Silverthorn Epub Þ Mass Market Paperback

Silverthorn Epub Þ Mass Market Paperback

Silverthorn ❰Reading❯ ➸ Silverthorn Author Raymond E. Feist – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk A poisoned bolt has struck down the Princess Anita on the day of her wedding to Prince Arutha of KrondorTo save his beloved, Arutha sets out in search of the mystic herb called Silverthorn that only g A poisoned bolt has struck down the Princess Anita on the day of her wedding to Prince Arutha of KrondorTo 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 SpellweaversAccompanied 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.


10 thoughts on “Silverthorn

  1. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    I loved this book soooooooo much I loved the story of Jimmy and Arutha in the beginning Well, all through the book but it tellsabout them in the beginning I love Jimmy so much He s so good I mean he s a thief and all but still he soon becomes someone important in Arutha s crew Lyam is the King and Arutha and Martin are his brothers This is about Arutha for the most part though I love Martin too but I digress Anyway, someone or thing is out to kill Arutha and it s not good at all I loved this book soooooooo much I loved the story of Jimmy and Arutha in the beginning Well, all through the book but it tellsabout them in the beginning I love Jimmy so much He s so good I mean he s a thief and all but still he soon becomes someone important in Arutha s crew Lyam is the King and Arutha and Martin are his brothers This is about Arutha for the most part though I love Martin too but I digress Anyway, someone or thing is out to kill Arutha and it s not good at all Arutha just wants to get married to Anita and get on with life, but alas, that never happens I m just skimming through this review but know there is a lot of stuff going on in the book And it rocks Some horrible thing happens and Pug and Kulgan show up OMG Pug He s a most powerful wizard now and he s there trying to help with something that happened His wife, Katala and his son William is there too Anyway, The gang have to go off on a quest to find the silverthorn in order to uh, help things, yeah, help things Arutha, Martin, some guards I like but forgot their names for shame some other people they pick up along the way and Jimmy and Laurie They go on a dangerous quest because these evil beings are after them I mean they are in regular bodies and then they reanimate and all kinds of evil stuff Oh yeah, I forgot to mention Laurie earlier He s the minstrel but Carline the king and brothers sister is trying to get him to marry her Things end up great in that area Things end up great for every one for a bit There are a lot of fighting and some torture Pug has to venture back to an old land and he s going to have to fight the darkness at some point There are a lot of things going on but it s so wonderful, I can t say it enough I actually like this one better than the first two books although they all fit together perfectly and this is a great series so far I m so glad my friend Eon wanted to buddy read these in our BBB group and that my friend Matthew also recommended the first book to me


  2. Choko Choko says:

    4.25 Loved it Old school all the way and loving it


  3. Matthew Matthew says:

    The next step in the Riftwar series If you enjoyed Magician, continue the adventure here with a quest led by Arutha my autocorrect does not like Arutha If you have not read Magician Apprentice and Magician Master, stop, slowly step away from this review, and then quickly get those and start reading As you may have seen, I challenged my fantasy loving friends to read this series If you made it this far, you re welcome The next step in the Riftwar series If you enjoyed Magician, continue the adventure here with a quest led by Arutha my autocorrect does not like Arutha If you have not read Magician Apprentice and Magician Master, stop, slowly step away from this review, and then quickly get those and start reading As you may have seen, I challenged my fantasy loving friends to read this series If you made it this far, you re welcome


  4. Hasham Rasool Hasham Rasool says:

    I loved this book I find this book quite intrigued as Magician but I think Magician is better than this book My favourite character are Jimmy the Hand, Arutha, Pug, Martin and Tomas.


  5. Bradley Bradley says:

    So much fantasy goodness packed in this one Even if the first two were complete in themselves, they still serve as perfect vessels to bring about a somewhat standalone adventure full of nearly all the characters we ve grown to love Even Pug has a role, but mostly we get to follow and love Jimmy the Hand and Arutha This is not a simple find the freaking herb to save his love quest no matter how simple the blurb makes it seem Indeed, there s a lot of intrigues, big bads only hinted at in the So much fantasy goodness packed in this one Even if the first two were complete in themselves, they still serve as perfect vessels to bring about a somewhat standalone adventure full of nearly all the characters we ve grown to love Even Pug has a role, but mostly we get to follow and love Jimmy the Hand and Arutha This is not a simple find the freaking herb to save his love quest no matter how simple the blurb makes it seem Indeed, there s a lot of intrigues, big bads only hinted at in the first two novels, and evil much bigger than two worlds could handle even if they could band together.No spoilers, but even this nearly standalone adventure has all the makings of epic greatness of a slightly different flavor from before despite the familiar characters Indeed, it s the characters and the complicated plotting that makes this great So much set up for the next one Completely necessary, of course I remember Darkness VERY fondly from way back when Okay, so, I may not have loved this one nearly as much as the first two, but my complaints are few and far between I can t see how it could improve other than combining books together into much larger tales for continuity


