Review From User :
At first, I didn't know if I was going to love or hate this trilogy. The premise was definitely intriguing but I was initially annoyed at how the story wasn't going where I was expecting it to go. Fitz was supposed to be a gifted orphan boy who becomes a deadly assassin, dammit! How come he keeps failing at every turn! That's not the way fantasy stories are supposed to be written! The main character's supposed to be a hero with a few flaws like hubris or impulsiveness. He's not supposed to be completely helpless in situations and make erroneous decisions!! That's just stupid. And too... well, human.
But then, by the end of Book 2, when Fitz starts recounting everything that has happened to him, confessing to all his "failures", lo and behold, a tear begins to fall down my cheek. And then two. And before I knew it, I was bawling my eyes out at 2am in the morning, cursing the unfairness of it all, and preparing to tear down anyone who dares to judge him for his mistakes.
Little did I know it but the characters in this world have dug its way into my heart, firmly entrenched with no intention of leaving anytime soon. How the heck did that happen Very sneaky, Robin Hobb. Very, very sneaky. I'm on the lookout for you. You won't take me by surprise again next time.
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