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Queen of Storms

The Firemane Saga, Book 2
Narrated by: David Thorpe
Series: The Firemane Saga, Book 2
Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (102 ratings)

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Summary

Book two in Raymond E. Feist’s best-selling Firemane Saga!

Hatushaly and his young wife, Hava, are living a good life, working to reopen the burned-out Inn of the Three Stars in the prosperous trading town of Beran's Hill. 

But there is a great deal more to this bucolic scene than meets the eye. Both Hatu and Hava were raised on the secret island of Coaltachin, and though they may appear to be no more than a young couple in love preparing for the midsummer festival where their friends Declan and Gwen will be wed, they are in fact assassins on a mission, waiting instructions from their masters in the Kingdom of Night. 

Moreover, Hatu is the last remaining member of the ruling family of Ithrace - the legendary Firemanes. He dyes his flaming red hair and has studied to control his dangerous magical powers. But however hard Hatu may be hiding from all those who would seek to use or to destroy him, fate has other plans. 

Horrific events are approaching Beran's Hill, bringing death and devastation to the peaceful town as unknown and monstrous forces are unleashed. And nothing will ever be the same again.

©2020 Raymond E. Feist (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"This is a knockout." (Publishers Weekly)

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A Feisty Second Book Promises Much More!

I do occasionally get irritated and just a little bit grumpy and cantankerous when the publisher's blurb promises a lot but the story within fails to deliver or doesn't really match up to what's promised. No need to worry about that here though because when Feist promises you 'devastating events' he genuinely means it. I'd hate to be a character in one of his books because if he decides that you need to go, even if you were a bit of a star in previous books, then you'd better duck because axes, arrows and flames are likely heading for your vital organs! In fact this book lulls you into a false sense of security with a fairly steady and patient start and then just when you're nice and relaxed . . . WHAM! It's the reader that gets clobbered from behind and from then on it's high action and drama all the way. It's a typical Feist journey through a well built world with decent characters and of course with a quality narrator like David Thorpe at the helm it never hits a bum note. I have this down as a series to look forwards to and I very much hope that Feist's publisher is on at him right now to keep beavering away at the rest of the Firemane Saga!

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Excellent

An excellent follow up to King of Ashes.The next book can’t come out quick enough.

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Awesome!!! can't wait for the next book.

Loved every minute. Narrator is excellent. Can't wait to see the release of the next book.

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Disappointing

Disjointed storyline. Lacks any real focus. I really hope the next book will be better.

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Great listen

I really enjoyed this book. A long time fan of the author he didn't disappoint

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Can't say I think the narrator is doing these books any justice. I've been a big fan of Raymond feist since magician. But struggling with these due to the story telling.

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EY UP i'm narrating our kid

I love this author. but waiting a year for a sub ten hour sequel read by a guy who thinks bringing a character alive means making him northern is too much. would someone introduce the publisher to Mr John Lee. start again. I'll buy it in a 2 for 1 sale

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Vintage Feist

An enjoyable romp with many of the hallmarks of a classic Feist, that fans will surely recognise. The narration was generally good, the only downside for me being some odd editing; the breaks between new sections, with different characters, often being too short to signal the change. Otherwise recommended as an easy and engaging listen. I look forward to part 3.

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Disappointing

I found both the performance and story lacking. The narration jumps between character without a pause for breath making it hard to keep track of which POV you're listening too. The story itself has a slow start and never really picks off.

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excellent story,

the characters are really good, the story continues, the plot thickens, I can't wait for the next installment. where more will be revealed.

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Incomplete

Wait until the next book in the series is published. This is not really a whole book. Feels like the second half is missing