  6. Gary Gary says:

    The long awaited and joyous wedding of Arutha, Prince of Krondor, to the beautiful young Princess Anita, is cruelly cut short when Anita is struck by a poisoned arrow, from the bow of the Nighthawks an underground cult of death, in league with the darkest and most evil powers.It is discovered that the nighthawks are being used by the enemy, the dark lord, the enemy, Murmandamus, to assassinate the Lord of the West, Arutha This in order to fulfill the ancient prophesy, necessary for Murmandamu The long awaited and joyous wedding of Arutha, Prince of Krondor, to the beautiful young Princess Anita, is cruelly cut short when Anita is struck by a poisoned arrow, from the bow of the Nighthawks an underground cult of death, in league with the darkest and most evil powers.It is discovered that the nighthawks are being used by the enemy, the dark lord, the enemy, Murmandamus, to assassinate the Lord of the West, Arutha This in order to fulfill the ancient prophesy, necessary for Murmandamus and his evil minions to take over the world of Midkemia, and cast it into darkness.Prince Arutha, assisted by his brother, the skilled huntsman Duke Martin of Crydee, the veteran Captain Gardan, the troubadour Laurie of Tyr Sog, the former Tsurani, Earl Kasumi of La Mut and the artful boy thief, Jimmy the Hand, set off on a quest to get hold of the antidote necessary to save Anita from death, and at the same time to learn a thing or two about the terrorist nature of the forces that threaten the Kingdom of the Isles.This novel is filled with suspense and mystery, as we explore magic, the history of the elves and Valheru, and a deeper understanding of the connection between the worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan.New characters are introduced into the saga, such as Gamina, the child who talks with her mind , and the Hadati Hillman , Baru.The momentum set by Magician is not lost for a moment and it is difficult to put the book down as we follow the saga of magic and a momentous battle between good and evil


  7. Wanda Wanda says:

    This is the one and only book of this series which my public library possesses Go figure Why have only the 3rd volume of a 4 volume series Another one of the mysteries of library acquisition.I found this the most engaging book of the series that I ve read, perhaps because it deals less with Pug Tomas andwith Prince Arutha and his new squire, Jimmy the Hand There is a certain amount of comedy to be devised by making a thief into a squire and his shenanigans lighten the mood of some ot This is the one and only book of this series which my public library possesses Go figure Why have only the 3rd volume of a 4 volume series Another one of the mysteries of library acquisition.I found this the most engaging book of the series that I ve read, perhaps because it deals less with Pug Tomas andwith Prince Arutha and his new squire, Jimmy the Hand There is a certain amount of comedy to be devised by making a thief into a squire and his shenanigans lighten the mood of some otherwise rather grim events This installment is very much about relationships namely Arutha s relationships, with Anita, with his brothers, with his travel companions, etc It is also about his realization that as a prince, he can no longer afford to do things purely for himself he must take his position and the people dependent upon him into consideration when making plans Arutha is hands down my favourite character of the series, so no wonder I am pleased with this novel.There are definitely echoes of the Sleeping Beauty story in this one, and Jimmy reminds me strongly of Slippery Jim DiGriz of Stainless Steel Rat renown Right, now I m off to request Darkness at Sethanon by inter library loan Book 194 of my science fiction and fantasy reading project


  8. Graeme Rodaughan Graeme Rodaughan says:

    A thing of despair fashioned in a shape of utter horror descended from the sky What a great line.It s been so long since I last read this, that it was like reading it for the first time This is a middle book, that works really well to setup for the finale in Darkness at Sethanon In general, I loved the book I think the pacing could have been a little better, especially at the start, but that s a quibble As is usual for a Feist novel, themes of love, courage, duty and sacrifice in the f A thing of despair fashioned in a shape of utter horror descended from the sky What a great line.It s been so long since I last read this, that it was like reading it for the first time This is a middle book, that works really well to setup for the finale in Darkness at Sethanon In general, I loved the book I think the pacing could have been a little better, especially at the start, but that s a quibble As is usual for a Feist novel, themes of love, courage, duty and sacrifice in the face of tremendous, supernatural evil are front and center.I enjoyed seeing Jimmy the Hand emerge as an important character in this book, he s one of my favorite characters in the series.Looking forward to the next book


