Posted: January 18, 2017 in Book Reviews

krondor the betrayal

Krondor: The Betrayal

By Raymond E Feist

387 pages

The Riftwar is over. The Dark Elves, AKA the Moredhel of the north, had been defeated and went back home. Not all these Elves however are willing to accept defeat. One by the name of Delekhan has gathered allies and believes that Murmandamus is still alive and kept prisoner in the city of Sethanon. He has launched a military campaign to rescue him.

Gorath, a dark Elf however,  knows that Delekhan will cause the destruction of his people and in a desperate effort to save his brothers from complete destruction flees the north to send warning of the pending invasion.

He meets up with Squire Locklear, a Riftwar veteran, Jimmy the Hand, thief turned Squire and Owyn, a magician apprentice. Together the four of them follow a path of clues to discover what Delekhans true plans are in an effort to stop him from his war mongering campaign.

Pug, A powerful magician on two worlds finds his daughter has been kidnapped and must embark on a risky mission to save her. Gorath and Owyn go after Pug to rescue him and bring him back to Midkemia to aid in the battle against Delekhan and his army.

Raymond E Feist has created the world of Midkemia and has written many books detailing a rich and vast history he has created. The characters I find tend to grow on me as I read of their adventures, trials, failures and successes. This book is no different.

The story flow was one which never lets you down. It kept my attention from the start and was truly and epic adventure from page one

One thing I have always loved about these books is the idea that his characters are not limited to a single world, but in fact travel between different worlds throughout the universe. On each world magic manifests itself differently. The world that Pug went to too seek out his daughter for example, magic manifested itself in physical crystal form which must be harvested to access the power contained within vs the world of Midkemia where magic is derived from the natural energies of the environment with which you are in.

The one Character that remains constant throughout all books in the world of Midkemia is Pug. He travels through time, space and dimensions of the universe. Raymond E Feist uses the character of Pug to tie all the volumes together and it helps to bring a common element to keep you reading all the books in the series. What it really comes down to is when reading each and every book is you are really following the adventures of Pug. The characters, setting and time may change but Pug is always there. That is something I am really enjoying about this book and the world of Midkemia in general.

If you are a fan of science fiction and fantasy, then I would certainly recommend this book and any of Raymond E Feists book in the world of Midkemia.

I give this book 6/10 book worms.

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