A poisoned bolt has struck down the Princess Anita on the day of her wedding to Prince Arutha of Krondor.
To save his beloved, Arutha sets out in search of the mystic herb called Silverthorn that only grows in the dark and forbidding land of the Spellweavers.
Accompanied by a mercenary, a minstrel, and a clever young thief, he will confront an ancient evil and do battle with the dark powers that threaten the enchanted realm of Midkemia.
Author: Raymond E. Feist
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Right off the bat the thing that irked me were grammatical and spelling errors on the first two pages. Really? It happened a few more times throughout the book. Sorry, but errors tend to jar me out of a story.
One thing that I love is how this book focused on Arutha and Jimmy the Hand. Even though the first two books were called Magician:, Apprentice and Master respectfully, the first four books are referred to as the Riftwar Saga Series, and the riftwar is bigger than Pug and Thomas. I’ll admit to a bromance with Pug, and I like Thomas (actually I envy Thomas because he has an elvish queen) but they are not the be-all and end-all of the Riftwar Saga. While reading this, I couldn’t help feeling that the author was preparing us (more like easing us into separation anxiety) for all of the subsequent books in the series.
I experienced acute nostalgia when one of my favorites and later one of his friends, entered the story; like visiting old friends. There was even an appearance by Chakakan.
The pacing was amazing. I enjoyed jumping around between story lines – the cast of character going to and fro. Every time I finished a chapter I knew I was going to end up somewhere else, but that was okay since there was stuff happening with everyone.
It may be too early to declare this but I believe I will continue reading these stories Until the cat is skinned .