Journeyed there and back again
Just finished the first Fareer Trilogy book, Assassin's Apprentice. Overall I give it 4/5 stars. It was pretty slow in the beginning through the first half. At no time should this book be considered fast paced or action packed. But the second half did have quite a few memorable moments. Overall I thought the book was incredibly well written. The prose and style were very good. Robin Hobb (from my pov) seems to be a great writer. I enjoyed the coming of age stuff and the mystery in the book. I liked the subtle powers. Magic is hardly powerful or abundant and there are no dragons or particularly odd things. The only other criticism that I had was I would have liked a little more background on some of the side characters. Some times minor characters like August or Hands are brought up as though I should know more about them and I barely know them at all. But a solid first book and on to the second!