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Mistake Issuing This - Real Mistake,
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This review is from: Krondor: The Betrayal (The Riftwar Legacy, Book 1) (Paperback)
I've been reading Feist books in chronlogical order (the order matching that printed inside the cover) and assumed that this was next in line. Wrong! it fits somewhere between earlier books.
Usually when I read an author for the first time and don't like either the style of writing or the plot I give up but, having read so many Feist books - and loved the earlier ones - I gave this a good chance. It is awful, a terrible read. Without giving the story away it goes something like this: Someone tells them where the enemy is, they go there and kill them. Do that about twenty times and you have the gist. Of course towards the end, when things get tough, just bring in a magician or two to sort the opposition out.
Feist has never been a fluent writer but, like I said earlier, his early books about Midkemia were highly readable, entertaining and strong in material.
This series apparently originated from a game - and it shows. It should have remained so.