The pace of the story can drag out at times with no real purpose to the over all plot. The book picks up at the end but not enough to fully recommend this book.
As with most book series the first book starts off a little slow but builds quite nicely. Then ending of the 1st and second keep you hooked. The ending here was little disappointing for me but apparently there's another book although the reviews are scathing as their is a new narrator. Narration is good and consistent for the first 3 books. Worth a listen if you like fantasy series.
So you've read the first two books of The Assassin's Apprentice and you come to the third. But this tome is an epic in its own right. And Fitz has the most insecure inner dialogue of any male ever. So Hobb narrates every step of every mile while Fitz worries and worries and the wolf provides the only wisdom. Meantime a pretty good story is told until the end. But the end is an afterthought only, as if, once Fitz settles his mind, nothing much matters and the story is finished in broad strokes quickly.
Narration is rich with expression, but often inaccurate reads left me translating. All in all, entertaining but not quite masterful.
Good enough for me to pursue more in the series, though.
I have gone from really liking the protagonist, to wishing he would hurry up and die. The series has become an old woman's preaching on the brashness of male youth. unreadable garbage.
I just got through the Farseer series. It is very well written and a fun story to follow. It is easy to fall in love with the characters. The narrator is also quite good. It is a must read/listen if you like fantasy.
Hobbs gives another wookie-cry-face-story witha reasonably settled ending,but I'm thrilled about The Tawny Man Trilogy.
I'm a Teen Services librarian at a Public Library. I love fantasy, history, realistic fiction, memoirs, sci-fi, and YA fiction/fantasy.
Excellent world building and characterization. This is the best book of the trilogy. It seemed as if the author took a long time to move her characters to their destiny.
Having read this series by R Hobb years ago, I was surprised at how much Paul Boehmer lent to the story itself. It is a multi-layered tale given voice by a master narrator. I will look for other books he has voiced as well.