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Silverthorn

Narrated by: Peter Joyce
Series: Riftwar Cycle, Book 3, Riftwar, Book 3
Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (926 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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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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Good continuation

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

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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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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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  • Dan
  • 23-01-2017

Read the books and loved the audio

Great all round, really enjoyed the adventures. It was certainly worth listening to the audio. Recommend this series to any fantasy fan.

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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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  • Marcus Kana
  • 12-11-2016

one of the classics

If you could sum up Silverthorn in three words, what would they be?

read it again. this book is part of the original set, and takes you through the beginnings of pug's story. you start to relate to the characters from a very young age and watch them grow.

What other book might you compare Silverthorn to and why?

non so far. i haven't followed any other series as much as i have followed this one.

What three words best describe Peter Joyce’s performance?

ok. maybe he should steer away from some of his voice overs. i always imagined someone to have a deep voice. but he gave them a high pitched squeaky voice.

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

always at the end when the royalty are giving rewards

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SwiftJay
  • 20-08-2019

great book, formatting a bit off

great story and va as usual but chapter numbering was off and chapters would also sometimes overlap on the same audio chapter track .

sometimes this would cause repeats of the first 5 minutes of the chapter when going to the next chapter track. overall amazing audio book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-08-2019

A fine continuation of the story

Some great new characters especially Jimmy the Hand briefly met in the previous book. some of the scenes are superbly tense and exciting. yeah, I liked it, very easy to listen to and flows well.

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  • john rawlings
  • 11-08-2019

Great book, story and narration

Loving this series, it's a nice easy listen. The narration is great too. Straight on to the next book.

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  • John FQ
  • 24-06-2019

The best in the series so far!

The best in the series so far! Much darker than previous installments and it builds tension and suspense from the beginning.

Genuinely well put together and engaging from start to finish.

Thus far I am really enjoying the series and would highly recommend.