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Title:Rise of a Merchant Prince: Book Two of the Serpentwar Saga
Authors:Raymond E. Feist
Info:Harper Voyager (1996), Mass Market Paperback, 464 pages
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Rise of a Merchant Prince by Raymond E. Feist (1995)

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With Roo and Erik safely back in Krondor, they're offered the choice of re-upping in the Crimson Eagles or mustering out. Erik stays in - he might not particular enjoy soldiering but he was good at it and he knew what was coming. Roo, too, knew what was coming and wanted as little as possible to do with it so he leaves the army to pursue his dream of vast wealth. But he finds himself starting off at the bottom as a waiter in Barrett's Coffee House (not *that* low really - Barrett's is Krondor's equivalent of London's Lloyds) and it is here that he puts his sneakiness to good effect in building his portfolio.

Before too long with a bit of help from Lord James, Duke of Krondor and that man's secret service, he's on the rise. Roo finds his plain daughter of a rich merchant to marry but he's infatuated by another woman; the daughter of his greatest competitor, who was definitely not plain.

As wealth is accrued and the spies from Novindus report on the growing strength of the Emerald Queen, Duke James remind Roo of help given and it's price.

The final invasion is one of the most bloody scenes in any of these books and is quite explicitly unpleasant (though not too bad). ( )
  JohnFair | Nov 12, 2017 |
This novel seemed almost in a rush to get to the later parts of the story. I do enjoy the focus on the merchant trader side of the world though did miss the more epic aspects of the usual Feist novel. ( )
  brakketh | Jan 18, 2017 |
I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!
http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/13409272
  Lunapilot | Jul 19, 2016 |
I liked so much magician krondor and mistress, but this is weak! Sorry but what a disappointing book.. ( )
  Gerardlionel | Apr 2, 2016 |
I liked Erik and Roo... Love that Feist will write a series about some characters, let it end, then start up a new series with new characters... only a few real recurring ones (nakor, pug, miranda, etc...). Not like Robert Jordan, who lost his way, boy. ( )
  BooksForDinner | Feb 1, 2016 |
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Wealth, howsoever got, in England makes Lords of mechanics, gentlemen of rakes; Antiquity and birth are needless here; 'Tis Impudence and monkey makes a peer.
-Daniel Defoe
the True-Born Englisman, Pt. I
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This book is dedicated to Diane and David Clark, good friends
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Surviving the wrath of the fearsome Sauur—a hideous race of invading serpents—noble Erik and cunning Roo have delivered a timely warning to the rulers of the Midkemian Empire, and are now free to pursue their separate destinies. Erik chooses the army—and the continuing war against Midkemia's dread enemies. Roo lusts for wealth and power—rising high and fast in theworld of trade. But with luxury comes carelessness and a vulnerability to the desires of the flesh. And a beautiful seductress with her ruthless machinations threatens to destroy everything Roo has built and become—summoning catastrophe into his future . . . and terror into his world.

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Having survived numerous trials to warn the rulers of Midkemia about the coming invasion of the Sauur, a hideous race of serpents, Erik decides to remain in the army to fight the Empire's enemies, while Roo chooses a path to wealth, power, and possible catastrophe.… (more)

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