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Shadow of a Dark Queen Audiobook

Shadow of a Dark Queen

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"Epic scope... vivid imagination... a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy." (Washington Post)
"Well-written... intelligent... intriguing." (Publishers Weekly)

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    neil 22/11/2015
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    "Another fantastic novel!"

    Mr Feist has done it again! Loved this book, love Mr Joyce's narrative just excellent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Max 08/02/2015
    Max 08/02/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Raymond back to his best"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mingus 07/02/2015
    Mingus 07/02/2015
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    "Brilliant"

    Loving every syllable of every book. Thanks Raymond and thank you Peter for bringing the characters to life. Superb stuff.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Hansford 04/02/2015
    David Hansford 04/02/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic Feist"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    stuart 14/12/2014
    stuart 14/12/2014 Member Since 2011

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    "A favourite tale of mine"
    Would you listen to Shadow of a Dark Queen again? Why?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadow of a Dark Queen?

    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.


    What about Peter Joyce’s performance did you like?

    I like his style and the way he portrayed the main characters... It brought the story to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It is a story which I enjoyed when I read the book and recently heard the audio version...


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 27/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "took a long while to get going"

    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.

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    STARSKYDOG 26/10/2016
    STARSKYDOG 26/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "raymond e fiest great author"

    a good story not well worth the read/listen . narrator has a warmth with the characters.

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    Mrs Hungerford, United Kingdom 11/08/2016
    Mrs Hungerford, United Kingdom 11/08/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful"

    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!

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    Taylor's 15/07/2016
    Taylor's 15/07/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Solid Feist"

    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.

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    Robert 13/07/2016
    Robert 13/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "another brilliant novel "

    cannot get enough of these books!! ive been a fan for around 15 years now and im really enjoying them in this format, peter joice only adds to the experience his accents are well thought up and a constant point of enjoyment

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    "Epic Read"
    If you could sum up Shadow of a Dark Queen in three words, what would they be?

    Couldn't Stop Listening


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadow of a Dark Queen?

    The false hanging


    What does Peter Joyce bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Breadth and timbre of voices bringing the characters to life


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Just made me want to keep listening to hear what happened next.


    Any additional comments?

    A great "read"!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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