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 secretly 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.
This is my third time reading Assassin’s Apprentice, and every time I read it, I fall madly in love with Fitz and the Fool.
Robin Hobb is a genius. Her writing style, she will draw you into her story and spit your heart out at the end.
George RR Martin put it correctly, she is a diamond among zircons.
In the first book of the series, you get to know Fitz from a young age to a young man. I loved how Robin Hobb didn’t skip over this part of his life. You get to really understand Fitz and see what his life was like without being vaguely told.
I’m not going to talk too much about this book, because I want you to buy this book (and every other book from Robin Hobb), and read it.
Even if you aren’t a Fantasy reader, this will convert you.
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