There were several mysteries that the reader is left completely ignorant on as this series ends and I'd have liked more information on them. A fair portion of this book does lag, I find that more tolerable in an audio book format than a print one or perhaps I'd have only given three stars. I wouldn't tell anyone NOT to download this book because of that though, it's still a worthy ending to the story.
I have to agree with Jeff in BC. the ending was tedious and drawn out. All endings are not 100% happy, but this one covered bases. I think the author could have cut out about 100 pages of narrative and it would have made the story flow much better. Toward the end I was getting irritated that the ends were not getting tied up. SPOILER>>>>>>>>>>>>>I felt the ending could have been more full filling, with less heart ache, and sorrow for Fitz.
The story takes the main character on a somewhat interesting journey across the kingdom. However, he spends far too much time second guessing his decisions and missing those he leaves behind. Characters he meets on his journey are interesting but he he often chooses to not spend time with them. The first two books are better. Without giving anything away, the ending has some very cool and rewarding moments. I just wish there were more of them along the way.
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The up and downs,when you think Fitz is done for something good happens.time after time he makes it through all the trials and tribulations!!!! Fitz Is The Man!!!
The end, everything comes together,the Fool and Fitz are the catalyst!!!
When Nighteyes and Fitz unleash the dragons,it's like a game and they know they have done their job.The Witt,it's supposed to be such a bad thing but it's the only way to wake the elderlings!! So that means that King Wisdom also had the Witt.
The beast master, walks again.
I thought this was a great series.It had slow parts but Robin Hobb was just character building and also making a plot for a chapter down the road.Over three books he was able to let Fitz tell a great story of how he was trained and raised.Good enough two listen all over again one day!!
I am dyslexic! If it wasn't audible I would not even be able to know what's in a book. I found out I love books.
I really like it but didn't like it
I thought the Indond really suck
But the more I thought about it I was like it's coming my life you don't actually ever get to what you want to get to
It's one of those theories and I'll make you think about stuff
If I was reading the book, I would never have finished it. The second book as well as this are not even close to being on par with the first one. For crying out loud he barely talks about him being a assassin, All that happens really is that he moans, and complains, and at least the ending is plausible to the story. Robin didn't make a huge 180 degree turn and wrap everything up in a nice little bow like some authors do. Anyway, I am disappointed. The best part of the whole series was the Fool. I loved his/her quips. I wish there would have been about eight chapters of dialogue with him in it just having fun.
I enjoyed the first two books but its as if the author didn't want to write the third book and began to hate the main character more and more as the story progressed leaving a boring ending to the series.
I will not put any specifics into this review and I really hope that this isn't a spoiler, but I feel that I have to say it. The first two books were pretty good and it suckered me in right away, but I was disappointed with the third book. The ending was VERY disappointing. I really felt like I wasted all my time listening to the story (and the last one was REALLY long). When you get to the end you say to yourself "okay, what was the point of all of this again?" Additionally, the last book was unnecessarily wordy. It droned on and on and kept saying the same thing over and over again. You really want Fitz to stand up and punch somebody for holding back information, it really does get annoying. I guess if you’re not looking for the perfect ending then the story is good, but I'm a sucker for a happy ending.