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Murder in Lamut

Legends of the Riftwar, Book 2
Narrated by: Matt Bates
Series: Riftwar Cycle, Book 19, Legends of the Riftwar, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (134 ratings)

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Summary

The second novel of a major Feist acquisition, returning to his best-loved series. Written with Joel Rosenberg.

The second Riftwar collaboration, Murder in LaMut, written by masters of fantasy Raymond E. Feist and Joel Rosenburg.

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. That would be bad for business.

But away where? That wasn't Durine's worry. Kethol would surely be able to find the three of them somebody who needed men who knew which part of the sword you used to cut with and which part you used to butter your bread, and Pirojil would be able to negotiate a price at least half again what the employer was ready to pay. All Durine would have to do was kill people.

That was fine with him. 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. The prospect of a few months of garrison duty offers a welcome respite; but then they are given an assignment that seems, on the surface, like cushy work - to protect a lady and her husband and deliver them safely to the city of Lamut. It should have all been so simple....

Raymond E. Feist is the author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed Riftwar Saga, the Serpentwar Saga, and the epic Krondor series.

Joel Rosenberg is best known for The Guardian of the Flame sequence. His other fantasy work includes the D'Shai novels and the Keeper of the Hidden Ways series.

©2015 Raymond E. Feist , Joel Rosenberg (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"File under guilty pleasure." ( Guardian)
"Get in at the start of a master's new series." ( Daily Sport)
"Well-written and distinctly above average...intelligent...intriguing." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Epic scope...vivid imagination...a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy." ( Washington Post)

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Can’t believe this is a Feist book

Boring and very slow All his other books enjoyable can only assume he had no editorial control

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A bit slow

Compared to the other books from the same writer, this book seemed A bit slow, narrator might have some to do with that.

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Simple murder mystery. Not much Midkemia.

Big fan of the world of Faist. This book had very little of that. The book is basically a murder mystery set in the world of Midkemia.

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Weird fantasy detective story

SPOILER The murder happens in the next to last chapter or so. I really liked it.

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Good thriller

Loved it very exciting good story looking forward to next in series hope it's as good as this one

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  • 24-05-20

A classic "whodunit" in Midkemia world

Spoilers: With a lot of background info, we came eventually down to the basics in the last few chapters. Alot of info that was not needed, had nothing to do with the story - it was a bit slow reading.

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  • JoSSte
  • 17-10-19

Jumbled but entertaining

I guess I expected even more of a murder mystery. I hadn't thought of using mercenaries in those ways. Well told dispite that. "the reluctant detectives" could be another title for this book

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  • jo
  • 12-09-19

good, but not riveting like his others.

I struggled to stay involved with the story, to be fair, this may have been due to being unwell whilst listening though so I will give it another listen when recovered.