Cover of Assassin's Apprentice.

Assassin’s Apprentice

author: Robin Hobb (1995)
series: Farseer Trilogy #1
date read: 2016-10-11
pages: 480
lists: fantasy
rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Now this was a fantasy novel I really enjoyed. I went in with no expectations at all, randomly chose it from my Kindle, and oh boy, was I in for a ride.

Fitz is likeable without being perfect, and both of his mentors, especially Chade, are wonderful in their characterizations. I also liked that the Six Duchies have a well-considered political and geographical structure. Seeing FitzChivalry go from stable boy to young assassin without the usual tropes of the assassin fantasy novels was a treat. I’m fairly sure I’m going to read the other novels, too.

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