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Publisher's Summary

The third and last novel of Feist's successful collaborative series.

From the endlessly inventive mind of one of fantasy's all-time greats comes a spellbinding new adventure of high magic, treachery, and bloody war.

This time in conjunction with master of alternative history, Steve Stirling, Feist returns to tell the full tale of one of his fans' favourite, most colourful Riftwar characters, pickpocket, mountebank, and confidence trickster Jimmy the Hand.

©2015 Raymond E. Feist (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Epic scope...vivid imagination...a significant contribution to the field of fantasy." ( Washington Post)

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Matt bates

Excellent narration much better than person who narrated the magician series
Look foreword to listening to more of him

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Worth a listen

It's a slow start but a good little side story.

Shame that Jarvis Coe doesn't turn up again in the saga as he's quite a cool character.

Performance is entertaining.

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Great read

not bad at all narrative was ok but a bit fast in some areas but all in all a good read.

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Awesome book

This book was ine of my favorite books out of this series. great story. Jimmy the hand is a great.

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Not bad

Well read. A bit convoluted and full of coincidence in parts, but the characters are enjoyable.

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Solid Story

Love these books and the side stories are a great addition to the original series

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  • Mark Taylor
  • 04-06-2018

Peter Joyce is better than Matt Bates...

Having listened to previous Feist titles with Joyce as the narrator, whilst Bates is good he isn't a scratch on Joyce.

Asides from that, it just isn't quite top notch Feist: Ray himself said that the ending is so unfinished due to Steve Sterling being very late to his deadline, and generally quite uncooperative...

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  • Roman_Ondus
  • 27-06-2018

Nice side story

Narrator was fine. Nice side story however had some inconsistencies with the main story line. Highly recommend reading this in chronological order of book. Looses much of the magic knowing what Jimmy will go through later.

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  • Ahmed Al-Naher
  • 01-12-2015

One of the most beloved characters in the series

What did you like most about Jimmy the Hand?

This is a book that details the origins of Jimmy the hand, one of the most iconic characters in the riftwar saga. The archetypal rogue, he goes from one adventure to another seamlessly. Its great to have a story from the perspective of the cunning thief for once, instead of the same old daring adventurers, or goody-good party out to save the world. Jimmy is in it for his own interest and has only his wits to keep him alive, very tense scenes and lots of intrigue await. This is a true gem

What did you like best about this story?

The new perspective, and the way Jimmy manipulates his environment and resources to get what he wants. A detailed character study, with great delivery, allowing you to become involved in the psychology of the main character. Very fun.

What does Matt Bates bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Brings life to the scenes and to the struggles of each character, with an animated tone.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes of course

Any additional comments?

An excellent read or listen, recommended for fans of raymond e feist, fantasy novels, or general thievery