Assassin’s Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy #1) by Robin Hobb


Once again, there has been a relative lull in terms of me gobbling up books and spouting out their respective reviews. Mostly because I have been getting more distracted and the other being that the books are pretty big/numerous to keep to my regular pattern.

I heed the recommendations my friends tend to give out, because I count myself lucky to have such an option in the first place. This book was one such suggestion. I was forewarned that I might weep with the series and feel for the our protagonist beyond the time I actually put the book down. I kept this in mind but that did not prevent the eventuality to play out that exact same way.I have to admit that it took me a couple of chapters to finally get into the rhythm of the book but once I did it was a very rich experience.

The story is of royalty and the intrigue concerning their lands. Fitz is thrown into the midst of his blood family when he is a child and it is through him that we hear the tale. He is uncertain of what the future holds for him but he catches the eye of the King and things start to change for him from that point. He lives multiple lives, each of which has him playing a different role in the service of his king. The child who is later a young man, juggles the different roles and how he does is what makes the story special. Their Kingdom is under more unrest than usual and how the perpetrators are achieving their goal is something that adds suspense for the future books of the series. Each and every person introduced to us, ranging from the good to the bad and the confused all are fascinating to watch as they play out their part in the larger picture . I am excited to see more of them in the future books. I know I have not given much of the story itself in this review, but considering the point of the book is to tell that exact tale I do not want to attempt an amateur version on the same. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a saga like tale and instances of power ( beyond just that of physical prowess).

P.S: This happened to my 1000th book added on Goodreads , which I am happy about for no apparent reason 🙂

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