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 to anyone, 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.
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.
Feist currently lives in San Diego with his children, where he collects fine wine, DVDs, and books on a variety of topics of personal interest: wine, biographies, history, and the history of American Professional ... (more)
Written by Seregil of Rhiminee 2007-10-19
Prince of Blood is the first book of The Krondor's Sons series (aka The Serpentwar Series - this name has been used sometimes because Prince of the Blood and The King's Buccaneer are an introduction to The Serpentwar Saga). In my opinion Prince of the Blood is an entertaining book, but it's not as good as The Riftwar Saga of The Serpentwar Saga. It's worth reading, because it's a good book.