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Traan der goden

(The Riftwar Legacy #3)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  10,294 ratings  ·  86 reviews
De Traan der Goden is een geheimzinnig juweel dat de priesters van de Orde van Ishap in staat stelt met de goden te communiceren. Elke tien jaar wordt een nieuwe Traan gevormd en naar de hoofdstad Rillanon gebracht om de oude te vervangen. Het schip waarmee de Traan naar zijn bestemming wordt gebracht, wordt echter door piraten overvallen en tot zinken gebracht.

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Published by Boekerij (first published January 1st 2000)
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Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy Fans
Shelves: series, 2018, fantasy, own, monsters
Still awesome after all these books . . . I think this is book 14 or 15, the end of the 4th or 5th series of books in the middle of the larger 30 book series . . . and it is STILL AWESOME! I have seen some who say they don’t feel it anymore and that it just doesn’t have the same spice as the original Riftwar series.. That’s cool if you feel that way, but I am still digging these quite a lot!

As I mentioned above, this is the final book in a series within a series. This trilogy was based around vi
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-shelf, fantasy
More Jimmy!

Honestly, I just find this fun. Fluffy fun. We get a little side-story lead-up to the big war with GODS a few decades later and it all fits like a straight line from Arutha to Demon War.

Was this or the other two novels strictly necessary?

Ehhhh... no. They WERE, however, necessary for the pure fun of it. Jimmy carries the tale with Pug's grandson and a Keshian court wizard. Getting into trouble is the name of the game for this ex-thief spymaster Jimmy. And he does... getting caught up
Matthew Green
Jul 31, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Feist was one of my favorite authors for some time; Price of the Blood remains one of my three favorite novels, but Tear of the Gods just didn't live up to Feist's usual standards. Admittedly, he was struggling with personal troubles at the time that he wrote it, and it's based on a game, but regardless of the reasons, the book isn't up to par. The narrative is excellent and keeps you reading, constantly being pulled back in to know what is happening, but the characterization is weak and the plo ...more
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
So this is my 27th Riftwar Cycle book so you could say I was a fan.
The main character is Jimmy the Hand which just so happens to be my favorite character in the series.
What are the chances I'll like this book?
Pretty good....

It's a stand alone novel. More adventure than fantasy.
The Tear of the Gods is being transported - pirates try to steal it - doesn't work out that well for anyone involved...enter Squire James (Jimmy the Hand) and William and the new court magician.
Add in evil wizards, s
May 03, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was an exercise in how not to write a book.

> plot all over the place,
> numerous vague weak antagonists,
> cardboard characters,
> unnecessary macabre elements and gore,
> conflict where it doesn’t count,
> contradicts previous world building,
> random questing with unclear purpose,
> dreadful pacing,
> rinse repeat demon danger.

Here ends my Feist journey, or shall I say, Feist fiasco.
Jun 20, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The worst book in this trilogy. Feist repeats dozens of times that the events occurring are totally unrelated. Okay, we get it, you didn't bother to create a story line for this one. Feist continues his habit of writing horrible sentences in this book. He really needs to get a good, and forceful, editor. “The circular orb glowed brightly. William's eyes were two large circles. Circle around to the other side!" he ordered." Okay, not an exact quote, but you get the idea. Fill the pages with red a ...more
Jul 09, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Same style continues, this time two sequential quests in parallel. This is ok to listen to, but story was not compelling.
Dahlia Mrd
Sep 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: raymond-feist

Beautiful fantasy world.... Simply amazing!!! This man could give " a game of thrones" a run for its money!!!
Oct 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Again I enjoyed Feist book which is impressive after so many earlier entries in this world. It had ups and downs though.

