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Silverthorn

Narrated by: Peter Joyce
Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (746 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 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 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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Excellent story and narration

I read these books years ago as a teenager and loved them. Listening to them now brings back good memories. Peter Joyce narrates wonderfully and is a pleasure to listen too.

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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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tamara
  • 23-03-2019

Excellent.

Excellent!

I couldn’t wait toc read/listen to more books . The plots and characters are well thought out.
I just need to know which is the next book in line?
Help lol

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  • Gareth
  • 08-03-2019

Great book, good narration and poor production

At multiple points paragraphs are repeated. No fault of the narrator, but poor production. I personally don’t like the “he said” and “he said” and “that one said” style of narration, however it great story and soon forgotten.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-02-2019

Editor needs to be sacked...

At several points you will be listening to a section of the book, only for a few minutes later to realise youre listening to the same part being repeated for no reason. Its not supposed to be this way and im amazed this wasnt noticed during production, there was obviously no form of quality control.
This is otherwise a good book though.

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  • Marie B
  • 31-01-2019

great storytelling

loved it - next book please. Cant believe this hasnt been made into a film yet

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  • Natalie
  • 29-11-2018

It's everything you would expect from the genre

The story continues on from book 1 & 2 with a similar pace and a familiar pattern. You aren't going to get much in the way of surprises. Nor will you be treated to something a bit different. It is what it says on the tin. Fantasy fiction. And that's exactly what it delivers. There are better fantasy fiction stories out there, but this is fine for easy listening at bed time, for a fun adventure, without an expectation that it be especially great.

Unfortunately the audio was a bit glitchy, a few times the narrator repeated paragraphs and the chapters were not synced up.

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  • Mike Kellett
  • 21-11-2018

brilliantly read. very well voiced.

top entertainment. Peter Joyce does a magnificent job of narrating and excellent story. definitely worth a read.

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  • Jitterbug
  • 12-11-2018

Too many editing mistakes

I have enjoyed the content of this book so far. However, I am disappointed with Audible and feel the need to write my review even before finishing Silverthorn.
In chapter 4 at 29: 29 there is an unfortunate repetition of a paragraph. I listened to it a few times to ascertain if it was deliberate on the part of the author but it is not. It is an editing error.
Then again in chapter 9 at 00:44 I notice the same thing again - unnecessary repetition of a paragraph.
This is disappointing and annoying especially when Audible usually produce such high quality, professional audio books. I really hope I'm not going to keep encountering this editing oversight.