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Prince of the Blood (1989)

by Raymond E. Feist

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Series: Krondor's Sons (Book 1), The Riftwar Cycle, Publication Order (4), The Riftwar Cycle, Publication Order (Krondor's Sons, Book 1), The Riftwar Cycle, Alternative Reading Order (Krondor's Sons, Book 1), The Riftwar Cycle, Chronological Order ((Krondor's Sons 1): 14)

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If there were two more impetuous and carefree men in the Kingdom of the Isles, they had yet to be found. Twins Borric and Erland wore that mantle proudly, much to the chagrin of their father, Prince Arutha of Krondor. But their blissful youth has come to an end. Their uncle, the King, has produced no male children. Bypassing himself, Arutha names Borric, the eldest twin by seconds, the Royal Heir. As his brother, Erland will have his own great responsibilities to shoulder. To drive home their future roles, Arutha sends them as ambassadors to Kesh, the most feared nation in the world. Borric and Erland will be presented to the Queen of Kesh--the single most powerful ruler in the known world--at her Seventy-fifth Jubilee Anniversary. But they have not even left Krondor when an assassination attempt on Borric is thwarted. Aware that he is being provoked into war, Arutha does not rise to the bait. His sons' journey will not be deterred, for nothing less than peace is riding on it. Yet there is to be no peace for the young princes. When their traveling party is ambushed, Borric disappears and is presumed dead--sending Erland into spirals of rage and grief as he is forced to navigate alone the court intrigues at Kesh. But unbeknownst toanyone, Borric lives and has escaped his captors. In a strange land, with a price on his head, Borric must use all his wits and stamina to find his way back to his brother. On separate paths, the two men--one a fugitive and one a future king--make their journey toward maturity, honor, and duty. For every step they take could sway the fragile peace of the land, as those who crave war rally against them--and become ever more daring.… (more)
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En het boek is uit. Heerlijk verhaal, heerlijke humor. In feite zit in dit boek meer humor dan in de vorige boeken. De plot is ietsje minder geloofwaardig. Ik geloof bijvoorbeeld nooit dat ze Borricks lijk zouden hebben laten liggen om niet te laat te komen bij de keizerin. Alles wees erop dat die keizerin ook geen oorlog wilde en het lijkt me dat een kroonprins toch iets te belangrijk is om niet zeker te weten dat hij dood is voor je verder gaat, al heeft hij tien tweelingbroers. Ze hielden toch van hem? En kom me niet aan met plicht. Het is hun plicht om zeker te weten dat hij dood is voor ze een ander tot kroonprins bombarderen. Maar juist door de humor en ook door de karakters blijft het een zalig boek om bij weg te dromen. Nakur is een geweldig karakter en Borric en Erland zijn sympathieke jongens. Wel vind ik ze erg stereotiep, maar wie maalt daar nu om. Ze worden op een erg prettige manier neergezet en daar gaat het toch om. ( )
  weaver-of-dreams | Aug 1, 2023 |
So far the weakest volume. ( )
  Mandalor | Jun 21, 2022 |
Among my favorite authors for compelling characters. ( )
  bardbooks | Nov 11, 2021 |
Reading through the entire world of Feist's Midkemia with a fantasy buddy, and having a great time with it. This is our 8th book, and we have not lost the enthusiasm yet.

Taking place about 20 years after The Rift War, the twin princes of Kronder are off on a diplomatic mission to the Southern Lands of Kesh. Being young, impulsive and lacking any inkling of diplomacy, you just know trouble lies ahead. The world of Kesh has similarities to the Middle East and Africa and the court intrigue keeps the book moving at fast pace.

This book lacks the in-depth character studies, and seemed remedial compared to past books. However, still a good escape and I am happy to move on. ( )
  JBroda | Sep 24, 2021 |
The men in this book just keep falling in love right and left - it's seriously distracting and makes it not my favorite of the Feist books. But since there's 30something books in the Cycle, I'm not surprised there are a few I don't dig as much as the rest. ( )
  SSBranham | Sep 17, 2020 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Raymond E. Feistprimary authorall editionscalculated
Aher, JackieMapssecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heufkens, RichardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Johnson, KevinCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Taylor, GeoffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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If there were two more impetuous and carefree men in the Kingdom of the Isles, they had yet to be found. Twins Borric and Erland wore that mantle proudly, much to the chagrin of their father, Prince Arutha of Krondor. But their blissful youth has come to an end. Their uncle, the King, has produced no male children. Bypassing himself, Arutha names Borric, the eldest twin by seconds, the Royal Heir. As his brother, Erland will have his own great responsibilities to shoulder. To drive home their future roles, Arutha sends them as ambassadors to Kesh, the most feared nation in the world. Borric and Erland will be presented to the Queen of Kesh--the single most powerful ruler in the known world--at her Seventy-fifth Jubilee Anniversary. But they have not even left Krondor when an assassination attempt on Borric is thwarted. Aware that he is being provoked into war, Arutha does not rise to the bait. His sons' journey will not be deterred, for nothing less than peace is riding on it. Yet there is to be no peace for the young princes. When their traveling party is ambushed, Borric disappears and is presumed dead--sending Erland into spirals of rage and grief as he is forced to navigate alone the court intrigues at Kesh. But unbeknownst toanyone, Borric lives and has escaped his captors. In a strange land, with a price on his head, Borric must use all his wits and stamina to find his way back to his brother. On separate paths, the two men--one a fugitive and one a future king--make their journey toward maturity, honor, and duty. For every step they take could sway the fragile peace of the land, as those who crave war rally against them--and become ever more daring.

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