Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb(146 ratings)
|Submitted by Allie |
I love the Farseer Trilogy. While the Six Duchies does not feel as well-developed and steeped in history as Tolkien's Middle-earth, what Robin Hobb does not emphasize in setting she more than compensates for in her heroes, some of whom are among my favorites in literature. This is a stellar character-driven work, half epic fantasy and half coming of age story, that offers a painfully honest yet cautiously optimistic illustration of human individuality from its heights of honor to its inevitable imperfections. Hobb does a great job combining action with introspection and the book hits just the right philosophical pitch, at least for this 20-year-old reader.
|Submitted by Petra |
I hesitated to read this book because I was put off by the title. I am not interested in reading about assisins! After reading reviews of the book I decided to read it. I have not looked back. I read all three books of the series and was sad when it ended. I was so glad to hear about the Tawny Man series that continues the story. I liked the fact that the magic seemed believable in a 'real world' situation. It reminded me of our 'Horse Whisperers' and 'Mediums' we have in our own world.
|Submitted by Syrel |
Assassin's Apprentice: This book was a tough read for me, though I appreciate the author's talent. In my view, neither the characters nor their world were deeply developed. And while the author does a great job of creating believable "every-day" moments, I found the rhythm a bit too flat, so that what should have been exciting moments were only slightly more interesting or meaningful than the every-day moments.
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