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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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Great book

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

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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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it's a great second in the series book

the character development of the nook focuses on different characters to the original book (magician) and so the series widens.

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Needs editing

Unfortunately this recording - as others have said, has episodes that repeat. It’s a shame and needs editing.
However, I still enjoyed it, and I love this series, but I wish Feist would find a synonym for “said”!!

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There are Audio Errors, bits repeat themselves.
This happens usually at the end of a chapter, where it repeats.
This must be corrected.
There are Audio Errors, bits repeat themselves.
This happens usually at the end of a chapter, where it repeats.
This must be corrected.
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Great story irritating narration.

I read this book years ago and loved it so decided to revisit on Audible. It's still a compelling story but the narrators style I find bizarre and irritating. I honestly thought it was Stephen Toast . Takes a lot of getting used to.

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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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Repeating chapters, mispronounced names and words. Story is epic but these errors detract from being immersed

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  • 09-04-22

Terrible audio mix.

I could overlook the strange (and bad) pronunciation, even the silly and inappropriate voices, but the unprofessional audio mix is wretched. Harper should be ashamed. Repeated sections, huge pauses, stumbles that should have been re-recorded, radically different levels in mid-paragraph. Shockingly bad.

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  • 25-07-21

Bad Audio recording

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  • 23-06-21

A bridge to darkness at sethanon

The narrator pronounces the names a bit weird, overall a bit slow. But the story is okay, I wish it focused a bit more on Pug and Thomas. But hey, you need to go through this to appreciate Darkness at Sethanon more.

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  • Damien
  • 09-04-21

Great imagination

Love the story, world building, diverse cultures and interesting characters although the writers female characters lack depth or story power.

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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
  • 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.