The Farseer Trilogy

by Robin Hobb

3.75 avg rating
Book 11 of 255 in the Best Fantasy Series
1478 votes 7 comments
Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father's gruff stableman. He is treated like an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him sectetly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz's blood runs the magic Skill--and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family. As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission. And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom.

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7 comments
Tattersail | 2012-10-10 05:52:46
Emotional and well thought out. Not really action-heavy, but definitely an amazing fantasy series.
Anonymous | 2013-08-19 06:24:28
The writing was ok but the book was depressing. I won't be reading the next one. The ending seemed thrown together.
Anonymous | 2013-10-30 09:00:40
Love!
Anonymous | 2014-06-14 09:49:00
Really enjoyed having the story's plot being told by the less than perfect hero, the would-be king's bastard. Also liked how the human-animal magic was interplayed into the cast of characters with just a sprinkling of mythological magical beings.
Anonymous | 2014-08-03 03:33:25
Didn't like ending. For a man to decide not to see his children is ludicrous. Just didn't sit well. First book was good, but I felt it fell off the rails.
Anonymous | 2017-05-11 06:47:49
The writing is amazing and the plotting is brilliant in how subtle it is. It works well enough on its own, but it is only the foundation for a much larger series. The Realm of the Elderlings is astounding as a whole.
Anonymous | 2017-07-01 11:50:14
full of fantasy cliches, bastard sons, really Bad bad guys, good guys have misfortune, court intrigue nobody cares about, writing is not spectacular
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