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Shadow of a Dark Queen

Shadow of a Dark Queen An epic reading experience San Diego Union Tribune Acclaimed New York Times bestselling fantasist Raymond E Feist gets his masterful Serpentwar Saga off to a spectacular start with Shadow of a Dark Q

  • Title: Shadow of a Dark Queen
  • Author: Raymond E. Feist
  • ISBN: 9780380720866
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • An epic reading experience San Diego Union Tribune Acclaimed, New York Times bestselling fantasist Raymond E Feist gets his masterful Serpentwar Saga off to a spectacular start with Shadow of a Dark Queen Feist s classic epic fantasy adventure returns readers to ever imperiled Midkemia, a breathtaking, richly imagined realm of magic and intrigue, where two unlikely he An epic reading experience San Diego Union Tribune Acclaimed, New York Times bestselling fantasist Raymond E Feist gets his masterful Serpentwar Saga off to a spectacular start with Shadow of a Dark Queen Feist s classic epic fantasy adventure returns readers to ever imperiled Midkemia, a breathtaking, richly imagined realm of magic and intrigue, where two unlikely heroes must rally the forces of the land to stand firm against a malevolent race of monsters intent upon conquest and annihilation Locus magazine calls Shadow of a Dark Queen, the place to start for those yet to discover Feist s fantasy worlds For fans of Terry Goodkind, George R R Martin, and Terry Brooks and for anyone not already in the thrall of this astonishing author s literary magic that is excellent advice indeed.

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    1. Matthew on said:

      Maybe even 4.5 starsYou like fantasy. You have never read Raymond Feist. You are seriously missing out.While you are waiting the next 10 years for George R. R. Martin to finish the Game of Thrones series, you should check this one out. And, this one is already finished (you can read all 30 in the series, or just a segment of the saga, it's up to you)Shadow of a Dark Queen starts a new saga with several old enemies. People who have read the entire series up to this point will be able to enjoy thi [...]

    2. Alex on said:

      (This is a review of the whole series. No spoilers other than what can be inferred from the existence of four books and their titles.)The Serpentwar Saga is a series of four books set in Feist's Riftwar Universe. I warn you now: if you haven't read The Riftwar Saga, then I strongly suggest that you go read that before you even consider this series (a lesson I learned the hard way). That said, The Serpentwar Saga is a complete epic in its own right. It tells the story of the Kingdom and its war w [...]

    3. [Name Redacted] on said:

      This book seems to occur towards the tail-end of Feist's "rape-fantasy period" (a name my friends and I gave to those of his books written between 1988 and 1995 which all seemed to involve graphic rape and abuse of female characters) as the actual rape of the female character is not narrated and only the after-effects are described. Instead he seems to replace it with a consensual encounter between the male protagnoist and a middle-aged prostitute, which I suppose is something to be grateful for [...]

    4. Arttakra on said:

      The more of Raymonds's Books I read the less I like them, to may mistakes, in this saga the first book he says the blacksmith was the first dead person Eric has every seen and then as the story continues Raymond writes that it was someone else. There are many little mistakes like these in most of his books I dont understand why he nor his editors are picking them up I'm deslexic an i can pick them out. Also the characters always have the same personallities he kills off a few main characters the [...]

    5. Mieneke on said:

      Shadow of a Dark Queen is the first book in the Serpentwar Saga and takes place decades after the events described in the previous books of the Riftwar Cycle. It features an all new cast – and some returning heroes, but with the exception of two of them, they only have limited page time – and an all new conflict, even if it has its roots in the same foe as the previous one. Shadow of a Dark Queen introduces two of my favourite characters of the entire Riftwar Cycle and also features a third, [...]

    6. Ojo on said:

      A breath of fresh air. I can never tire of this type of fantasy, the fantasy without multiple POVs, grey characters, and multiple subplots. It's always refreshing to read fantasy with over the top world building. These days, with the rise of the Grimdark subgenre, most fantasy works tend to be character driven. We're left to figure out the world on our own. But not with this book! The world building is top class! The world of Midkemia is vast, both in geography, and in the range of cultures. Sta [...]

