Assassin's Quest: The Farseer Trilogy Book 3 by Robin Hobb

Assassin's Quest: The Farseer Trilogy Book 3

byRobin Hobb

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King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz—or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest—perhaps to death. Only Verity’s return—or the heir his princess carries—can save the Six Duchies.
 
But Fitz will not wait. Driven by loss and bitter memories, he undertakes a quest: to kill Regal. The journey casts him into deep waters, as he discovers wild currents of magic within him—currents that will either drown him or make him something more than he was.
 
Praise for Robin Hobb and Assassin’s Quest
 
“Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin
 
“An enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
 
“Superbly written, wholly satisfying, unforgettable: better than any fantasy trilogy in print—including mine!”—Melanie Rawn


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Robin Hobb, who has also written a number of novels as Megan Lindholm, is a native of Washington state.
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Title:Assassin's Quest: The Farseer Trilogy Book 3Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 5, 2002Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Assassin's Quest (Farseer Trilogy #3) by Robin Hobb It’s a hard thing to do to constantly force yourself onward in a series that has never managed to fully catch your interest, just waiting for it to improve. And then to reach the end and realise that it doesn’t. Assassin’s Quest has the exact same problems as the first two books in the trilogy, only much more so. My irritation with Fitz grew by the page, and at this point he is very near to becoming my least favourite protagonist ever. I was warned about it, but I didn’t heed those warnings simply because I didn’t think it would be this bad. the ending was not satisfying at all. First, it felt rushed. The entire trilogy was concluded and in the space of two short chapters at the very end of the book. Too much was squeezed into that small space, which is almost ironic considering that there were long parts in the middle of the book in which nothing happened at all. Second, it didn’t really explain anything and provided few and inadequate answers to questions raised. Besides the fact that a handful of characters have died, one could just turn the time back to the beginning of Assassin’s Apprentice, and it would be a rather similar ending to the one delivered here.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Assassin's Quest (Farseer Trilogy #3) by Robin Hobb It’s a hard thing to do to constantly force yourself onward in a series that has never managed to fully catch your interest, just waiting for it to improve. And then to reach the end and realise that it doesn’t. Assassin’s Quest has the exact same problems as the first two books in the trilogy, only much more so. My irritation with Fitz grew by the page, and at this point he is very near to becoming my least favourite protagonist ever. I was warned about it, but I didn’t heed those warnings simply because I didn’t think it would be this bad. the ending was not satisfying at all. First, it felt rushed. The entire trilogy was concluded and in the space of two short chapters at the very end of the book. Too much was squeezed into that small space, which is almost ironic considering that there were long parts in the middle of the book in which nothing happened at all. Second, it didn’t really explain anything and provided few and inadequate answers to questions raised. Besides the fact that a handful of characters have died, one could just turn the time back to the beginning of Assassin’s Apprentice, and it would be a rather similar ending to the one delivered here.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong finish to the trilogy. This was another enjoyable read, concluding the Assassin Trilogy by Hobb. Fitz is a well-developed character that draws in the reader, even as we see his flaws. Another great read!
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from another great read After three fantastic books in this series, I can't wait to read the other associated series'. Robin Hobbs has a new die-hard fan
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Fantasy I really enjoyed this book. Fitz is a great character.
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yet again, Robin hobb is just amazing Those books are definetely a Must read. They are simply incredible.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Life is lived through happiness and tragedy... A beautiful end to the story of how Fitz the boy grew to be a man, the unsung hero.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking Ending I was disappointed with this book, and also this series, because of the way things went with the plot and how it ended - and none of it was because of the writing. It was well written, but I felt cheated more than I felt disappointed with how things turned out. It's one thing for things to not end up the way I felt they should have, but another for me to felt strung along and dumped with the end as though everything had hinted to it all along. The beginning was a rough ride for me because I didn't care much for Fitz's experience as a wolf, but the scenes were really well done and it was good to see more of Nighteyes and how he developed since he first joined the story. I was saddened, though, by the foreshadowing - which was also present in the first book which mentioned that Fitz would never meet his father, Prince Chivalry - because I didn't have those things to hope for and some of the fun was taken away from me (like certain people never knowing he still existed or the truth about him). Things also took a different path than was expected, and though it was a fun journey I still wish it were otherwise. It was interesting to see Fitz's fall from grace and how he dealt with that in the first half of the story, but again I felt disappointed because it wasn't something he deserved - however my problem with the series isn't this part at all, as that's just a minor disgruntled feeling of my own and not a reflection on the plot. I didn't much like the characters that he met along the way, either, and that was more because they mostly served just once purpose (save for Starling, although I feel like she could've been cut out without much trouble). The women were often promiscuous and spiteful (especially when rebuked in response to said promiscuity), and aside from making the journey less lonely in between plot points they felt hollow and pointless. Verity's fate was the worst for me to stomach, even more so than what happened with Burrich and Molly, and Fitz's loss of everything he loved as a result of giving his life to his king. Verity's tale cheated me the most, because I invested a lot into liking him and hoping for him to succeed. I wanted the best for the proper king. I was almost afraid towards the end of the book that the illegitimate king plot wouldn't finish and that it would end with the Enderlings, so that the problem would continue in the next series, and though it was solved it felt wrong. The pacing towards the end was off and it fell into a landslide of convenient, although somewhat satisfying, ends. Regal's fate was well done, but Fitz's end was bad and Verity's fate was a disappointment. Things rushed too quickly near the end and felt so out of place that even though it solved things neatly I wished that it had gone differently. These books (as well as the next series and the first of the following one) were lent to me by someone who thought I would enjoy them, and while I did I preferred to read spoilers online of those next books so as to save myself the trouble of going through that pain again. I will be returning those next books unread because even though the writing of this series was amazing, and with the author being very skilled at what she does, I don't like being cheated out of the promises made throughout the story - especially out of a well deserved ending, even if it's not the best ending that I had hoped for. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ending A great ending to the trilogy but there is another trilogy to read.
Date published: 2013-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dragons Well written fantasy that has lots of character development. Requires reading of all previous books of the trilogy to understand. Worth reading even though the climax is rushed.
Date published: 2002-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from outstanding!! The story draws you in and keeps you turning pages! The characters become your family. Action, romance and fantasy combine for the best series I have read since Melanie Rawn.
Date published: 2001-06-07