  9. Penny Penny says:

    I found this book quite different to Magician It spanned a far shorter period of time and concentrated on a smaller band of characters I adore Jimmy the Hand and really enjoyed his role in the story He made me laugh a lot The story was fun and well paced and kept my interest all the way through.I took issue with the fact that the goodreads description gave away plot points that were only revealed one and two thirds of the way into the book, respectively I m not a fan of spoilers.On to A D I found this book quite different to Magician It spanned a far shorter period of time and concentrated on a smaller band of characters I adore Jimmy the Hand and really enjoyed his role in the story He made me laugh a lot The story was fun and well paced and kept my interest all the way through.I took issue with the fact that the goodreads description gave away plot points that were only revealed one and two thirds of the way into the book, respectively I m not a fan of spoilers.On to A Darkness At Sethanon


  10. Zitong Ren Zitong Ren says:

    Ehh, I mean, it just wasn t amazing compared to what has been published since then From what I understand, Feist is, or perhaps was quite big in fantasy with his Riftwar and Serpantwar Sagas as since this istraditional fantasy and for several decades ago, I m certain that this would have been spectacular I personally loved the Serpantwar Saga when I first read it as apart from Lord of the Rings and Earthsea, it was one of my first entries into adult epic fantasy The problem is that I fe Ehh, I mean, it just wasn t amazing compared to what has been published since then From what I understand, Feist is, or perhaps was quite big in fantasy with his Riftwar and Serpantwar Sagas as since this istraditional fantasy and for several decades ago, I m certain that this would have been spectacular I personally loved the Serpantwar Saga when I first read it as apart from Lord of the Rings and Earthsea, it was one of my first entries into adult epic fantasy The problem is that I feel like compared with modern fantasy, this series so far is starting to feel like it is not up to standard Now we have authors with beautiful prose like Rothfuss so the most awesome magic systems from Sanderson and the grittiest of stories like Martin s Song of Ice and Fire This book, was not really any of those three, and before anyone yells at me saying that fantasy is not just those things, I know, hang on a moment The point I am trying to make is that what Feist does in this series, modern fantasy authors do better.The writing style really does not sit very well for me It feels quite dry and does not really give me a sense of magic or wonder when I m exploring these massive fantasy worlds The dialogue is also often clunky and makes you feel like, people don t really speak in this manner ever There are some good moments when some things are handled well but half the time itslike oh no, it s attacking us, so let s kill it but look we re losing, but our magical friends are here to save the day for way too many damn times.This next thing is not exactly a critique but merely a things I have noted is that Magician and Silverthorn feel like different series whilst being in the same world Let me explain Book one, Magician which is sometimes spilt into Apprentice and Master focuses on the story of Pug and his friend Tomas In this book, Tomas gets like two pages of time while Pug gets a few chapters towards the last quarter of the book Further, due to the first book s, often years at a time time jumps, these characters all like have children and everything This book instead focuses on Arutha and Jimmy, which, while are ok characters, also made me wish that we actually do seeof the characters we were first introduced in the first book I mean imagine starting the first book of a series and falling in love with them but then seeing them only briefly mentioned in the next book This is done occasionally in The Wheel of Time which different books focussing on different characters, but that is a 14 book series and each of those books is almost double the length of this book.Anyway, moving on The gosh dang romances Every one of them feels like physical attraction than love Aside from a few kisses there does not seem to be a lot of chemistry between the romantic interests in this book Yes a year passed between this book and the first one, but even in book one the reader does not get to see as to how the characters fall in love other than the fact that everyone is astoundingly beautiful I mean, Carline is like the most beautiful woman in the realm and then Anita slender figure and beauty is commented on every single time and then the Elf Queen s beauty is like out of the world, and just stop Basically the female characters in this series so far feel like trophy pieces to have children with, which is not ok I understand that it was written ages ago but from a modern perspective it bothers me.If I can be honest, I skimmed over some info dumps Every time a character asks another character about something, you can almost always expect a full lengthy paragraphs of another character explaining something which, again, take a breath people don t normally rant on for ages all the time So in the end, I respect it for what it is though it does fall short to what has been published recently and from what may have been an incredibly story 30 years ago, it does feel pretty average I will be reading A Darkness at Sethanon over the coming weeks 5.5 10


