Continuing the bestselling "Riftwar Saga", this novel is set 20 years after the events chronicled in "A Darkness at Sethanon". It follows the intrigues and adventures of a group of powerful nobles who try to overthrow the Empress of Kesh.Continuing the bestselling "Riftwar Saga", this novel is set 20 years after the events chronicled in "A Darkness at Sethanon". It follows the intrigues and adventures of a group of powerful nobles who try to overthrow the Empress of Kesh.Read Less
Arutha must send his twin sons to Kesh as emissaries of the Kingdom with only Jimmy and Locky as their tutors, a journey of peril and intrigue await them. Raymond E. Feist here first introduces the funny and unpredictable Nakor. Full of tricks and unexpected surprises, Nakor's new direction to magic, brings a refreshing change to the more serious and powerful Pug. A must read for any "Feist" fan or adult fantasy reader.
Publishers Weekly, 1989-07-07 This welcome continuation of The Riftwar Saga picks up 20 years after A Darkness of Sethanon leaves off. In part a coming-of-age story, it tells of Borric and Erland, twin sons of the Prince of Krondor. Carelessly lighthearted, they soon learn the need for responsibility in times of danger. Borric, the elder, named heir to the throne of the Kingdom of the Isles, is sent with his brother in place of their father to the Jubilee of the empress of Kesh, a powerful neighbor. An attempt on Borric's life forces the party to follow a secret route. During a raider attack, Borric is seized as a slave and thought dead, leaving Erland as heir. While the royal entourage continues its trip, Borric escapes--but keeps his identity secret. Meanwhile, Erland has been introduced to the splendors of the palace of the world's most powerful ruler, and to the much looser sexual mores of the Keshians. He also begins to enjoy a position of prestige and influence. Several deaths occur before the plot against both countries can be unraveled in Feist's lively tale, where a solid backdrop and engaging characters inhabit a well-rounded fantasy land. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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