Review: Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb

Royal Assassin is the second book in the Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb.

Plot:

Fitz came out of his first dangerous mission as an assassin, but is forever changed by the experience. Not just in health, but also in realisation of the danger that his uncle Regal truly presents. Yet he is stuck at Buckkeep with the man, and his promise to his king compels him to not retaliate. He is pulled back into the intrigues of the court, and trying to protect those he cares about. The kingdom is under attack from insidious forces from within. And the Red Raiders will soon come back to their shores.

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New Additions #114

 

A few more e-books to add to the collection. Sometimes I like to mix my fiction with some non-fiction. I’d been looking a long time for the Instrumentalities of the Night Series by Glen Cook, so when I saw the collection e-book I snatched them right up.

Review: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

I bought the entire Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb, of which Assassin’s Apprentice is the first book, a while ago actually during one of my infrequent trips to a physical bookstore. But as I choose the books I read at random and often try to finish an entire series before switching to another series or standalone, I just never got around to it until recently.

Plot:

All that Fitz knows is that he is the son of Prince Chivalry Farseer, and that he is a bastard. He doesn’t remember his mother, and never even met his father before being whisked away to Buckkeep castle, where he is taken under the wing of Burrich, his father’s man. Burrich works in the stables, and cares for all Buckkeep’s animals. It is there that Fitz learns that he possesses the power called Wit, which means he can forms strong bonds with animals, and share their minds. But soon King Shrewd turns his eye upon Fitz, and raises him up to be something more. To be trained to fight, to Skill, to read and write. And most importantly; to be taught how to kill.

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