A Crown Imperiled
Book Two of the Chaoswar Saga
Raymond E. Feist
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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Riftwar Cycle—including the original Riftwar, the Serpentwar, the Darkwar, the Demonwar, and now the Chaoswar—comes the latest entry in one of the most treasured and enduring sagas in modern fantasy.
A Crown Imperilled
War rages in Midkemia once again, and behind the chaos, disquieting evidence points to dark elements at work.
As enemies march across the realm wreaking destruction, its brave and loyal defenders battle to survive—a struggle made more perilous now that Jim Dasher's trusted intelligence network has been cleverly dismantled. Region by region, Midkemia is being ripped apart, and the loyal spy and his allies find themselves overpowered at every turn.
Signs of the kingdom's impending doom surround them. King Gregory of the Isles has yet to produce an heir. Roldem and Rillanon have each been plagued by palace coups that threaten to topple their thrones. Lord Hal of Crydee and his great friend Ty Hawkins, champion swordsman of the Masters' Court, have been entrusted with smuggling Princess Stephané and her lady-in-waiting, the lovely and perplexing Lady Gabriella, out of Roldem to safety. But the rising danger has made finding refuge treacherous.
Nowhere is safe, including Ylith, Midkemia's strategic bastion, where Hal's younger brothers Martin and Brendan hold off an onslaught of brutal Keshian Dog Soldiers and a mysterious force from beneath the sea. Yet courage alone is not enough to withstand the continued enemy assault. Without reinforcements, hope of success fades. Martin, Brendan, and their compatriots know that while losing Crydee, the legendary city on the kingdom's edge, would be devastating, the realm can still be saved. But if Ylith falls, all is lost.
As Jim, Hal, and all their brothers in arms fight for their lives, Pug and the Conclave of Shadows embark on a magical quest to hunt down the dark force orchestrating the destruction before Midkemia is annihilated. And time is running out. . . .
I've been a fan of Raymond Feist's books since Magician-Apprentice. I've enjoyed the continuity the series has brought, but each novel has progressively lost its allure.
This particular novel had some serious errors in terms of the storyline. There was a chapter wherein Pug had discovered something and in a later chapter is presented that Magnus had discovered it. It's so obvious that it makes you wonder if they proof read this before releasing it.
There are also a number of grammatical and spelling errors that just take away from enjoying this book.
I never thought I'd ever want a refund for a book. But sadly, in this instance I would.
Funny thing is I would still continue to buy his books simply because of my attachment to the characters. I just hope that Mr. Feist takes better care in the next book and think of his loyal fans and try to give us something worthy of his first 4 novels on Midkemia.
Awesome and not
The story is what you have come to expect from Fiest. Maintaining the bar set by his first novel Magician so long ago. That being said, the massive amount of typos and pug meeting something for the first time twice realy has really dimmed what was such a great story for me.
A Crown Imperiled
Another in a long list of excellent books by one of the giants of fantasy. However, someone truly needs to proofread as I alone discovered four misspelled or actually missing words which detracts from an otherwise enjoyable read.