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Publisher's Summary

A fantastic new novella from the master of magic and adventure. Best-selling author Raymond E. Feist returns to the city of Krondor and one of his most loved characters, Jimmy the Hand.

The Crawler: a name whispered in fear...

In the crime-ridden back alleys of Krondor, a rival gang has sprung up to threaten the Upright Man's Mockers. Does the Crawler control the rival gang? Where does his power come from? And does it threaten the peace of the Kingdom?

James, personal squire to Prince Arutha of Krondor, but in the underworld known as the thief and trickster Jimmy the Hand, must travel to Kesh in disguise. There, working with William, lieutenant of the prince's household guard and son of the magician Pug, and Jazhara, niece to the Keshian lord Hazara-Khan, he must attempt to unmask the mysterious Crawler and rid Krondor of his influence.

©1987 Lionel Shriver (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Epic scope...vivid imagination...a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy." ( WashingtonPost)
"Well-written...intelligent...intriguing." ( Publishers Weekly)

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More of a short story than a full book

Not enough content to warrant full price. Also not narrated by Peter Joyce unlike the rest of the series.

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Nicely narrated.

And that's about it. Where's the rest of it?
That was a dismal ending to The Crawler story arc.
The only good point was the narrator, it was a nice change to hear else other than Peter Joyce read a Midkemia book. Not that there's anything wrong with Peter Joyce.

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Sad end to a trilogy

Loved the first 2 books of this series by the change of narrator for the third book was disappointing and did not deliver the story in the high quality that is usually associated with these books.

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love the book not the voice

The book is very good and gives a great little window to a in between books. But can't really adjust to the reader.

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Misfire

Listening to an actor reading characters well established by someone else throws off the story

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What happened to Peter Joyce?!?!

I have listened to every book so far in this series and have become used to Peter Joyces' narration. This narrator was talented and easy to listen to though rang oddly in my ears after a few hundred hours of Peter. Great book as always.

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Plain ending, not may favourite

It's an ok book. different reader which is annoying when you ate going through the series but you deal with it

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Great story, just a little short for the price

The story was enjoyable. It took a bit to get used to this narrator after so many done by Peter Joyce. I just felt the story was a little short for the price.

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a fantastic and wild ride

giving answers to questions from earlier book. this is a great addition to the world feist built

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  • JoSSte
  • 05-11-2019

A bit rushed.

A bit rushed. But ties up a couple of loose ends from the previous three books. Not essential reading.

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  • david longstaff
  • 27-07-2017

classic fiest

I'm a fiest fan he got me into this book,good
listen a bit rushed at the end but overall fine fits into the underlying story line through out all his books fills in a few holes

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  • still dave
  • 28-09-2020

¦-| I would like Peter joyce back.

Not fond of the narrator, characters sounded too similar, making it harder to understand who was talking, he also felt very monotone

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  • Roman_Ondus
  • 22-02-2019

Rushed but brutal ending.

The relationship of the main characters and the overall contribution to the whole saga is well worth reading or listening the to the story

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  • Kristian F.
  • 17-02-2019

A contemptuous conclusion

First off, the less said about the narrator the better, but hopefully he'll soon find his true calling of narrating accountancy textbooks. As for the book; Feist returned to the characters of the Riftwar Legacy series thirteen years after dropping their story due to publishing problems, and, while this could have been a triumphant revisiting or a glorious send off, it's really nothing more than a contemptuous disposal and tying off of some loose ends. The writing is bad, the pacing rushed and the storyline forgettable. There are no memorable characters, almost no impactful events in the long-term history of Midkemia, and the resolution of the series' major open plot points is, to repeat myself, contemptuous. Do yourself a favour and leave these mysteries unresolved.

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  • redfeend
  • 29-03-2017

Good enough

Having finished Magician's End I decided to have a go at one of the stand alone books.
It's a great shame that Peter Joyce has not done the narration, but this reader does OK.
The story is strong and this short book is surely improved by having a limited cast of players. The end is sad, made more so if you have read the other books and aware of William's fate.
This story also fills in some unanswered questions from previous books, but it works as a stand alone story too.

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  • Bradley Lane
  • 15-03-2017

Short and sweet

This book is not long though well read. It also closes off a few hinted events from earlier books.

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  • P M.
  • 08-03-2017

I love this author but to basic

However the ending was too simple and the book was far too short (that may be because I love Fiest and always want more) there were also none of the plot twists we expect from the author.

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  • Lee
  • 07-03-2017

Disappointing

I was looking forward to finding out what happened with the crawler... the end of this felt rushed and unimaginative. Not at all what I would expect from this author

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