‘Assassin’s Apprentice’ By Robin Hobb

If you read a good deal of fantasy and sic fi and if you also read about fantasy and sic fi, you will have heard about Hobb’s Farseer Trilogy. Not exactly as a modern classic, but something close.

I disagree. It’s good, but not that good. And I probably won’t read the rest of the series.

The interaction between the main character, the titular apprentice (‘Fitz’ – an irritating name that constantly took me out of the story), and the people around him (the story is written third person limited) is well done, but the world itself is imperfectly realized – at least, outside of the royal palace.

Honestly, I don’t see what’s so great about this book. I can see, maybe, one day picking up another book by Hobb and giving the author another chance, but it’s not something I’ll be actively looking to do.9780553573398

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