Krondor: Tear of the Gods (Riftwar Legacy) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Krondor Tear Of The Gods Hardcover – Feb 22 2001


See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
CDN$ 28.68 CDN$ 1.49

Join Amazon Student in Canada



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager (Feb. 22 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380978008
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380978007
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16 x 3.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 680 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #770,598 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
James hurried through the night. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

By Dozirulf on Aug. 1 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Tear of the Gods was a bit dissapointing.

I read the Riftwar books and the two "Sons of Krondor" books back in high school. I recently decided to reread them again along with the the Serpentwar saga and all of the newer ones. This time I squeezed in the Riftwar Legacy series where it chronologically comes into play.

On the whole I'm glad I did. It was fun to go on new adventures with familiar characters (especially James). The Legacy books also added some needed depth to the character of Pug's son. Gorath and Jazhara were very likable too. I have to agree, however, with some of the above negative comments. The books were very obviously (too much so) fashioned out of video game plots and at times I felt like the momentum of the story was dragging while the heroes ran around killing "extra" monsters and completing side quests in order to level up their stats and prepare for the finale. There was even a "miniboss" or two who were defeated too easilly for it to seem like it meant much.

On the one hand it was kind of cool because I'd never read a book that felt as much like the RPGs I love to play. But stalling for character development in a video game and READING about it in a book are totally different things.

In the end I think the Riftwar Legacy was sort of like the new Star Wars trilogy though not NEARLY as awful (I hate you, Lucas). Even though these "prequels" were all dissapointing entries in their own way, the first one ended up being the best after all was said and done. This last one, Tear of the Gods, felt rushed - almost as if Feist HIMSELF couldn't wait to wrap things up and get it all over with. I think the Riftwar Legacy would have been better served if all three books had been combined with care into one great book.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By N. Waltz on Aug. 21 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Im a big big fan of Raymond Feist, his Riftwar and SerpentWar Sagas were totally amazing, as were his 2 "in between" books. Unfortunatly this hasnt carried over to the Riftwar Legacy. I had high hopes for the Legacy, that it would fill in some holes about Sidi and the Crawler that was only touched on in the Serpentwar saga. Unfortunatly it doesnt resolve anything, in addition the tear of the gods is single handidly the worse book ive ever read, and especially is Feist's worst book. Betrayl was good, Assassians was also good, but this book bit. Im not sure if its just becuase he was restrained by the video game, or if he just didnt care and just wanted to bust out a book about the game as quickly as possible, but either way, the only reason why you should read this book is to finish the series,and even then id think hard about it.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Book 3 of the Legacy of the Riftwar
Out of the three Riftwar Legacy books, Tear of the Gods is by far the worst. I know that all three of these books are based on video games, and this does hurt the storytelling somewhat, but Feist was way too obvious with this book (I am not kidding you, there was a "rescue the baby" side-quest). I'm a longtime fan of the Riftwar Universe, and I'm looking forward to new books in Feist's new series, but this was just a bad book.
Here's the story: Every ten years the Temple of Ishap replaces its most holy object, The Tear of the Gods. The Tear is a mystic gem that allows communication with the gods. Supposedly, if the Tear fails without a replacement there will be ten years with no hope because humanity will be shut off from the gods until a new Tear can be formed (a process that takes a decade). The Tear is being transported by ship when the ship is raided by pirates, including one bad man named Bear.
There are still problems in Krondor as someone is trying to throw the Western Realm into chaos. Jazhara, the new court magician for Prince Arutha is arriving in the city and Squire James is sent to escort her to the palace. On the way they get involved in several escapades involving some nasty acts taking place. As the story progresses Feist brings together the continuing troubles in Krondor with the search for Bear and the Tear of the Gods.
Like the other two books, this book is filled to the brim with action (as you might expect from a video game adaption). Some of it works, other times it just feels forced. Unlike Krondor: The Assassins, or even Krondor: The Betrayal (to a lesser extent), Tear of the Gods did not feel like it really had a coherent story.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By "megid12" on Aug. 1 2003
Format: Hardcover
What is with all the negative reviews for this book? It is a good book, it has an interesting wellpaced plot, that should keep any readers intrest to the end. Not Mr. Feist's best work but hardly a bad book.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I loved the Riftwar saga, and the previous trilogy. I loved the character development and scenarios that were painted - but with this book "Tear of the Gods", I don't know...it felt like it was created by some inexperienced creative. The characters were bland. Seriously, I wouldn't care if they all died..and that is one of the reasons I don't like this book.
Some of the most powerful evil creatures to grace Feist's books were so ineffectual and inexperienced in their motives/skills that they were being thwarted by the most assanine solutions.
Ultra powerful liches, vampires & skeletal warriors being killed in short order because their cleverness in hiding their soul gems in addition to just being plain impotent in their abilities. I'd expect something like this from Gary Gygax or something...which isn't bad, its just not what one expects from Feist.
Are we sure he wrote this book?
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Product Images from Customers

Most recent customer reviews

Search


Feedback