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Book Review: Fool’s Assassin, by Robin Hobb (2014).

Robin Hobb has delivered many amazing fantasy novels over the past years, developing some incredibly unforgettable characters. Two of my favourites have to be the bastard born FitzChivalry Farseer and his Wit companion Nighteyes. The Farseer Trilogy was an amazing series on its own, but as it intergrated with the Rain Wild chronicles and other series by Robin Hobb its made for a brilliant succession. The addition to a continuation of her stories is well worth the read, bringing back to life characters I thought I would not hear of again till rereading the original series. However, Robin Hobb has created yet more creative fantasy, helping to fill in gaps in other story lines as well as to bring forth an entirely new storyline in Fool’s Assassin.

This novel brings us forth to a time where FitzChivalry has finally found the freedom to live his life as he had always dreamed, with Molly as his wife, and the possibility of another child to fill their hearts and home. Fitz has not completley removed himself from court, but has definitley stepped back into the shadows, continueing on with the name Holder Tom Badgerlock of Withy woods. Under this guise he is able to live a fairly peaceable life with his wife and the last of Molly and Burrich’s children, of which he helped to raise the youngest of them until they finally leave home in search of their own lives and fortune.

As they age, Molly and Fitz give up on the idea of having another child of there own, as she realises her child bearing years have passed. But in true FitzChivalry tradition, events differ from original plans, and incredibly they are astounded to realise they were to become parents. Years, later after much hardship, disbelief and heartbreak, a child is born to them, though she is nothing that the two had expected. Fitz had fathered yet another daughter to Molly, whom they name Bee.

An unusual child born of an unusual birth, Bee is a princess belonging to the Farseer line. It is hard for both parents to remain hopeful in their strange child, as her development is much different to any other of Molly’s children, thus fearing she is simple of mind. Although Fitz desparetly tries to see Bee as any other child, he becomes disheartened especially when the child of his heart prefers he not touch her or hold her. It is not until Molly’s death that Fitz begins to get to know his daughter and become more of a father in her life. Unfortunately raising Bee is not without its events and it isn’t long before she is caught up in horrific circumstances that put her in grave danger. It is up to Fitz to save her.

Fool’s Assassin is an amazing novel that I found almost impossible to put down! I have always deeply enjoyed Robin Hobb’s writing, and this book is no exception. The bringing back to life of one of my all time favorite characters has really been a wonderful read that I have enjoyed from the very first page. To join Fitz in his world of adventure and knowing Nighteyes still lives on within him is a wonderful thought. The storyline itself is unique and incredibly well written. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy writing and a love for magic, and to anyone of the mid teen years and older. Fool’s Assassin is the first of what I believe will be yet another amazing novel written by my favourite author Robin Hobb. I give this book a rating of 10/10 stars.


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Book Suggestions: Shaman, Friend, Enemy, by M. Terry Green.

Another great looking series. Very interesting title which has me wondering. May just have to add this to my #mustread list out of pure curiosity! 🧐👀📚⭐️📖

Book Synopsis

Patients with fractured souls, clients threatened by deadly ancestor spirits, and now the paparazzi. It’s all in a day’s work for techno-shaman Olivia Lawson.

Livvy has rocketed to the top of the shaman world, bringing old friends with her but also attracting new enemies. Even as her career soars, her personal life spirals downward. Broken bonds and lost love finally force her to confront the terrible secret of her beginning in shamanism.

Despite being attacked by dark shamans and navigating a spiritual plane that seems out of control, Livvy’s single-minded quest steers her into dangerous territory. Even worse, it puts her on a collision course with those dearest to her. No longer able to walk a fine line, Livvy discovers that when the one thing you need is the one thing you can’t have, you’ll risk everything.

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Book Recommendations: The Changeling, by Elle Casey (2012).

If the cover is anything to go by alone, then this is set to bean awesome series. Seeking magic, intrigue, and fae? Then maybe this is the book for you 😊📚👀📖🌟🔥

Book Synopsis

Jayne Sparks, a potty-mouthed, rebellious seventeen-year-old and her best friend, shy and bookish Tony Green, have a pretty typical high school existence, until several seemingly unrelated incidents converge, causing a cascade of events that change their lives forever. Jayne and Tony, together with a group of runaway teens, are hijacked and sent into a forest, where nothing and no one are as they seem. Who will emerge triumphant? And what will they be when they do?

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Reading Suggestions: Thornbear, by Michael G. Manning (2014).

Love, Tragedy and Family Legacy…

When someone constantly walks in their parents shadow, anything can happen once they break free and create their own…


This could be good 👍 💯 📚

Book Synopsis

Gram lives in the long shadow cast by his father, the late-hero, Dorian Thornbear. Struggling to find his place in a world where politics and wizardry appear to have replaced the need for men of might and main, he must make his own mark. Trapped within the seemingly safe confines of Castle Cameron, Gram faces both love and tragedy. His choices will define not only himself, but serve to remind others of his family’s legacy, and the reason only a fool threatens those a Thornbear protects.

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