Title: Talon Of The Silver Hawk
Author: Raymond E.Feist.
I've just finished reading the paperback version of this book over the weekend and this seems like a good place to put in a review for it.
Following the end of the Serpentwar, Pug the Black Sorcerer formed the Conclave of Shadows, which is also the title of the new saga that Raymond E. Feist is now writing. 'Talon Of The Silver Hawk' is the first book of this saga and it seems set to be the beginning of another great fantasy epic.
In this book, Feist shifted his attention to the Eastern Kingdoms of Midkemia and started off by introducing a new character called Kieli of the Orosini. The story follows the adventures of young Kieli - from how he became the last Orosini to how he came to be recruited into the Conclave of Shadows by Pug. Two new interesting characters introduced this epic are Pug's sons called Magnus and Caleb - the former a magician like his father and the latter a ranger trained by the elves.
Feist is back to his best and in this book, he keeps the reader in anticipation, whether it's about the role Kieli seems destined to play in the scheme of good versus evil or about how old characters from previous sagas will come into play. Even if you have not read his previous works before, you can start off with this book without feeling lost because Feist didn't make references to those works, at least not in any great detail. Always accompanying his works (except for 'Faerie Tale') you can expect political manoeuvres, magic, sword fighting, tactical battles and a touch of humour.
It was a great read and a must for fans of E. Feist. The next book for this saga is titled 'King of Foxes' and it is already out in the hardcover version. Ivan # 9:06 PM