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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Voyager; New Ed edition (21 Jun. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006483909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006483908
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.7 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for Raymond E. Feist:

'Epic scope…vivid imagination…a significant contribution to the field of fantasy'
Washington Post.

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From the endlessly inventive mind of one of fantasy’s all time greats, comes a spellbinding new adventure of high magic, treachery and bloody war.
This time in conjunction with master of alternative US history, Steve Stirling, Feist returns to tell the full tale of one of his fans’ favourite most colourful Riftwar characters, pickpocket, montebank and confidence trickster Jimmy the Hand. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By ShuF on 27 July 2003
Format: Hardcover
Not what I was waiting for!For those of you eagerly awaiting the next instalment of Jimmy v The Crawler,you will be very disappointed.This book takes place between Magician & Silverthorn,initially set in Krondor,the book starts off well but after Jimmy has to flee for his own safety,the book rapidly spirals downhill!We are introduced to a host of new characters,of which maybe only 2 will we hear from again.There just didn't seem to be much depth to the characters & therefore didn't seem to bond with any in particular.
There also was a fair amount of padding,I could really have done without the Baron having the same dream, in detail,4 times.Also I think Feist is a bit better than the old heir fed to wolves at birth but no he was really brought up by farmers....In his afterword Feist explains about his 3 collabarations & perhaps where this book failed was that the 2 before were about different characters & not a stalwart of the Krondor series.Hopefully Feist has not fallen into the $ trap as some other authors in this genre,whereby the readership have to put up with inane drivel just to drag a story out!
Finally save your money,get this in paperback!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "scottandrews6" on 25 July 2003
Format: Hardcover
"Jimmy the Hand" starts quick and exciting with Raymond E. Feist's legendary boy thief in the familiar settings of Mocker's Rest and the Krondor sewers, but the focus wanders when Jimmy and a companion arrive in the town of Land's End. Far too many fringe characters are introduced at this jarring shift, the original villain is completely replaced, the narrative stumbles over extended flashbacks trying to justify the new villain's actions, and the plot falls into an ordinary and predictable fantasy conspiracy.
"Jimmy the Hand" feels like a different author writing Feist's classic thief, and according to Feist's Afterword, that's exactly what happened. Feist writes that for each of the collaborative "Tales of the Riftwar" series (of which "Jimmy the Hand" is the third), the other authors wrote the first draft following a joint plot outline. The other two "Tales of the Riftwar" books didn't feel so much like pale imitations, perhaps because all the characters were new and the settings were better developed.
Regardless of how it was written, "Jimmy the Hand" falls flat once the action leaves Krondor and the narrative bogs down in peripheral characters and a silly plot.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eric Leblanc on 14 July 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is not my first Raymond E Feist review. To place you in the context of my earlier estimations of his work, I loved his first 14 or so books, up to Shards of a broken Crown, but I disliked the Krondor serie based on videogames. As for the first two Legend of the Riftwar books, I find them interesting to read, especially Honored enemy, but nothing to write his mother about.
The 3rd book of the Legend of the Riftwar tells the tale of that much beloved character Jimmy the Hand right after Arutha gave him his rapier during his escape from Krondor. The first part of the book deals with the consequences for the Mockers to have helped in that escape, and thus we follow Jimmy in the sewers and holes of Krondor trying to help the Mockers. The second part of the book deals with Jimmy in exile in Land's End (for having once again disobeyed orders....). This part is creepy, there is an old haunted manor hiding a tragic history, and of course Jimmy is thrown in the middle things, helping everybody even against his better judgement :-)
The pace of that story is very good, and the various characters are well characterized while not exactly fleshed out. I think this book is better than Talon of the Silverhawk, though of course lacking in scope since this is a standalone novel. Hovewer, I'm thinking some connections are made with characters of this book and Feist's Krondor serie.... Jimmy the Hand is still a kid, and behave like and experienced boy, though very quick and talented. I think that Jimmy is better than the one in Krondor's books, however opinions differ on this subject.
In conclusion, a very good read, and fast paced. I would give it 4.5 stars, but that option is not there, so I give a five because to me it deserves more than 4 stars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rolo on 16 Aug. 2003
Format: Hardcover
Although the book is fairly short, Its an easy read, an starts of with quite alot happening. I think the book would have benefited if Jimmy hadn't left Krondor. As the moment he does, a whole new story begins, and we completely loose touch with all the characters Feist had been building up in the first half of the book. For a story about a thief, there isnt much theiving going on. Personally the Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings is probably a better Thief Tale, as Jimmy the Hand seems to spend most of his time rescuing complete strangers. Details and descriptions fall away up in the second half of the book giving the impression Feist was in a hurry, many things happen far too easily/quickly, and there isnt as much suspense I was hoping for, but overall if you want an easy read with familiar characters, and your a Feist Fan, then buy it now. If youve never read any of his books before, Id give it three starts instead of four.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "singapore_matt" on 3 Oct. 2003
Format: Hardcover
As always with a Feist Novel I waited with intrepidation for its release. Unfortunately, this one doesn't live up to his mark. Other joint writings in the Rift War Saga have been excellent and I believe his best work has been with Janny Wurtz.
Feist has always lent realism to fantasy, striking a balance halfway between a truely historic campaign settling simmilar to Ancient Rome and the magical tales of Camelot. His books never get too fantastical to be unbelievable. However, this one does.
The story starts off along the right lines with a good pace and you begin to devour pages, but then the story loses a sense of realism as the main sinister tale develops. I found myself forcing my way through the last third, hoping for an improvement that never arrived. I now await his next solo work and consider this a small bump in an otherwise brilliant journey.
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