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Publisher's Summary

The astonishing first volume in Raymond E. Feist's best-selling Serpentwar series.…
Ancient powers are readying themselves for a devastating confrontation, and a dark queen has raised a standard, gathering armies of unmatched might.
A band of desperate men are forced into this battleground of good and evil, and their only hope for survival is to face this ancient power and discover its true nature. Their quest is at best dangerous and at worst suicidal.
Among them are some unlikely heroes: Erik, a bastard heir denied his birthright; his friend Roo, an irrepressible scoundrel with a penchant for thievery; and the mysterious Miranda, upon whom all must wager their lives. She appears to be an ally but also possesses a hidden agenda and may prove to be a more deadly foe when the final confrontation is at hand.…
Shadow of a Dark Queen is the first book in the Serpentwar Saga. The quartet continues with the second book, Rise of a Merchant Prince.
©2014 Raymond E. Feist (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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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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By Jacquie on 04-18-16

Epic Read

If you could sum up Shadow of a Dark Queen in three words, what would they be?

Couldn't Stop Listening

What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadow of a Dark Queen?

The false hanging

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

Breadth and timbre of voices bringing the characters to life

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Just made me want to keep listening to hear what happened next.

Any additional comments?

A great "read"!

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By neil on 11-22-15

Another fantastic novel!

Mr Feist has done it again! Loved this book, love Mr Joyce's narrative just excellent.

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By Max on 02-08-15

Raymond back to his best

A refreshing storyline gives new life to the Feist mythology. Keeps a decent pace throughout and doesn't disappoint those looking for a continuation of the saga nor those looking for a decent story.

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By Mark on 01-21-16

Amazeballs... Triumph

Peter Joyce, R.E.F and Audible, such a beautiful partnership. Diverse, artistic and well thought out.

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By Matthew on 06-19-17

Excellent!

Iconic storyline in an epic series. Narrative was on 1.25 which kept things moving and helped the different accents and voices. Overall an excellent job and wonderful listen. Now to the next one .... ;)

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