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Silverthorn

Riftwar Cycle: The Riftwar Saga, Book 3
Written by: Raymond E. Feist
Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
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Publisher's Summary

A poisoned bolt has struck down the Princess Anita on the day of her wedding to Prince Arutha of Krondor.

To save his beloved, Arutha sets out in search of the mytics herb called Silverthorn that grows only in the dark and forbidding land of the Spellweavers.

Accompanied by a mercenary, a minstrel, and a clever young thief, he will confront an ancient evil and do battle with the dark powers that threaten the enchanted realm of Midkemia.

©2017 Raymond Feist (P)2017 Random House Audio

What the critics say

"I found Silverthorn to be as exciting and absorbing as Magician in every way. The excellent characterization wedded to a tight and well-timed plot makes it one of the outstanding fantasy offerings of the season." (Andre Norton)

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Fantastic sequel

A great follow on story to Magician but also a very good stand alone novel.

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  • Michael Land
  • Orange, Ca United States
  • 2017-11-14

Love it

Love this book, been waiting a long time, and it was worth the wait. I can not wait for the rest of the books in the cycle

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-03-24

I cherish this series.

I have read these books many times. These characters are dear to me. I was so happy to get these in audio book form. But the narrator is ill suited for these books. His pronunciation of places and names pulls me out of the story. His performance is too sedate for this tale.

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  • judtin
  • 2018-03-23

Another great book

Fiest does it again. Another great book. It ends a little abruptly but only makes me get the next one faster.

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  • Jared
  • 2018-03-08

Some minor weak points, but an excellent 3rd book.

Centering more on Arutha and his clandestine mission, to a degree, Silverthorn departs from Pug. It does not hurt for this, but helps to continue Feist's progression of opening a larger story to his audience.

At the outset of this series, I considered him to be slightly deficient, but Nicholas Guy Smith has developed into a solid narrator. While he doesn't possess a wide range of unique voices, in this third entry into the Riftwar Saga he shows himself more than capable of a compelling reading.

In many series, the penultimate book lacks a satisfying resolution. Not so with Silverthorn. It is, however, within this conclusion that it suffers. It completes the tale, but it feels as though it was wrapped hastily and without the time and consideration that the rest of the novel exudes. Minor events seem illogical and the number of pages given are few (perhaps more of an editing decision).

Again, the deficiencies here really aren't significant enough to reduce it to 4 stars. This is a well-written tale with characters we're growing to enjoy, love, and even respect.

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  • HumanHeater
  • 2018-02-04

need the rest of the books!

I love the world of crydee. wish all of the books were on audible already! do you just need someone to read them? I'll do it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-08-06

good book I really enjoyed the book reading the

good book I really enjoyed it I'll read the rest soon ty gor the book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-18

never boring

never boring. unlike GoT you will never hope someone's story is cut short to move onto a better one.

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  • DJM
  • texas
  • 2019-07-01

Maybe the best

Ever written. The best story, characters, world, everything. Scary, perfect pace, triumphs and tragedies. Good characters i just loved, bad ones I wanted to kill. If I had someone that loved sword and sorcery novels, the rift war saga, and this book in particular would be my first choice to advise them to read. Over 50 been an avid reader since 3rd grade. Out of everything I’ve read this would be it.

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  • Howard
  • 2019-04-05

my 3rd audiobook

Raymond feist is a terrific writer, compelling and the story line draws me in. Nicholas the gentleman reading the book, has a great knack of inflections for the many different characters, as well as setting the mood and intensity with his voice.

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  • Jordan Ashton
  • 2018-12-05

Great Series

Enthralling, captivating series. Second best of 3 three books thus far. Brilliant story telling and narration. Pug is the man.