Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb, is the second novel of the Farseer Trilogy and an amazing addition. FitzChivalry Farseer, the Kings Man, and an assassin and finds himself in a whole world of trouble. King-in-waiting Verity is exhausted using the Skill to protect the Six Duchies from the r d ship raiders, and has sorely neglected his wife and Queen-in-waiting Kettricken. King Shrewd is slowly dieing of a debilitating illness which causes him horrendous pain, numbed only by potent herbs which leave his mind addled and unable to think clearly. However, when Verity and Kettricken approach the King about a … Continue reading Book Review: Royal Assassin, by Robin Hobb (1996). The Farseer Trilogy ~ Book 2.
Robin Hobb is one of my all time favourite authors and has created an amazingly moving tale in The Farseer Trilogy. Assassins Apprentice is the story of How a young boy becomes in service to his King, being educated in the arts of killing invisibly. FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard son of Chivalry, the King-in-waiting, although is not known about until he is given over by his maternal grandfather to his fathers people to raise when he was only small. Fitz never meets his father and it is Burrich, Chivalry’s man and Royal Stable Master, who cares for him giving him a … Continue reading Book Review: Assassins Apprentice, by Robin Hobb (1995). The Farseer Triology – Book 1.
Fairytales are told to us as children, stories to teach us morals and fill us with joy. Always beginning with a desperate province, resolved regally, and its characters end with a “happily ever after”. But have you ever wondered what happened next? Did the happily ever after continue? The novel, The Reflections of Queen Snow White, authored by David Meredith, is a novel that looks at such things and gives a possible view of what could have been the story which the fairytale had been based on. It begins with Snow White, now Queen, safe from the horrors of her … Continue reading Book Review: The Reflections of Queen Snow White, by David Meredith (2013).
Although skeptical about this volume of the “Goddess Summoning Series”, The Goddess of Legend has in fact turned out to be my favorite book by P. C. Cast so far. This book delves into mythology in a direction that I viewed as difficult to recreate but in fact the author has done amazing job intertwining myth with modern society once again. The Goddess of Legend delves into history of King Arthur and his knights of the round table, and sees a modern mortal woman summoned by the Goddess of the lake to pursue the task of saving her beloved Merlin … Continue reading Book Review: The Goddess of Legend, by P. C. Cast 2010. (The Goddess Summoning series).
The Goddess of Love has to be my all time favorite of the series. By Aries rock hard buttocks, the humor is just fantastic. The Goddess of love, who prefers the name Venus to her Greek chosen name, finally allows herself to find love in a mortal man. While her husband, the God of fire, finds true love in the human which she has sworn to help. The overall humor and general story line is fabulous. I found almost impossible to put down after being spun into an amazing tale. As a rating I will have to give the book … Continue reading Book Review (re-edit): The Goddess of Love by P. C. Cast 2007 Goddess summoning series.
This addition to the Goddess summoning series is based on the whole “beauty and the beast” fairy tale which happens to my favorites from when I was a little girl. I guess in a way this makes me bias with this story since I honestly adored this book. P. C. Cast has delivered an amazing adaptation and used Hecate and Asterius to help delve into the mythical and magical realm of the ancient Greek Gods using the timeless tale of Beauty and the Beast. The books main character is Mikado Empousa, who discovers that her name denotes her as one … Continue reading Book Review (re-edit): The Goddess of the Rose, by P. C. Cast 2006. The Goddess Summoning Series.
The Goddess summoning series, authored by P. C. Cast are becoming some of my all time favorite books. They link some of my favorite topics such as mythology, with modern people and during modern times. My latest read, The Goddess of the Sea is no exception. Although this particular novel was a little slow to begin, it holds all of the wonderful characteristics found in the Goddess summoning series. In this installment, we find ourselves transported to medieval Europe where merpeople still exist and magic still infuses the world. Christine, a modern day woman belonging to the United States Air … Continue reading Book Review (re-edit): Goddess of the Sea, by P. C. Cast 2003. Goddess summoning series.