In Midkemia, there are no easy roads For twenty years the mercenaries Durine, Kethol, and Pirojil have fought other people's battles. Hartraft's Marauders, a crack band of kingdom raiders, are a special unit designed to infiltrate and fight behind enemy lines. His other fantasy work includes D'Shai novels and the Keeper of the Hidden Ways series. He is co-author with Janny Wurts of Daughter of the Empire, Servant of the Empire and Mistress of the Empire. The Swords, suspicious of everybody-including one another-go looking for the murderer. The characters were really well written and the three protagonists fitted really well in Feist's world.
My fangirlism would go crazy for sure! Most of the books could stand alone but you would be missing so much. All in all, I give this three stars simply for brilliant writing and execution. The three mercenaries were entertaining and seeing events unfold through their eyes made for fantasy story the likes of which I have not seen before. Roland Green Copyright © American Library Association. As the only neutral people around, they are given the task of investigating a gruesome case.
It was terribly easy for even me to figure out. What lies ahead for the able trio are a few welcomed months of restful garrison duty. Durine, Kethol and Pirojil are three mercenaries who have spent twenty years fighting other people's battles: against the Tsurani and the Bugs and the goblins, and now it seems they've run out of Tsurani, Bugs and goblins to kill. In the right book these three characters would be excellent. Having started with the four books of the Riftwar Saga, I fell in love with the world of Midkemia in Magician: Apprentice, and Magician: Master really solidified it for me. Zo worden ze zelfs betrokken in een moordonderzoek.
From Publishers Weekly This second cowritten installment of Legends of the Riftwar after Feist's 2006 collaboration with William R. When ordered to accompany the promiscuous Lady Mondegreen, her aging husband, and her current lover to a summit in the city of LaMut, the Three Swords willingly comply, expecting an uncomplicated and undemanding assignment. The three mercenaries were entertaining and seeing events unfold through their eyes made for fantasy story the likes of which I have not seen before. Gedetaileerde omschrijvingen van omgevingen en personen. Riftwar Saga, the Serpentwar Saga and the epic Krondor series. The second novel of a major new Feist acquisition, returning to his best-loved series. All Durine would have to do was kill people.
That would be bad for business. The solution to the murder was also Very disappointing. The fact that Feist and Rosenberg have them follow standard practices rather than create new techniques is something of a letdown. It was a peaceful, beautiful little fief, far from the dangerous feudal petty squabbles of the Five Duchies, on the world of Callidore. Durine, Kethol and Pirojil are three mercenaries who have spent twenty years fighting other people's battles: against the Tsurani and the Bugs and the goblins, and now it seems they've run out of Tsurani, Bugs and goblins to kill. That was fine with him. The three mercenaries were interchangeable.
Quickly, they are trapped in the politics of the Barons, and are made temporary Captains in order to perform they're jobs. I was pleasantly surprised however by the witty prose and dialogue with unexpected undertones of Dickens — co-author, Joel Rosenburg's influence, I think it's safe to assume. That was fine with him. Deze auteur is meer gekend voor zijn boeken over terrorisme en hoe deze gerelateerd zijn aan voorspellingen uit de bijbel Het boek gaat over Durine, Pirojil en Kethol. As the intrigues thicken, the Three Swords find themselves permanent guards to the baron, and are soon promoted to captain and tasked with keeping the peace among bored and idle baronial retainers. The heavy action was supposedly at Crydee these days which meant that the one place they could be sure the three of them were not going was Crydee.
Come spring, the privateer Melanie was due in Ylith, and its captain could be counted on for a swift conveyance away for sure, and likely not to murder them in their sleep. Having already defeated the Tsurani, the Bugs, and the goblins, it seems there are no more enemies for them to vanquish--even as the Riftwar rages on in the west. Now four great kingdoms remain, on the brink of war. As his brother, Erland will have his own great responsibilities to shoulder. It was ok, but I read it every night to get through it rather than because I really wanted to pick it up again. I certainly did not see the twist coming — the culprit of the murder, so well-done on keeping me guessing all the way to the end.
His other fantasy work includes D'Shai novels and the Keeper of the Hidden Ways series. And that was the good news. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. The whole of the magnificent Riftwar Cycle by bestselling author Raymond E. That would be bad for business.