Prince of the Blood (Krondor's Sons, #1) by Raymond E. Feist

Prince of the Blood (Krondor's Sons, #1)

This Author's Preferred Edition of Raymond E. Feist bestselling coming-of-age saga celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of its publication. Feist introduces a new generation of readers to his riveting novel of adventure and intrigue, revised and updated as he always meant it to be written. It is a work that explores strength and weakness, hope and fear, and what it means to be a man in a kingdom where peace is the most precious commodity of all. ...

Details Prince of the Blood (Krondor's Sons, #1)

TitlePrince of the Blood (Krondor's Sons, #1)
Release DateDec 18th, 2007
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Science Fiction Fantasy

Reviews Prince of the Blood (Krondor's Sons, #1)

  • Evgeny
    The King has no male children, so it looks like one of his twin nephews, Borric and Erland has to take the crown after his death. The twins are typical spoiled brats, so their father Prince Arutha of Krondor sends them as ambassadors to Kesh - the old and mysterious nation (think ancient China) along with James (aka Jimmy the Hand), Locklear, and some other familiar characters. The ambassadors stumble onto a conspiracy, and it is up to the wonder...
  • Tim Hicks
    I am one of the few who had not read a Feist before this. This is the 2004 Author's Edition, rewritten a tad. Taken on its own, this is a fairly standard entry in the swords/horses/inns serving stew genre. Plus 1 for the bad guys not being the mustache-twirling all-evil cardboard characters they often are. Plus 1 for not having the equivalent of orcs - plodding infantry that are there to be slaughtered by our heroes. Plus 1 for Nakor, who made me...
  • Duffy Pratt
    The makers of "Seinfeld" had a motto: "No hugs, no learning." It's one of the things I like, for example, about dark fantasy a la Joe Abercrombie. Feist puts himself more to the other end of the spectrum. A pair of royal twins get sent to a foreign land for a light diplomatic mission, and for some seasoning. There are assassination attempts, sales into slavery, some betrayals, a lot of good old fashioned male fantasy sex, and, in the end, lots of...
  • Alice
    As you know, I have many weaknesses. I’ve listed them several times. Once more I’ll say: I am weak for devil-may-care princes. A spoiled prince who learns a few lessons on his journey is a tried and true trope, and I’m a total sucker for it. I thought I hit the jackpot with twin princes. I thought I was going to experience a rich fantasy court setting–Feist is, depending on your social circles, considered one of the granddad’s of fantas...
  • Dirk Grobbelaar
    Mr Feist is one of the ‘old guard’, in my opinion, as far as fantasy authors are concerned. He is also, in my opinion, one of the more endearing of these. I loved Magician and it’s sequels, especially A Darkness at Sethanon. These novels established the setting and feel of the Riftwar canon. Prince of the Blood is the next in this canon, following A Darkness At Sethanon. It’s a stand-alone work, but it does have a place in the series and ...
  • David
    You will notice that this book has a different style from the epics that Feist has produced (e.g. the Riftwar Saga). This one is meant for a lighter read, as evident in the humor and sometimes not-so-serious portions evident in the book. Surprisingly, it turned out to be rather fitting given the 2 protagonists - Erland and Boric, the twin sons of Prince Arutha of the Riftwar fan. The two are as you would expect of powerful and rich, yet well-mean...
  • Djordje
    UKUPNA OCENA (overall rating) - 6/10Radnja (story) - 6/10Likovi (characters) - 7/10Pripovedanje (writing style) - 8/10Okruženje (setting) - 6/10
  • Sotiris Karaiskos
    Συνεχίζοντας την περιπλάνησή μου στο έργο του Raymond E. Feist, έχοντας περάσει από την εξαιρετική τριλογία της αυτοκρατορίας κατέληξα και εδώ. Ο συγγραφέας μας μεταφέρει πάλι σε μία προβληματική αυτοκρατορία για να δούμε πως τα πάει η επόμενη γενιά τω...
  • Majanka
    With Prince of the Blood, Feist takes a rather firm step away from epic warfare, elves, wizards and the like, and instead tells a tale of treachery, plots to destroy an empire and the clash of cultures. It’s something new for Feist, and a rather large step away from the fantasy genre, so it’s only the question if he can pull it of. The answer is yes, despite some character flaws and minor plot issues.The main protagonists in this less-fantasy...
