|Submitted by Daniel Colton |
(Jul 15, 2008)
The Kings Buccaneer is my favorite book written by Raymond E. Feist. You should definitely read it before the Serpent War Saga.
The story is of the third son of Arutha, Nicholas. Being the third son of royalty means you will never inherit anything of importance from your father. Like many people in life we too will never inherit anything from our parents and so instantly we already can relate to our protagonist. His means of coping with these trials is the matter of great interest. Nicholas has a birth defect that shrouds everything he does in feelings of self inadequacy. We all have felt at times that we were lacking. This novel is all about the "coming of age" story, how Nicholas grows from boy into man. The situations and stimuli for this change vary, some will please you, others are story book, but through it all not only does Nicholas grow, but so do you.
In addition to the rich character development of Nicholas (which sadly is almost entirely restricted to this novel as he only makes cameo's in other novels) you will also learn more about Nakor and Calis. Whats more is you are introduced to the continent of Novindus, a volatile and exotic landscape. So very different from the Kingdom of the Isles or Kesh that you find yourself rediscovering Feists ability to create a landscape so entirely believable and challenging that it fits right into Midkemia.