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Assassin's Quest

‘Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin

The gripping finale to Robin Hobb's classic Farseer Trilogy.

With the king no longer living and the heir, Verity, missing and declared dead, Prince Regal has treacherously seized the throne.

Regal's torture has left Fitz more dead than alive, and more closely than ever bonded with his wolf. All who once loved him believe him dead: even Molly, now pregnant with his child. But he cannot go to her without placing her in terrible danger.

With nothing to lose, Fitz sets out for Tradeford, where Regal has withdrawn, having heartlessly abandoned the north of the kingdom to the Red-Ship Raiders. His quest: to assassinate the man who has destroyed his world.
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  • Title: Assassin's Quest
  • Author: Robin Hobb
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Subject: FICTION_FANTASY_GENERAL
  • ISBN: 9780007562275
  • Width: 13.0 centimetre
  • Languages: English
  • Series: The Farseer Trilogy
  • Format: PaperBack
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Publication Date: 25/08/2014
  • Pages: 848
  • Height: 19.7 centimetre
  • Weight: 0.58 keg

RATINGS & REVIEW

3/10/2017 12:35:26 PM - Greg
TO RIDE WITH THE ELDERLINGS!!!
THE FINAL VOLUME of this much adored trilogy by the equally adored Robin Hobb ties everything up very nicely. There is so much to talk about in a review of this book that its hard to know where to start. Its also hard to say much without SPOILERS getting in the way so this review won't be as long as others i have written, or possibly not as long as this rich reading experience deserves. The entire series is overwhelmingly sad. Book three in particular. Its all beautifully written however, and brilliantly structured, in particular SPOILERS at the start with Fitz and Burrich and Chade. Events occur early on in the book that dont get fully explained until much, much later and they are so profound, that you might find yourself sitting with the book in your hands, simply thinking about what you have just learned about Fitz and Burrich and how things might bave been different if they had managed to meet again at that point in the story. The overwhelming feelings of sadness that readers might feel for Fitz the Royal Bastard that began in ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE continue and stay with the reader but SPOILERS prevent me from going on with that thought. The fantasy book lover’s dream - the return of real life dragons in a book for adults - finally becomes reality in ASSASSINS QUEST and its realisation is one of the genre’s shining moments. Remarkably, full closure comes for all characters in the book, some of which will make you happy, aome will make you sad. New characters are introduced early on and stay with Fitz, and Nighteyes until the very end, and they are excellent additions to the fable. I am referring here to Starling the Minstrel, and Kettle-who-is-not-Kettle. Their back stories are so good, one is tempted to hope for a trilogy of their own in due course. The final confrontation between Fitz and Regal was a *bit* of a let down, as was his final portrayal by Ms Hobb toward the end of book. In some respects, too I was disappointed that more of the story failed to focus on Regal’s reinvention of Tradeford but in other respects, I was glad it didnt. It might have taken Ms Hobb three bricked sized novels, and close to 2,500 pages to get there but the goosebumps on your arms and the tears that spring into your eyes when you see the connection between the Elderlings and the Dragons will make every book, every page, every word worth your time and your trouble. FARSEER TRILOGY is the complete, quintessential fantasy story. The books are massive, and as I said earlier, they are intensely emotional reading experiences but still they each manage to gift the Hobb fan with three beautifully and perfectly linked stories that will stay with you for life. But thats what the fantasy classics are for. So that we can ride with the Elderlings.
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