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Assassin’s Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy #1)

Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I started reading this story, I thought, “Oh, no. Another boring ‘growing up’ book.”

Boy was I wrong. Yes, it’s “another boring growing up book”, but Hobb tells the story so well that I couldn’t stay bored. He makes the characters “pop” and the scenery is “real”. The tensions are mostly subtle, but always there and the finish is far from boring.

Naturally, it’s an opening into the series, but the story is semi-complete in itself, so I didn’t feel cheated and forced to buy the follow-on books just to see how most of it came out (and yes, there’s more to come out, if I decide to go on).

The Kindle version is a good deal, at least it was on the date of this review.

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