Young Fitz, the illegitimate son of the noble Prince Chivalry, is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has had him tutored him in the dark arts of the assassin. He has barely survived his first, soul-shattering mission, and returns to the court where he is thrown headfirst... show more
Young Fitz, the illegitimate son of the noble Prince Chivalry, is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has had him tutored him in the dark arts of the assassin. He has barely survived his first, soul-shattering mission, and returns to the court where he is thrown headfirst into the tumult of royal life. With the King near death, and Fitz's only ally off on a seemingly hopeless quest, the throne itself is threatened. Meanwhile, the treacherous Red Ship Raiders have renewed their attacks on the Six Duchies, slaughtering the inhabitants of entire seaside towns. In this time of great peril, it soon becomes clear that the fate of the kingdom may rest in Fitz's hands--and his role in its salvation may require the ultimate sacrifice.
Publish date: 1997-02-03
Pages no: 688
Edition language: English
Series: Farseer Trilogy (#2)
Aside from the super lame Molly subplot, I quite liked this one. Lots of action and intrigue!
Author: Robin Hobb Series: The Farseer Trilogy #2 Rating: 3 stars This was a good follow up. Twisty. So many unexpected things happened. I couldn't have predicted half the things that happened in this book. Buuuuuut it was also quite a bit of a downer and depressing. Emotionally it was draining...
[spoiler] [/spoiler] This book had a bit of a slower feel to it than the first one. The last seventy percent really felt like when the story got moving. I maybe didn't love it as much as the first one, but still thought it was very good and enjoyed reading it. I've read a couple of reviews that were...
As great as I'd hoped. Don't want to write a review though, I need to find out what happens next. No one needs a detailed review of the second book in a trilogy anyway, just a good or bad. Good. Very good. But the bad guys are bad. Like, really bad, and they've come out ahead. I hope they get th...
First and foremost : the fool is the most beautiful thing to happen in this series.Having said that, this book is as slow as a crippled sloth. It not only suffers from Recap Syndrome typical of middle novels, but when there's any chance a bit of plot might be in sight it gets buried under pages of p...