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Even though Krondor: Tear of the Gods is the Riftwar Legacy's third installment (following Krondor: The Betrayal and Krondor: The Assassins), it's extremely accessible to the uninitiated. Copious battle scenes make the pages rip along, and Feist does a skillful job setting up the scenario, the landscape, and the players. Old friends, such as Squire James and Lt. William, are instantly likable; other characters -- like Krondor's new court magician, Jazhara, and the horrifying and despicable Bear -- possess a magnetic appeal. While much flavor can be gained from reading the sequence in its intended order, those captivated by the idea behind Krondor: Tear of the Gods should not be afraid to plunge right in.
The story begins on The Bitter Sea as Ishap's Dawn hugs a dangerous coastline while transporting an extremely valuable artifact known as the Tear of the Gods. This holy Tear is the reason that men (and women, of course) are able to communicate with the gods. If something should ever happen to it, the people of Midkemia would be cut off from their celestial overseers; since magic is a heavenly gift, that power, too, would be lost.
A second vessel approaches. Piloted by the demonic, aptly named Bear and his soon-to-be-Judas cohort, Knute, this ship attacks Ishap's Dawn. While the marauders succeed in killing their prey, the prize foremost in Bear's mind (the Tear of the Gods) falls from his grasp. Blinded by his crazed lust for the Tear, Bear loses sight of his own mates, who have left him to rot on the open seas. The betrayal upsets Bear, certainly, but the idea that Knunte has his Tear plunges the already deeply troubled Bear further into madness.
Meanwhile in Krondor, murder and treachery are everywhere. When an attack on a local tavern and jail leaves carnage in its wake, Jimmy, William, and Jazhara search for clues. It soon becomes clear that the disappearance of the Tear is involved, and that, if the precious relic falls into the wrong hands, Midkemia is in for some very dark times.
Krondor: Tear of the Gods is a stellar addition to Feist's exciting fantasy canon, spun with skill and fervor. Diehard fans will gobble this up; legions of others will also be fully entertained. (Andrew LeCount)