  • Johari Taylor
    Not as good as the previous entries in the series, but still a good read.
  • Judith
    En het boek is uit. Heerlijk verhaal, heerlijke humor. In feite zit in dit boek meer humor dan in de vorige boeken. De plot is ietsje minder geloofwaardig. Ik geloof bijvoorbeeld nooit dat ze (view spoiler)[Borricks lijk zouden hebben laten liggen om niet te laat te komen bij de keizerin. Alles wees erop dat die keizerin ook geen oorlog wilde en het lijkt me dat een kroonprins toch iets te belangrijk is om niet zeker te weten dat hij dood is voor...
  • Jeremy
    For me this was the series that got me hooked on reading. I had an English teacher in high school that would let us write 2 book reports per quarter which got you a C over all in the class. So all I did for a year was read in class, write the reports and take the test blind. Got an A ;-)I tore through this series and have been reading since.Feist is an amazing story teller and his world of Midkemia sets the stage for some really crazy and beloved...
  • Sven Mysterioso
    This one is a pretty amusing send-up on the "spoiled royals go into the world and learn a thing or three about humility and 'noblesse oblige' "It's amusing because Feist writes well, if a bit pedantically. It's amusing because Hey! Jimmy the Hand! I missed this guy. Locklear too, good to see you!The twins are going to figure it out, because this is high heroic fantasy, and all Feist's good guys get it figured out one way or another. They are real...
  • Hayley
    I preferred this book to the previous Feist I read but still felt that it was quite slow and took a while to engage my interest. This may have because of the change in characters. I was still more interested in Jimmy and Locky than the two princes. I am also finding it a bit confusing as to the best order in which I should read these books. Most of the lists I have found on line suggest reading this after the original magician trilogy but several...
  • Victoria
    Oh, I loved this book! While I didn't remember all of the details of the plot, from reading it a long time ago, once again, it was Feist's wonderfully entertaining characters that stayed with me - Nakor and his oranges, in particular. I had a lot of fun re-reading this book and while Kesh has a lot of similarities to the Tsurani, there were unique enough characteristics to make this lush world detailed. A great deal of fun to read, this is defini...
  • Rose
    While this book was by no means one of Feist's bests, I sincerely enjoyed it because it revisited Midkemia 20 years after the Riftwar ended. I always enjoy revisiting worlds and characters that I loved, and among my favorite fictional characters ever are Jimmy the Hand, Arutha conDoin and Pug the Magician. This books revisits all of them, as well as new and interesting characters.
  • Natasa
    Love Raymond E. Feist and his Rift War Series. It has likable characters and a superb storyline. Whether you are a fantasy reader or mystery reader, this book has it all. I recommend it.
  • Mieneke
    Welcome back to the Midkemia reread. This week it's time to take a look at Prince of the Blood, the first of two stand-alone novels, which Feist wrote after finishing the Riftwar Saga. In my memory of it Prince of the Blood was one of my favourite books in the entire Riftwar Cycle, as I loved the intrigue and adventure of the story. And while I still massively enjoyed Prince of the Blood, held to today's standards there are some serious problems ...
  • Jennifer
    This stood up to the the test of time better than I thought, even though I generally don't like reading fantasies about teenage boys as the main protagonists. It has been so long since I read this last that I couldn't remember who was the guilty party in the conspiracy! It was as if I was reading it for the first time. I do like political intrigue, but after reading books where it is complex and layered (ie Game of Thrones), this book's intrigue ...
  • Robin
    Twenty years after the Riftwar (see Magician, Silverthorn, and A Darkness at Sethanon), the 19-year-old twin sons of Prince Arutha are a couple of trouble-making scamps. They certainly don't have the maturity to rule over the Kingdom of the Isles in the world of Midkemia. And now that Arutha has declared his intention to renounce his claim to the throne, should he outlive his brother King Lyam, Borric and Erland are first and second in the line o...
