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Krondor The Betrayal
Krondor The Betrayal
by Raymond E Feist
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 9.92
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1.0 out of 5 stars Pathetic, lazy, what the heck was Feist thinking?, March 4 2003
Word for word, this book was taken from the video game. Yes, Feist wrote for the video game, but way this book was transcribed from the game was lame, and down right lazy. I can understand wanting to write a book based on a video game that did very well - but since I loved the Riftwar Saga so much, the Legacy really hurt. The only real Betrayal here is to the fans of Feist.
However, Krondor: The Assasins, the only part of the Legacy not transfered from a game was very enjoyable, and a an image of what the other two books could have been.

Krondor: The Assassins
Krondor: The Assassins
by Raymond E Feist
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 8.54
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thank god, no video game, March 4 2003
This is really the only worth-while book to read out of the Riftwar Legacy books because it was also the only book not based on a video game. Although I'll admit, its fun to play as Jimmy the Hand, and then read the adventures in print-form after beating the game - but if you didn't play the games, I can't imagine you'd have that great of a time reading this series. Except for this book. 100% original.

Shards Of A Broken Crown: Book Four of the Serpentwar Saga
Shards Of A Broken Crown: Book Four of the Serpentwar Saga
by Raymond E Feist
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars Magic takes a turn for the worst..., March 4 2003
In this book, I found that I enjoyed the continued stories about Erik and Roo, and Jimmy and Dash, but I was continuously (...) about Pug and the whole magical side of the book. Pug might as well be completely powerless in this book for the world of good he does. I think Feist got tired of writing about magic and just tried to throw it together in something resembling a conclusion. The truth of the matter is, the Riftwar Saga was amazing, and the beginning of the Serpetwar Saga that concentrated on the military and financial side of the war was incredible, realistic, and intriguing. But then Feist tried to throw in the magic part of the series and just screwed it up for all his fans. A disappointing end for what could have been a wonderful series. But don't give up hope yet... Feist could still produce a winner with his next series.

Shards Of A Broken Crown: Book Four of the Serpentwar Saga
Shards Of A Broken Crown: Book Four of the Serpentwar Saga
by Raymond E Feist
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 9.92
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3.0 out of 5 stars Magic takes a turn for the worst..., March 4 2003
In this book, I found that I enjoyed the continued stories about Erik and Roo, and Jimmy and Dash, but I was continuously [ticked] about Pug and the whole magical side of the book. Pug might as well be completely powerless in this book for the world of good he does. I think Feist got tired of writing about magic and just tried to throw it together in something resembling a conclusion. The truth of the matter is, the Riftwar Saga was amazing, and the beginning of the Serpetwar Saga that concentrated on the military and financial side of the war was incredible, realistic, and intriguing. But then Feist tried to throw in the magic part of the series and just [messed] it up for all his fans. A disappointing end for what could have been a wonderful series. But don't give up hope yet... Feist could still produce a winner with his next series.

The King's Buccaneer
The King's Buccaneer
by Raymond Feist
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 9.92
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Feist book I've ever read, March 4 2003
This review is from: The King's Buccaneer (Paperback)
Feist wrote the Riftwar saga with the detail and the precision of a master. His Krondor trilogy is a bit pathetic, but only because it is obvious he wrote the video games first before the books. The Serpent War Saga started off wonderful, but ended weak. But the King's Buccaneer takes the best of Riftwar, and the best of Serpent War, and combines them into one novel. You have believable and awe-inspiring magic, combined with the rough militeristic and realistic life of mecenaries and pirates. Truely my favorite book from Feist, I recommend reading this after Riftwar, but you don't need to read Serpent War to enjoy this classic.

The Redemption of Althalus
The Redemption of Althalus
by David Eddings
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars Okay, lets be fair, March 4 2003
So this book isn't up to par with some of Eddings other books, and neither does it compare to George RR Martin... but thats a whole other league! This book, is actually fairly enjoyable, and I would call it a "light" fantasy novel, but fun from start to finish.

The Pillars of Creation
The Pillars of Creation
by Terry Goodkind
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 9.92
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5.0 out of 5 stars No one appreciates style anymore..., March 4 2003
I agree with "A truly good book with a fresh perspective, November 28, 2001 Reviewer: A reader from new york" because this book was badly needed to revitalize the series. Whats more, is that Goodkind accomplished something few authors even dare try - he wrote about characters and events that for the majority of the book, do not deal with the main characters, and yet, the narrative was still a chilling tale of suspense and adventure that is worth re-reading again and again. I have a feeling that once "Naked Empire" comes out, everyone who was negative about "Pillars" will suddenly see that light and go "oh... so thats what was going on." Those who know great writing and style can appreciate "Pillars of Creation."

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