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It's better the second time you read it

Advantages: Follow on to Shadow of the Dark Queen
Disadvantages: Can seem a little poor, when first read, compared to earlier Feist novels.

When I first read this book, part two of the Serpentwar Saga, I was very disappointed, but having re-read it so that I can continue my quest to leave an opinion on all of Feist's books, I have to say that it is a lot better than I first thought. Maybe it' ...

cjkace 05.05.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Rise of a Merchant Prince - Raymond E. Feist

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Should only be read by diehard fans

Advantages: One moving passage.
Disadvantages: Too much commerce, not enough fantasy.

If you are new to the works of Raymond E. Feist, I strongly recommend that you start this series from the very beginning. First there was the Riftwar, then there was the Serpentwar: the volume you need to read first is entitled Magician and takes you thro ...

aphrablack 16.11.2002 · Read full review
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Review of Rise of a Merchant Prince - Raymond E. Feist

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SerpentWar's Second Book

Advantages: Strong characters and storyline make this a 'must read'.
Disadvantages: A bit more of what is happening with Eric would have been nice.

Updated 23/02/01 Eric Von Darkmoor and Roo Avery arrive back in Krondor after surviving the struggle in the distant land of Novindus. Eric and Roo are pardoned and while Eric elects to stay in the army, Roo decides that he will try his hand at being a ...

steve.toplis 23.02.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Rise of a Merchant Prince - Raymond E. Feist

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Shadows and Swords

Advantages: A believable world...
Disadvantages: Too much to take in and no resolution in sight.

Raif awakes, screaming Ash's name. Bear, his pony is frightened. But worse is to come... for Raif (Mor Drakka, Watcher of the Dead, Oathbreaker, Twelvekill) whatever his myriad names, they will aid him little now, for Raif is lost in the Want. The Want is ...

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Review of A Sword from Red Ice - J.V. Jones

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Planet Narnia: Fascinating Theories!

Advantages: Clearly presented, intriguing and believable ideas, adds to enjoyment of the Narnia books
Disadvantages: Rather too long-winded and over-detailed in places

‘Planet Narnia’ is one of those books whose title kept appearing on my radar a couple of years ago. A recommendation by Amazon, a comment by a friend, a reference in a blog... so, at first skeptical but eventually curious, I put it on my wishlist and was ...

Kukana 21.03.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis - Michael Ward

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