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Publisher's Summary

Set 10 years after the events in Prince of the Blood, this book is a remarkable adventure of mystery and magic.

In Amos Trask's ship, Prince Nicholas and Squire Harry set sail for a friendly visit to Uncle Martin in Crydee.

But while the two are guests in Crydee, disaster strikes.

Nicholas, third son of Prince Arutha, is a gifted youngster, but sheltered by life at his father's court in Krondor. To learn more of the world outside the palace walls, Nicholas and his squire, Harry, set sail for pastoral Crydee, where Arutha grew up.

Shortly after their arrival, Crydee is brutally attacked. The castle is reduced to ruins, the townspeople slaughtered and two young noblewomen - friends of Nicholas - are abducted. As Nicholas ventures further from the familiar landmarks of his home in pursuit of the invaders, he learns that there is more at stake than the fate of his friends, more even than fate of the Kingdom of the Isles, for behind the murderous pirates stands a force that threatens the entire world of Midkemia, and only he is destined to confront this terrifying threat.

©1992 Raymond E. Feist (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Peter Joyce fantastic as always... as long as you don't listen too hard to the singing.

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fantastic

loved it great voice and story telling.
will be getting the whole series of feist

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great tie in

great tie in between the riftwar and serpentwar sagas and excellent personal stories that connect Feist's larger tale

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Great Read

Wow! that's all I can say, Wow! wow lol silly rule for 15 words.

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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

How did Crydee's garrison with more than double the size of raiders get overrun? Doesn't make any sense.

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Another great read

The stories are excellent and again Peter Joyce brings every detail to life with his exceptional read. It's onto the next book...

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Absolutely Riveting

When introduced to the crippled Brother of our twin heroes from the last saga, I necer thought I'd care so much for him and his ups and downs as I have through this book.

And getting to know Amos As well as my favourite character Nackor through their misadventures have been some of the most fun I've had in the riftsaga books so far. (Perhaps only second to the Empire Triology which I also highly recommend)

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Love it

Peter Joyce is a great narrator Raymond E Fiest is a great writer

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Beautiful listen

I love this series. The fact that's so far it's been the same narrator the whole way through makes it spectacular, the characters in this book are all familiar but getting older, the new ones are fresh and young Nicholas has a fantastic story arc, I'm so happy to have finished this and onto the next!

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Couldn’t put it down!

Such a great story, with lots of action that often had me sitting on the edge of my seat. A few amusing moments that had me laughing out loud and other griping moments that had me pausing with anguish.
I have to admit, Peter Joyce doesn’t do a fabulous woman’s voice... to start with, it was actually cringe worthy. However, he made up for that with the rest of his captivating narrative.

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  • jo
  • 03-09-2019

loving this series, very gripping

Feist is a talented storyteller weaving plots and subplots seamlessly.

I can't wait to get into the next book. love that this could also be read as a stand alone thanks to the prologue.

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  • Denis
  • 22-02-2018

Amazing Story. Terrible Narrator

Raymond E Feist books are legendary and magnificent. The original Narrator they used for Magician not from Harper Audio was amazing, however Peter Joyce makes the top 10 of worst narrators on audible. Accents are shocking with men sounding like screeching women, he cant pronounce word properly using his own take on names, and overall just a very bad performance.

As for the story .. amazing, amazing, amazing .. but narrator spoils it sadly.

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  • redfeend
  • 27-11-2016

Another fantastic tale

Another super yarn from the pen of Feist with Peter Joyce's excellent portrayal of the cast of characters.
Best read in order of sequence in the Pug/Magician books, but at a minimum, read the first trilogy starting with 'Magician, otherwise references to certain characters will mean diddly squat!

This book is set mainly at sea and on the antipodean continent of Novindus, giving it fresh perspective and detail from previous books. The never ending story telling skills of Feist, along with his ability to describe objects, people and events while keeping my interest is something special.

I really enjoyed this book, but I have enjoyed every one in the Midcamia saga so far, so I AM biased. I got a refund on one book with a different American narrator........AWFULL!! Stick with Peter Joyce narrated stories.
I'll be buying another one with my next credit.

I've purposely avoided talking about the actual story line of this book so as not to spoil it for others who com after me. You'll have to trust me . 😇

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  • Tim Longson
  • 07-01-2016

Great story, rich characters, highly recommended!

Great story, deep rich world and characters that suck you in. Literally the only thing I wasn't mad about was that he killed off a lot of old beloved characters from the earlier books with barely a mention. The reader is fantastic, his voices and acting bring the characters to life! Highly recommended!

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  • Sam Carey
  • 12-12-2021

good performance

great story as always, Peter Joyce is the voice of this world for me now.

I found it hard to keep going story wise as there's a certain storytrope of copying that always loses me. However, still a good listen.

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  • Neil Curbishley
  • 15-10-2021

headline act!

brilliant story, brilliantly performed , 🎭 everything Feist writes is awesomely awesome greatly great!

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  • R Lovett
  • 06-05-2021

Good Read

I read the book years ago. Narrator is good but some pronunciation is odd and his female impressions made me laugh and cringe. the story is good, but a bit predictable, but it does set the scene for the next chapter.

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  • Dr C.
  • 12-04-2021

Yet another excellent book by Raymond E Feist.

From Magician right through to the end of the serpentwar saga these books are great. I've started to revisit them because there are others in the series now since I originally read them and if like to have the story fresh in my mind.

Simply excellent and heartily recommended but start with Magician!

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  • mr craig willimont
  • 01-04-2021

swashbuckling

throughly enjoyed as always, so good was disappointed it ended so quickly let's have more!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-03-2021

Brilliant

What can I say totally brilliant all the way through .true I only listened to the condoin story from magician to kings buccaneer but now il have to start on the inner stories on midkemia ..keeps me going for hours on end when doing my taxis.a few of my customers now I believe have started to listen and read the books on Raymond e fiest .thank you mr fiest for a wonderful read thru my years .Michael Hanlon 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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  • Staceystacey
  • 10-12-2020

Pirates and sorcery.

Can you beat a better combo? No, didn't think so. Everything is fantastic, the voice narration, the plot the setup for the next saga. Nicky for King.

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  • alison o'neill
  • 13-11-2020

Swashbuckling fun

This being My least favorite story arc of the medkimia world when I read it some years ago, I was a little surprised by how much I enjoyed the reading of it. The story itself is a good one, with some new characters and some old ones an a good adventure to a different land within the world of medkimia.

The narrator Peter Joyce does an excellent job as per usual of bringing the characters to life and his reading is fun as well as engaging.

Would recommend it,

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