Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb

The Farseer trilogy has been recommended to me time and time again, so I figured that now was as good a time as any to pick it up. When I pick up a new high fantasy series, I expect it to start slowly. There's generally a lot of worldbuilding, particularly in the first 100 pages. Despite that expectation, I was often annoyed at the pace (or lack thereof) of the book. I enjoyed some of the characters, and what little we learn about the types of magic that exist in this world were interesting to me, but even by the end I found it difficult to fully immerse myself in the story, which is unusual for me. I'm going to give the second one a try soon, hoping that I'll enjoy it more than the first.