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Review | Assasin's Apprentice | Robin Hobb

When the royal bastard Fitz is adopted into the royal household, he must embrace a new life of weaponry, scribing, courtly manners; and how to kill a man secretly.

What I liked

✅ excellent, descriptive writing

✅ moments of emotional heartbreak; THE DOGS

✅ page-turning action scenes with the mysteries of court intrigue

✅ great coming-of-age story where there are real consequences for bad decisions

✅ some great world-building, ALTHOUGH...

✅ some stand-out characters...

What I didn't like

✖ ...mixed with some really "meh" characters

✖ vague and incomplete magic system

✖ slow at times (although I didn't mind), especially at the start

✖ first person POV and Fitz's age stops the narrative from delving emotionally into the older character's personal journeys

Rating 4/5 🌟

Genre: fantasy


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