Krondor: The Assassins (The Riftwar Legacy #2) - Raymond E. Feist7.20

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.

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Release date: 1999
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy
Average rating: 7.20/10
Total ratings: 10
Updated: August 23, 2021

The Riftwar Legacy :: Series

A part of the larger Riftwar Cycle of Raymond Feist, this series gives insight into the happenings just after the war in the city of Krondor.

Belongs to the series The Riftwar Cycle

Krondor: The Betrayal (The Riftwar Legacy #1)6.50
Krondor: The Assassins (The Riftwar Legacy #2)7.20
Krondor: Tear of the Gods (The Riftwar Legacy #3)7.30
Jimmy and the Crawler (The Riftwar Legacy #4)