Title: Royal Assassin (Farseer Trilogy #2)
Author: Robin Hobb
Genre: Fiction / Fantasy
First published: 1996
Edition: paperback, published by HarperCollins in 2014
It took me two weeks to read this book, which despite its 650 pages, is a long time! This is nothing against the book, because the story is so well crafted! I just had too much other stuff going on in my life.
That aside, I was keen to continue Fitz’s story after reading Assassin’s Apprentice in January this year and it did not disappoint. At all times I was interested at what Hobb was telling me and I really liked where this book headed. Hobb’s skill in building the world and characters is just delightful. You can picture each and every character and their reasons for doing what they are doing. They are just very technicolor 3D (if you get my drift). Hobb is very good at keeping you at the edge of your seat. There is always something going on or threatening to happen. At the end of this book, I still have a lot of questions, but I have a feeling I will get my answers at some point.
Royal Assassin makes for a great set-up for the third book and I am looking forward to continuing with Assassin’s Quest at some point this year. I have a feeling this may well go down as one of my all-time favourite series.
I am looking forward to reading a lot more by her and I want to read a lot more about these characters!
5 out of 7 stars