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SilverThorrn in the side of Feist
on 4 September 2003
OK....you've just finished Feist's epic Magician and you are desperate to continue the riftwar saga. Silverthorn is not the best follow-up to his first book but then again, how do you follow such an amazing opener?
The best section of the book is one that will stay in your mind throught your Feist journey. Jimmy the Hand jumping gracefully across the roooftops of Krondor to take on an assasin trying to take out Prince Arutha.
Sadly, the book slows down from there and although Arutha's journey into the enemy heartland is a gripping ride, there is little to make this an exciting book.
Nice story-line (Prince trying to save his Princess) but lacking in the quality we all now Feist is capable of.
Despite the bad reviews, your need to read this book to set yourselves up for the next installment - possibly Feist's greatest novel - A Darkness At Sethanon.