I would recommend this book to a friend. It is the week link in a very strong series. worth reading just for the 1st and 3rd books.
I have read all of Robin Hobb's books. This is by far the best series.
Paul Boehmer is a good reader. Every character is well done, and he is one of the best male readers for female voices. His female characters do not sound forced or odd.
I would go see this movie assuming the movie of the first book was good.
A few "twists" were not so surprising and there were a few moments where I wanted to slap Fitz upside the head for being so dense but overall an excellent 2nd book in the Farseer trilogy. Robin Hobb has done an excellent job of making me care about these characters.
Mostly use audio books in planes these days. Know I really like a book when I find myself with earphones still on from home to hotel
Loved book 1. Liked first half of book 2. Hated 2nd half and book 3. The hero goes from being a child in an adult world, to being a young adult with the mental aptitude of a child. The main character can't seem to make an intelligent decision or stop his incessant whining and 6 year-old behavior. It's just not believable that one could be as stupid as Fitz and live. The more I listened, the more irritating the plot became about mid-way through the conclusion of the trilogy.
I REALLY don't understand why so many authors lately insist on having their main characters spend huge sections of the plot being physically tortured in detail. The unfortunate situation here is book 2 just sets up a repetitiveness of torture and abuse of the main character that continues over and over and over well into many hours of book 3.
Bright spot was superb job by Paul Boehmer.
Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.
Yes. I am enjoying learning along with Fitz instead of already knowing what everything is about with his magic. The White Ships are tantalizing and I want to know!! I will reread because I am interested to see how much the story changes after I know about the Witt and Skill more
Fitz he is realistic he knows no more than he should and stumbles along just as I would.
He brings depth and visualization to the story, a flow you don't get from reading yourself
Yes but that would be telling
I really am enjoying this series it is separate from the live ship but seems to tie in.
I liked this book and I enjoy this narrator too. Hobb has complex plots and it makes for a very engaging story.
Where ever I am that's where I'll be.
If you have read Assassins Apprentice then prepare to rejoin Fitz in his life at Buckeep. As he fast approaches manhood he learns more of his strengths, weaknesses and loves. As always Robin Hobb intertwines the story with a familarity that makes you think of the characters as friends & in the case of Regal enemies. If you havent expereinced Robin Hobb do so NOW
If you're looking for interesting, compelling characters, look somewhere else. Hobb and her works are widely celebrated, though I am unsure of the reasons behind this. The names of her characters are rather lazy, hidden under an excuse, but that is forgivable. What are less forgivable are the characters themselves. They are dreadful. The main character Fitz, must spend 80% of his time in the book lamenting over either his relationship with the wolf and other dogs, or his girl friend. It becomes very tiresome very quickly, but the book is extremely long anyway. Most of the plot twists are predictable, and the villains are not brilliant and do not deserve the success they have for so much of the book and series. It is simply that the heros are not heroic. I do not mean this is a: they are not knights in shining armor, instead they have dark sides kind of way. That would be good. Instead I mean the heroes are just bad at being heroes. Fitz and Verity and the Fool bumble for thousands of pages (over the series) and finally pull it together at the end. I do not enjoy reading about people whining and failing for no conceivable reason. I did not finish the series, instead looking up the plot of the last book on wikipedia out of a morbid curiosity.
I know I am in the minority in not enjoying this book, but with the wealth of other series and authors in this genre, I would not recommend this book. There are so many other series that are actually enjoyable and much more worth reading
Absolutely not. There are tons of significantly better authors within the genre who merit a chance instead (Martin, Cook, Sullivan, Sanderson, Jordan, Lynch, Abercrombie to name just a few)
Honestly, I was so distracted by the poor quality of the story itself that I didn't even notice the narrator. I'm sure he did his best.
Some of the concepts were ok, but there was nothing particularly worthwhile about this story.
Don't believe the hype around this author. This book is both a waste of money and of time.
I started listening to Royal Assassin as soon as I had finished the first book of the Farseer Trilogy, eager to see how the characters and story would play out.
It took a while to slog through it. The second installment is long, and sometimes moves at a crawling pace... enough that I tend to tune out during the listen. Perhaps the unapologetic bleakness of the characters has something to do with that?
It is an intricately woven tale of honor, loyalty, betrayal and love, but the oppressively depressing quality of the lives of her characters leaves me wondering if the third book in this series by Ms. Hobb will be even more masochistic.
Admittedly, life is not fair in the land of the Six Duchies. I'm impressed with the style, depth, and quality of writing on display. Still, although I have purchased the third book of the trilogy, I don't plan on listening to it anytime soon.
I was really hoping this book was going to take off but it never picked up and there was very little action. I was hoping for some real action but the only action was poisoning people.
A good story over all but it dragged on for so long that I will not be investing the time to listen to the last one. This series falls short.