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Publisher's Summary

The second book in Raymond E. Feist's super-selling quartet: "The Serpentwar Saga".

Triumphant but overconfident after his defeat of the reptilian Sauur army, Roo must resist a beguiling seductress who threatens to undo him and all of Midkemia.

Recently returned from a harrowing brush with the armies of the Emerald Queen, Roo is now free to choose his own destiny and his ultimate ambition is to become one of the richest and most powerful merchants in Midkemia.

But nothing can prepare him for the dangers of the new life he has chosen, where the repayment of a debt can be as deadly as a knife in the shadows. Even those closest to him are suspect and as Roo struggles to build his financial empire, betrayal is always close at hand.

But while Roo works towards achieving his goal, memories of the invasion haunt him still. For the war with the Emerald Queen is far from over and the inevitable confrontation will pose the biggest threat yet to his newfound wealth and power. Rise of a Merchant Prince is the second book in the Serpentwar Saga. Rage of a Demon King is the third book in the quartet.

©2014 Raymond E. Feist (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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mostly great!

mostly riveting with a few lulls or obviously poor decisions from characters. then some parts are a bit rushed. over all still very good though

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The Power of Narrator and Writer

Well done to Feist and Joyce!! Thank you for telling the story of the heroes of Midkemia and for bring them individually to life!

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  • Joe
  • 05-10-2020

nice closure from the first but not whats expected

not what you expect but still enjoyable. It has less action and almost feels strange to be part of this series so I'm only giving it 4/5. still a decent read.

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Another great addition

Another great addition to the series. Peter Joyce is a master at the story telling, turns a great story into a masterpiece.

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Addictive

I absolutely love this series 😊 I end up listening to them every day, can't wait for next one.

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Things are heating up

Exciting full of action humor and heart ache. An emotional rollercoaster. I love the style and the story.

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Beautifully narrated, amazing story.

i read these books as a kid. Now i listen on the way to work.

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Gorgeous!

it is shaping up to be quite the battle. That's for sure! love love love!

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Another Great Book

If you could sum up Rise of a Merchant Prince in three words, what would they be?

A mix between fighting, magic and economics. A great second book in the series.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters. Some of the main characters have flaws and make mistakes. However you feel attached to them all greatly.

Which character – as performed by Peter Joyce – was your favourite?

Roo Avery

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It can make you happy and upset very quickly

Any additional comments?

The whole series is worth a listen

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  • K Brownlie
  • 11-12-2019

Not as good as the first book

It’s a hard one, although I liked listening to Ru and his journey, I found some of the book a less fun when compared to Feist’s other stories.

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  • Profound Assassin
  • 29-08-2018

Not bad, not bad at all...

Not the best, but worth the time and the money. A very interesting way to tell the story behind the story.

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  • Jacquie
  • 02-05-2016

Enjoyed every minute

A bit gory in places but loved the pace and story continuation. Narrator was fantastic

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-2018

a great story bought to life

2nd book of the serpent war saga, beautifully narrated by Peter Joyce. it was wonderful to hear is midlands and south African accent. would probably listen to any Audible production of Peter Joyce narrated

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  • Louise C Simcoe
  • 03-03-2018

brilliant as usual 💪

I have read feists books several times but as i drive alot thought I would give the audio versions a go.Peter Joyce does a fantastic job bringing the characters to life.Can highly recommend.

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  • Antonio Goard
  • 28-02-2019

Back to Best

I enjoyed this book nearly as much as I enjoyed the Riftwar and then Empire trilogies. It reminded me of the Empire books because of all the intrigue and plotting. Really good story that kept me hooked and wanting to listen more than I can say for Krondor’s Sons. Good to be back to best.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-12-2017

cool

loved it. read the books before but this is great for the car or airports

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  • Phil Dodson
  • 20-03-2017

So many diverse colourful characters - excellent

It's about time someone turned these books into a mini series. A film couldn't do them justice.

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  • Taylor's
  • 19-07-2016

Excellent

as the series grows you become more and more invested in the characters and the plot gathers pace, can't wait for book 3!

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  • Ahmed Al-Naher
  • 01-12-2015

Gripping tale in an immersive empire

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Rich with imagination and intrigue, REF's storyline and excellent delivery makes this a must read

What did you like best about this story?

an under-dog story in the truest sense with a great sense of accomplishment and realisation

Which character – as performed by Peter Joyce – was your favourite?

the main character

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The wolf of wall street :)

Any additional comments?

Excellent listen

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  • Amanfromessex
  • 20-07-2015

Roo's story

If you could sum up Rise of a Merchant Prince in three words, what would they be?

entertaining, fun, engrossing

Who was your favorite character and why?

Roo, he uses his wits and skills to overcome adversity.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Roo's return to Barrets to join a syndicate.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

from rags to riches

Any additional comments?

Peter Joyce is a fantastic narrator, bringing all the characters to life. The change in Roo's fortunes and his enduring friendship with Erik are engrossing and heartwarming.

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  • Simon
  • 03-05-2015

Peter Joyce is a fantastic narrator.

Brilliantly presented but not the best book in the series. Felt a little like a series extender book.

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  • Max
  • 25-02-2015

Great pace!

Story keeps up a brilliant pace. Even with the 'car crash listening' with Ru from time to time, you're still left hooked and unsure as to the next step. An exciting step in the Ru and Eric episode. Looking forward to more.

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