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Contents

Prologue: Breakthrough
   The wall shimmered.

1 Krondor
   Erik signaled.

2 Warning
   Erik fumed.

3 Queg
   Roo scowled.

4 Relationships
  Dash laughed.

5 Elvandar
   Tomas sat motionless.

6 Infiltration
   Calis pointed.

7 Schemes
   Roo nodded.

8 Evolution
   Miranda spoke.

9 Plots
    Erik shifted his. . .

10 Dedication
   Miranda yawned.

11 Alarm
   Erik ran.

12 Midsummer
  Roo pointed.

13 Improvisation
  Calis knelt.

14 Betrayal
   Roo frowned.

15 Onslaught
   Erik frowned.

16 Battles
   Erik signaled.

17 Destruction
  Erik swore.

18 Delay
   A loud rumble. . .

19 Catastrophe
  Roo grimaced.

20 Decisions
   Miranda paced.

21 Escalation
   Erik watched.

22 Ravensburg
  Erik smiled.

23 Retreat
   Erik shouted.

24 Darkmoor
   Calis studied the. . .

25 Revelations
  Drums sounded.

26 Confrontation
  Erik fought.

27 Truth
   A battle raged.

28 Rebirth
   Erik shivered.

Epilogue: Consequences
 Fadawah frowned.

Acknowledgments

For reasons far too complex to detail, I am indebted to the following people:

To William Wright, Lou Aronica, and Mike Greenstein, for bringing order out of chaos and getting the program pointed in the right direction.

To Adrian Zackheim, for getting me to Hearst Books; Robert Mecoy, for keeping the inertia heading in the right direction and being the world’s most indefatigable cheerleader; Liz Perle McKenna, for taking time from a very busy schedule to keep a perplexed author informed; and John Douglas, for some timely hand-holding. All were my editors for a while during that chaos.

To Jennifer Brehl, my editor, for hitting the ground running and not missing a step.

To everyone else at Hearst Books/Avon Books, for getting behind the series.

To Jonathan Matson, for all the usual reasons.

To my children, Jessica and James, for showing me magic every day.

And to my wife, Kathlyn Starbuck, for more reasons than I could ever list here.

—Raymond E. Feist
Rancho Santa Fe, California
June 1996

Cast of Characters

A
CAILA
—leader of the eldar, in the Elf Queen’s court

A
LFRED
—corporal from Darkmoor

A
GLARANNA
—Elf Queen in Elvandar, wife of Tomas, mother of Calin and Calis

A
KEE
—Hidati hillman

A
NDREW
—priest of Ban-Ath in Krondor

A
NTHONY
—magician at Crydee

A
VERY
, A
BIGAIL
—daughter of Roo and Karli

A
VERY
, D
UNCAN
—cousin to Roo

A
VERY
, H
ELMUT
—son to Roo and Karli

A
VERY
, K
ARLI
—wife of Roo, mother of Abigail and Helmut

A
VERY
, R
UPERT
“R
OO
”—young merchant of Krondor, son of Tom Avery

B
ORRIC
—King of the Isles, twin brother to Prince Erland, father of Prince Patrick

B
ROOK
—First Officer,
Royal Dragon

C
ALIN
—elf heir to the throne of Elvandar, half brother to Calis, son of Aglaranna and King Aidan

C
ALIS
—“The Eagle of Krondor,” special agent of the Prince of Krondor, Duke of the Court, son of Aglaranna and Tomas, half brother to Calin

C
HALMES
—ruling magician at Stardock

D

L
YES
, R
OBERT
—magician from Stardock

DE
B
ESWICK
—Captain in King’s army

DE
S
AVON
, L
UIS
—former soldier, assistant to Roo

D
OLGAN
—king of the dwarves of the west

D
OMINIC
—Abbot of Ishapian Abbey at Sarth

D
UBOIS
, H
ENRI
—poisoner from Bas-Tyra

D
UGA
—mercenary captain from Novindus

D
UKO
—general in the Emerald Queen’s army

D
UNSTAN
, B
RIAN
—the Sagacious Man, leader of the Mockers, used to be known as Lysle Rigger

