Farseeing story

Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“I’ll be teaching you the nasty, furtive, polite ways to kill people. You’ll either develop a taste for it, or not. That isn’t something I’m in charge of. But I’ll make sure you know how.“

Slow start, very detailed, a coming of age story. Just a few of the things I usually don‘t like in a book. This is done in a likeable fashion though and I even enjoyed reading about Fitz‘s youth.

Nonetheless the story dragged for me, it took a long time to get anywhere. And it was depressing. If Fitz‘s life continues like this, I wouldn‘t be surprised if he slit his throat at some point. No highlights, no redeeming events, just hardship and disappointments.

I finished the book, liked the plot, had my favourite characters (Burrich and Verity) and the preview into the next book was enticing enough. I might continue with this series eventually, just because it is supposed to be great and everything builds on another….? I would love to find a universe that I can love and get invested in. I am especially interested in the Liveship Traders…

2.5 stars, rounded up.

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