King of Foxes

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King of Foxes
Author Raymond E. Feist
Country United States
Language English
Series Conclave of Shadows
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication date
April 1, 2005
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 383 pp (first edition)
ISBN 0-380-80326-7
Preceded by Talon of the Silver Hawk
Followed by Exile's Return

King of Foxes is the second novel in the Conclave of Shadows trilogy by Raymond E. Feist as a part of The Riftwar Cycle. It was preceded by Talon of the Silver Hawk and is followed by Exile's Return

Plot introduction[edit]

In the mountains of Midkemia, a boy came brutally of age in blood and in terror. And now he lives for one purpose alone . . . revenge!

Plot summary[edit]

An exceptionally skilled swordsman, young Tal Hawkins was the only survivor of the massacre of his village - rescued, recruited, and trained by the mysterious order of magicians and spies, the Conclave of Shadows. Now one of the secret society's most valuable agents, he gains entrance into the court of Duke Olasko, the bloodthirsty and powerful despot whose armies put Tal's village to the sword, by posing as a nobleman from the distant Kingdom of the Isles.

But the enemy is cunning and well protected - in league with the foul necromancer Leso Varen, dark master of death-magic - and to gain the Duke's trust and confidence, Tal Hawkins must first sell his soul.