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Royal Assassin (Farseer Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Hobb is a master of the genre!

Wow! How to summarize the amazing ride you'll be taken on in the Farseer trilogy. First off, don't expect a lightweight ride through the fantasy clichés as with other authors. Hobb treats her main character Fitz like a well-used hammer -- flinging him around and no...
Wow! How to summarize the amazing ride you'll be taken on in the Farseer trilogy. First off, don't expect a lightweight ride through the fantasy clichés as with other authors. Hobb treats her main character Fitz like a well-used hammer -- flinging him around and not getting too upset with a few nicks and marks. If you can make it through the first volume in the trilogy, this book picks up where it leaves off and continues the complex and emotional roller-coaster ride. There is so much to enjoy about Hobb's work, especially her wonderful skills as a story-teller. Just expect to endure some pain as a reader as the main character is buffeted and clanged around through the story.

The only criticism I had for these books were the horrible cover art. I really thought they not only looked dumb but really missed the mark when it came to portraying the mood and emotional impact of the stories. They make these books look cheap and cliché which is a big shame for those who, in fact, judge books by their cover.

Highly recommended read! I can't wait to finish Fitz's tale in the next trilogy.

posted by Rich_A on April 20, 2009

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2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Book cover was the best part.

The 2nd book was very slow and boring. The writer has lots of unremarkable stuff that made reading the book extremely difficult. I kept waiting for the action, but the book has very little. If you like confusing plots, weak main characters, and scenery descriptions yo...
The 2nd book was very slow and boring. The writer has lots of unremarkable stuff that made reading the book extremely difficult. I kept waiting for the action, but the book has very little. If you like confusing plots, weak main characters, and scenery descriptions you will like this book. I like action, adventure, and hidden twists in my science fiction books. Good thing I didn't let this book determine if I would read the 3rd book.

posted by 1875503 on September 5, 2009

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