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The penultimate volume of the mighty Riftwar Cycle. War rages in Midkemia but behind the chaos there is disquieting evidence of dark forces at work. Jim Dasher’s usually infallible intelligence network has been cleverly dismantled; nowhere is safe. He feels that the world is coming apart at the seams and is helpless to protect his nation.
Quiet palace coups are underway in Roldem and Rillanon; and King Gregory of the Isles has yet to produce an heir. In each kingdom a single petty noble has risen from obscurity to threaten the throne.Lord Hal of Crydee and his great friend Ty Hawkins, champion swordsman of the Masters’ Court, are entrusted with the task of smuggling Princess Stephané and her lady-in-waiting, the lovely but mysterious Lady Gabriella, out of Roldem to a place of greater safety. But is there any safe haven to be found?
Meanwhile, Hal’s younger brothers Martin and Brendan are attempting to hold the strategic city of Ylith against an onslaught of Keshian Dog Soldiers, and a mysterious force from beneath the sea. The Kingdom might lose Crydee and recover; but if Ylith falls, all is lost.An unknown player appears to orchestrating these conflicts. Can Pug and the Conclave of Shadows track down this source before Midkemia is destroyed?
©2012 Raymond E. Feist (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic Reviews

“File under guilty pleasure.” ( Guardian)
“Epic scope…vivid imagination…a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy.” ( Washington Post)
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5 out of 5 stars
By jo on 03-05-17

wow, I thought because I skipped a few ...

my mistake, this is part of the series, also works as a stand alone.
I was enthralled, love when there is so much intrigue that you have to read just one more sentence. ....

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3 out of 5 stars
By Netman on 01-17-17

A great book, ruined by the narrator.

Great book by Feist as always, but dreadful narration. The guy needs to learn how read clearly and consistently. Sometimes staccato, other times in a sine-wave of speed, other so fast it's difficult to know when a breath would be taken. Also he needs to learn how to pronounce certain words, as he's clearly guessing. Loved the book, hated tge narration.

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2 out of 5 stars
By martin farrington on 03-23-14

Awful narration ruined this

What would have made A Crown Imperilled better?

Why did they not stick to Peter Joyce who narrated all the first two books in this trilogy bewilders me. It's jarring, all the pronunciations of characters is not slightly different, but massively. Also the style of narration is flat with no emotion and monotone making it difficult to bother listening too. It may just be bearable if all three in this trilogy were read by the same narrator but to use one for the first two then switch is unfathomable and ruined the whole set for me.

Would you recommend A Crown Imperilled to your friends? Why or why not?

Only as book not audio book unless it is narrated by a different person, steer well clear of John Meagher

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Narration ruined this, so much so after 1/3 of the book i just gave up and bought the actual book and read it so i could find out what happens in the end of the series.

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17 of 17 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Llamahunter on 06-08-14

i am so annoyed

If you could sum up A Crown Imperilled in three words, what would they be?

Listened to all the others and Peter Joyce does a good job of narration. Imagine my annoyance to find him gone for the next one. I'm trying to listen to it, but an hour in i want to pull my hair out!

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of John Meagher?


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13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Samuel on 04-16-16

If you are following the story on audible, prepare for a bit of a bump in the ride.

So, the only issue i have is with the change in narrator. No slight intended to either voice narrator, but the difference between the two took me a while to overcome before i could settle back into the story.

Once I adjusted, great narration and story again. Feist is a master and this series his magnum opus. Really undervalued on audible.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By James B. Morris on 06-22-16

A good read, but no Peter Joyce

A Good read overall but this chap simply isn't to the calibre of Peter Joyce.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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