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Elizabeth S. reviewed Rise of a Merchant Prince (Riftwar: Serpentwar, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 3
I could not get through more than a couple chapters of this drek. Maybe it is just not my thing, but by God this author has a penis and he will remind you of it in every paragraph. So, if you like your fantasy with lots of violence and whores, go for it.
original?applies to this follow-up to Shadow of a Dark Queen, which also suffers from unexpectedly stodgy prose and a paucity of action. Focusing on Rupert Avery's rise to power and influence in the mercantile class of the City of Krondor, the narrative follows "Roo" as he forms a business alliance with a merchant, Helmut Grindle, whose daughter, Karli, he marries for a multitude of reasons, none of which is love. Roo begins an affair of sorts with the nasty and calculating Sylvia Easterbrook but also manages to have two children with Karli. Meanwhile, his friend and compatriot Erik von Darkmoor travels back down to the land of Novindus to battle the Pantathians (the serpents referred to in the subtitle).