Posted: January 30, 2017 in Book Reviews

krondor tear of the gods

Krondor: Tear of the Gods

By Raymond E Feist

365 pages

The Guild of Assasins, the Nighthawks has been dealt with, and just when you think your troubles are over, well of course they are not. The evil forces which have been wreaking havoc across the land have not given up the fight. The tear of the God’s, the most sacred of all that is sacred to the temple of Ishap, is being shipped by boat to Krondor. The Tear is vital for magic and communication with the Gods to work and contains great power. Only those of the most sacred highest order of Ishap may come anywhere close to it.

The ship is raided and sunk, but that does stop our main rival in this story, A brute by the name of Bear from trying to get his hands on it. Bear is protected by a magical gem he wears which prevents him from coming to harm or magic from hurting him. He has gathered his own little army to retrieve the Tear of the Gods in an effort to become a God himself. But of course he is merely a minion of a greater and much more evil power than he himself.

Prince Arutha Dispatches his Aide to all things magical Jazhara, as well as Duke James, aka Jimmy the Hand,  A warrior Priest of the Temple of Ishap and William and his band of military men to hunt down Bear and Retrieve the artifact.

This book brought with it something I have not come across in the world of Midkemia before Which for me at least brought about a nice little change from the typical kinds of villains and evil minions. Our heroes find themselves battling Vampires and a dark occult priest who has raised them from the dead. I thought this was actually pretty awesome as Vampires are not typically involved in this kind of story or fantasy world creation. Necromancy is nothing new but this element of it within the world of Midkemia is new. It was a nice change from the expected.

This story is filled with evil death magic, demons, occult worshiping possessed priests, grotesque sliced up and patched worked together monsters of the worst kinds imaginable, human sacrifice to demonic gods and mysterious old lady witch/god chicks. In short everything you love in a dark fantasy novel.

This book while part of a short trilogy still works well as a stand alone novel as there is not much in the way of references or ties in to previous books in the series or Midkemia as a whole.

If you like dark occult demonic fantasy then I think this just might the book for you. Well worth the read for sure and gets a decent rating at 7/10 book worms.

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