Re: The Book Review!
Silverthron by Raymond Feist.
Third Book in the Riftwar series.
Tis alright, but Feist's wrting style while serviceable is never gripping. He has not once turned a phrase that caused to me stop reading for a moment and just beam from the inside. Certainly this is not the style book such as one by P.G. Wodehouse where that happens once a minute, but it still can be done in Fantasy. See The Name of the Wind.
Well enough with the writing style, what about the story? Sadly this is where it falls flat even in the series. I understand that this is a penultimate book for the Grand final to come, but think of it this way. The Empire Strikes Back: amazing movie right? What if the entire movie was only rescuing Han and there was no Leia in that servant girls leotard. Quite dull, no? The conclusion was obvious from the beginning and really not that exciting in it's execution This entire book should have been the first ten chapters of a much better one, no more.
I just don't think Feist is the author for me sadly. Not to offend his fans as he certainly much better than most fantasy writers and in writing style vastly superior even to Robert Jordan, (yes I know, low bar) but I need more than is here.
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