Legends of the Riftwar
Honoured Enemy is the first of a series of novels--Legends of the Riftwar--which act as sidebars to the main action of Feist's epic of the clash of two worlds. Here, in the middle of the desperate war between the Kingdom and its Tsurani invaders, patrols from each side find themselves forced into a perpetually collapsing alliance against an enemy that wants to kill both.
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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. It should all have been so simple.
In conjunction with master of alternative US history, Steve Stirling, Feist returns to tell the full tale of one of his fans' favorite and most colorful Riftwar characters, pickpocket, montebank and confidence trickster Jimmy the Hand. Jimmy the Hand, boy thief of Krondor, lived in the shadows of the city. The sewers were his byways and a flea-ridden, rat infested cellar his home. Gifted beyond his peers, he was still but a nimble street urchin, a pickpocket with potential. Until the day he met Prince Arutha. Aiding the Prince in his rescue of Princess Anita from imprisonment by Duke Guy du Bas-Tyra, Jimmy ran afoul of Black Guy's secret police. Fearing reprisal and seeking an opportunity to advance his place in life, Jimmy fled the city and ventured north to the relatively safe haven of Sarth. Suspecting the rural villagers had never encountered a lad with his talent and nose for finding wealth - other people's wealth, Jimmy was unprepared for what greeted him. For Sarth was home to others who trod the dodgy path, and more, to a darker secret, a dangerous presence unknown to even the local thieves and smugglers. Jimmy's youthful bravado and courage plunge him deep into the maw of chaos and death.
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