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Silverthorn

Narrated by: Peter Joyce
Series: Riftwar, Book 3, Riftwar Cycle, Book 3
Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
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Summary

The whole of the magnificent Riftwar Cycle by best-selling author Raymond E. Feist, master of magic and adventure, now available in ebook.

For nearly a year peace reigned in the enchanted kingdom of Rillanon. But new challenges awaited Arutha, the Prince of Krondor, when Jimmy the Hand - the youngest thief in the Guild of Mockers - came upon a sinister Nighthawk poised to assassinate him.

What evil power raises the dead and makes corpses do battle with the living at the behest of the Guild of Death? And what high magic can defeat it?

Meanwhile, a life-or-death quest must be undertaken to find an antidote to a poison that fells a beautiful princess on her wedding day…

Silverthorn is the second book in the Riftwar Saga. The trilogy concludes with book three, .

©1985 Raymond E. Feist (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"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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As Good As Good As I Remembered

I've read the Rift War books many times over the past 20 years and was worried that a narrator wouldn't match my memory. I had nothing to fear, other than some random pauses which must have happened as part of the mastering process the story was well told.
The story is a proper adventure/quest tale which is well paced and an excellent if too short follow up to Magician. It also sets the scene perfectly for the climax in Darkness at Sethanon.

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Big fan of feist. peter joyce isnt half bad

Big fan of feist. peter joyce isnt half bad narratng though I find him much better at 1.25x speed on audible :)

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a great epic in the making

after discovering the audio version of this book I've rediscovered my love of Raymond E| Feist's work the narration is brilliant and the narrator has been able to distinguish most characters but with so many in the book it's an amazing feat will definitely look forward to the next book

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Great book

only one negative - bizarre pronunciations on some names, but didn't detract from a rivetting story.

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An amazing follow up to magician

I loved this book and can’t wait to get stuck in to darkness at sethanon.

I’ve read all Feist books several times over and I’m a lifelong fan since I was 11. Over 30 years of literary pleasure.

If you haven’t read this you’re in for a treat

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Brilliantly read characters

Brilliantly read characters brought the story to life. Great second book in the series can't wait to hear the next book

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A great listen

Read exceptionally well as before, great story and very enjoyable to listen to. Looking forward to the next installment and the conclusion.

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brilliant sequel

loved it. wasn't as long as the first but a great story. plenty of magic and adventure. well worth a read. I'm now on to the third !

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Loved it!

such a gripping adventure! loved it! the narrator has an old rich voice making it even better!

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one of my favourite fantasy stories

I love this story it always keeps my attention. The narration was very good and I liked the way the narrator used different t voices for the characters. This has been missing from some stories and makes them harder to track. There are some audio errors in this story, like repetition of some sections (only small paragraphs) and some faults and stutters.

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  • 04-02-20

best book triology ever

I've never read anything like it i absolutly love!!! this triology listende 3 times two it dont know what id do with out it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-09-19

Absolutely phenomenal

The first book was good, but it only becomes great once you read the second book. This book has everything I want from a fantasy book, and more. Feist has an ability to write suspense like no other fantasy writer I've read, what an enjoyable book! Bring on part 3

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  • mauricio seiti
  • 05-04-19

not like the first one, but still a great one

at the start not fast paced like the first book.... but it catches the pace and you cant stop listening. i enjoyed the introduction of new characters and the development of the story

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  • Patrick O'Leary
  • 17-09-18

Listen to it if you've read it

I've read the book 30 times at least and I still heard new things. I decided to restart the whole series on Audible and am enjoying every hour I'm stuck in traffic.

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  • Allen
  • 12-05-18

An absolute vlassic

I forgot just how much I love this book. A must read for all high fantasy fans.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-02-18

A wonderful adventure.

Loved this book. Loved the narration. There were however areas in the narration where sections were repeated (eg: End of Chapter 8). An issue with how the recordings were saved perhaps? Distraction aside, it was still wonderful.

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  • R L Watson
  • 15-03-17

It's an excellent story and fantastically narrated

However there are some editing issues as there are at least 3 paragraphs that are repeated.

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  • Kindle Customer Sands
  • 27-12-16

thrills and chills

Great delivery and epic story. Fantastic tale which builds expertly to the third book. Tears and shivers provided.

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  • Kat
  • 25-12-16

First fantasy I've touched

Never been into reading fantasy before, but this one is relatable and characters are great.

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  • Rasmus
  • 05-12-16

Silverthorn

A strong beginning followed by a slightly lower tuned ending, is my summation of this novella. Overall i realy enyoy this book but i feel its ending is a bit rushed and abrupt, and lacks propper intrigue. That said it is a marvelous book i whuld say and the characters are very collorfull. I whuld highly recomend it for everyone.