The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Tuesday, 28 June 2005]

Review: King of Foxes

King of Foxes is the second installment in Raymond E. Feist’s Conclave of Shadows trilogy, following Talon of the Silver Hawk [review here].

King of Foxes sees a grown-up Talon who has to risk his soul in order to ingratiate himself with the nobleman who had his entire tribe butchered. It is faster-paced and more solid than the first book in the series, with more fleshed-out side characters and also more introspection on the part of Talon, who nevertheless remains annoyingly superior and swashbuckling.

If you can get past the protagonist, King of Foxes is a strong read.

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