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Book Thoughts: Assassin’s Quest (Robin Hobb)

Hobb, Robin - Farseer 3 Assassin's Quest

★★★★★☆☆

Title: The Farseer Trilogy #3 – Assassin’s Quest
Author: Robin Hobb   Pages: 838
Genre: Fiction / Fantasy
First published: 1997
Edition: Paperback, published in 2014 by HarperVoyager

I am sad that I finished this trilogy, but happy that there are many more Robin Hobb books to read in the future.

I loved how well Hobb developed Fitz’s character, while retaining an air of mystery surrounding most other characters. We know as much as Fitz does and nothing more. Yet, every single character appears fully developed. That is a hard thing to do.

I love the fact that Fitz is fallible, that his decisions can be selfish and wrong. I enjoyed his conversations with Nighteyes and the beautiful connection he has with the Fool.

Is it perfect? No. It was slow in a few places and I think it could have been about 200 pages less, but I did enjoy every word. It never quite dragged for me.

I have some other series to finish, but you bet I will be picking another Robin Hobb series in the near future.

5 out of 7 stars

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