Nicholas, third son of Prince Anutha of Krondor, is a bright and gifted youngster, but sheltered by the restrictive life of his father's court. To learn more of the world outside the palace walls, Nicholas and his squire, Harry, set sail for pastoral Crydee. Thus begins an adventure that will place the fate of his nation on his unsure shoulders.
Shortly after their arrival, Crydee is brutally attacked by unknown forces. The castle is reduced to ruins, the townspeople slaughtered and two young noblewomen - friends of Nicholas - abducted. More than a simple, raid for slaves, the invaders serve dark forces intent upon the wholesale destruction of the Kingdom of the Isles.
As brother to the future King, Nicholas must undertake a long and dangerous journey. And as he ventures further from the familiar landmarks of his home, Nicholas learns that more than the fate of two girls is at stake, even more than the fate of the Kingdom, for behind the murderous pirates stands a force that menaces the entire world of Midkemia and he is destined to confront this terrifying threat.
About the Author
Feist is one of the world’s leading fantasy writers. His Riftwar and Serpentwar Sagas have been global bestsellers for years.
Born and raised in Southern California, Raymond E. Feist was educated at the University of California, San Diego, where he graduated with honours in Communication Arts. He is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Riftwar Saga.
Praise for Raymond E. Feist: `File under guilty pleasure'Guardian `Get in at the start of a master's new series'Daily Sport `Well-written and distinctly above average... intelligent... intriguing.'Publishers Weekly ` Epic scope...vivid imagination...a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy.'Washington Post
Series: Riftwar Saga
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: May 1993
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.9 x 15.2 x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.37