Author: George R.R. Martin
Date Started: 11/05/2019
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
So this is a re-read for me and it is also the first book I have used sticky tabs to mark parts of the books I had thoughts and feelings about.
BOY did this book made me have lots of thoughts and feelings.
I do like the way that Robin Hobb world builds throughout the story.
The town clings to the rocky black cliffs much like limpets and barnacles cling to the pilings and quays that venture out into the bay.
I also really like the way that she describes people in her writing, I could really picture the way people should look.
But I had never seen a man marked as he was, with scores of tiny pox scars, angry pink and reds like small burns, and livid even in the lamp’s yellow light.
I really bonded with the characters, she had written and liked how they developed from beginning to the end. The characters had relationships with each other that you could feel.
The story was really interesting and I want to find out what happens in the next books. I am adding it to my June TBR
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