Reading challenge – Realm of the Elderlings Update1

July 26, 2014

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Progress:  Assassin’s Quest 100% complete

So this weekend I powered through and finished Assassin’s Quest, the third book in the Farseer Trilogy.  As a side note, this book is not Whispersync for Voice enabled, so switching between the Kindle and audiobook versions was a hassle.

I loved this book.  The two magic systems invented by Hobb – the Skill and the Wit – are tightly drawn and are used in very interesting ways.

Each chapter begins with an excerpt from a history book which indicates the main theme of that particular chapter.  They tie in very nicely together.

Initially the first book of the trilogy – Assassin’s Apprentice – is very slow and boring, but once the trilogy picks up, it moves along at a great pace.

The Fool is one of the most intriguing characters for me in epic fantasy.  I look forward to continuing the character’s story in The Liveship Traders and Tawny Man trilogies.  Of course now there is the prospect of even more Fool to come in the new Fitz and Fool trilogy :o)

That’s all I have for tonight.  Onto Ship of Destiny!


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