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Queen of Storms

(The Firemane Saga #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  2,668 ratings  ·  173 reviews
Hatushaly and his young wife Hava are living a good life, working to reopen the burned-out Inn of the Three Stars in the prosperous trading town of Beran's Hill.

But there is a great deal more to this bucolic scene than meets the eye. Both Hatu and Hava were raised on the secret island of Coaltachin, and though they may appear to be no more than a young couple in love, prep
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Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published July 14th 2020 by HarperVoyager
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Bradley
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to a very welcome ARC for this upcoming publication, I can now come forth and pretty fairly gush about how much I love the Firemane Saga. Mind you... this is book two, so that means you fans of Feist are comfortable with big stories that build up and complete naturally over a cycle.

The first book ended with Hatu and Hava finally resting comfortably in an out-of-the-way town with their new friend Declan and his soon-to-be bride, Gwen. Hatu and Hava, having trained all their lives as assass
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Jane
Jul 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars

You can read all of my reviews at https://nerdgirllovesbooks.com/.

This is a fantastic second book in the Firemane Saga. There is everything you want and need in an epic fantasy book - non-stop action, betrayals, twists and turns, new alliances, intense fighting, horrific devastation, high-sea drama, and much, much more.

We begin in Beran's Hill. Hatu and Hava bought Gwen's father's inn and are rebuilding it. They become friends with Declan and Gwen and have settled into life in the quiet
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Flying Monkey
Oct 18, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
3.0 Stars!

Queen of storms is an enjoyable read and the pacing is excellent. Though I was a bit disappointed. The depth of the characters is an issue. Massive changes happen with no real lead up. The magic system has had zero explanation, but will have to play a role in the final book. I’m still hoping the final installment delivers, but not sure how Feist will be able to pull it off. The Firemane Saga feels like it needs a few more books still.
Rowdy
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
A qualifier: I've been reading Raymond E. Feist for roughly 30 years now. He's been one of my favorite authors for decades, and the following pains me to write. So, some of this will touch on the previous book in this series. Consider this a review of the series as much as this book.

There may be spoilers...

A vignette of observations:

* So, we have a blacksmith with a teamster/wagon driver friend who turns out to be the bastard son of a noble. This seems vaguely familiar. Declan isn't an anagram o
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Benjamin Thomas
The second novel in the “Firemane Trilogy” picks up with most of our four main point-of-view characters from book one, King of Ashes, in pretty comfortable places. Of course, the serenity can’t last, not with those that are behind the grand betrayal depicted in that first book still out there. A major horrific event occurs early on and separates the main characters, leading them to grow in their own right, but all driven to recover what they had and reconnect with each other. Hatu is still the l ...more
Scott  Hitchcock
Book 1: 4*
Book 2: 4*

My only complaint about this one is that it seemed short and took a while to get going. I'm also worried about this only being a trilogy. In so many ways it seems like things are just starting. I've seen what I believe to be the ending since book one but the writing and characters are so good I really don't care.
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Prabhjot Kaur
Oct 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This picks up right after the first book. Hatu and Have are inn keepers at Beran's Hill and they become good friends with Declan and Gwen. Things are okay for a bit but then Hatu comes across some people who are trying to find the last Firemane baby and an attack happens. Hava goes to inform the Baron, Daylon but Hatu gets abducted by the Flame Guard. Declan gets injured and Gwen dies.

The plot thickens and everybody is planning something. Every things changes from there on as Beran's Hill along
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Druss
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The tale continues apace. Well written, as always, great plot and characters. An effortless but entertaining read
Prabhjot Kaur
Oct 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
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RG
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading a novel from one of the authors that hooked me into fantasy always gives me good feels. We still continue on the journey with Hatu, Hava and co. The action isnt heavy like today's fantasy but Feists warm characterisation and fun world building has and old school charm like no other. This has a little more adventure than the first, especially the pirate type battles. Looking forward to the conclusion. My only critique would that it really hasnt developed a massive plot arc. Its been quite ...more
Lesa Divine
Okay read with the continuing of Hava and Hatu journey.

They are traveling more in this one. The enemies looking for the Firemane child is it a boy or a girl where is this child.

Hatu and Hava settle down in Berans Hill spying as they settle down.

Someone is looking for Hatu or is it Hava.

The Dante is missing or is he dead?

Just okay lots of fighting lots of shipping journey I enjoyed.
Pratt
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was ok
I was really disappointed in this book. Derivative, repetitive and oddly paced. If anyone has ever read his previous series, The Serpentwar Saga, you may remember the plot of a young blacksmith who is the bastard son of a Baron, and later becomes a gifted warrior in a mercenary company. You also remember how he fought against an army of invaders who sailed to his home from a far away, exotic continent. Well I hope you liked it before, because it's come round again. Also, every single time a char ...more
Danielle
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
Really loving this series, unfortunately after binging the first 2 books I now have to wait for the next one to come out
Prabhjot Kaur
Oct 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, adult, ya
Queen of Storms picks up right after the first book. Hatu and Have are inn keepers at Beran's Hill and they become good friends with Declan and Gwen. Things are okay for a bit but then Hatu comes across some people who are trying to find the last Firemane baby and an attack happens. Hava goes to inform the Baron, Daylon but Hatu gets abducted by the Flame Guard. Declan gets injured and Gwen dies.

