Silverthorn - Raymond E. Feist - NEW Book
Book 3 in the Riftwar Saga - Paperback
Books in the Riftwar Saga:
Book 1 - Magician: Apprentice
Book 2 - Magician: Master
Book 3 - Siverthorn
Book 4 - A Darkness at Sethanon
A year after Lyam's coronation, Arutha returned to his city as the new Prince of Krondor, to begin plans for his wedding. He met a young thief, the very same Jimmy the Hand who had aided his escape from the city with Princess Anita, who now warned him that there would be an attempt on his life. Arutha bought the cooperation of Krondor's powerful and highly organized guild of thieves, the Mockers, to obtain more information on the assassins. Setting a trap, they captured two agents, who were revealed to be from the temple of Lims-Kragma, Goddess of Death. During interrogation, both prisoners willed themselves to death rather than divulge their plans. As the High Priestess of Lims-Kragma sought the truth from beyond the grave, one of the prisoner rose as a creature of the dead and begin slaughtering many royal guards, addressing Arutha as "Lord of the West" before being destroyed.
Injured in the attack, the High Priestess warned Arutha that the forces which opposed him were so powerful that they held the gods in contempt. Regardless, Arutha proceeded with his wedding. Another assassination attempt was foiled by Jimmy the Hand, but the poisoned bolt struck Anita. With scant clues and a race against time for an antidote, Arutha led a party to the one place where any question may be answered, the great library at Sarth Abbey. While at the abbey, their enemies struck again with powerful sorcery, both attacks barely repulsed by the mighty defenses of Sarth Abbey and its warrior priest. However, Arutha found that the poison was made by a rare plant, silverthorn, and that he must journey to the elves of Elvandar. Now warned that Arutha's foes were formidable magicians, Pug asked the aid of one of his island's resident scryer. The vision of the future revealed a dark entity, speaking in ancient Tsurani, and was even capable of perceiving the scryer past the barriers of time and probability. With that knowledge, Pug recreated the rift to Kelewan, and with two companions, went to find out more about the enemy they face.
In Elvandar, the elven Spellweavers revealed that the silverthorn plant grew only around the lake Moraelin, in moredhel-held territory. Nevertheless, Arutha and his band sneaked past sentries, picked several silverthorn shrubs, and with the help of Tomas, made their escape, barely escaping a moredhel general and his horde of undead Black Slayers. In Kelewan, Pug and his companions were captured in ambush by Great Ones of the Assembly of Magicians for his role in the destruction of the Imperial Arena a year ago. Tortured by Tsurani inquisitors, his Greater Path magic neutralized, Pug turned to Lesser Path magic, becoming the first magician ever to master both paths besides Macros the Black. Gaining time, he explained his reasons to the Emperor, and was given reprieve to continue his search in the Assembly's vast libraries. Following a clue, Pug traveled to the northern wastelands of Kelewan, and discovered a lost race of elves living in a forest under the ice. Their leader, Acaila, offered to instruct Pug in the nature of magic, in order to better face the coming trials. With the antidote made by the elven Spellweavers, Anita was saved, and Arutha's enemies set back by the death of one of their generals. But the leader of the moredhel, Murmandamus, vowed that in a year, the long-awaited invasion into the Kingdom would commence.
About the Author Raymond E. Feist
Raymond Elias Feist (born 1945, Los Angeles, California) is an American author who primarily writes fantasy fiction. He is best known for The Riftwar Cycle series of novels and short stories. His books have been translated into multiple languages and have sold over 15 million copies. Raymond E. Feist was born in 1945 in Los Angeles, and was raised in Southern California. He was born with the name Raymond E. Gonzales III, but took his adoptive step-fathers surname Felix E. Feist when his mother remarried. . He graduated with a B.A. in Communication Arts with Honors in 1977 from the University of California at San Diego. During that year Feist had some ideas for a novel about a boy who would be a magician. He wrote the novel two years later, and it was published in 1982 by Doubleday. Feist currently lives in San Diego with his children, where he collects fine wine, DVDs, and books on a variety of topics of personal interest: wine, biographies, history, and, especially, the history of American Professional Football.
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