SILVERTHORN [Silverthorn ] BY Feist, Raymond E.(Author)Mass Market Paperbound 01-Dec-1993
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Reading on I discovered that even through my arrogance at the relatively "low" literary style, I began to become enraptured by Magician, Fiest achieves an amazing thing which many of his counterparts fail at, he gives JUST enough detail so that you are never mistaken in your images of his worlds, but he allows each reader to create their own worlds and unvierses through their imagination, something which tolkien does not allow and the reason Eddings' series tend to be 5 books in place of the 3 they can justify.
The apparent lack of detail and depth infact draws the reader far deeper into the book, because you are not only witnessing a world Fiest creates for you, you are creating a world around yourself.
Once you get sucked into Magician, there is no turning back, you fall in love with the characters, you share their emotions, occasionally laughing or grinning with the characters, occasionally feeling your eyes begin to water with their grief, having finished magician after 3 days, I couldn't wait to go to work the next morning so that I could stop into the bookstop and pick up silverthorn, 2 mornings later I had to stop in and pick up a darkness at sethanon on the way to work...Read more ›
This is a great book. It has a different feeling than the first book of the series, Magician, but includes many of the same characters. The action is intense, even more powerful than in the previous book, with scenes that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up! I loved this book, don't hesitate to recommend it to Fantasy lovers everywhere!
Prince Arutha's fiancee is poisoned on their wedding day and Arutha must set off with his friends in search of the cure - the Silverthorn.
This is a classic fantasy tale as a group of heroes travel into hostile territory to save the life of a princess. The characters are excellent and the interaction between Arutha and his half-brother Martin is especially interesting. Jimmy the Hand is always a welcome character too (and, I suspect, Feist's favourite). This book is largely a prelude to 'A Darkness At Sethanon', but does not suffer for it, building the tension of the coming conflict.
Unfortunately 'Silverthorn' lacks the epic scale of 'Magician' and is, in every way, that book's inferior. However, a masterpiece such as 'Magician' would be a tough act to follow anyway, so don't judge this book too harshly.
An excellent continuance of the story of Midkemia.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a good read following on from the magician. It sadly acks the depth of the first book or the of empire seriesPublished 12 days ago by Black Tor
I loved seeing Jimmy the Hand return - and take a major role - in this story. The Black Slayers were sufficiently creepy. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Spyro
Great book, great price brought as part of a birthday giftPublished 2 months ago by phillip whitlock
I love this book!! It Doesn't matter how many times I read it i still enjoy it immensely every time.Published 5 months ago
A wonderfully immersive tale akin to Lord of the Rings, read this trilogy 20years ago, and returning to it this weekend, was like greeting an old friend. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer