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Assassin's Quest: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3 | [Robin Hobb]

Assassin's Quest: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3

King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz - or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest - perhaps to death. Only Verity's return - or the heir his princess carries - can save the Six Duchies.
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Publisher's Summary

From an extraordinary voice in fantasy comes the stunning conclusion to the Farseer Trilogy, as FitzChivalry confronts his destiny as the catalyst who holds the fate of the kingdom of the Six Duchies...and the world itself.

King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz - or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest - perhaps to death. Only Verity's return - or the heir his princess carries - can save the Six Duchies. But Fitz will not wait. Driven by loss and bitter memories, he undertakes a quest: to kill Regal. The journey casts him into deep waters, as he discovers wild currents of magic within him - currents that will either drown him or make him something more than he was.

Catch up with the rest of the Farseer trilogy.

©1999 Robin Hobb (P)2010 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"An enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama." (Kirkus)

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    Loren Waldorf, MD, United States 07-06-11
    Loren Waldorf, MD, United States 07-06-11 Member Since 2011

    Buggsy

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    "A fair ending to the series"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 08-28-10
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 08-28-10 Member Since 2013

    BJS

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    "A bit drawn out"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff W Michaud 08-20-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Good but tedious"

    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.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 06-17-12
    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 06-17-12 Member Since 2012

    I just achieved App Scholar!! 1000 hours in 1 yr 7 mo and 10 days!!! I never thought I would make it this far!! Thanks Audible

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    "The last of three great books!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Assassin's Quest the most enjoyable?

    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!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The end, everything comes together,the Fool and Fitz are the catalyst!!!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The beast master, walks again.


    Any additional comments?

    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!!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    chaz Moultonborough, NH, United States 07-07-11
    chaz Moultonborough, NH, United States 07-07-11 Member Since 2014
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    "TOO LONG"

    Would be better if it was abridged. 100 pages too long. Ending was too predictable.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    KATHY 10-19-13
    KATHY 10-19-13 Member Since 2014

    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.

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    "It was a good book in someway"
    What would have made Assassin's Quest better?

    I really like it but didn't like it


    What was most disappointing about Robin Hobb’s story?

    I thought the Indond really suck


    Which character – as performed by Paul Boehmer – was your favorite?

    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


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Assassin's Quest?

    It's one of those theories and I'll make you think about stuff


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    warren keizer, or, United States 09-13-13
    warren keizer, or, United States 09-13-13
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    "Boring"
    What did you like best about Assassin's Quest? What did you like least?

    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.


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    Josh MINDEN, NV, United States 09-10-13
    Josh MINDEN, NV, United States 09-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Kept hoping it would get better"
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    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brian California City, CA, United States 03-19-13
    Brian California City, CA, United States 03-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Dissapointed with the third book"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    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.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Larry CLINTON, TENNESSEE, United States 01-07-13
    Larry CLINTON, TENNESSEE, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "great story"
    Any additional comments?

    I think I would have ended it somwhat differntly, but hey I didn't write the story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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