Royal Assassin (Farseer Series #2)

Royal Assassin (Farseer Series #2)

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Royal Assassin (Farseer Series #2) by Robin Hobb, Paul Boehmer

Young Fitz, the illegitimate son of the noble Prince Chivalry, is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has had him tutored him in the dark arts of the assassin. He has barely survived his first, soul-shattering mission, and when he returns to the court, he is thrown headfirst into the tumult of royal life. With the king near death, and Fitz's only ally off on a seemingly hopeless quest, the throne itself is threatened. Meanwhile, the treacherous Red Ship Raiders have renewed their attacks on the Six Duchies, slaughtering the inhabitants of entire seaside towns. In this time of great peril, it soon becomes clear that the fate of the kingdom may rest in Fitz's hands-and his role in its salvation may require the ultimate sacrifice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400144358
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 05/24/2010
Series: Farseer Series , #2
Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 7.20(h) x 2.60(d)

About the Author

Robin Hobb is the author of four well-received fantasy trilogies, the Farseer trilogy, the Liveship Traders trilogy, the Tawny Man trilogy, and the Soldier Son trilogy.

Paul Boehmer is a seasoned actor who has appeared on Broadway, film, and television, including The Thomas Crown Affair and All My Children. Coinciding with another of his passions, sci-fi, Paul has been cast in various roles in many episodes of Star Trek.

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Royal Assassin (Farseer Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 250 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i'm usually very picky about what i read and not much of a book worm but this book is just amazing. Once you pick it up it's hard to put down and i think it's even better than the first book. The way the author writes makes you feel like you're part of the story. Robin Hobb is truly amazing. I think five stars is not enough for this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book in the wonderful and enthralling Farseer trilogy! Robin Hobb creates a brilliantly dark and wild tale of treachery, adventure, and utter sorrow. The world she spins around you will have you seething with rage when Fitz does, and feeling light-headed when you pull your head out the mystical waters of the Farseer world. Although this trilogy is marketed as an adults series, I'm thirteen and it is my favorite fantasy series, so if you are looking to buy this for your teen, buy it (there's no graphic sex or anything, and there isn't any horribly disturbing violence)! You will not regret it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Frickin awsome story
geokatgrl More than 1 year ago
The progression of Fitz's life gets more complex, with even more rollercoaster rides of emotions. The first book was awesome, and this only adds to it. Hard to put down!
angelTX More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. The characters are great. You really get to love Fritz and feel sorry for him! It has great adventure and its just really easy to imagine while your reading.
epow50 More than 1 year ago
I am just finishing Golden Fool from The Tawny Man series. I absolutely loved both The Farseer and Tawny Man series. I have only one book left to read and will be sad to end the saga of FitzChivalry. I might just have to read it all again soon.
Rich_A More than 1 year ago
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.
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A slow tedious read featuring a pathetic protagonist who spends far to much time letting the antagonists dominate his very existence. I had hoped after the first book that the story line might improve. It didn't. I'm 460 pages into the book (yawn) and as I get into each new chapter, check to see how many pages are left, hoping the next chapter may be better. Usually it's just more of the same. I'll be moving on to a new author now. There is no chance I'll be reading the next book in the trilogy.
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Grenn-reads More than 1 year ago
This book is written well. It has a few "soap opera" qualities to it as well as blood and gore. But, I think those that are looking for a different type of read, will be pleased.
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birdie80 More than 1 year ago
This is a fantasy and I have read all four books in the series. There will still be another 1 or 2. I liked it. Not great but good enough if you are in the market for a fantasy and don't have one in mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It has been a while since I have been able to find high fantasy written so well, and so thoughtfully. I have found that the books start a tad slow, but after the first few pages, they become enthralling (does anyone else wonder whatever happens to the manuscripts FitzChivalry is always attempting to write?). I forsee a school year filled with sleepless nights! Thank you, Robin!
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Better than first
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