  • Sheldon
    Feist is a fun new find for me. The fantasy was compelling. The reader of the audio Version was a delight to listen too. I’m going to read more Feist. I hope you discover or rediscover his work.
  • Nina Schmitt
    This Author’s Preferred Edition of Raymond E. Feist’s bestselling coming-of-age saga celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of its publication. Feist introduces a new generation of readers to his riveting novel of adventure and intrigue, revised and updated as he always meant it to be written. It is a work that explores strength and weakness, hope and fear, and what it means to be a man—in a kingdom where peace is the most precious commodity ...
  • Molly
    Depois de ler os quatro livros de "O Mago", tinha de ler "O Príncipe Herdeiro", uma vez que gostei muito da primeira serie, especialmente dos últimos dois, nomeadamente de algumas personagens que aparecem nesses dois volumes, em especial o Jimmy ou James. Como ele faz parte destes novos livros, bem como Arutha e a sua família (que eu também gosto bastante),achei que fazia todo o sentido eu ler estas aventuras dos filhos de Príncipe Arutha. G...
  • Chip Hunter
    While somewhat of a side-story to the main sequence of Feist's Midkemia-based books, PRINCE OF THE BLOOD is nonetheless a great book, full of all the things that keep readers coming back to Feist time and again. Great characters lead the list, but this book also has an intriguing plot, lots of action, and a wonderful (and new) setting to explore. The book picks up 20 years after the close of A Darkness at Sethanon, with Arutha's twin sons, Borric...
  • Magda Pais
    Apesar de se poder ler este livro sem ler primeiro os quatro livros que compõem a saga “O Mago”, a verdade é que se desfruta melhor “O príncipe herdeiro” se for lido na sequência dos anteriores.No livro em apreço reencontramos algumas das personagens mais emblemáticas do Mago: Arutha, Anita, Jimmy, Pug e Gamina. E também algumas novas personagens, nomeadamente os dois gémeos que dão o nome ao livro, os herdeiros à coroa de Kondo...
  • Kami
    - Wholly cow Goodreads! That synopsis is long!- I love that I got to read about Arutha and Anita's kids. The twins are very different but very similar to their father and mentors. I really enjoyed their character development. They started out as spoiled royal brats, but their trials and journey turned them into men!- Seeing James and Locklear as adults was fun. They turned out just as I knew they would. I wish Jimmy the Hand still got to spy and ...
  • Jake Recktenwald
    The Riftwar Saga (Magician, Silverthorn, A Darkness at Sethanon) are some of my favorite books of all time, and made me love fantasy novels. They made me want to read more of Raymond E Feist's works, and thus I read Prince of the Blood. This book is a side story that takes place after the Riftwar Saga and it follows Arutha's eldest sons (Borric and Erland) after they are sent into the Keshian Empire on a diplomatic mission. They end up getting dr...
  • Danielle
    The first in the small series "Krondor's Sons" and the first written after the emphatic Riftwar Saga, "Prince of the Blood" was, put simply, awesome.Borric and Erland begin as selfish brats, but of course, like all 19-year-olds, they just require a bit of tenderising. Which they most certainly get.Set on the back drop of The Empire of Kesh and their brutal and debilitating politics, Borric and Erland must represent their father (my bae, Arutha) a...
  • Lindsey
    It's been a couple years since I've reread this book, since when I do a Feist reread I usually get stranded post-Sethanon, but it was as nice as I remembered it!The princes are exactly the right balance of annoyingly spoiled and amusingly charming that you end up liking them more than disliking them. It's also gratifying to see them mature as the book continues. I enjoyed spending more time with Jimmy and Locky and the new characters were delight...
  • Cherryonion
    Another excellent adventure in Midkemia. This one takes place 20 years after the events of the last book and focuses on Arutha's twin sons, Borric and Erland. They're sent as ambassadors to Kesh to teach them to be men and how to rule, a fate they never expected to inherit. As usual, things do not go to plan. This one doesn't have the big battles of the last series, instead we get a glimpse into the politics of the Kingdom and Empire where the da...