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Prince of the Blood (Riftwar: Krondor's Sons #1)
Prince of the Blood - Riftwar: Krondor's Sons #1 Author:Raymond E Feist Few fantasy adventures have ever captured the imagination the way Raymond E Feist’s magical Riftwar Saga has. Praised as a creation that “invites comparison with Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings” (Best Seller). The Riftwar Saga was the tale of a young sorcerer whose destiny would forever change the fate of two enchanted realms. — Now Raymond... more » E Feist returns to the world of that stunning creation with a novel as electrifying as any he has ever written.
The Twenty years which have passed since the end of the Riftwar has been quiet and prosperous. King Lyam has ruled the nation firmly and gently. Prince Arutha has justly governed the city of Krondor. Young Jimmy the Hand has evolved from a roof-running thief into Baron James, an invaluable aide to Arutha.
But the years of tranquility are destined to end. For King Lyam has produced no heir and Arutha, heir apparent, has renounced his claim to the throne – leaving Aurtha’s son Borric next in line for the crown. Borric and his twin brother Erland have learned a great deal about brawling, wenching, and gambling…but little else. Now they must quickly master both maturity and statecraft.
Meanwhile, on the kingdom’s southern horizon, the Empress of Kesh is about to celebrate her Jubilee. Arutha decides to send Borric and Erland – this is precisely the kind of diplomatic mission that could turn his foolhardy boys into reasoning adults.
But little does anyone know that a seething rebellion lies just under the surface in the Keshian provinces, and that devious and deadly intrigue is the game preferred by all in the Keshian court.
When an assassination attempt is made on the twins’ lives – by a member of the Keshian royal family – the two princes are faced with a deadly adventure…one that will take them into the dark heart of Kesh, where grave danger and strange magics lie in wait.
The work of a master storyteller at the top of his form, Prince of the Blood is epic fantasy at its very best.« less