Review: Royal Assassin

Royal Assassin
Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love every single thing about this book! The storytelling is so masterful that I feel like these are real events and real people. I have all these emotions rolling around in my heart, and I’m still completely immersed in the Farseer world.

Fitz is the perfect main character. I can’t even explain to you how much I adore this person! He’s doing his assassin thing, and plotting and spying and fighting; but he’s also trying to have his own life, and keep his relationships with friends and family intact through all the upheaval.

The evil Red Ships are attacking the coast, and Fitz is caught up in the battles, with a unique perspective since he knows most of the undercurrent of politics and scheming that is going on.

Fitz is also coming to terms with various magic abilities, the Wit and the Skill. There is a lot of mystery that surrounds these abilities, so seeing Fitz discover more about how they work and what strength they use is fascinating.

There are so many incredible supporting characters, and I adore them all! They are like real people to me, and I care about them and their relationships.

The plot is deliciously intricate, with every detail popping up in a meaningful place later on, but it somehow manages to also be easy to follow and understand without being condescending. A perfect balance in the writing! All those story threads weaving together to create an enchanting story… I love every sentence!

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