After book one I was interested in the main character and invested in the plot development and general story line. In the second book it showed great promise but then stretched and stretched the conflict development without any real resolution or payoff.
It was not only disappointing but about half way through the book I had to put it down and say enough already, a person can read only so long about the injustices and villainy done by the antagonists without any real plot change. Eventually there has to be some sort of payoff but this book stretched it so long and far I actually started cursing the main character and thinking that "well this kingdom deserves it".
I really wanted to like this book but after hours of wining and stupidity I simple stopped caring. It got so bad that at one point I fell asleep listening to it for about an hour and woke up to more of the same,,and then more,,and then more.
I may update this review if by some chance I can take up the book again and anything changes but fort now I'm moving on to a book that doesn't want to make me hurl my iPhone across the room.
The first book was riveting and hopeful. This reminds me of what typically happens to an author's story after a successful first book -more deprivation and depression. I read the reviews of the next in the sequel and decided to skip it and sadly accept that Fitz does not overcome. Could have been an entertaining uplifting story. Narration of the book was well done.
this one is a hard listen at times because of how much Fitz suffers. there's an aspect of teen angst at times but there are serious traumatic events as well. it makes me want to hurry up and get to the next books so he can (hopefully) find some relief. having read all of Hobb's work in this world a while back, going back through and listening is like getting it for the first time.
if you like the first book but thought it was kinda sloe then get ready to have the breaks thrown on. nothing really happens in this book except lots and lots of whining. that's right folks kid get laid and whines. it's like John snow had a punk pop band...
It reads like a young adult novel with predicable plot twists. The main character is somewhat annoying. I think I'll skip the last book in this series, this coming from someone who hates not finishing what he starts.
the wonderful characters and overall great story are fatally marred by the ridiculous threes-company-esque political farce/drama.
Paul Boehmer captures all of the characters in a great way making it easy to visualize each one individually. I love the story and plan on listening to assasins quest. Mainly because I've fallen in love with Fitz Chivalry but also because Right Robin Hobb had left us on a huge cliff hanger!