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Summary

A sweeping epic fantasy series from worldwide best-selling author Raymond E. Feist.

Featuring one of the most fascinating characters and scenarios ever created in the genre, The Conclave of Shadows promises to become one of the great all-time classics in the field.

Among the Orosini tribe, every boy must undergo the traditional manhood ritual in order to understand his place in the universe and discover his manhood name. Kielianapuna must survive on the remote mountain peak of Shatana Higo until the gods grant him his vision. But Kieli has already waited for four days and nights, and now he is cold, lonely, despairing, and very, very tired...

When he is woken by the terrifying sensation of sharp claws piercing his skin and finds a rare silver hawk upon his arm, it is such a disorientating moment that he is not sure whether it has even happened or whether it is a vision.

Returning to his home, nameless and still a child, Kieli stumbles upon devastation. His village is being burned, his people slaughtered. Although it means certain death, Kieli throws himself into the battle.... Against all the odds, he survives--the only Orosini, who have been cut down where they stand: every last man, woman, and child.

A distant voice echoes in his mind: Rise up and be a talon for your people...The visitation of the bird on Shatana Higo was indeed his naming vision. He is a boy called Kielianapuna no more. Now he is Talon of the Silver Hawk, a man who must avenge the murder of his people, whatever that may take.

©2012 Raymond E. Feist (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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" Talon of the Silver Hawk is a vibrant and compelling tale." ( Dreamwatch)

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Loved it

had booked myself gave them away to charity saw the audiobook on Amazon tried it loved it

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Another great yarn.

Yet another first rate story and narration. Lots of plotting, action and exquisite detail. I can't wait to listen to part two; King of Foxes. Might have to buy extra credits to avoid waiting.

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Really enjoyed this 4 book series

I'm about half way through Feist's saga and I have to say before I started this trilogy I was beginning to get a bit fatigued of this saga with the trilogies started to feel the same.

This four book set was a surprising and pleasant change to the pattern and well worth a listen. You really do need to have listened to the previous ones otherwise parts of it will not make sense.

The first three books focus on the journey of one boy (growing into a man) and his ultimate goal of revenging the murder of his people. All standard stuff but it's all about the quality of the journey and he has told it well. The forth book goes in a slightly different direction - I won't say more as it would spoil the story, suffice to say it was a surprising and fleshing change of direction for the final book.

So if you into Feists mammoth saga then you can look forward to a high point when you get to this section!

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Brilliant side story

Brilliant side story bonded with Talon really well, I felt the story Just lacked a sub plot and some Pug action like in the serpent war saga

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narrator.

I like Peter Joyce. however, I find he isn't bringing the magic these sagas deserve...

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Excellent book you must read.

This book was well deserving of the five stars I wish I could give it more but my thanks to the author and Peter Joyce for the excellent navigation of this story my thoughts where dicey at firstyou but then I got into the story and it was an amazing story you must read this you will not be disappointed. 💝🙃

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a powerful return to form

back to writing at his best, even if it feels a bit short. Great new characters introduced.

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Talon of the Silverhawk

Great story. well told I really enjoy listening this series. I recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the genre.

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Brilliant listen

Great story and well narrated, although some of the accents are suspect. Would recommend to anyone.

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Fabulous story, brilliantly written

I just love this writer, cant wait to listen to the next one.
I'll have to go back to the beginning of his books & listen to them all

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  • 29-06-21

Trash

If you've never read Feist, don't start here (better off never even starting this).

Cringe worthy and excessive focus on sex. All women are either memories (dead relatives), or there purely to sleep with the main character.

Boring, formulaic unimaginative revenge story. Wooden main character. All others unlikeable.

Feist's first two trilogies are amongst my favourite fantasy novels ever. This is absolute trash. Don't bother

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  • 05-06-20

A new and exciting trilogy

While I struggled with the last trilogy, Legends of the Riftwar, the first book in this new trilogy I flew through. exiting, some dear old friends are introduced, and a young new unlikely hero. Fantastic.

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  • 26-08-17

Enthralling

Jaw clenching horror to relief then fear to pleasure.
I was captured by the entirety.