Pace was a bit awkward sometimes too fast sometimes too slow. I can't seem to find right words for it but sometimes it felt off.
Again there was not too much character developement. Jimmy is settled up, William also don't change, but he wasn't main character this time so maybe that's the case. But you can show side characters and their developement so mr Feist could do better th
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good book, as the final book of the trilogy. Compared to earlier ones, feels a bit smaller in scale, just a small band or people doing the work, and dealing with ever increasing issues as they go. (In this respect, feels a bit like a D&D campaign of some sort, as keep encountering ever greater threats). Is a nice feel to it, even if it does mean the general host of characters is less than in the first two books, though at the same time, the lack of much interaction of other major pla ...more
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
John Sheahan
Feist, in one of the books, outlines the genesis of the trilogy - a game based on the world and characters of Midkemia. Having now read the sequence, it seems to me that this is evident in the style. I stand to be corrected, but the world of gaming seems to be dominated by Plot. These books have that same feel - that the characters are of less consequence and their development is secondary. The plots themselves strike me as being episodic - thsi happens and then that happens then something else ...more
Dave Kaylor
Raymond Feist needs to decide if he wants to be a gamer or a novelist. Reading his novel based on a video game feels exactly like playing a game. I knew when I was moving from one level to the next and when I would pick up trinkets to assist in the next level. Unlike his original novels, the "gaming" novels lack a thoughtful plot.
Vera Maslow
Pretty quick read. Definitely side story and entertaining if you like Jimmy the hands character. It was also nice to see a bit more of William as well. This side adventure continues in a very short book Jimmy and the crawler.
Nicole Cairney
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Another smashing read. Feist’s writing just gets better and better. Love journeying with the characters. So glad I decided to reread the Magician books after all these years as there are now so many more of them to get my teeth into!
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
This story links into what's happening later in the series with the Nameless One. There are vampires, demons, magic and human sacrifice, all the good stuff. And more Jimmy, which is always a pleasure.
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Feist is brilliant!
Still god but not as griping as some.
Steve Brooker
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Proper D&D stuff, this one!
I rather enjoyed the adventure but found that things wrapped up a it to simply. Still a fun read and a lovely addition to the world Feist has created.
Michael Hoelke
2.5 stars. Nothing bad, nothing all that great. Just felt like a low level role playing campaign written out.
Pete Bartel
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Has a good dungeons and dragons feel to this one.
Nina Schmitt

Return now to a kingdom in constant peril; a land magical, scarred, and wondrous, where great heroes rise up from adversity to battle fearsome enemies who covet the riches within its borders. New York Times bestselling author Raymond E. Feist -- one of the world 's preeminent fantasists -- continues his extraordinary Riftwar Legacy with a sweeping tale of conflict, trial, and grim necessity, as the forces of good join together to staunch the golden lifeblood flowing from the pierced heart of Mid

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Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
"The Tear of the Gods" is a mysterious artefact from which all magical power emanates, allowing contact between humans and Gods. An attack on a ship carrying it causes it be lost at sea. Jimmy the Hand, with the help of William, Jazhara, the new magician of the Prince of Krondor's court & Solon, an Ishapian monk embarks on yet another mission for the Crown. He encounters foul creatures aplenty, chiefly vampires & undead monsters, along with the usual assortment of the bad guys, Nighthawk ...more
Joe Aguiar
May 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great fantasy adventure from the mind of Raymond E. Feist. Krondor: Tear Of The Gods is a fast paced page turner concerning the efforts of Squire James, new court magician Jazhara and Lt. William to recover a sacred religious object, The Tear Of The Gods. It's a literal race against time to keep it from falling into the hands of a sinister evil that seeks to use it to bring eternal darkness to the world. This delighful read is filled with action, intrigue, daring heroics, mystic talisman ...more
The videogame element is at its most obvious in the final book. Things get ridiculously dangerous for the main characters, even more so than the already high levels of danger in the earlier 2 books. Just this book alone see Jimmy facing off mercenaries, spies, demons, vampires, and other forms of evil incarnate all in the span of 2 weeks. In a story, that'd be unrealistic - in a game, yes, it's normal. The good thing is that Feist added a bunch of new characters to the story, providing some much ...more
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Arguably my favourite of the as-a-whole mediocre series. I dislike that it's unfinished, though I enjoy the hints towards future books. Jimmy is, as always, my favourite and I've grown quite fond of Jazhara as well. Feist also has a knack for secondary characters that you become fond of. Looking at you, Brother Solon. :)

As a whole, I'm not a fan and I suspect this may be my last re-read of this series. But at last I'm done and now I get to move on to Jimmy And The Crawler! My expectations are lo
This one, I must admit, was my least favorite of the trilogy. I think, because for a trilogy based on a computer game, this one felt the most like reading the transcript of someone playing a game. The inclusion of monsters, vampires and animated skeletons was just a bit too over-the-top for me. Though exciting, it just did not fit in with the the trilogy, or the overarching series as a whole. If the main character had not been one of my favorites, Jimmy the Hand, then I would have certainly hate ...more
Dec 30, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011
Hmmm... This was ok, but not the read I was expecting. I think it didn't flow so well and it felt like Feist was re-introducing each character and their traits every few chapters to fill up the book. It was quite annoying.
As for the actual storyline, well, it has demons and bad villians as normal but it has other bad creatures that are a little far-fetched and implausible.. and that's saying something considering this is science fantasy!! Ah well. I will read the next Feist and keep my fingers c
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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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“he had seen the worst and best of the rest, and had gone from a fraternity of men bent on trivial gain by any means, including murder, to a fellowship of men who would sacrifice even their own lives for the greater good.
His ambition was to be like them, to be noble by strength of purpose and clarity of vision rather than by accident of birth.”
“he reminded himself as he turned another corner — glancing automatically into the shadows to see if anyone lurked there — the deed was the thing, not the praise.” 1 likes
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