Hopefully, the rest of the trilogy would bring Fitz some growth. Fitz is about to discover the truth about the Fool's prophecy. In fact, don't even read the second book in the trilogy. These books were full of action, drama, and lots of painful scenes. It was utterly, mind-bogglingly boring.
I have read over 500 of books in my life and I don't know what it is with this series, but I simply love it. I am referring here to Starling the Minstrel, and Kettle-who-is-not-Kettle. Nighteyes certainly lightened things up along the way, and I love him. The Narcheska has set the prince an unfathomable task: to behead a dragon trapped in ice on the isle of Aslevjal. The main, interesting mystery, the Re This is one of the few books of which I can't say why I didn't stop reading. For in the young man's blood is a heritage of magic, the talent called the Skill, as well as another, even more mysterious ability.
With unforgettable characters, a sweeping backdrop, and passionate storytelling, this is a fantasy debut to rival that of Robert Jordan. The characters are mostly known, and Fitz is growing up. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. Without giving away any real spoilers, this person is just so one-dimensional and obviously a problem. Hobb stuck the landing, and you would do well to study it.
It's not that bad I guess, but so many and so random is bit. Forever held back into a deep whining and self loathing. I was looking for a trilogy of 1990s-style pre-Twilight, Hunger Games, Game of Thrones explosion fantasy. There is so much to talk about in a review of this book that its hard to know where to start. Posing as a bodyguard, Fitz becomes the eyes and ears behind the walls, guiding a kingdom straying closer to civil strife each day. Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chilvary Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. I wanted more people to be on Fitz side rather than Regal but that didn't happen in this book.
If you experience similar reaction like me, just drop it and start another book, don't force yourself to finish it, not worth it. There is magic and herbology and animal kinship woven in here. I enjoyed both his travels with Nighteyes alone and with the rest of the group. Out of dozens of series,this is my favorite fantasy series of all time. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission, a mission that poses as much a threat to himself as it does for his target---for Fitz is a threat to the throne. He spends a large chunk of the third book on a useless quest, and all the while he is thinking and I was thinking this is a bad idea. He embraced weakness and ignored his strength.
But this particular time really has me irritated. It's a good book that survives the reading process with me. Every time he might accomplish something he fails and fails again. I suppose it's just not the author's strength or intent to explore violence, but it takes the edge from what could have been high adrenaline events. The intrigue can get a little convoluted but by then you love the characters enough that you'll be happy at the finish.
Fitz struggle is delicious but the book ends with him having lost almost everything so he has a lot to make up for in the next book. The second best thing in the series after Fitzchivalry; expect Hobb to steal your heart and mind through this strange and enigmatic figure. This is one of the few books of which I can't say why I didn't stop reading. Even with the glut of great fantasy, old and new, this deserves to be a series that everyone that wants to be familiar with the best the genre offers should read. This is a wonderful tale, but one that has taken a toll on my emotions.
» » Robin Hobb was born on 28 December 1959. In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma. In many areas, Fitz shows good initiative and intuition in defiance of others. I don't write reviews very often, but boy I enjoyed this book. Tortured by this terrible vision, he returns to the Six Duchies court where all is far from well. But he acts his age and pays for it.