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10 thoughts on “Silverthorn

  1. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    I loved this book soooooooo much I loved the story of Jimmy and Arutha in the beginning Well, all through the book but it tellsabout them in the beginning I love Jimmy so much He s so good I mean he s a thief and all but still he soon becomes someone important in Arutha s crew Lyam is the King and Arutha and Martin are his brothers This is about Arutha for the most part though I love Martin too but I digress Anyway, someone or thing is out to kill Arutha and it s not good at all I loved this book soooooooo much I loved the story of Jimmy and Arutha in the beginning Well, all through the book but it tellsabout them in the beginning I love Jimmy so much He s so good I mean he s a thief and all but still he soon becomes someone important in Arutha s crew Lyam is the King and Arutha and Martin are his brothers This is about Arutha for the most part though I love Martin too but I digress Anyway, someone or thing is out to kill Arutha and it s not good at all Arutha just wants to get married to Anita and get on with life, but alas, that never happens I m just skimming through this review but know there is a lot of stuff going on in the book And it rocks Some horrible thing happens and Pug and Kulgan show up OMG Pug He s a most powerful wizard now and he s there trying to help with something that happened His wife, Katala and his son William is there too Anyway, The gang have to go off on a quest to find the silverthorn in order to uh, help things, yeah, help things Arutha, Martin, some guards I like but forgot their names for shame some other people they pick up along the way and Jimmy and Laurie They go on a dangerous quest because these evil beings are after them I mean they are in regular bodies and then they reanimate and all kinds of evil stuff Oh yeah, I forgot to mention Laurie earlier He s the minstrel but Carline the king and brothers sister is trying to get him to marry her Things end up great in that area Things end up great for every one for a bit There are a lot of fighting and some torture Pug has to venture back to an old land and he s going to have to fight the darkness at some point There are a lot of things going on but it s so wonderful, I can t say it enough I actually like this one better than the first two books although they all fit together perfectly and this is a great series so far I m so glad my friend Eon wanted to buddy read these in our BBB group and that my friend Matthew also recommended the first book to me

  2. Choko Choko says:

    4.25 Loved it Old school all the way and loving it

  3. Matthew Matthew says:

    The next step in the Riftwar series If you enjoyed Magician, continue the adventure here with a quest led by Arutha my autocorrect does not like Arutha If you have not read Magician Apprentice and Magician Master, stop, slowly step away from this review, and then quickly get those and start reading As you may have seen, I challenged my fantasy loving friends to read this series If you made it this far, you re welcome The next step in the Riftwar series If you enjoyed Magician, continue the adventure here with a quest led by Arutha my autocorrect does not like Arutha If you have not read Magician Apprentice and Magician Master, stop, slowly step away from this review, and then quickly get those and start reading As you may have seen, I challenged my fantasy loving friends to read this series If you made it this far, you re welcome

  4. Hasham Rasool Hasham Rasool says:

    I loved this book I find this book quite intrigued as Magician but I think Magician is better than this book My favourite character are Jimmy the Hand, Arutha, Pug, Martin and Tomas.

  5. Bradley Bradley says:

    So much fantasy goodness packed in this one Even if the first two were complete in themselves, they still serve as perfect vessels to bring about a somewhat standalone adventure full of nearly all the characters we ve grown to love Even Pug has a role, but mostly we get to follow and love Jimmy the Hand and Arutha This is not a simple find the freaking herb to save his love quest no matter how simple the blurb makes it seem Indeed, there s a lot of intrigues, big bads only hinted at in the So much fantasy goodness packed in this one Even if the first two were complete in themselves, they still serve as perfect vessels to bring about a somewhat standalone adventure full of nearly all the characters we ve grown to love Even Pug has a role, but mostly we get to follow and love Jimmy the Hand and Arutha This is not a simple find the freaking herb to save his love quest no matter how simple the blurb makes it seem Indeed, there s a lot of intrigues, big bads only hinted at in the first two novels, and evil much bigger than two worlds could handle even if they could band together.No spoilers, but even this nearly standalone adventure has all the makings of epic greatness of a slightly different flavor from before despite the familiar characters Indeed, it s the characters and the complicated plotting that makes this great So much set up for the next one Completely necessary, of course I remember Darkness VERY fondly from way back when Okay, so, I may not have loved this one nearly as much as the first two, but my complaints are few and far between I can t see how it could improve other than combining books together into much larger tales for continuity

