The King's Buccaneer

The King's Buccaneer

Book - 1992
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Long recovered from the ravages of the Riftwar, the land and people of the kingdom of the Isles thrive. Nicholas, the youngest son of Prince Arutha, is intelligent and gifted but vastly inexperienced. In hopes of hardening him, his father sends him and his irreverent squire, Harry, to live at Rustic Castle Crydee to learn of life beyond the halls of privilege. But within weeks of Nicholas and Harry's arrival, Crydee is viciously attacked by unknown assailants, resulting in murder, massive destruction, and the abduction of two young noblewomen. The raiders have come from a pirate haven and are no ordinary foe ... but an enemy connected to dark magical forces that threaten the lands Nicholas will someday rule -- if he survives.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1992
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385236256
0385236255
Characteristics: x, 465 p. : maps, 24 cm

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cpurvis
Mar 01, 2010

THE PEACE CRUMBLES...

Set ten years after the events recounted in Prince of the Blood, The King's Buccaneer is a new and exciting epic adventure from one of the world's most popular fantasy writers.

Long recovered from the ravages of the Riftwar, the people in the Kingdom of the Isles enjoy peace and prosperity. Nicholas, third son of Prince Arutha of Krondor, is a bright and gifted youngster, but sheltered by the restrictive life of his father's court. To learn more of the world outside the palace walls, Nicholas and his squire, Harry, set sail for pastoral Crydee.

Shortly after their arrival, Crydee. is brutally attacked by unknown forces. The castle is reduced to ruins, the townspeople slaughtered and two young noblewomen - friends of Nicholas - abducted. Soon the young Prince and his companions discover that the surprise attack was no isolated incident. The invader have come from the distant Sunset Islands, home to cut-throats from every known land, and have gathered to make war upon Nicholas's homeland. But it is more than a simple raid for slaves - they serve a dark force which threatens the entire world of Midkemia, a terrifying force that Nicholas must confront.

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