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Assassin's Apprentice :  The Farseer Trilogy : Book 1  - Robin Hobb

Assassin's Apprentice

The Farseer Trilogy : Book 1

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Published: 1st March 1996
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Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father's gruff stableman. He is treated like an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him sectetly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz's blood runs the magic Skill--and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family. As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission. And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom.

About the Author

Robin Hobb was born in California in 1952 and majored in Communications at Denver University, Colorado. Assassin's Apprentice was her first novel, and was followed by the equally successful Royal Assassin and Assassin's Quest. She lives outside Seattle, Washington.

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4.8

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Pros

  • Compelling characters (4)
  • Takes you to another world (4)
  • Easy to read (3)
  • Original story (3)
  • Well written (3)

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5.0

This Author Renders me Speechless

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Pros

  • Compelling Characters
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Insightful Perceptions
  • Original Story
  • Takes You To Another World
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

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    Comments about Assassin's Apprentice:

    This novel cannot be put down.
    The author creates compelling characters.
    The concepts can more be appreciated by adult readers.

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    4.0

    Great read, good fantasy for adults

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    Pros

    • Compelling Characters
    • Original Story
    • Takes You To Another World
    • Well Written

    Cons

    • Difficult To Follow

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      Comments about Assassin's Apprentice:

      really enjoyed this, I mean it is fantasy and I am normally not a fan but I found the characters compelling and the story not too far fetched. I wish there was more action though. However I am hooked enough to want the second in the trilogy. Well done to the author your mind is am amazing thing.

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      5.0

      Great read.

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      • Easy To Read
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          amazing read

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          5.0

          The best fantasy writer out there!!

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          Pros

          • Compelling Characters
          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Read
          • Original Story
          • Takes You To Another World
          • Well Written

          Cons

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            • Fantasy

            Comments about Assassin's Apprentice:

            It's a cheap copy of the book, but if you're buying it for the story, then it really doesn't matter

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            Praise for Robin Hobb and "Assassin s Apprentice" Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons. George R. R. Martin A gleaming debut in the crowded field of epic fantasies . . . a delightful take on the powers and politics behind the throne. "Publishers Weekly" This is the kind of book you fall into, and start reading slower as you get to the end, because you don t want it to be over. Steven Brust"

            ISBN: 9780553573398
            ISBN-10: 055357339X
            Series: Farseer (Paperback)
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 435
            Published: 1st March 1996
            Country of Publication: US
            Dimensions (cm): 17.0 x 10.6  x 2.7
            Weight (kg): 0.22