Midkemia books.

It was interesting to see a narrative pattern where instead of the try-fail cycle, you have a try-succeed try-succeed cycle – obviously because it's adapted from a game format but arguably, not so well because in book format it doesn’t make for a great read. But it was interesting for a while to see a
Sue Smith
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I ain't gonna lie ..... I liked this book. I needed this book. It was a welcome change in my reading world. Love that it had a map to follow all the book activity. Loved it more that you can find a better map online, as well as a complete interactive role playing site of said world as well. Haven't gotten into that yet, but I'm game to try it out! I've always wanted to have an alternate elf ego ....... just have to come up with an appropriate elf-like queenly name! Oh yes my friends - it's good ...more
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recensie kan spoilers bevatten.

Dit boek heb ik voor de tweede keer gelezen. Het is zoals bijna alle boeken van Feist de 5 sterren meer dan waard. Wederom is het spannend heeft het veel afwisseling en vaart. Het leest dus makkelijk weg. Wat ik de laatste keer heb gemist is dat deze serie eerst n spelvorm was waarna Feist er een boekenserie van heeft geschreven.
Het brengt een aantal bekenden ten tonele zoals Martin Langboog, Prins Arutha, Robbie de Hand en jonker Joolstein maar ook nieuwe karakte
Balázs Pataki
If I recall correctly, good old Uncle Feist hasn't taken part in making the 1993 video game. Only at a later stage did he become involved, and wrote his own book version afterwards. This explains why Krondor: The Betrayal reads like a video game put to paper. Game features like the constant ambush scenes and side quests simply don't work in the writte narrative. On the other hand, the book lacks the features that gave the video game its remarkable and unique atmosphere. Descriptions are rough at ...more
Joe Aguiar
Apr 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As part of the Riftwar Legacy, Krondor: The Betrayal turns back the clock to a time following the Riftwar to an untold adventure with Jimmy The Hand and Squire Locklear teaming with a rebel Moredhel, Gorath, to save Midkemia and maybe the world from a devious plot between Moredhel and Tsurani. Magician Pug and Prince Arutha return as well and there are some new characters introduced to the mythos too. The action and intrigue is non-stop as this page turning adventure spans the kingdom and across ...more
Annika Howells
Aug 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book when I was a kid because I was obsessed with the computer game. I never managed to finish the game, but I read this book over and over again. I adored the characters, especially James. I went on to read the previous Riftwar Saga, and though I tried to read other books by Feist, they weren't the same without my favourite characters.
Apr 26, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: most people- if you have read the preceding novels.
Shelves: raymond-e-feist
This is a good addition to the Riftwar Saga, but there are levels and intrigues and depth of character in this book that are simply not understood if you have not read at least the core books. You need to read at least both of the Magician books by the same author. That being said, this was an interesting and diverting book to read. I really enjoyed it.
Peter Blanckaert
Gebaseerd op een computerspel en leest als een computerspel. Soms een beetje te 'simpel'. Het verhaal mag wat meer om het lijf hebben.
Willem Van Kalsbeek
De oude bekenden van de eerdere boeken doen weer waar ze goed in zijn.
Apr 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An enthicing tale. Worth every moment spent reading it! I'll simply have to finish the series someday...
Apr 11, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, abandoned
The Riftwar Legacy was horrible, trite, pithy, predictable, sad... I couldn't get past 50 pages.

Maybe I just couldn't appreciate it not having read any of the others before this.
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2,5 star

After reading The Empire Trilogy it felt like a blast. But then I compared it to The Riftwar Saga and it felt like very average even bad book.

While in the first, iconic, classic saga plot was paced way slower but explained more, showed consequences of the actions not only to the particular character but to the others even the world. Here we have simple structure:
Character A completes mission talk to NPC X. Then Character A has to travel to City and talk to NPC Z. Only thanks to author's
Steven Carter
Feist's Riftwar cycle is one of those series that in the 80s and 90s I wished I had time and money to get into. Catching the complete Riftwar Legacy series at outlet pricing and lacking willpower at the time I grabbed all three. I'm not sorry except jumping in with Krondor The Betrayal it feels like I'm missing backstory.

Krondor The Betrayal is suitable nevertheless as a standalone generic pseudo European fantasy adventure complete with all the standard trappings plus Feist's interesting spin. T
May 12, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Having played a little of the "Betrayal at Krondor" video game back in the 90's, I was really interested to see how books based on the game turned out. I hadn't ready any Raymond Feist books previously, so I was only biased by what I remembered of the game almost 25 years prior.
The plot was decent, character personalities were entertaining, and the world is enjoyable, but it felt like something was missing. The descriptions of the characters' and environments' appearances were minimal and I'd fi
Vera Maslow
I am reading this is more of a publication order. So this falls a lot further back in the time line with characters like Jimmy, Arutha and Locky. It was nice to go back in time to visit some characters at this part of their journey. James and Locky still only squires. There is some mention of the Empire and the Acoma that helps illustrate the timeline.

It holds up mostly because my interest in the characters. I have gotten used to the tangled webs and intrigue in a way that Feist writes, but thi
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed, this the first in The Riftwar Legacy series. It is a bit disconcerting as it set before the previously read Serpent War Saga so characters that had died during the Serpent War are now very much alive.
I was prepared for a poor book given the volume of negative comments regarding this book as it was in reality a novelisation of a old video game. Maybe my opinion would have been different if I had previously played the game, but coming to it fresh I thought the plot was engagin
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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 se
Ookla the Mok
I love the riftwar saga books (and re read them again recently) but had never read the legacy series so.... Sadly, as much as I love Feists other books this one was disappointing. It felt a bit rushed and I have to say that I'm not going to read the other 2 books in this series. I feel bad saying this, but if you're reading this review wondering if you should read his other books (particularly the Riftwar Saga) you should! I still love that series!!
David Meiklejohn
Strange goings on in the land of Krondor as the assassins known as the night hawks appear to be back. One of the dark elves escapes his companions to warn the kingdom men about an impending attack. It seems that a dark elf has taken power and is planning an invasion. Jimmy the Hand is on hand to investigate and fight against the invasion.
All good stuff with the usual colourful characters of Feist’s world and plenty of battle scenes.
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Raymond E. Feist was born Raymond E. Gonzales III, but took his adoptive step-father's surname when his mother remarried Felix E. Feist. He graduated with a B.A. in Communication Arts with Honors in 1977 from the University of California at San Diego. During that year Feist had some ideas for a novel about a boy who would be a magician. He wrote the novel two years later, and it was published in 1 ...more

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The Riftwar Legacy (4 books)
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