#Fantasy Worth Reading: Assassin’s Apprentice #BookReview #BookLover #Fantasybooks

 

Here’s a great fantasy book worth your time to read!

fantasy worth reading Assassin's Apprentice

Meet Fitz, often called Boy

The story follows the life of FitzChivalry Farseer, an illegitimate son of a prince, who is thrust into the cutthroat world of the royal court. Born with the magical ability known as the Skill, Fitz becomes entangled in political machinations and secrets that shape the fate of the Six Duchies. As he navigates the complexities of court life and hones his skills under the guidance of the enigmatic Chade, Fitz transforms from an abandoned child into a trained assassin.

Fantastic World Building

One of the novel’s standout features is Hobb’s ability to create a rich and immersive world. The Six Duchies come alive with vivid descriptions, and the intricate details of court politics and the magic system add depth to the narrative. The author’s prose is elegant and evocative, drawing readers into a world filled with both wonder and danger.

Great Character Development

Fitz’s character development is nothing short of remarkable. As readers follow him from childhood to adolescence, Hobb skillfully explores the complexities of identity, loyalty, and the burdens of power. Fitz is a deeply relatable protagonist, and his struggles resonate with the reader on an emotional level. The supporting cast is equally well-drawn, with each character contributing to the intricate tapestry of the story.

Pacing, Twists and Turns

The pacing of Assassin’s Apprentice is deliberate and builds tension gradually. Hobb weaves a web of suspense, leaving readers on the edge of their seats as they navigate political intrigues and hidden agendas. The plot twists and turns, keeping the narrative unpredictable and engaging until the very end.

Often Kept me up Late

In addition to its compelling characters and plot, Assassin’s Apprentice delves into themes of destiny, sacrifice, and the consequences of power. Hobb seamlessly integrates these themes into the narrative, elevating the story beyond a mere fantasy adventure. This book often kept me up late reading. I wanted just one more chapter… Definitely worth reading.

Here’s the blurb:

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.

Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chivalry Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals – the old art known as the Wit – gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility.

So when Fitz is finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways and embrace a new life of weaponry, scribing, courtly manners; and how to kill a man secretly, as he trains to become a royal assassin.

 

 

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