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Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

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Submitted by Sharad Nathan 
(Aug 01, 2003)

"The Farseer Trilogy" by Robin Hobb is without a shadow of a doubt the best piece of writing I have ever read.

I have to admit that I was a tad bit skeptical when I started reading it, but I was soon dazzled by Hobb's creation. Each character is given a complete 3-D image and the storyline is without peer. Like a previous review stated, the characters are not created without their flaws. Our hero Fitz is not perfect, and the ending (this is hard for me to admit) reduced me to a pile of tears.

A true set of work, and argueably one of the best pieces of writing the world will ever read. Excellent stuff Hobb, your work has played a massive influence on my life.

Submitted by Vincent Woo 
(Apr 04, 2003)

This book would have to be one of the best series I've ever read. The descriptions, plots, characters and storylines grabbed me and dragged me into it all. I was almost mystified by the depths that the characters went into. I could not stop reading it at night even when I knew I had to go to sleep, or else get sick.

The first and second books were extremely well written, but when I got to the third book, I was astounded. Such skill and creativity made me its slave, yet as I reached the end of the book, I was horrified. When that tragic part FitzChivalry had witnessed, the semi-betrayal... It hurt me so much, to the core, that I stopped reading and just became depressed. Although the writing was amazing and it was a great idea, it hurt me to see FitzChivalry lose so much when he sacrificed so much as well.

Submitted by Anonymous 
(Jan 19, 2003)

None of my friends had heard of Robin Hobb or her books. I found out from websites that said she was comparable or better than George RR Martin and decided to give it a go since I enjoy his books as well.
I must admit that at first I was a bit dubious, since the beginning of the first book (and second) starts off with the main character's musings, and at the time it seemed a bit melodramatic. But once the plot kicks in it's great. The character development is realistic. Many events are unpredictable, and the tragedies the characters (especially Fitz) go through are heart-rending.
I can't wait to start reading more of her novels.

Submitted by courtney 
(Aug 30, 2002)

This series is in my all time top five favourite reads.
Hobbs manages to convey so many emotions through Fitz and his travails that it beggars belief. By the end of the books I was stunned, sad, profoundly moved and in no doubts whatsoever that I was in the presence of a master storyteller.
The flashes of history that we see give hints of what may come, and not since Jordan (very good early on, weaker later), and Martin (all good), have i seen such a vivid and enticing world.
Yes! Read it, books don't often get much better than this. It's a good book no matter what you're into.

Submitted by angus page 
(Aug 20, 2001)

I picked up assassins app. in 98 and although it sounds a cliche I bless the day I did.It is the best fantasy I have red barring Rings and the Recluce books.Some folk do not like the ending....me, I will never forget that night on the tube on the way home from work when I got there.To me it was wholly appropriate to the rest of the novel.Looking forward to the sequel in sept,with some fear lest it not carry the same mood.

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