A Crown Imperiled (The Chaoswar Saga, Book 2) by Raymond E. Feist

By Raymond E. Feist

The penultimate quantity of the robust Riftwar Cycle warfare rages in Midkemia yet in the back of the chaos there's disquieting facts of darkish forces at paintings. Jim Dasher's frequently infallible intelligence community has been cleverly dismantled; nowhere is secure. He feels that the area is coming aside on the seams and is helpless to guard his kingdom. Quiet palace coups are underway in Roldem and Rillanon; and King Gregory of the Isles has but to provide an inheritor. In each one nation a unmarried petty noble has risen from obscurity to threaten the throne. Lord Hal of Crydee and his nice buddy Ty Hawkins, champion swordsman of the Masters' courtroom, are entrusted with the duty of smuggling Princess Stephane and her lady-in-waiting, the beautiful yet mysterious girl Gabriella, out of Roldem to a spot of better defense. yet is there any refuge to be stumbled on? in the meantime, Hal's more youthful brothers Martin and Brendan try to carry the strategic urban of Ylith opposed to an onslaught of Keshian puppy infantrymen, and a mysterious strength from underneath the ocean. the dominion may perhaps lose Crydee and get better; but when Ylith falls, all is misplaced. An unknown participant looks to orchestrating those conflicts. Can Pug and the Conclave of Shadows music down this resource ahead of Midkemia is destroyed?

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The scout dismounted. ‘Yes, sir. The captain of the column is from LaMut. ”’ He lowered his eyes. ’ Brendan, Martin’s younger brother and his adjutant, had hurried from the heart of the city, dodging through the press of people who were waiting nearby to hear what news the scout might bring. ’ ‘Some good news,’ said Martin, looking around. The two young men looked like twins, both with long brown hair to their shoulders and slender, agile bodies. Being only one year apart, the differences between them were growing smaller with each passing month.

If that happened, no aid could flow in either direction. Not only would this region be lost, the entire Western Realm would be left vulnerable. Martin glanced around as if seeking inspiration. His home of Crydee was already crawling with colonists from the far south of the Empire, the region known as the Keshian Confederacy, and they were aggressively driving out whoever occupied the farms and mills, mines and lumbering villages. Herds had been seized, as had anything else of value, and a steady stream of displaced Kingdom citizens entered Ylith on a daily basis.

Gorath married my sister as a means to save what was left of the old Clan Hawk, and my father grudgingly gave permission. ’ She indulged in a chuckle. ‘My father was livid. Gorath had outsmarted him, using his relationship to the Snow Leopards to ensure that the Ice Bears endured, while not surrendering any authority to him. It was a lesson I remembered when I was forced to wed Delekhan. ’ Arkan raised a curious eyebrow. ‘Not the life Clothild endured: frozen lakes, barren ice floes, living on fish, walrus, and seal flesh.

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