    7. Marina on said:

      This is man's book, with wars, fighting, battles, soldiers and so on.It features, Goodess of Death (lesser know as Khalisi, but this name is mentioned in passing), birth companions, Saaurs who reminds of Dothraki, bastards sons of nobles, dragons, magic, morbid jokes, rape, sailing, hanging, and lots, lots of camping and camp rutine.I gave this story 3 star review because endless camp rutine, which was time consuming. I will try next installment, I usually love boring stories.

    8. Kevin Xu on said:

      This book was better than what I expected to be. This book was really readable that pulled me right in the minute I started reading even thought I figure out what was going to happened from the back cover. Great job, Feist in writing a fun and readable book for my return to the world of Midkemia.

    9. Jon West on said:

      This fantasy series is set in a world with multiple races and a threatening doom. So far it sounds like many other sword and magic fantasies. However the quality herein is in the story telling and it is quite good. We are given a pair of principal characters that are well developed and relateable . This is my first experience with the author and I will certainly be reading more of his work.My rating system (* = star)1* couldn't finish book2* finished book, but didn't like it3* a good read4* a ve [...]

    10. Lindy on said:

      The book is okay, but not incredibly amazing. The writing was alright (I actually found quite a few errors that baffled me because isn't this supposed to be on some bestseller lists or something? Breath instead of breathe, carnage instead of carriage, etc.) I liked the characters quite a bit, but the way in which the author wrote the story was confusing. It wasn't one or two characters that had the limelight. We jumped around a lot, from a woman sorcerer on a quest, to their captain, to a captai [...]

    11. Clare O'Beara on said:

      This may be the most accessible of the four tales in this series. A young man named Erik is growing up in a village, unacknowledged son of the noble. After an incident he and a friend Roo are sent to be hanged and instead told they will be spared if they train as special soldiers to fight an unknown menace approaching from another continent. Not much of a choice but they accept. An evil magic-using force on another continent is pushing an army to take over cities along a major river. When the fo [...]

    12. James on said:

      A sub-par fantasy book by my standards. The plot was relatively boring as long as it concerned the main characters (who were also boring), and the more interesting parts of the book involved minor characters with a completely different plot thread. It's sad that I didn't have much interest in the main point of the book, but I just don't think it worked. It felt a little forced together in some parts. The "climax" at the ending wasn't even that compelling either.Apparently, I lot of people like t [...]

    13. C.S. Woolley on said:

      Set across the sea from the Kingdom, this book gives a feel of ever widening the world of Midkemia. Drawing from characters from the previous books in the Riftwar Saga, there are some wonderful appearance of much loved characters that create continuity. I love reading books where at the moment you start wondering what has happened to a set of characters or what they are doing, they make an appearance and change events unfolding around them. Feist is a master of this. With Pug the Magician acting [...]

    14. Andrew on said:

      The Feistster writes books that are quick and easy to read. Normally very entertaining too. This has been his weakest to date but it's still a decent read. The main guys here are Roo and Erik and they just aren't that captivating, Roo being pretty boring in fact. But there are a few old favourites here to keep interest up and those nasty little green buggers we've met previously show a bit of their evil. One thing that surprised me was there are a couple of stupid mistakes made in this book, the [...]

    15. 1000rpm on said:

      I've had this in my to read pile for years. I was hungering for a bit more Fantasy so gave it a go. It is a continuation of his other sagas and standalone books set in Midkemia. I had very fond memories of the cracking Magician and it sequels and was hoping for more.I was to be sadly disappointed. It is the first book in a Quadrilogy (?) and as such seems to be a big setup of the major characters on that book. That wouldn't be too bad if it was like (I remember) Magician was, but it isn't - it i [...]

    16. Whitney on said:

      Overall, this was a pretty good read. An interesting start to another saga. I love that Feist keeps writing about this same world of Midkemia but keeps moving us forward in time, through the generations. This book takes place some twenty years after the King's Buccaneer and Prince Nicholas' adventures. This book actually reminded me a lot of the King's Buccaneer since they travel to Novindus just as Nicholas did. In many ways, it is very much a continuation of both the King's Buccaneer as well a [...]

