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Publisher's Summary

Set 20 years after the events of the Riftwar, Prince of the Blood follows the adventures of Prince Arutha's sons in the dangerously unstable Great Empire of Kesh. Twenty years have passed since the end of the Riftwar. Prince Borric con Doin and his twin brother Erland have been summoned back to their father's court in Krondor. Prince Arutha has decided he needs to tame his spirited progeny and teach them statecraft and responsibility.

Shortly after they arrive home, therefore, he orders them to Kesh, to represent the Isles at the Empress' 75th jubilee. But before the new ambassadors depart, they are attacked. The foiled assassin's suicide reawakens fears that the Nighthawks - a brotherhood of killers for hire - are active once more. But the truth is far more disturbing: The assassin was a member of the Royal House of Kesh….

Despite the dangers, Borric and Erland's mission continues, it being vital to sustaining the fragile peace between the two nations. But the brothers have little idea of the exotic world of Kesh, the strange players at this alien court, nor the hidden forces intent upon tearing the empire apart.

©1989 Raymond E. Feist (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Epic scope… vivid imagination… a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy." ( Washington Post)
"Well-written… intelligent… intriguing." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Another beautiful Feist Novel

I really enjoyed this addition to the Riftwar Saga. While not as monumental and epic as the initial three books, I love the characters, their wicked sense of humour, and the most exotic and beautifully drawn Palace of Intrigues that is the Royal Court of Kesh, full of ruses, betrayal, political maneuvering.

I love Peter Joyce’s narration, and how he gives each character their own unique personality, their own voice, and instils a sense of warmth and humour into the story.

I am really looking forward to listening to the second volume of this book.

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Great Story

Great story and definitely recommended .. but .
a terrible narrator compared to the narrator who did the first few books of Raymond E Feist.

Nevertheless .. a book you shpuld read even if you don't listen to it.

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  • Jeff Batchelor
  • 11-10-18

Peter Joyce is awesome

Peter Joyce makes this book come to life, his performance is outstanding. I loved every word.

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  • Antonio Goard
  • 08-19-18

Not one of the best in the series

It started and ended well and found myself listening intently to these parts; However, I found myself losing concentration for the middle parts which never happened on other Feist books. A good enough story as part of the overall series but wouldn’t stand up as it’s own one off book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-06-21

great book well read

it is always a pleasure reading a raymond e feist book and even more so liatening to one.

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  • weggment
  • 05-11-21

excellent first book of series.

brilliant as always from Raymondo and Joycey. love love love love love love love

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  • mr craig willimont
  • 03-22-21

intrigue

at a foreign palace a kaleidoscope of danger and deceit keeps you enthralled through out

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  • Helen Smith
  • 02-18-21

Great Book Really Well Read

Gripping story set in a richly imagined world with some old and new characters. The narrator reads it beautifully with a deep smooth voice.

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  • Linda Todd
  • 02-10-21

A rollercoaster ride of a great story

As this story it was a very fun and enjoyable read my thanks to Peter Joyce the narrator he done an excellent job as usual and the story I have read several times but this time was the first time I've had it read to me and I had thoroughly enjoyed every page of it my thanks to the author for the privilege of reading one of his fabulous books.

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  • Richard O
  • 01-21-21

Brilliant listen

Unable to stop listening to it. Some long evenings of listening enjoyment. Well worth it🙂

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  • Staceystacey
  • 12-10-20

Another swashbuckling adventure!

The voice acting is tremendous, the plot fantastic as ever. Swashbuckling adventures in Great Kesh. Wonderful, simply wonderful.

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  • Leo
  • 12-05-20

Fantastic, only word I can think of

One of my favourites of the series so far strong narrative and emotionally compelling throughout.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-04-20

No Joy form Joyce

love the story , however the narrator continually makes me want to skewer my ears.

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  • David
  • 10-23-15

Brilliant

Great Story, well written and we'll voiced. I have long searched for this series of audio books.

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  • al
  • 07-09-21

What’s with saying said so much

While the story is great, the narration is distracting, I’d like to know how many times the word said is said through the book, how did editing even allow this through, example, Boric said, then Jimmy said then boric said, jimmy said.
The whole book is peppered through with terrible dialogue. I found myself just wishing for the parts of the book that didn’t have any conversation through it.
The narrator says “said” in such a deadpan way as well that it is very obvious and detracts greatly from the story.
I hope the next books are a little better

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  • R. T. Crooks
  • 11-25-21

A great read!

great book fantastic ending looking forward to the chapter. Thanks for the fun. .

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  • Aaron Howlett
  • 03-08-21

A Good Solid Story

While I thought this book wasn't as enthralling as the first books in this cycle it is still a really good book, solid story line, Peter Joyce is a great narrator and he has the ability to really take you there, this book is another subtlety piece from Raymond, while not my favourite I can't really complain, you won't regret listening

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-04-20

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A couple of spots audio was jumbled or quiet but still great to listen to

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  • Travis
  • 08-29-20

boys to men to rulers

A great adventure to foreign lands transforms two boys into the future rulers they will become.

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  • Anita
  • 07-30-19

awesome

I absolutely love this series, I think I must be on the 9th or 10th. Hopefully there's quite a few more to come 😊

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  • Jess Q
  • 01-20-19

A thrilling read

Rarely a dull moment. Peter Joyce is well suited for such a genre and even better suited to speak for such characters, both noble and traitorous alike.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-27-18

second reading, still great, well narrated

I have read this book before and enjoyed it, the experience of listening opens us to a whole new spectrum of enjoyment, as I get older reading was getting harder, tired eyes meant shorter reading sessions, not any more. thanks Audible.