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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Silverthorn by Raymond E. Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. Published by Grafton Books first published May 7th More Details Original Title.
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How come there is almost a hundred page difference between this edition and some of the other ones? Robert Negut Small font in this edition. See 2 questions about Silverthorn…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Silverthorn The Riftwar Saga, 3. I loved this book soooooooo much! I loved the story of Jimmy and Arutha in the beginning.
Well, all through the book but it tells more about them in the beginning. I love Jimmy so much! He's so good! I mean he's a thief and all but still he soon becomes someone important in Arutha's crew. Lyam is the King and Arutha and Martin are his brothers. This is about Arutha for the most part though.
I love Martin too but I digress. Anyway, someone or thing is out to kill Arutha and it's not good at all! Arutha just wants to get married to Anita and get on with life, but alas, that never happens. I'm just skimming through this review but know there is a lot of stuff going on in the book. And it rocks! Some horrible thing happens and Pug and Kulgan show up! His wife, Katala and his son William is there too.
Anyway, The gang have to go off on a quest to find the silverthorn in order to uh, help things, yeah, help things. Arutha, Martin, some guards I like but forgot their names for shame some other people they pick up along the way and Jimmy and Laurie.
They go on a dangerous quest because these evil beings are after them. I mean they are in regular bodies and then they reanimate and all kinds of evil stuff.
Things end up great in that area. Things end up great for every one for a bit. There are a lot of fighting and some torture. Pug has to venture back to an old land and he's going to have to fight the darkness at some point. There are a lot of things going on but it's so wonderful, I can't say it enough.
View all 15 comments. Mar 05, Choko rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy , fantasy-forgotten-realms , advanture.
Old school all the way and loving it: : :. View all 7 comments. The next step in the Riftwar series. If you enjoyed Magician, continue the adventure here with a quest led by Arutha my autocorrect does not like Arutha.
If you have not read Magician: Apprentice and Magician: Master , stop, slowly step away from this review, and then quickly get those and start reading! As you may have seen, I challenged my fantasy loving friends to read this series. If you made it this far, you're welcome! View 2 comments. I loved this book. I find this book quite intrigued as 'Magician' but I think 'Magician' is better than this book. Mar 25, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: worldbuilding-sf , fantasy , shelf. So much fantasy goodness packed in this one.
Even if the first two were complete in themselves, they still serve as perfect vessels to bring about a somewhat standalone adventure full of nearly all the characters we've grown to love.
Even Pug has a role, but mostly we get to follow and love Jimmy the Hand and Arutha. This is not a simple "find the freaking herb to save his love" quest no matter how simple the blurb makes it seem.
Indeed, there's a lot of intrigues, big bads only hinted at in the So much fantasy goodness packed in this one. Indeed, there's a lot of intrigues, big bads only hinted at in the first two novels, and evil much bigger than two worlds could handle even if they could band together.
No spoilers, but even this "nearly" standalone adventure has all the makings of epic greatness of a slightly different flavor from before despite the familiar characters. So much set up for the next one! Completely necessary, of course.
Feb 13, Gary rated it it was amazing. The long awaited and joyous wedding of Arutha, Prince of Krondor, to the beautiful young Princess Anita, is cruelly cut short when Anita is struck by a poisoned arrow, from the bow of the Nighthawks - an underground cult of death, in league with the darkest and most evil powers. It is discovered that the nighthawks are being used by the enemy, the dark lord, the enemy, Murmandamus, to assassinate the Lord of the West, Arutha.
This in order to fulfill the ancient prophesy, necessary for Murmandamu The long awaited and joyous wedding of Arutha, Prince of Krondor, to the beautiful young Princess Anita, is cruelly cut short when Anita is struck by a poisoned arrow, from the bow of the Nighthawks - an underground cult of death, in league with the darkest and most evil powers.
This in order to fulfill the ancient prophesy, necessary for Murmandamus and his evil minions to take over the world of Midkemia, and cast it into darkness.
Prince Arutha, assisted by his brother, the skilled huntsman Duke Martin of Crydee, the veteran Captain Gardan, the troubadour Laurie of Tyr Sog, the former Tsurani, Earl Kasumi of La Mut and the artful boy thief, Jimmy the Hand, set off on a quest to get hold of the antidote necessary to save Anita from death, and at the same time to learn a thing or two about the terrorist nature of the forces that threaten the Kingdom of the Isles.
This novel is filled with suspense and mystery, as we explore magic, the history of the elves and Valheru, and a deeper understanding of the connection between the worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan.
New characters are introduced into the saga, such as Gamina, the child who talks with her mind , and the Hadati Hillman , Baru. The momentum set by Magician is not lost for a moment and it is difficult to put the book down as we follow the saga of magic and a momentous battle between good and evil. Jun 05, Wanda rated it really liked it Shelves: reading-project , speculative-fiction , read-in This is the one and only book of this series which my public library possesses.
Go figure. Why have only the 3rd volume of a 4 volume series? Another one of the mysteries of library acquisition. There is a certain amount of comedy to be devised by making a thief into a squire and his shenanigans lighten the mood of some ot This is the one and only book of this series which my public library possesses. There is a certain amount of comedy to be devised by making a thief into a squire and his shenanigans lighten the mood of some otherwise rather grim events.
It is also about his realization that as a prince, he can no longer afford to do things purely for himself—he must take his position and the people dependent upon him into consideration when making plans. Arutha is hands-down my favourite character of the series, so no wonder I am pleased with this novel. Book of my science fiction and fantasy reading project. Aug 13, Graeme Rodaughan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Anyone with a love of epic fantasy.
Shelves: fantasy , heroic-fantasy , re-read , epic-fantasy , sorcerors-magicians.
Silverthorn is the second book in the The Riftwar Saga and is the sequel to the massively successful Magician. Silverthorn was first published in , three years after the original release of Magician. The book centers on the frantic journey of Prince Arutha to the Northlands in order to obtain a cure for his wife, Princess Anita who lies near death, poisoned by the mysterious plant Silverthorn. A year after Lyam 's coronation, Arutha returned to Krondor as the new Prince , to begin plans for his wedding.
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Silverthorn by Raymond E Feist
I will admit I was not a huge fan of Magician, so I was not overly eager to return to Midkemia which is why it has taken me so long to read Silverthorn. Nevertheless, since I have had some very solid recommendations for later books in the series, I thought I should get back to wading through the earlier ones, after all, presumably matters were going to improve. A year after the rift to Kelewan closed and the Tsurani war ended, Prince Arutha brother to King Lyam returns to the city of Krondor anticipating his wedding to princess Anita. This leads them to a confrontation with not only The Nighthawks, the guild of death, but also the Moredhil; dark cousins to the elves and a sinister power which can reanimate corpses. After a second attack leaves the princess Anita in a sleep near death, Arutha sets out with Laurie, Jimmy and his brother the huntsman Martin to try and find a plant which can cure Anita, the mysterious Silverthorn, little knowing that the dark elves are only the tools of a far older and darker power from outside the world.