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Honored Enemy (Legends of the Riftwar, Bk 1)
Honored Enemy - Legends of the Riftwar, Bk 1 Author:William R. Forstchen, Raymond E. Feist In the frozen northlands of the embattled realm of Midkemia, fate can form strange alliances. — It is nine long, bloody years into the ongoing Riftwar that is tearing Midkemia asunder. Having survived a disastrous encounter with their sworn enemy, the Tsurani, Dennis Hartraft's cold, hungry, and exhausted Marauders arrive at a frontier garrison -... more »- at the same time as a Tsurani patrol. But a more devastating threat resides within the stronghold: moredhel, a migrating horde of dark elves so deadly and vicious that the only hope for survival is if bitter enemies band together and fight as one.
Now two hostile groups must make their way to freedom, facing a common foe, braving the merciless elements, and haunted by the voice of conscience demanding, "what is more important, a man's life... or his honor?"« less
The set-up of two enemy units having to work together to escape an even more deadly enemy should have made for more suspense, but somehow you never doubted that it would happen and they would escape. The only interesting part to me was the side plot of Tinuva and Bovai, brothers who are sworn enemies.
Interesting storyline. Characters approach reality, but fall short. Ever read a mystery novel in which the author writes interesting main characters who they try to make very hard, nonchalant and smart all at the same time, all of the time?
You will occasionally be reminded of the writing process. But then, if this genre is your bag, the characters may eventually grow on you. And the story will move you to turn the pages. And you might want to get the other books in this series and the corollary series' by Feist.
I have the full set of Feist's 3 Riftwar books now.