Fresh back form the front, another foe defeated, Prince Arutha arrives to find all is not well in Krondor. A series of apparently random murders has brought an eerie quiet to the city. Where normally the streets are bustling with merchants and tricksters, good life and night life, now there seems to be a self-imposed curfew at sun-down.
Mutilated bodies have been turning up in the sewers, the Mockers' demesne. The Thieves' Guild has been decimated – men, women, children, it matters not. The head of the Mockers is missing, presumed dead. Those few who survived the terrible attacks are lying low. Very low.
The Crawler, it seems, is back in town. And he's being helped by others, more ruthless even than he. Can it be the Nighthawks again? The Prince enlists his loyal Squire James to find out. If anyone can unravel what's happening in the bowels of Krondor, he can. He knows the sewers life the back of his hand. After all, as Jimmy the Hand, he grew up there.
Meanwhile, the retinue of the Duke of Olasko has arrived suddenly at the palace, a week ahead of schedule but with no apologies and many demands. They say they are here to hunt. But to hunt what? Pug's son William, on his first posting as a knight-lieutenant, must escort them into the wilds. It should have been a straightforward mission…
The second instalment of The Riftwar Legacy, 'Assassins' reveals Feist at his storytelling best. There is intrigue, humour and breakneck action aplenty here form the undisputed master of epic fantasy.
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