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  • ISBN 1400144361
  • ISBN13 978-1400144365
  • Language English
  • Author Paul Boehmer,Robin Hobb
  • Publisher Tantor Audio; Library - Unabridged CD edition (August 3, 2010)
  • Formats docx lit mbr doc
  • Category Fantasy
  • Subcategory Fantasy
  • Size ePub 1370 kb
  • Size Fb2 1932 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 120

From an extraordinary voice in fantasy comes the stunning conclusion to the Farseer trilogy, as FitzChivalry confronts his destiny as the catalyst who holds the fate of the kingdom of the Six Duchies...and the world itself.King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz-or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest-perhaps to death. Only Verity's return-or the heir his princess carries-can save the Six Duchies.But Fitz will not wait. Driven by loss and bitter memories, he undertakes a quest: to kill Regal. The journey casts him into deep waters, as he discovers wild currents of magic within him-currents that will either drown him or make him something more than he was.

In this conclusion to the Farseer saga, Fitz Chivalry’s quest for revenge on the usurping Regal requires him to journey to the Elderlings (wise old mages in the classic mold) and afterwards to realize the emergence of his own magical gifts, at which point the quest comes to an end after a mere 688 pages. Like much high fantasy these days, the book could have been pruned more than a trifle; on the other hand, along with the extra wordage come extra measures of characterization, world building, and emotionally compelling scenes of both magic and battle.

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HarperCollins Publishers. The Farseer Trilogy 1 - Assassin's Apprentice, Robin Hobb, read by Paul Boehmer (Audiobook extract). 7 years ago7 years ago. Audiobook. In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma. Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chilvary Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely.

Paul Boehmer, who has appeared on Broadway, on television, and in films, narrated an award-winning unabridged recording of "Moby Dick.

Picture: Assassin’s Quest by Marc Simonetti. It’s very rare a book could disappoint and infuriate me this crazy. I’m just glad this is over. Some of Hobb fans warned me that this is one of her weakest books, I sincerely hope it’s truly the weakest because I don’t think I can bare through another book like this

I AWAKE EVERY MORNING with ink on my hands

I AWAKE EVERY MORNING with ink on my hands. Sometimes I am sprawled, facedown, on my worktable, amidst a welter of scrolls and papers. Yet she knew nothing of how Burrich and Chade, my assassin mentor, came nights later to that grave, and dug away the snow that had fallen and the frozen clumps of earth that had been tossed down on my coffin. Only those two were present as Burrich broke through the lid of the coffin and tugged out my body, and then summoned, by his own Wit magic, the wolf that had been entrusted with my soul.

Praise for Robin Hobb and Assassin’s Quest Fantasy as it ought to be written. Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons. George R. R. Martin Superbly written, wholly satisfying, unforgettable: better than any fantasy trilogy in print-including mine! -Melanie Rawn. The final book of The Farseer Trilogy was, for me, excellent yet disappointing Читать весь отзыв.

The Farseer Trilogy is a series of fantasy books by Robin Hobb. It follows the life of FitzChivalry Farseer (Fitz), a trained assassin, in a kingdom called The Six Duchies while his uncle, Prince Verity, attempts to wage war on the Red-Ship Raiders from The OutIslands who are attacking the shores of the kingdom by turning the people of the Six Duchies into Forged ones; a form of zombification which makes them emotionless.

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I started this trilogy because of all the great reviews. I finished this trilogy because once started, I wanted to know how it ended. Such a disappointment. Hobb repeated the historical information over and over and over and over....... until I gave up and began to skip sections that were repetitious. The main character Fitz was basically a screw-up, and did not improve with age, it was like he had "Loser" stamped on his forehead. I mean really, 3 books later and he still can't get anything right?! The most interesting characters in the book were the wolf and the "Fool". There are hours and hours and hours of conflict, but the resolution to the whole mess is summed up in about 1/2 hour, and Fitz doesn't even play a part in the resolution once it starts. This could have been a fantastic saga, but it wasn't.
Do you like books about suffering bastards (literally)? Do you like the protagonist to get his butt handed to him time and time again but somehow come out of it with only some scars and mild PTSD? Do you like the antagonist(s) to basically "win" all the time? Do you want to question the point in living when you finish the book? Then look no further because this is the book for you! But seriously, this book is very well written and the story is unique. It's hard to gripe an author for the themes they choose but I would have liked a little less depression, doom, and overall hopelessness for the protagonists of this story. Life is hard enough, people often read to escape, I don't need to read about how freaking horrible it is for our hero of the story. Honestly, in hindsight, I would NOT have read these books but after reading the first one and part of the second I was "committed."
This is the only book, and series, I would rate 5 stars but tell everyone to avoid like the plague (getting the plague was probably the only bad thing that DIDN'T happen to the protagonist).

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The books take an endless amount of time to go into detail of all the hardships but then speeds through anything remotely positive. Even the ending (which is mostly depressing) felt rushed and left me feeling empty inside... not a feeling I enjoy.
Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Quest marks the end of what has become one of my favorite fantasy trilogies.

The story picks up where the second book, Royal Assassin, left off. The king is dead, slain by treachery. Fitz is thought to be dead too, and he’s broken again, this time in mind as much as body. (Hobb is rather fond of battering her protagonist.) After a long convalescence, Fitz sets out to avenge the king and find his true heir.

But the pacing remains slow, with a clear goal and some of the strongest fantasy elements (dragons and prophecies) only coming in now, in the third book. And the ending is less climactic than I expected: the final confrontations with the marauding Red Ship raiders and the king’s killer are both resolved in a few pages. Most of the story—more than usual—is about the journey to the solution rather than its application. There’s no glory for Fitz either. He’s not actually much of an assassin, but he still prefers working in the shadows, acting as an unrecognized catalyst. I also could have done with one fewer instance of Fitz being captured by and then escaping from his enemies.

Worse, the balance between showing versus telling occasionally feels off. Hobb is brilliant at demonstrating how Fitz experiences the Wit (telepathy with animals) and the Skill (telepathy with humans). But each chapter begins with a note written after the fact by Fitz, mini-information dumps that either expand on a key mechanic or summarize events happening elsewhere at the time of the narrative. Often this works as an efficient way to convey necessary-but-tedious details. But occasionally the format feels repetitive and forced, as if Hobb wrote one of these mini-essays simply because she’d locked herself into doing so. And in the least-satisfying instances, some of the series’ great mysteries are resolved in this brisk manner.

So why do I like the books so much? Because, despite everything I mentioned above, the story sings for me. The writing is beautiful, and Fitz and his wolf Nighteyes headline a cast of memorable characters. Thank goodness Hobb wrote other novels in this world. I’ll be back to read them, flaws and all.
This book/series was good. But there was a ton of skim reading. I liked how emotionally attached you get to the characters and I am even okay that it isn't a "happy ending". What i don't like is that a whole series builds up a hero and then he really isn't even significant in the end. It's just a huge let down and leaves you feeling like you wasted your time. It would be like reading lord of the rings and having pippin be a bigger hero than frodo.

Still worth a read under the right expectations.