I have to say, this book is brilliant. If you’re a fantasy lover and you have read Lord of The Rings, Eragon, A Wizard of EarthSea, The Book of Deacon or Graceling, or I could go on and on…. then you will love Assassin’s Apprentice. Robin Hobb doesn’t just write good fantasy, she writes gripping, emotional, heart-warming, realistic fantasy. Let me tell you, it is hard to find books with amazing characters that you can really get to know, almost as if you are living and breathing the same air that they do and Robin Hobb absolutely nails it.
A lovely set of characters with intriguing back stories. My heart truly goes out to Fitz there are few people in his world that even show him a little bit of kindness, and even they have their off moments with our main protagonist. There are a lot of injustices throughout this story that just make you want to scream in frustration. They also make this book ridiculously difficult to put down. There are two important relationships to keep your eye on as the story progresses: firstly, the slow blossoming relationship between Fitz and a young girl called Molly, and secondly, the relationship between Fitz and The King’s Fool.