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Royal Assassin Audiobook

Royal Assassin: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Young Fitz, the illegitimate son of the noble Prince Chivalry, is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has had him tutored him in the dark arts of the assassin. He has barely survived his first, soul-shattering mission, and when he returns to the court, he is thrown headfirst into the tumult of royal life.

With the king near death, and Fitz's only ally off on a seemingly hopeless quest, the throne itself is threatened.

Meanwhile, the treacherous Red Ship Raiders have renewed their attacks on the Six Duchies, slaughtering the inhabitants of entire seaside towns. In this time of great peril, it soon becomes clear that the fate of the kingdom may rest in Fitz's hands - and his role in its salvation may require the ultimate sacrifice.

©1999 Robin Hobb (P)2010 Tantor

What the Critics Say

“Hobb manages to create a kingdom that looks like a fairy tale but feels like the real world---which makes it almost impossible not to become immersed in Hobb's fantasy epic.” (Publishers Weekly)

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    Teresa Whitaker childress, tx 11-01-16
    Teresa Whitaker childress, tx 11-01-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Almost depressing"

    The first book was riveting and hopeful. This reminds me of what typically happens to an author's story after a successful first book -more deprivation and depression. I read the reviews of the next in the sequel and decided to skip it and sadly accept that Fitz does not overcome. Could have been an entertaining uplifting story. Narration of the book was well done.

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    T. Sundstrom Columbia, MD 09-17-16
    T. Sundstrom Columbia, MD 09-17-16
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    "The Fitz takes his lumps"

    this one is a hard listen at times because of how much Fitz suffers. there's an aspect of teen angst at times but there are serious traumatic events as well. it makes me want to hurry up and get to the next books so he can (hopefully) find some relief. having read all of Hobb's work in this world a while back, going back through and listening is like getting it for the first time.

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    anthony c 08-22-16
    anthony c 08-22-16 Member Since 2013
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    "don't read, be happy with the first book"

    if you like the first book but thought it was kinda sloe then get ready to have the breaks thrown on. nothing really happens in this book except lots and lots of whining. that's right folks kid get laid and whines. it's like John snow had a punk pop band...

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    Amazon Customer San Francisco, CA United States 06-20-16
    Amazon Customer San Francisco, CA United States 06-20-16 Member Since 2015

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    "meh"

    the wonderful characters and overall great story are fatally marred by the ridiculous threes-company-esque political farce/drama.

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    Kindle Customer 06-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Straight on to book three"

    Stronger even than the first book, I very much enjoyed both the narration and the story.

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    Ted 06-01-16
    Ted 06-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I liked the first one better"

    This one reminded me of game of thrones though not nearly as brutal, an the sex is pg. . Still I'm about to read the next one.

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    Amazon Customer 05-23-16
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    "great story with a great performance."

    Paul Boehmer captures all of the characters in a great way making it easy to visualize each one individually. I love the story and plan on listening to assasins quest. Mainly because I've fallen in love with Fitz Chivalry but also because Right Robin Hobb had left us on a huge cliff hanger!

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    Bobbi 05-11-16
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    "great read!"

    loved it thanks for a great book, I can't wait to read the next one!

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    Tom 05-07-16
    Tom 05-07-16
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    "dreary book stupid lead character."

    could have been quite good if not for the woe is me at every turn.

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    david 04-29-16
    david 04-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "good story"

    i liked it easy to follow along and not lose interest. he doesn't assassinate as much as i would like , but overall it was good

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