Jimmy the Hand
From the endlessly inventive mind of one of fantasy's all time greats, comes a spellbinding new adventure of high magic, treachery and bloody war.
This time in conjunction with master of alternative US history, Steve Stirling, Feist returns to tell the full tale of one of his fans' favourite most colourful Riftwar characters, pickpocket, montebank and confidence trickster Jimmy the Hand.
Jimmy the Hand, boy thief of Krondor, lived in the shadows of the city. The sewers were his byways and a flea-ridden, rat infested cellar his home. Gifted beyond his peers, he was still but a nimble street urchin, a pickpocket with potential. Until the day he met Prince Arutha.
Aiding the Prince in his rescue of Princess Anita from imprisonment by Duke Guy du Bas-Tyra, Jimmy ran afoul of Black Guy's secret police.
Fearing reprisal and seeking an opportunity to advance his place in life, Jimmy fled the city and ventured north to the relatively safe haven of Sarth. Suspecting the rural villagers had never encountered a lad with his talent and nose for finding wealth – other people's wealth, Jimmy was unprepared for what greeted him.
For Sarth was home to others who trod the dodgy path, and more, to a darker secret, a dangerous presence unknown to even the local thieves and smugglers. Jimmy's youthful bravado and courage plunge him deep into the maw of chaos and death.
Raymond Elias Feist (born 1945, Los Angeles, California) is an American author, mostly specialising in fantasy fiction.
Feist was raised in Southern California. He was born with the surname Gonzales, before being adopted by Felix E. Feist.
He graduated with a B.A. in Communication Arts with Honors in 1977 from the University of California at San Diego. During that year Feist had some ideas for a novel about a boy who would be a magician. He wrote the novel two years later, and it was published in 1982.
A part of the larger Riftwar Cycle of Raymond Feist, this series gives insight into events during key parts of the Riftwar, away from the main storyline.
These books were co-written with various authors.
Legends of the Riftwar consists of three works. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.
Main series The Riftwar Cycle
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I was expecting a lot from this book, since Jimmy is my favorite character from his books. I was very disappointed. This book is the only book that i didn't fully read from him after i started one. For one third of the book, i just read the events, browsing through the pages. the book is boring. Nothing really happens and characters are dull. Luckily all of the other books I've read from him are better.
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Jimmy the Hand is the third book of Legends of the Riftwar series. Jimmy the Hand is a good fantasy book, but not as good as some of the other Midkemia books. I guess I could say that's it's good, but not excellent. If you like Raymond E. Feist's books, you should read this book.