As the title asks, I would appreciate a perspective on whether the series is worth reading. I ask because for three reasons. I am a fan of her work, and the Farseer series is one of my favorite's in over thirty years of fantasy reading. I also greatly enjoyed the Liveship series.
I picked up all three hardcovers of the Soldier's Son at a huge discount and am well into the first book. Honestly, the writing does not even seem indicative of my previous experience with this author. The story moves very slowly, is perilously dull and has me wondering whether I even wish to continue. Do I simply need to survive the first book because one accepts it as the necessary foundation of the world creation required to bring much more interest, quality and depth in the second and third books?