  6. Gary Gary says:

    The long awaited and joyous wedding of Arutha, Prince of Krondor, to the beautiful young Princess Anita, is cruelly cut short when Anita is struck by a poisoned arrow, from the bow of the Nighthawks an underground cult of death, in league with the darkest and most evil powers.It is discovered that the nighthawks are being used by the enemy, the dark lord, the enemy, Murmandamus, to assassinate the Lord of the West, Arutha This in order to fulfill the ancient prophesy, necessary for Murmandamu The long awaited and joyous wedding of Arutha, Prince of Krondor, to the beautiful young Princess Anita, is cruelly cut short when Anita is struck by a poisoned arrow, from the bow of the Nighthawks an underground cult of death, in league with the darkest and most evil powers.It is discovered that the nighthawks are being used by the enemy, the dark lord, the enemy, Murmandamus, to assassinate the Lord of the West, Arutha This in order to fulfill the ancient prophesy, necessary for Murmandamus and his evil minions to take over the world of Midkemia, and cast it into darkness.Prince Arutha, assisted by his brother, the skilled huntsman Duke Martin of Crydee, the veteran Captain Gardan, the troubadour Laurie of Tyr Sog, the former Tsurani, Earl Kasumi of La Mut and the artful boy thief, Jimmy the Hand, set off on a quest to get hold of the antidote necessary to save Anita from death, and at the same time to learn a thing or two about the terrorist nature of the forces that threaten the Kingdom of the Isles.This novel is filled with suspense and mystery, as we explore magic, the history of the elves and Valheru, and a deeper understanding of the connection between the worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan.New characters are introduced into the saga, such as Gamina, the child who talks with her mind , and the Hadati Hillman , Baru.The momentum set by Magician is not lost for a moment and it is difficult to put the book down as we follow the saga of magic and a momentous battle between good and evil

  7. Wanda Wanda says:

    This is the one and only book of this series which my public library possesses Go figure Why have only the 3rd volume of a 4 volume series Another one of the mysteries of library acquisition.I found this the most engaging book of the series that I ve read, perhaps because it deals less with Pug Tomas andwith Prince Arutha and his new squire, Jimmy the Hand There is a certain amount of comedy to be devised by making a thief into a squire and his shenanigans lighten the mood of some ot This is the one and only book of this series which my public library possesses Go figure Why have only the 3rd volume of a 4 volume series Another one of the mysteries of library acquisition.I found this the most engaging book of the series that I ve read, perhaps because it deals less with Pug Tomas andwith Prince Arutha and his new squire, Jimmy the Hand There is a certain amount of comedy to be devised by making a thief into a squire and his shenanigans lighten the mood of some otherwise rather grim events This installment is very much about relationships namely Arutha s relationships, with Anita, with his brothers, with his travel companions, etc It is also about his realization that as a prince, he can no longer afford to do things purely for himself he must take his position and the people dependent upon him into consideration when making plans Arutha is hands down my favourite character of the series, so no wonder I am pleased with this novel.There are definitely echoes of the Sleeping Beauty story in this one, and Jimmy reminds me strongly of Slippery Jim DiGriz of Stainless Steel Rat renown Right, now I m off to request Darkness at Sethanon by inter library loan Book 194 of my science fiction and fantasy reading project

  8. Graeme Rodaughan Graeme Rodaughan says:

    A thing of despair fashioned in a shape of utter horror descended from the sky What a great line.It s been so long since I last read this, that it was like reading it for the first time This is a middle book, that works really well to setup for the finale in Darkness at Sethanon In general, I loved the book I think the pacing could have been a little better, especially at the start, but that s a quibble As is usual for a Feist novel, themes of love, courage, duty and sacrifice in the f A thing of despair fashioned in a shape of utter horror descended from the sky What a great line.It s been so long since I last read this, that it was like reading it for the first time This is a middle book, that works really well to setup for the finale in Darkness at Sethanon In general, I loved the book I think the pacing could have been a little better, especially at the start, but that s a quibble As is usual for a Feist novel, themes of love, courage, duty and sacrifice in the face of tremendous, supernatural evil are front and center.I enjoyed seeing Jimmy the Hand emerge as an important character in this book, he s one of my favorite characters in the series.Looking forward to the next book

