The story was, best put, a fantastic mess. But I believe that's some of the charm of it. The main character had me on the edge of my seat for most of the story, whether because of the events unfolding around him or because he is a doofus and tends to make poor decisions, with little to no thought put into them. Not how I would've written it but entertaining nonetheless. The delivery though was impeccable, one of the better I've heard although it was at the end hard to distinguish between grown Fitz & Verity's voice I felt.
Great story, but I almost wish I could have listened to an abridged copy. My wife complained I kept her awake at night while I tried to finish the story. The ending was appropriate but bittersweet.
The more I get into the books, the more the covers bother me. Hobb deserves a publisher that cares about the artwork. Not some crap that was put together by a hack who hasn't a clue what the book was about.
book one was entertaining. Book two was depressing, and nothing more than a set up for book three. Book three was 35 chapters of slow moving build up, 5 chapters of action, and one chapter of wistful finale.
Reading is my passion...but life as a working single mom, listening to books better fits my busy schedule! LOVE Audible!
There were some twists in this book that were unexpected but just added to the intrigue! Really enjoy this story and looking forward to the next book!
This series of books I could hardly put down. There's so much excitement so much adventures. I couldn't tell you what my favorite part was because I enjoy everything. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves reading about kings ,queens, dragons and a touch of magic. I don't think I could pick anyone part I enjoyed the most. Just when you think you could get any worse or any better something else happens. This book was great alone but I would recommend reading the two that preceded it.
They do the same thing for the entire book. Only thing excising is what happens at the end. Read the first few chapters and the last few chapters and done. No need to keep on the same road, literally.