The Serpentwar Saga

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Shadow of a Dark Queen Summary

The astonishing first volume in Raymond E. Feist's best-selling Serpentwar series.…

Ancient powers are readying themselves for a devastating confrontation, and a dark queen has raised a standard, gathering armies of unmatched might.

A band of desperate men are forced into this battleground of good and evil, and their only hope for survival is to face this ancient power and discover its true nature. Their quest is at best dangerous and at worst suicidal.

Among them are some unlikely heroes: Erik, a bastard heir denied his birthright; his friend Roo, an irrepressible scoundrel with a penchant for thievery; and the mysterious Miranda, upon whom all must wager their lives. She appears to be an ally but also possesses a hidden agenda and may prove to be a more deadly foe when the final confrontation is at hand.…

Shadow of a Dark Queen is the first book in the Serpentwar Saga. The quartet continues with the second book, Rise of a Merchant Prince.

©2014 Raymond E. Feist (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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  • Book 1

    • Shadow of a Dark Queen

    • By: Raymond E. Feist
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 19 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    The astonishing first volume in Raymond E. Feist's bestselling Serpentwar series…Ancient powers are readying themselves for a devastating confrontation, and a dark queen has raised a standard, gathering armies of unmatched might.A band of desperate men are forced into this battleground of good and evil, and their only hope for survival is to face this ancient power and discover its true nature. Their quest is at best dangerous and at worst suicidal.Among them are some unlikely heroes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another fantastic novel!

    • By neil on 22-11-15

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 2

    • Rise of a Merchant Prince

    • By: Raymond E. Feist
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272

    The second book in Raymond E. Feist's super-selling quartet: The Serpentwar Saga. Triumphant but overconfident after his defeat of the reptilian Sauur army, Roo must resist a beguiling seductress who threatens to undo him and all of Midkemia. Recently returned from a harrowing brush with the armies of the Emerald Queen, Roo is now free to choose his own destiny and his ultimate ambition is to become one of the richest and most powerful merchants in Midkemia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a great story bought to life <br />

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-06-18

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 3

    • Rage of a Demon King

    • The Serpentwar Saga, Book 3
    • By: Raymond E. Feist
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 24 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 265

    The third novel in the best-selling Sepentwar series. The ultimate darkness approaches… As the Emerald Queen's shadow lengthens once more across the land of the Midkemia, her forces stand ready to launch a devastating invasion. But come the battle's dawn, the magician Pug, and his life-long friend Tomas, will discover that something far worse than the Queen's sorcery is afoot. Swords, bows, wits and courage will no longer be enough to defeat the descending plague.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it<br />

    • By Louise Perry on 27-04-18

    Regular price: £26.99

  • Book 4

    • Shards of a Broken Crown

    • By: Raymond E. Feist
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    The demon has been defeated and the Kingdom rejoices as the threat to the existence of every living thing on Midkemia has passed, but out of the ashes of war new problems arise, in the brilliant sequel to Rage of a Demon King…The demon is no more…The enemy has been routed, yet peace still eludes the Kingdom. Midkemia lies in smouldering ruins following the Demon King's siege. Many lives have been lost, including that of the brave James, Duke of Krondor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Slow start, but classic Feist, a must read

    • By brandon1234 on 10-12-14

    Regular price: £19.99