Assassin's Quest

Hardcover, 880 pages

Published March 2, 2021 by Del Rey, Del Rey Books.

ISBN:
978-0-593-15793-0
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4 stars (70 reviews)

From an extraordinary new voice in fantasy comes the stunning conclusion to the Farseer trilogy, as FitzChivalry confronts his destiny as the catalyst who holds the fate of the kingdom of the Six Duchies...and the world itself.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 …

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reviewed Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb (The Realm of the Elderlings, #3)

Review of "Assassin's Quest" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

I asked, quietly, "is there nothing private anymore?" "Only the things we keep from ourselves," she replied sadly

The Farseer Trilogy comes to a satisfying end, but there were moments where that end couldn't come soon enough. I enjoyed the book more than the previous two but there were times the read became more of a chore. I liked that there were peaks in the story early as Fitz makes his way North, but then what follows is a long stretch of tedium and depression.

The pace of the book reminded me a lot of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows where the search for Horcruxes is slow and tedious and you want your characters to pick up the pace but nothing happens. Just like in Deathly Hallows, you need that lull, your heroes have to question their purpose and find the strength to keep on going. Still, the mission …

reviewed Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb (The Realm of the Elderlings, #3)

Review of "Assassin's Quest (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3)" on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Wow, wow, wow. I just finished reading Royal Assassin and Assassin's Quest back to back and it was a thrilling roller roaster ride. In this third book in the trilogy, Fitz gets up to his usual stuff; trouble. He gets into it, and a lot.
Robin Hobb has a way with words, and an uncanny way of grabbing hold of loose ends scattered around all three books and tidy them up nicely. This was a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. There are a few unanswered questions, though. And I hope to find some answers in one of the other trilogies set in this world. Oh, and speaking of the world.. Now that I've gotten very accustomed to this world, one that Hobb has built very meticulously, I'm not quite ready to leave. So for me, it's off to Bingtown, and the Liveship Traders.
Oh, and ferrets are awesome.

reviewed Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb (The Realm of the Elderlings, #3)

Review of "Assassin's Quest" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

I enjoyed reading it quite a bit. It was less stressfull than the previous volume of the trilogy because - this being the final book - I assumed less things would go wrong.

Sadly that is exactly what I am now critisizing. It's not that the heroes - yes plural - got an easy way out. But as is often the case with fantasy books towards the end even those that aren't strictly high fantasy become more and more fantastic, magic obviously being the magic ingredient that resolves all plotholes and all difficulties.

The book is not bad at all. I was just a bit underwhelmed by the end and confused. I'll probably still start on the other trilogies sometime soon :)

What I really liked btw is the development between Nighteyes and Fitz. That came out right.

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