The astonishing first volume in Raymond E. Feist's best-selling Serpentwar series....
Ancient powers are readying themselves for a devastating confrontation, and a dark queen has raised a standard, gathering armies of unmatched might.
A band of desperate men are forced into this battleground of good and evil, and their only hope for survival is to face this ancient power and discover its true nature. Their quest is at best dangerous and at worst suicidal.
Among them are some unlikely heroes: Erik, a bastard heir denied his birthright; his friend Roo, an irrepressible scoundrel with a penchant for thievery; and the mysterious Miranda, upon whom all must wager their lives. She appears to be an ally but also possesses a hidden agenda and may prove to be a more deadly foe when the final confrontation is at hand....
Shadow of a Dark Queen is the first book in the Serpentwar Saga. The quartet continues with the second book, Rise of a Merchant Prince.
©2014 Raymond E. Feist (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"Epic scope... vivid imagination... a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy." (Washington Post)
"Well-written... intelligent... intriguing." (Publishers Weekly)
A refreshing storyline gives new life to the Feist mythology. Keeps a decent pace throughout and doesn't disappoint those looking for a continuation of the saga nor those looking for a decent story.
Must be my 5th time through the series but a new experience to hear someone vocalise the characters. A great way to enjoy these epic stories while keeping your hands free to work.
Yes... I read it many years before. It was the first story I read that got me hooked into Feist world. I found the plot interesting surrounding the characters Eric and Roo.
Well, there was a few but the most poignant memorable moment had to be when Eric and Roo facing hanging... They had just watch some others being hung and now it was theirs turn to be hang.
I like his style and the way he portrayed the main characters... It brought the story to life.
It is a story which I enjoyed when I read the book and recently heard the audio version...
This was my first book that I read set in the world of Midkemia... I went on to read the others in this series. My most favourite was The Magician. I would recommend not just this book but others. Over the past year I have been hearing the books that I read and for me I have enjoyed them again, Peter Joyce adding to the pleasure.
top draw epic fantasy from the master on this genre! Feist weaves another epic tale that will leave you wanting more and more, brilliant!
really struggled for first half of the book. just felt like it was trying to hard to set something up and had to listen for hours for not a lot to happen really, due to it I could not have cared less for the main character it followed. performance good as always which really helped.
Both author and narrator continue to amaze me as the stories carry me away to a different world. I cannot praise them enough and would highly recommend these works to anyone who loves Fantasy and Adventure!
Enjoyable read, took a little while to get going and characterisation never as strong as his earlier books but it still sets a high standard and is a great listen helped by first class narration.
Couldn't Stop Listening
The false hanging
Breadth and timbre of voices bringing the characters to life
Just made me want to keep listening to hear what happened next.
A great "read"!
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