Synopses & Reviews
Evil has come to a distant land high among the snow-capped mountains of Midkemia, as an exterminating army wearing the colors of the Duke of Olasko razes village after village, slaughtering men, women, and children without mercy. And when the carnage is done, only one survivor remains: a young boy named Kieli. A youth no longer, there is now but one road for him to travel: the path of vengeance. And he will not be alone. Under the tutelage of the rescuers who discovered him, Kieli will be molded into a sure and pitiless weapon. And he will accept the destiny that has been chosen for him...as Talon of the Silver Hawk.
But the prey he so earnestly stalks is hunting him as well. And Talon must swear allegiance to a shadowy cause that already binds his mysterious benefactors or his mission, his honor, and his life will be lost forever.
"Feist specializes in the careful and accurate portrayal of the thoughts and feelings of young men going through tumultuous life changes, and this effort is one of his best yet." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"A prolific purveyor of solid conventional fantasy....[T]his book...stands well alone and is noticeably smoother reading than a goodly portion of Feist's other work." Roland Green, Booklist
"The author of the Riftwar Legacy novels and other tales set in the fantasy world of Midkemia begins a new series featuring a young man's search for justice and honor. A good choice for most fantasy collections." Library Journal
Young Kieli is the sole survivor of a murderous attack on Midkemia, and he's out for revenge. Under the tutelage of a wealthy man, a sorcerer, and a warrior, Kieli accepts his destiny as Talon of the Silver Hawk. But his benefactors have a secret agenda, and the prey he so desperately stalks is hunting him as well.
About the Author
Raymond E. Feist's previous novels include the first two books of Conclave of Shadows, Talon of the Silver Hawk and King of Foxes; Magician; Silverthorn; Faerie Tale; Prince of the Blood; and The King's Buccaneer; as well as the four books of his New York Times bestselling Serpentwar Saga: Shadow of a Dark Queen, Rise of a Merchant Prince, Rage of a Demon King, and Shards of a Broken Crown; and the three books of his Riftwar Legacy: Krondor: The Betrayal, Krondor: The Assassins, and Krondor: Tear of the Gods. Feist lives in Southern California.