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


Verdict: RECOMMENDED

About Me

I love everything about books: reading, reviewing, analysing, and writing. I also love adventures.

 

Read More

 

Get the latest writing tips sent to your mailbox
  • media
  • Instagram Social Icon
This site was designed with the
.com
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now