Fool's Assassin

Fool's Assassin

Book - 2014
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"As far as the rest of the world knows, FitzChivalry Farseer is dead and buried. Masquerading as Tom Badgerlock, Fitz is now married and leading the quiet life of a country squire with his beloved Molly. The only fly in the ointment is the disappearance of his beloved childhood friend, the Fool, with whom he once shared so much. But for a former royal assassin, a quiet life is hard to maintain when old allegiances keep trying to pull him back, and new enemies come calling.."
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, c2014.
ISBN: 9780553392425
0553392425
9780553392913
Characteristics: pages : maps ; cm.

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dreamcloud99
Sep 08, 2017

I found this book to be very slow. I believe this is supposed to be a setup book, but it doesn't really explain anything that is going on. I found the author repeatedly reinforcing items in this book to a tiring degree. It's like a bad TV show where nothing really happens until the last five minutes to get you to read the next book. I wanted this book to be great. The little snippets that you do get make you want more and to try to push through the tedium. However, I found the main character's personal insecurities and self deprecation to be annoying to a point that I don't believe I will read the next book in this series.

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valgr
Feb 07, 2015

entire series is fantastic!

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happycanuck
Feb 01, 2015

Loved the book - so well written and I enjoyed the time spent on character development. Am impatient for the next one.

thunderingfox Dec 24, 2014

Read the Farseer trilogy and then skipped ahead to read this book as it is clearly about Fitzchivalry again. Sadly the author is very aware that this will be a trilogy and very little plot development need be wasted on the first book. Also the constant "flashbacks" that attempt to fill in the stories from previous books, get really tedious after a while and I started to skip them.

For a supposedly intelligent protagonist,Fitz/Tom seems to stumble around making amazingly stupid decisions.

Will read the next book but am getting a little tired of stretching one good book into 3 mediocre ones

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GuyN
Nov 22, 2014

There's new characters to meet and old ones to catch up on. Slowly the picture gets drawn and the participants become known to us. At the end, the pace picks up a lot. This is Hobb in my favorite of her milieus and it is a great read.

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