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In King of Foxes, the action-packed sequel to Raymond E. Feist's Talon of the Silver Hawk, Tal Hawkins -- an operative for a secret order called the Conclave of Shadows -- embarks on a mission to destroy Duke Kaspar, a power-hungry tyrant who, years earlier, needlessly slaughtered Tal's family. Tal is now the last of a strong and richly cultured people, the Orosini, with only one goal in life: vengeance.
The purpose of the Conclave is to battle the forces of evil that seek to spread chaos throughout Midkemia, and Tal's mission is to somehow enter the duke's service and learn more about his plans. Posing as a minor nobleman from a distant kingdom, Tal catches the duke's eye with his mastery of the sword, and it isn't long before Tal is working for Kaspar, doing his dirty work by wiping out nests of pirates, assassinating political enemies, etc. But Kaspar and his right-hand man, a necromancer named Leso Varen, are evil personified, and Tal is soon betrayed, arrested, and exiled to a remote prison reminiscent of Devil's Island, where his right hand is chopped off and he is left to die. But Tal's sole purpose in life is still unfinished. Somehow, some way, Kaspar must pay for his horrible crimes.
Simply put: The Conclave of Shadows series is classic Feist. With dozens of complex, engaging characters; nonstop action and adventure; and romance, betrayal, and dark magic, all set in Feist's signature realm of Midkemia -- King of Foxes is guaranteed to be thrilling readers for years to come. Paul Goat Allen