Rise of a Merchant Prince (The Serpentwar Saga, #2)
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Rise of a Merchant Prince

by Raymond E. Feist
Release date: 1995
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy

Raymond E. Feist's stunning national best-seller Shadow of a Dark Queen reestablished his reputation as an unparalleled storyteller and a major name in the fantasy field. And now he returns us once again to the wondrous, perilous world of Midkemia.

The hideous Sauur have invaded the beleaguered planet through a dimensional fault. A dread race of serpents, they continue their merciless conquest of the farther reaches of Midkemia, on a seemingly unstoppable drive to enslave the entire population.

Friends since childhood, noble Erik and cunning Roo have survived numerous trials to bring a warning to the rulers of the Empire, and are now free to pursue their individual destinies. Ever loyal, Erik chooses to remain in the army to confront Midkemia's enemies. Roo's ambitions, however, are for wealth and power. And through a combination of skill, luck, diplomacy, and bare-knuckled boldness - and a timely marriage to the daughter of a wealthy merchant - the crafty charmer rises high and fast in the world of trade... and attains riches beyond his dreams.

But with luxury come carelessness and a vulnerability to the desires of the flesh - as the ruthless machinations of a beautiful seductress threaten to obliterate everything that Roo has built and all that he has become by summoning catastrophe into his future - and terror into his world.

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It is a small wonder to begin with that I even picked up this book after the previous one (Shadow of a Dark Queen) had been such a disappointment. The start wasn't promising either, in fact, it was pretty terrible.. So, it was another miracle that I actually got past the first two chapters. As a whole, I would compare this novel to a runner, who after a slow and clumsy start accelerates to rather nice speed, clearing some difficult hurdles with impressive skill just to fall flat on his face ... (more)
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This book is quite nice. The book is totally different than other books in Serpentwar Saga. I imagine that not all the people like this book, but since i like stories that involve money and getting rich, this book is my favorite of this series. This books is about a mans struckle to become rich, his personal life and about the war around.
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Rise of a Merchant Prince is the second book of The Serpentwar Saga. I enjoyed reading this book and thought that it was much better than Shadow of a Dark Queen. This book is a bit different and that's a good thing. If you enjoy reading Raymond E. Feist's books, you should read this book.
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