Silverthorn, by Raymond E. Feist, is the third book in the series, with the first book being Magician: Apprentice. It is set one year after the events of Magician: Master, in the land of Midkemia, with the focus this time being on Prince Arutha and Jimmy the Hand/Squire James. After the events of the rift war, there has been peace; however, a moredhel called Murmandamus seeks to end that. However, there is one prophesised to stand in his way, the lord of the west (prince Arutha).
After an assassination event thwarted by Squire James injures Princess Anita, Prince Arutha’s wife, it is said that the bolt that struck her was poisoned. They learn that the poison is called Silverthorn, but no-one at the palace knows what it is. Due to magic, Arutha is given the time needed to try and find the antidote. Accompanied by James, Martin Longbow and Laurie, they head of to seek the antidote, starting the search at the city called Sarth.
The book has a good plot, and some memorable moments, however sometimes it’s too descriptive, or goes over a conversation or small part of the plot for too long. I’d give it a 8/10, and recommend people to read it if they’re into fantasy, however, I would recommend that you read the first two books before this one, as even though you don’t need to, it gives you more connection and information on the characters and the setting.