|Submitted by Matthew Guilfoyle |
(Nov 10, 2005)
What can I say about Mr feist's latest offering? Well, I would like to say excellent,exciting,real edge of your seat reading but unfortunately this would be a grave mis-representation.
This almost seems like a filler. We are introduced to several new characters but these seem to lack the depth that for me has always been a major part of any novel by Raymond E Feist. Two of these appear out of more or less nowhere,one from the other side of the world who for reasons best known to himself decides to throw in his lot with the conclave without getting the full story. The other seems to be a vessel for a minute piece of the mad god who they are opposing but some how his lifelong impulses to murder, maim and kill are amazingly subdued by Nakor.
We see very little of the characters of Talwin or Kaspar which seems somewhat strange in the light of the last three books.
My personal feeling is that this book is comparable with Prince of The Blood which also took place in Kesh and is possibly the least read book in my collection. I think this one may be joining it.
The ending is somewhat comedic but the idea that we may be going back to kelewan and the Empire of Tsuranuanni is exciting.