|3 out of 5 stars|
I did acquire a fondness for Prince Arutha that I didn’t have in the first book. He is probably the most well-rounded character in the second volume. I suspect that at some point in book three, he will be happily married off to Princess Anita, who is showing herself to be a remarkably sensible young woman. I look forward also to his altered relationship with Martin Longbow.
In many ways, the plot is tied up with a nice bow at the end of book 2 and one wonders if Feist meant to go on writing the series. He has left just enough loose ends to justify a 3rd volume, but it is hardly a cliff-hanger ending that would impel the reader on to the next installment.
Enjoyable in a “what happens next” sense, but pretty disappointing if one is interested in complex characters.
Praise be to interlibrary loan, which meant that I did not have to pay to read this book!
This is book number 184 in my Science Fiction & Fantasy reading project.