Krondor the Betrayal:: Book One of the Riftwar Legacy

Krondor: The Betrayal - Raymond E. Feist 4.5 stars.

I haven't read the whole shebang with the actual mamuth series Feist wrote, but these books, in the Riftwar Legacy, I like a lot. A lot.

From the first 10 pages of this, I was enthralled. It got me. I didn't leave it out of my hand, I wouldn't do anything else except read it.

Of course, "Krondor: The Betrayal" doesn't reach the complexity and awesomeness level that some other well known works have had, but it's up there with the best, I think. It's a classical piece of fantasy, where you got your elves, your gnomes, your really big or evil monsters and you have to fight them all at the same time. There's magic, here and there, for lovers of it.

In fantasy, I found, I need everything to blend nicely together, you know? The period of time, the language, the beings that populate the world that I'm reading about, they have to connect, in some way. I even pay attention to clothing, if that is possible in their time and if nothing is missed out, I'm happy.

Until now, I don't believe the series had major slips. Maybe here and there, some details missed, some untruthful moments, but lest we are obsessed, we can live with that.