Krondor: The Betrayal : Riftwar Cycle

  • by Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by Peter Joyce
  • Series: Riftwar Cycle
  • 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A new episode in Feist's massively successful Riftwar saga.
From the endlessly inventive mind of one of fantasy's all-time greats comes a spellbinding new adventure featuring old favourites Jimmy, Locklear, and Pug.
It is nine years on from the aftermath of Sethanon. There has been peace awhile, and it's been needed. But news is feeding through to the people of the Kingdom of the Isles that deadly forces are stirring on the horizon. The bringer of the latest tidings is Gorath, a moredhel (dark elf).
The bloodletting has started. Nighthawks are murdering again. Politics is a dangerous, cut-throat game once more. At the root of all this unrest lie the mysterious machinations of a group of magicians known as The Six.
Meanwhile, renegade Tsurani gem smugglers, a rival criminal gang to the Mockers led by someone known only as The Crawler, and traitors to the crown are all conspiring to bring the Kingdom of the Isles to its knees.


What the Critics Say

"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)


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Customer Reviews

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Vintage Feist

Although this story could be enjoyed as a stand alone book, I absolutely recommend reading the previous Riftwar Cycle books in order. At a minimum read the Serpent War trilogy. Armed with this prior reading, the relationships between both groups of people and individuals will be really clear.

This book was as enjoyable as all the others. It revolves around a plot of betrayal as the title suggests, but also focusses on the three different 'races' of elves; their reticence towards each other, and history. Both old characters, e.g. Pug, Squire Jimmy, Lochlear and new; Goran the moradell and a young untrained magician have adventures together. There are epic journeys, battles both physically and mentally testing. Some characters I grew to like got killed off. I always want all the goodies to pull through, but Feist never lets you have a good story without paying some emotional currency along the way. I'm purposely not giving detail so as not to spoil the book for others.

It's a good'n!! Just get it!!
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- redfeend

A very good story

If you could sum up Krondor: The Betrayal in three words, what would they be?

Gripping, reliable and well narrated

What did you like best about this story?

Plenty of characters and all well drawn, the story picks up threads in previous books

What does Peter Joyce bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Peter Joyce is a wonderful narrator her manages to give each character an individuality.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No it was a ripping yarn thoroughly enjoyable

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- Susan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-03-2015
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited