It manages to finish off the story satisfyingly while also setting the stage for the final book in this trilogy. Bookseller: , Hampshire, United Kingdom Collins, Great Britain, 1999. Jimmy the hand is the main hero and we get to know Willian , Pugs son. Feist returns us now to a place of unparalleled wonders—a sprawling kingdom coveted by enemies on all sides; a bustling center of commerce and magic, vibrantly alive and eternally in conflict. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The flow and grandeur of his usual prose is somehow missing in this series, I don't mind admitting.
This is Midkemia, where great heroes are bred, and its glorious center. James's knowledge of the sewers and his underworld contacts make him the man to find out. A New York Times, and Times of London Best-seller, he is the author of Magician, Silverthorn, and A Darkness at Sethanon, the three novels comprising The Riftwar Saga, the first series in the Arc that has become known as the Riftwar Cycle. Maybe write some more about Great Kesh not a prequel to the Riftwar or something. New York Times bestselling author Raymond E. Krondor Prince Arutha--newly returned from battle--is concerned about a rash of unexplained assassinations that plagues his capital city.
The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the krondor the assassins the riftwar legacy gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. New York Times bestselling author Raymond E. Afterall, as Jimmy the Hand, he grew up there. Lets see this evil in the third and final book of this saga. Don't touch that, it's utterly crap. Bookseller: , Oklahoma, United States. Same with no important events.
Meanwhile, the retinue of the Duke of Olasko has arrived suddenly at the palace, a week ahead of schedule but with apologies and many demands. Now, together with his friend William conDoin and the gruff veteran Knight-Captain Treggar, James must find the Nighthawks in their desert lair and prevent whatever it is that they're planning. Very light book to read. This time we focus mostly on one person, squire James. Additionally, I must admit that I am really happy that the Lifestone doesn't seem to represent the end game in Assassins, because I was getting really bored of it being a threat to all existence every time.
This book felt way better than 1st tome of The Riftwar Legacy. Where normally the streets are bustling with merchants and tricksters, good life and night life, now there seems to be a self-imposed curfew at sundown. Absent is the bouncing to-and-fro that was such a strong feature of Betrayal, and I disliked somewhat. The point of this mini-series seems to be to tell some other side stories focused around post-Riftwar Krondor. Jimmy the Hand is a wonderful creation and William is quite likable as well. The story there just feels like it has very little of anything to do with these two. I've never played Return to Krondor, the video game this book is based on, but my god does this thing read like a role-playing game.
Ook William, de zoon van magier Puc speelt een leidende rol in dit boek. If anything the plot in Assassins is more stripped down and linear. A series of apparently random murders has brought an eerie quiet to the city. It is still paced faster than events during Riftwar Saga but it's not rushed like in first tome. Where rmally the street are bustling with merchants and tricksters, good life and night life, w there seems to be a self-imposed curfew at sundown. It never really gets going and the ending with the Nighthawk lair ends up feeling a bit like a fight in a doorway. The plot unfolded more creatively and in a much more exciting manner than the first book and I am interested to see how everything will be solved in the third part - though, really, this book did not seem to connect to Krondor, The Betrayal a What an ominous ending!! He is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Riftwar Saga.
But Arutha quickly sends James, née Jimmy, back into the city's seedy underbelly to investigate, and in the process he forms a sort of Krondorian secret service. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. We have Prince Arutha and very briefly Pug, Pug's son William and the true star of the book Squire James formerly Jimmy the Hand who just happens to be my favorite character in the 30+ book series. Not the most imaginative or compelling fantasy around, but The Assassins is still a fun romp for fans of the Krondor band. On a hunting trip it soon becomes apparent that these royals all have a mark on their heads. In Krondor: The Assasins , Feist remembers. The Moredhel army has been thwarted in their mission to get hold of the Lifestone.
Edges of dust jacket have light bumping. Pace is still high but not too high that it feels like rush. Very minimal wear and tear. The answers seem to lie far beneath the streets in the dank depths of Krondor, where a terrible war rages in secret between two rival criminal gangs: those who call themselves Mockers and others in the thrall of a mysterious being known as The Crawler. They say they are here to hunt. After Krondor: The Betrayal I was a little worried if author went downhill with his books.