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Finished it up today. It was well written, but I wouldn't rank if as high as the work of George RR Martin and Patrick Rothfuss. The storyline was interesting, but it was mostly about political maneuvering. I had a lot of sympathy for the main character of Fitz, but his neverending suffering got quite repetitive by the end. I also didn't quite believe his transformation into an assassin -- it just kind of happened in a summary fashion.


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That "summary fashion" got in the way of my enjoyment at times. This is one of those books that has pages of great work muddled up with some meandering segments. I'll still finish Royal Assassin one day soon. I actually went to wikipedia and read how the trilogy unfolds because I was becoming so frustrated with the characters. I compare her to GRRM in that she is hard on her characters. I definitely prefer GRRM over Hobb.

I'm really looking forward to that Rothfuss sequel. That was such an excellent first book (The Name of the Wind).
I'm inclined to believe in parallel worlds filled with dark bound Snow and Odd adventures.

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Originally posted by breezit breezit wrote:

Finished it up today. It was well written, but I wouldn't rank if as high as the work of George RR Martin and Patrick Rothfuss. The storyline was interesting, but it was mostly about political maneuvering. I had a lot of sympathy for the main character of Fitz, but his neverending suffering got quite repetitive by the end. I also didn't quite believe his transformation into an assassin -- it just kind of happened in a summary fashion.


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I can't compare Assassin's Apprentice is GRRM or any other similar authors because I haven't read them yet. But I was completely taken by this story-sucked in. Highly detailed and a bit long at times but so worth it. I loved the relationship with Verity and Fitz, Fitz and Chade, his relationship with animals! The creepy Forged. The intrique and conspiracy, it was all wonderful. I can't wait to read Royal Assassin!
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Yea! You felt the way about it like I did Belladonna. Isn't The Fool intriguing too? I can't figure him out. Burrich makes me feel so conflicted too.

I'm mad at the characters in Royal Assassin right now but that doesn't mean I don't like it. I got angry with the book that Pattirose is reading right now and put it down for several weeks before I went back to it.

Reading your post inspires me to get back into it.
I'm inclined to believe in parallel worlds filled with dark bound Snow and Odd adventures.

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