The final book in the series, and absolutely the best of the trilogy. The ending, to me, was all very unexpected. There was an interesting twist on dragons and the romantic interests in the the story. Definitely a suggested book, if you can handle the narrator.
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ¯ Mark Twain
Between Robin Hobb's unquestionable talent for creating true to life characters and Boehmer's ability to tell the story like it's his, you feel as though you've just spent a weekend in front of the fire with Fitz while he entranced you with his life story. While you may not love Fitz (he is most definitely a fallible character), you can't help but feel his love, his wounds, his victories and his losses.
The characters. The depth of each character in this story is simply astounding. Even using the first person narrative, Hobb is able to create a whole host of realistically complex personalities.
The Fool is one of the best characters ever written. He is mysterious, comical, tragic, and heartwarming all at once.
If only there were enough hours in the day, I would listen to all three Farseer books without pause.
This is the third book of an epic fantacy that every fantacy fan must read. I gave it four stars only because I found the other two books to be slightly more enjoyable. This was mostly because the author led you up to the end in exquisite detail and them suddenly ended the story. The ending is complete, it just doesn't have the fullness of description and life that the rest of the story has. That said, this isstill one of the best stories I've ever encountered.
I enjoyed the first book and, started to lose interest by the end of the second book. I hoped that the Third would bring some closure and it did tie up some of the loose ends, but not in a satisfying manner. The action was all second and third hand, there was a lot of time that the characters spent in a foggy fugue state that couldn't hold my attention. Even the climax of the book, the big battle with the Red ships was told in a boring dry manner. Finished, just finished, no need to reread it.
Despite my thorough disappointment at the first two books, I completed this series on a recommendation. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...
Needless to say, there was no payoff in the end.
i understand that in the first book the boy is learning. But then you find out that the guy is just a complete idiot.
write it as a short story
guy is good
the idiot main caracter
if u read on because you think that nobody can be this dumb and eventually he must figure it out; don't. just stop after book 1
Tip to the bastard: just kill the guy, please!
To the author; please stop writing these books, its painful
Love historical romance, I drive for a living an it helps the time go bye
Right at the top all 3 books were fantastic
Yes I don't want to say incase I ruin it for the next reader
Wish there was more
First book was great, last two slow and boring. So much build up to the finale and like Robert Jordan very little put into the climax that was building over the 3 books.
I found myself angry at Fitz for being so dumb and the story was very predictable.
not read anything else by Robin Hobb
When I finish a book or a series, I rate it by how much I want to listen to it again. I never want to pick this series up again. Does not compare at all to say the Riyria Revelations series or pretty much anything from Michael J Sullivan. I have listen to those books many times and the story never gets old.
Bloody annoyingly good.
The Fool, cause he was less stupid and annoying as Fitz.
He was able to get to my emotions............ I even got so mad at the story that I dropped the book for two weeks, but couldn't stay away so I returned back to listening.
When Porridge and Molly got married, I was tired of Fitz always going back to the Molly story.
Excellent book, I was impressed with how Regal was dealt dealt with. I thought I was going to be able to predict that.
I enjoyed this book. Fitz makes a long journey, traveling as a peasant that seems real. Hobb does a great job relating the adventure in a believable way. The interaction of Fitz, Burrich, and the Fool was quite excellent.
I give the story three stars because the climax was very silly. It was a resolution that reminded me of a children's book. The defeat of the seemly unstoppable red ship raiders was barely mentioned, and the explanation of the great mystery of forging was glossed over in a couple sentences.
It was a good series from beginning to end, although there were one or two things that made me roll my eyes and go "Yes, yes...tortured soul...I got the gist...move on with the plot please". I really wished it had turned out differently at the end, or maybe I just wanted more resolution? I will tell people to check out this series. Do I think it holds up to Robert Jordan or George RR Martin? Not quite, but I enjoyed it all the same. Paul Boehmer is one of my favorite Narrators, so no complaints there at all!