  9. Penny Penny says:

    I found this book quite different to Magician It spanned a far shorter period of time and concentrated on a smaller band of characters I adore Jimmy the Hand and really enjoyed his role in the story He made me laugh a lot The story was fun and well paced and kept my interest all the way through.I took issue with the fact that the goodreads description gave away plot points that were only revealed one and two thirds of the way into the book, respectively I m not a fan of spoilers.On to A D I found this book quite different to Magician It spanned a far shorter period of time and concentrated on a smaller band of characters I adore Jimmy the Hand and really enjoyed his role in the story He made me laugh a lot The story was fun and well paced and kept my interest all the way through.I took issue with the fact that the goodreads description gave away plot points that were only revealed one and two thirds of the way into the book, respectively I m not a fan of spoilers.On to A Darkness At Sethanon

  10. Zitong Ren Zitong Ren says:

    Ehh, I mean, it just wasn t amazing compared to what has been published since then From what I understand, Feist is, or perhaps was quite big in fantasy with his Riftwar and Serpantwar Sagas as since this istraditional fantasy and for several decades ago, I m certain that this would have been spectacular I personally loved the Serpantwar Saga when I first read it as apart from Lord of the Rings and Earthsea, it was one of my first entries into adult epic fantasy The problem is that I fe Ehh, I mean, it just wasn t amazing compared to what has been published since then From what I understand, Feist is, or perhaps was quite big in fantasy with his Riftwar and Serpantwar Sagas as since this istraditional fantasy and for several decades ago, I m certain that this would have been spectacular I personally loved the Serpantwar Saga when I first read it as apart from Lord of the Rings and Earthsea, it was one of my first entries into adult epic fantasy The problem is that I feel like compared with modern fantasy, this series so far is starting to feel like it is not up to standard Now we have authors with beautiful prose like Rothfuss so the most awesome magic systems from Sanderson and the grittiest of stories like Martin s Song of Ice and Fire This book, was not really any of those three, and before anyone yells at me saying that fantasy is not just those things, I know, hang on a moment The point I am trying to make is that what Feist does in this series, modern fantasy authors do better.The writing style really does not sit very well for me It feels quite dry and does not really give me a sense of magic or wonder when I m exploring these massive fantasy worlds The dialogue is also often clunky and makes you feel like, people don t really speak in this manner ever There are some good moments when some things are handled well but half the time itslike oh no, it s attacking us, so let s kill it but look we re losing, but our magical friends are here to save the day for way too many damn times.This next thing is not exactly a critique but merely a things I have noted is that Magician and Silverthorn feel like different series whilst being in the same world Let me explain Book one, Magician which is sometimes spilt into Apprentice and Master focuses on the story of Pug and his friend Tomas In this book, Tomas gets like two pages of time while Pug gets a few chapters towards the last quarter of the book Further, due to the first book s, often years at a time time jumps, these characters all like have children and everything This book instead focuses on Arutha and Jimmy, which, while are ok characters, also made me wish that we actually do seeof the characters we were first introduced in the first book I mean imagine starting the first book of a series and falling in love with them but then seeing them only briefly mentioned in the next book This is done occasionally in The Wheel of Time which different books focussing on different characters, but that is a 14 book series and each of those books is almost double the length of this book.Anyway, moving on The gosh dang romances Every one of them feels like physical attraction than love Aside from a few kisses there does not seem to be a lot of chemistry between the romantic interests in this book Yes a year passed between this book and the first one, but even in book one the reader does not get to see as to how the characters fall in love other than the fact that everyone is astoundingly beautiful I mean, Carline is like the most beautiful woman in the realm and then Anita slender figure and beauty is commented on every single time and then the Elf Queen s beauty is like out of the world, and just stop Basically the female characters in this series so far feel like trophy pieces to have children with, which is not ok I understand that it was written ages ago but from a modern perspective it bothers me.If I can be honest, I skimmed over some info dumps Every time a character asks another character about something, you can almost always expect a full lengthy paragraphs of another character explaining something which, again, take a breath people don t normally rant on for ages all the time So in the end, I respect it for what it is though it does fall short to what has been published recently and from what may have been an incredibly story 30 years ago, it does feel pretty average I will be reading A Darkness at Sethanon over the coming weeks 5.5 10

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