The plot thickens and everybody is planning something. Every things changes from there on as Beran's
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SEAN
Jan 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ll keep this brief.
For me this is a great follow up to the first book in the series. In fact it takes up where the last one left off. So if you’re looking for an outstanding, readable, accessible and enjoyable fantasy series this would be a great place to start. I’ve been reading fantasy all my life and whilst this series might not be gritty enough for some or high enough for others, then even for those who have never read a fantasy book in their lives this might just set you on a new path of
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Kes
Jan 11, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, read-2021
I wish I could better explain why this book was good but also felt kind-of off.

I really liked the action - we start with the characters happy where they are, but Beran's Hill is attacked by (view spoiler)
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Johari Taylor
Aug 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5. A bit of a drop from the first book. Still good, but the story recycles a bit from the Riftwar series and sometimes the characters are just a little too amazing at things.
Citra
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An amazing sequel to King of Ashes! Can't wait for the next one!

Not sure who pops in the page numbers but my book had 461 pages ....not 400.
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Mark
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Feist at his best, story telling at its best.

Highly recommended to my goodread friends who read fantasy of the highest quality.
Andrew
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent continuation of this series. Written so well you wish the next book was already here.
Unseen Library
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rating of 4.5.

Legendary fantasy author Raymond E. Feist returns to his new series, The Firemane Saga, with Queen of Storms, an amazing and exciting fantasy novel that takes the reader on some intriguing adventures.

In the ancient and magical world of Garn, war is coming to continent of Tembria and its first blow will fall on the trading town of Bernan’s Hill. Many people call Bernan’s Hill home, but none are more mysterious than the new owners of the town’s inn, Hatushaly and his wife Hava. Despi
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Tadhg
Aug 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
With Queen of Storms Feist has taken the world he introduced in King of Ashes and knitted together many of the threads, building relationships between characters and sowing deeper mysteries for us to uncover. As always I found his style to be compelling and the characters enjoyable. A really enjoyable read.
Elizabeth Tabler
Aug 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A hard-hitting, heartbreaking second novel of The Firemane Saga. In Queen of Storms, Raymond E. Feist takes us on a wild and perilous ride with his characters.

I once tried to explain where Raymond E. Feist fit into fantasy as a genre. I was talking to a gamer at the time, and the only comparison I could come up with at the time was that Raymond E. Feist is to fantasy what Final Fantasy is to gaming. Feist has been around a long time. To some, his novels are the bedrock for their love of fantasy
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William Bentrim
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Queen of Storms by Raymond E. Feist
This is book two of the Firemane series. Book one was King of Ashes which I thoroughly enjoyed. This book picks up with Declan and Hatu settling down and finding love. The expected villains are supplanted by unexpected villains. Chaos ensues.
The story includes battles, kidnappings and intrigue as well as perfidy and treachery. Some bit players from the first book are provided with larger roles to play. Feist, once again, disposes of some characters with the st
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Lottie
Aug 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
*4.5/5*

King of Ashes walked so Queen of Storms could run.

Seriously, while I did enjoy the first in this series, this sequel builds upon everything that happened in that previous book. I loved getting to know the characters more, particularly Hava who gets a lot more time as a POV character. While in the first book I only really connected strongly with Declan's story, after reading Queen of Storms I can safely say that pretty much all the characters have found a place in my heart.

The plot in this
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Josh
May 08, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, high-fantasy
Feist is definitely enjoying a return to form with the Firemane Saga; leaving Midkemia behind seems to have definitely energized him and there's a spark to this work that's been missing from his other recent work, IMHO.

You've got an interesting network of characters linking up and moving around here that are easy to root for. Hatu and Hava are both excellent and are able to carry the narrative well, but some of the other characters are on interesting paths of their own, like Declan the Smith.

Pr
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Dejvo
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
This book is simply dumb. From the mysterious enemies, who all wear talisman around their neck (probably makes them easier to blend in), to a strange invasion which is not an invasion but a raid and makes zero sense (enemy magically appearing and surprising everyone because he comes by the sea - a place where you can't spot slow moving objects in the distance, duh). Also by the end of the book we learn, that one of the three pirate boats from book 1 is a very famous enemy ship, yet noone recogni ...more
Max
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
My major complaint of King of Ashes (that readers are constantly told information we already know or can easily intuit) is thankfully absent in the sequel. Queen of Storms is in much the same style as King of Ashes, but the slow building pace is harder to appreciate now that we're two books in. Feist seems to be writing an odd form of realism, in which our heroes stories are continually derailed by antagonists taking logical actions. This unfortunately takes much of the agency away from our hero ...more
Jim McIntyre
Jul 18, 2020 rated it liked it
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Simon
Jul 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I do occasionally get irritated and just a little bit grumpy and cantankerous when the publisher's blurb promises a lot but the story within fails to deliver or doesn't really match up to what's promised. No need to worry about that here though because when Feist promises you 'devastating events' he genuinely means it. I'd hate to be a character in one of his books because if he decides that you need to go, even if you were a bit of a star in previous books, then you'd better duck because axes, ...more
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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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