Jimmy the Hand: Legends of the Riftwar

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 400 pages
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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. Although 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 runs afoul of Black Guy's secret police. Given the choice of disappearing on his own or in a weighted barrel at the bottom of Krondor's harbor, Jimmy flees the only home he's ever known, venturing south to the relatively safe haven of Land's End. Suspecting that the rural villagers have never encountered a lad with his talent and nose for finding wealth—other people's wealth—he's fairly optimistic about his broadening horizons. But Jimmy is completely unprepared for what greets him.

For Land's End is home to others who tread the crooked path, and more, to a much darker secret: a dangerous presence unknown even to the local thieves and smugglers. And Jimmy's youthful bravado and courage will plunge him deep into the maw of chaos and even—if he isn't careful—death.

 

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User Review  - Oogod - LibraryThing

I was a little disappointed in this one considering Feist is one of my top 5 favorites and I have enjoyed my reads from Stirling. I was hoping for more from Jimmy’s wild youth but it felt like the story was forced. Read full review

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User Review  - gimble - LibraryThing

This is a very good book about one of my favorite characters written by two of my favorite authors. Though some of the book seemed very familiar as if taken from a section of a previous book the ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
31
Section 4
47
Section 5
72
Section 6
90
Section 7
116
Section 8
133
Section 12
223
Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
335
Section 19
363

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 20
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Raymond E. Feist is the multiple New York Times bestselling author or coauthor of thirty previous books—all but one of which are Riftwar Cycle novels. He lives in San Diego.

A well-regarded author of alternate history science-fiction novels, S.M. Stirling has written more than twenty-five books, including acclaimed collaborations with Anne McCaffrey, Jerry Pournelle, and David Drake. His most recent novels are T2: Infiltrator, The Peshawar Lancers, and the Island in the Sea of Time trilogy.

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