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Silverthorn

Narrated by: Peter Joyce
Series: Riftwar, Book 3, Riftwar Cycle, Book 3
Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (1,077 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The whole of the magnificent Riftwar Cycle by best-selling author Raymond E. Feist, master of magic and adventure, now available in ebook.

For nearly a year peace reigned in the enchanted kingdom of Rillanon. But new challenges awaited Arutha, the Prince of Krondor, when Jimmy the Hand - the youngest thief in the Guild of Mockers - came upon a sinister Nighthawk poised to assassinate him.

What evil power raises the dead and makes corpses do battle with the living at the behest of the Guild of Death? And what high magic can defeat it?

Meanwhile, a life-or-death quest must be undertaken to find an antidote to a poison that fells a beautiful princess on her wedding day…

Silverthorn is the second book in the Riftwar Saga. The trilogy concludes with book three, .

©1985 Raymond E. Feist (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

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

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Great listen.

Im afraid Peter Joyce may have been given little instruction on the correct pronunciation of many of the key characters names in this series, but otherwise the performance is adequate.

He is consistent and his characterizations are subtle but effective for the most part. The voicing of Baru and Murmandamus I feel are dead wrong, but hey, that's audio books for you.

Well worth the buy if you dont have the time or inclination to sit down with this great read.

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Good continuation

if you've listened to the first, you're certainly going to listen to the rest anyway.

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Great second chapter in tue series.

I enjoyed this book much better than the fo2rst one. With the characters introduced already in Magician, Silverthorne was able to go deeper into each of the characters and there bonds. My favourite character Jimmy the Hand was brilliant and I can not wait to see what other mischievous events he gets into. Fantastic read can not wait to start book 3.

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Continuing the Epic

An enthralling sequel continuing to follow the characters from the Magician with a captivating storyline.

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Great characters, good story.

Overall a great book, great characters and settings. One of the better fantasy series on Audible.
Unfortunately the are some strange long pauses and jumps with audio, that are obvious enough to be a little distracting

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Great story, poor narrator

I love this series, but the narrator has a limited range and misses the nuisances of these amazing characters. The narrator has as much emotive connection to the characters, as does a pudding.

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A great sequel.

I think that silverthorn was a great follow up to The Magician. It was not very fast paced. A let down. But it was still very hooking and captured the readers imagination on a few things namely "The Enemy". Overall great listen. I will be looking forward to darkness at sethathon. I think that is the third book. Or maybe the first in the serpent triology. Anyway it's by Raymond E Feist so it's bound to be good

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I enjoyed it.

I like this series, its pretty good. Some characters you just cant wait to see how things play out for.

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brilliant!!

feist & joyce - a brilliant marriage!! Downloading Darkness at Sethanon as this is being written.

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Better than the first

Great continuation of both Pug's story and the rest of the crew. I wasn't sure if I should continue, but I'd definitely recommend!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-02-2020

best book triology ever

I've never read anything like it i absolutly love!!! this triology listende 3 times two it dont know what id do with out it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-09-2019

Absolutely phenomenal

The first book was good, but it only becomes great once you read the second book. This book has everything I want from a fantasy book, and more. Feist has an ability to write suspense like no other fantasy writer I've read, what an enjoyable book! Bring on part 3

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  • mauricio seiti
  • 05-04-2019

not like the first one, but still a great one

at the start not fast paced like the first book.... but it catches the pace and you cant stop listening. i enjoyed the introduction of new characters and the development of the story

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  • Patrick O'Leary
  • 17-09-2018

Listen to it if you've read it

I've read the book 30 times at least and I still heard new things. I decided to restart the whole series on Audible and am enjoying every hour I'm stuck in traffic.

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  • Allen
  • 12-05-2018

An absolute vlassic

I forgot just how much I love this book. A must read for all high fantasy fans.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-02-2018

A wonderful adventure.

Loved this book. Loved the narration. There were however areas in the narration where sections were repeated (eg: End of Chapter 8). An issue with how the recordings were saved perhaps? Distraction aside, it was still wonderful.

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  • R L Watson
  • 15-03-2017

It's an excellent story and fantastically narrated

However there are some editing issues as there are at least 3 paragraphs that are repeated.

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  • Kindle Customer Sands
  • 27-12-2016

thrills and chills

Great delivery and epic story. Fantastic tale which builds expertly to the third book. Tears and shivers provided.

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  • Kat
  • 25-12-2016

First fantasy I've touched

Never been into reading fantasy before, but this one is relatable and characters are great.

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  • Rasmus
  • 05-12-2016

Silverthorn

A strong beginning followed by a slightly lower tuned ending, is my summation of this novella. Overall i realy enyoy this book but i feel its ending is a bit rushed and abrupt, and lacks propper intrigue. That said it is a marvelous book i whuld say and the characters are very collorfull. I whuld highly recomend it for everyone.

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  • Dave Day
  • 16-04-2015

As Good As Good As I Remembered

I've read the Rift War books many times over the past 20 years and was worried that a narrator wouldn't match my memory. I had nothing to fear, other than some random pauses which must have happened as part of the mastering process the story was well told.
The story is a proper adventure/quest tale which is well paced and an excellent if too short follow up to Magician. It also sets the scene perfectly for the climax in Darkness at Sethanon.

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  • Guvna
  • 08-10-2016

Great book

only one negative - bizarre pronunciations on some names, but didn't detract from a rivetting story.

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  • MR DAVID P MURPHY
  • 04-09-2016

Big fan of feist. peter joyce isnt half bad

Big fan of feist. peter joyce isnt half bad narratng though I find him much better at 1.25x speed on audible :)

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  • cabby
  • 31-10-2019

a great epic in the making

after discovering the audio version of this book I've rediscovered my love of Raymond E| Feist's work the narration is brilliant and the narrator has been able to distinguish most characters but with so many in the book it's an amazing feat will definitely look forward to the next book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-12-2019

An amazing follow up to magician

I loved this book and can’t wait to get stuck in to darkness at sethanon. I’ve read all Feist books several times over and I’m a lifelong fan since I was 11. Over 30 years of literary pleasure. If you haven’t read this you’re in for a treat

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  • Smithfishe
  • 02-09-2019

Brilliantly read characters

Brilliantly read characters brought the story to life. Great second book in the series can't wait to hear the next book

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-06-2019

Audio errors

Repeating chapters, mispronounced names and words. Story is epic but these errors detract from being immersed

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  • Icewraithuk
  • 31-03-2015

A great listen

Read exceptionally well as before, great story and very enjoyable to listen to. Looking forward to the next installment and the conclusion.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-10-2020

Great story

I feel like in the rift war saga this one starts a little slower than the others but by the end is great. Narration is good, and would recommend the continuing of the series from the first book to anyone one into the genre,

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  • Martin
  • 30-09-2020

Good continuation, but with faults.

Still excellent and continuing with mostly the same plausible characters, but let down by poor varying audio at the beginning, complete repeating of some paragraphs, and an occasional disjointed feeling in the storyline. Still worth reading, and hopefully the next in the series will fare better.