First Impression Friday – Royal Assassin

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The rules:

  • Read first chapter (or chapters if they are short)
  • Give my ‘first impression’
  • Predict my rating
  • After finishing it, compare the results 🙂

So this time I decided to go with Royal assassin, book 2 in the farseer trilogy. You can see my review for book one here!

Title: Royal assassin.

Author: Robin Hobb.

Format: Paperback from the library.

Genre: High Fantasy.

Before reading:

This is of course a second book in a series so it is easier to form opinions. I enjoyed book one but I was so confused most of the time.. Maybe it is because I was reading it for a readathon, so I didn’t spend the appropriate time on the book that it needed. I hope I remember enough from book one to understand and enjoy this one 🙂

First impressions (after 4 chapers, ±100 pages):

Oops I forgot to write this sooner.. But since this book is so long I don´t think it matters. And honestly, nothing has really happened so far..

I absolutely love Robin Hobb for recapping book one in the prologue! This makes my life and reading experience so much easier!

I´m enjoying the writing and the world way more than that I remember from book one. I will predict a 4 star rating for this, since I´m afraid that later it will become confusing again (like book one).

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Final thoughts:

I ended up rating this book 3.5 stars, so not that far off but unfortunately lower. I really enjoyed the overall story, but there were so many parts that were so slow and felt a bit unnecessary.. Also there were not really that many action scenes, which I kinda did expect?! I’m really curious if all her books are like this or if some of the other series have more action, maybe even the next book! I will definitely continue in the series but I need a little break before the next 800 page beast!

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Have you read this book? What did you think?

2 Replies to “First Impression Friday – Royal Assassin”

  1. Her books are definitely, *definitely* less action-oriented than most other fantasy series. The third book is the slowest of the first trilogy imo, so a break might be a good idea. And I think you might like the Liveship Traders books more than the Fitz ones! They have more (pirating) action! 😀

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