    17. Adrielle on said:

      I have so much time for Feist's world that I get lost in it. In this one the servant men are rising, they have a queen. There is quite a hidden twist in this instalment that I feel it is going to carry through to the rest and I'm excited about it! New characters are introduced as old favourites die, the pace is well done and the intrigue is superb.

    18. Elar on said:

      Again dark forces are marshaling their power and new generation needs to step up and take challenges. Men who are supposed to be hanged get new chances to prove that life after hanging does make sense if you live like a french legionnaire. Full of stereotyped young and older men. Book is quite fast paced and finishes first phase of series quite nicely.

    19. Trey on said:

      See the shark, watch the series jump it. Loved the Riftwar series although the last few were not as good. This series pushed me away from his work as I felt these books were more of an attempt to capitalize on the first series. Stopped reading feist after this one.

    20. David Shaffer on said:

      Easily one of the best fantasy series ever written. I have followed Pug, Tomas, and Jimmy the Hand through continued heroic deeds. With each new book Saga, Feist wraps his tale into the original history of his world.

    21. Blake on said:

      One of my favorite of the new stories of Mikedemia, especially with Erik, and how Feist describes in a sirreal way how the Serpent Queen comes to be and in the later books how it's revealed she is actually possesssed by another.

    22. Peter Blanckaert on said:

      Zeer zwak boek. Flinterdun verhaal. En bij momenten saai. Jammer. Hopelijk is het vervolg een stuk beter.

    23. Gigi on said:

      DNFI don't appreciate stories that are driven by rape. Especially when the rape doesn't allow the woman to grow and overcome, but propels two men to become heroes. Meh. Not my thing.

    24. Jordan Grossman on said:

      Feist is great at picking out new characters to focus on in the midst of characters we already know.

    25. RubyTombstone [With A Vengeance] on said:

      Too long ago to remember, but I always LOVED Feist.

    26. David Montgomery on said:

      The basic story: a bunch of desperate men are dragooned, like a fantasy Dirty Dozen, for a dangerous mission into a strange land to try to save the world. Sailing from the Europe-esque fantasy setting where most of Feist's novels are set to an India-esque continent, the band of desperate men sneak, fight and spy their way across a war-torn continent in search of information that can save their land from a coming apocalypse.I hadn't read this since I was a child. It holds up well as an adult — [...]

    27. Paul Allard on said:

      The first part of a series called the Serpentwar, this novel is all about a fierce campaign between the human race and the Saaur, a race of serpent/lizard creatures hell-bent on conquest. The main character, Erik, is a blacksmith who gets embroiled in this conflict against his will. Other characters abound and luckily there's a list of them at the beginning of the book if the reader can't remember them all.There's not a great deal of fantasy elements apart from the odd show of magic and some int [...]

    28. Elizabeth on said:

      I found this book very hard to get through and repeatedly found myself stopping and reading other books (thus why it took me almost a year to finish!). Although the idea and story line was unique to other fantasy books I have read, I was turned off by the use of rape throughout the book. Although I do understand why it was put in according to the characters histories, I feel it could have been managed in a better way. As well as this, I felt as though the climax of the book was a little bit of a [...]

    29. Stephen on said:

      This was a really good read. I picked the book up at a used book sale because there were two other books in the series for sale as well. The picture inside of the cover threw me off and made me a little concerned about wasting my time but after reading the opening chapter I was hooked. This book has similarities to another favorite series of mine, The Stormlight Archives. Specifically Erik's storyline reminds me of Kaladin's beginning story from the first volume.There's also a really cool side p [...]

    30. Cherryonion on said:

      This is the first in the Serpentwar Saga and mainly follows Erik as he gets swept up in some serious happenings to do with our old snake friends the Pantathians. Although Erik is the main character here, it's not really about him, more seeing events take place through his eyes. There are plenty of old favourite characters who make an appearance and lots of battles, banter and intrigue as you'd expect from Feist. Overall a good start to the series.

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