E
RLAND
—brother to the king and Prince Nicholas, uncle to Prince Patrick

E
STERBROOK
, J
ACOB
—wealthy merchant of Krondor, father of Sylvia

E
STERBROOK
, S
YLVIA
—Jacob’s daughter

F
ADAWAH
—general commanding the Emerald Queen’s army

F
REIDA
—Erik’s mother, wife of Nathan

G
ALAIN
—elf in Elvandar

G
AMINA
—adopted daughter of Pug and sister of William, wife of James, mother of Arutha

G
ARRET
—corporal in Erik’s Company

G
RAVES
, K
ATHERINE
“K
ITTY
”—girl thief in Krondor

G
REYLOCK
, O
WEN
—captain in Prince’s service, later General

G
UNTHER
—Nathan’s apprentice

H
AMMON
—lieutenant in King’s army

H
ANAM
—Lorekeeper of the Saaur

H
ARPER
—sergeant in Erik’s company

J
ACOBY
, H
ELEN
—widow of Randolph Jacoby, mother of Natally and Willem

J
AMES
—Duke of Krondor, father to Arutha, grandfather to James and Dash

J
AMESON
, A
RUTHA
—Lord Vencar, Baron of the Prince’s

Court and son of Duke James

J
AMESON
, J
AMES
“J
IMMY
”—elder son of Arutha, grandson of James

J
AMESON
, D
ASHEL
“D
ASH
”—younger son of Arutha, grandson of James

K
ALIED
—ruling magician at Stardock

L
IVIA
—daughter of Lord Vasarius

M
ARCUS
—Duke of Crydee, cousin to Prince Patrick, son of Martin

M
ARTIN
—former Duke of Crydee, great uncle to Prince Patrick, father of Marcus

M
ILO
—owner of the Inn of the Pintail in Ravensburg, father of Rosalyn

M
IRANDA
—magician and ally of Calis and Pug

N
ATHAN
—blacksmith at the Inn of the Pintail in Ravensburg, former master of Erik, married to Freida

N
AKOR THE
I
SALANI
—gambler, magic user, friend of Calis and Pug

N
ICHOLAS
—Admiral of the Western Fleet, Prince of the Royal Family, uncle to Prince Patrick

P
ATRICK
—Prince of Krondor, son of Prince Erland, nephew to the King and Prince Nicholas

P
UG
—magician, Duke of Stardock, cousin to the King, father to Gamina and William

R
EEVES
—captain of
Royal Dragon

R
OSALYN
—Milo’s daughter, wife of Rudolph, mother of Gerd

R
UDOLPH
—baker in Ravensburg, husband of Rosalyn, stepfather to Gerd

S
HATI
, J
ADOW
—sergeant in Erik’s company

S
HO
P
I
—former companion of Erik and Roo’s, student of Nakor’s

S
UBAI
—captain of the Royal Krondorian Pathfinders

T
ITHULTA
—Pantathian High Priest

T
OMAS
—Warleader of Elvandar, husband of Aglaranna, father of Calis, inheritor of the powers of Ashen-Shugar

V
ASARIUS
—Quengan noble and merchant

VON
D
ARKMOOR
, E
RIK
—soldier in Calis’s Crimson Eagles

VON
D
ARKMOOR
, G
ERD
—son of Rosalyn and Stefan von Darkmoor, nephew to Erik

VON
D
ARKMOOR
, M
ANFRED
—Baron of Darkmoor, half brother to Erik

VON
D
ARKMOOR
, M
ATHILDA
—Baroness of Darkmoor, mother to Manfred

V
YKOR
, K
AROLE
—admiral of the King’s Eastern Fleet

W
ILLIAM
—Knight-Marshal of Krondor, Pug’s son and Gamina’s adopted brother, uncle to Jimmy and Dash

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