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This is the 3rd book in the Riftwar Legacy by Raymond E.Feist. In Tear of The Gods Feist not only continues the adventures of Squire James of the Prince's court. In the begining of the story the dreaded pirate Bear steals the Tear of the Gods from the ship it is being carried in. This leads to a series of events that leads to the involvement of the main character and hero of the story Squire James (also known as Jimmy the hand). He is ordered to seek out the Tear with the help of a monk of Ishap named Solon, the Prince's advisor on magic Jazhara, and a member of the Wreaker's Guild Kendric. The party must do battle with magical forces in order to defeat the forces of an evil litch.
   
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KRONDOR: TEAR OF THE GODS

Eos, Mar 2001, 25.00, 368 pp.
ISBN: 0380978008

   The race to gain the holiest relic of Midkemia, the Tear of the god, is on between the malevolent forces of Sidi vs. the magician Jazhara and his side. If the evil sorcerer Sidi gains the gem, he will control Krondor because the Tear enables the possessor to communicate with the Gods. To do so, Sidi sends a killing machine, Bear the Pirate, to bring back the gem. Jazhara and his cohorts sail to keep the gem safe.

   However, with Krondor's strongest protectors out at sea, criminal mastermind Crawler begins his plan to wreck havoc on Krondor. Time is running out as the two frontal attacks leave Krondor in jeopardy. The heroes must stop Bear, gain control of the Tear of the Gods, and return in time to prevent the Crawler's bloody massacre.

    KRONDOR: TEAR OF THE GODS is the third fantasy tale in Raymond E. Feist's Krondor series. As with THE BETRAYAL and THE ASSASSINS, the story line is non-stop action and adventure on an epic scale. Sub-genre fans will fully enjoy Mr. Feist's fantasy feast, as the gifted author knows how to spin quite a tale. References to the first two books might slightly confuse new fans, who should read the first two books in order before trying this one to enhance the flavor of a cleverly designed plot. Still, this tale for the most part stands alone as a well-written novel that will provide much enjoyment to its readers.

Harriet Klausner
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   very upbeat    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   unraveling a conspiracy Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   weapon    -   magical artifact    -   magical weapon    -   money/gems/treasure Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   mage/magician    -   warrior/knight Age:    -   20's-30's    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes    -   can talk to animals    -   mind control    -   can cast many different spells    -    Invisibility    -   can read emotions

Setting

Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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