Series: Farseer Trilogy #1
Published by Voyager on January 1st 1970
Source: the library
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In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.
Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chivalry Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals - the old art known as the Wit - gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility.
So when Fitz is finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways and embrace a new life of weaponry, scribing, courtly manners; and how to kill a man secretly, as he trains to become a royal assassin.
I loved this book when I first read it years ago, and read many of Hobb’s other books in the series. She’s since written more, and I thought it would be fun to reread and catch up with the series.
I was a little disappointed.
I still really liked the book, the plot, and the characters, but I didn’t like Hobb’s writing as well as I had remembered.