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  • Royal Assassin

  • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 29 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508

Fitz dreams of Red-Ship Raiders sacking a coastal village, leaving not a single man, woman, or child alive. Tortured by this terrible vision, he returns to the Six Duchies court where all is far from well. King Shrewd has been struck down by a mysterious illness and King-in-waiting, Verity, spends all his time attempting to conjure storms to confuse and destroy the Red-Ship Raiders. And when he leaves on an insane mission to seek out the mystical Elderings, Fitz is left alone and friendless but for the wolf Nighteyes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story, average performance

  • By Ben on 13-03-2018

You can't be serious!?

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-08-2018

Fitz and Co. are so blindingly stupid, inept, and narcissistic that by halfway through the book I stopped hating Regal. In fact, I am now firmly on Regals side as he is the only one honest to himself and willing to take any form of action without having to spend months thinking about how his feelings feel about his feelings and making sure his feelings feel looked after and are fed a constant diet of self loathing mixed with the most enormous pity party every recorded. I am sure in the knowledge that the only thing that will be good for the six Duchies is to forge the entirety of the population, burn the Farseer line to ash and remove all memory of them from the histories of the land.

The performance of the book was excellent however.