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Murder in Lamut

Raymond E. Feist & Joel Rosenburg

Average Review Rating Average Rating 6/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Harper Collins

Published : 2002

Copyright : Raymond E Feist & Joel Rosenburg 2002

ISBN-10 : HB 0-00-224720-8
ISBN-13 : HB 978-0-00-224720-7

Publisher's Write-Up

The second Riftwar collaboration, Murder in LaMut, written by masters of fantasy Raymond E. Feist and Joel Rosenberg.

The heavy action was supposedly at Crydee these days which meant that the one place they could be sure the three of them were not going was Crydee. Come spring, the privateer Melanie was due in Ylith, and its captain could be counted on for a swift conveyance away for sure, and likely not to murder them in their sleep. That would be bad for business. But away where? That wasn't Durine's worry. Kethol would surely be able to find the three of them somebody who needed men who knew which part of the sword you used to cut with and which part you used to butter your bread, and Pirojil would be able to negotiate a price at least half again what the employer was ready to pay. All Durine would have to do was kill people.

That was fine with him.

Durine, Kethol and Pirojil are three mercenaries who have spent twenty years fighting other people's battles: against the Tsurani and the Bugs and the goblins, and now it seems they've run out of Tsurani, Bugs and goblins to kill. The prospect of a few months of garrison duty offers a welcome respite; but then they are given an assignment that seems, on the surface, like cushy work - to protect a lady and her husband and deliver them safely to the city of LaMut.

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Review by Chrissi (010902) Rating (6/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 6/10
This is getting a bit beyond a joke. I will be the first to admit to loving the original Riftwar series, but these spin offs are letting the side down. I read it, so I suppose that is some kind of recommendation, but it lacks a certain something, it lacks the spirit of the Riftwar, the bravado has gone astray, and it makes me sad that Feist cannot just leave well alone.

I know that is possibly a fraction unfair, but I suppose that the difficulty that new authors may have experienced getting published may lead to them extending the saga of another authors series, but in this way, both suffer, one is forced into maintaining the vision of another author, while the original author has the image of his series damaged in our minds eye.

I'm sad that I did not like this better, as it seems only a very short time since the last collaboration came out, the overriding memory that I have of this series at the moment is oh, no, not another one... whereas I so looked forward to the new Feist episode as you could not believe. I'm feeling hard done to, and it is a shame.
Chrissi (1st September 2002)

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