The first series was fantastic and I was so inspired to read series 2. However after reading it I was so disappointed with #2.
The Narration of this series is really well done. The book series itself is definitely worth reading/listening to if you are a fan of fantasy.
Very nice revisit of this author. I both listened and read along, enjoying both with only a few variations in my pronunciation of unknown words. I will most assuredly continue the series.
There is an incredible amount of care given to every detail in this book. Every character is given enough attention to make them feel like they have an actual place in the world, and even characters who only show up for a few sentences throughout the book feel important. The story isn't one that you should look to if you want something happy, but if you want something well paced and real feeling it's exactly what you're looking for.
I enjoyed book 1 so thought this book would be just as good. I was so wrong. This is the most depressing story I’ve ever read. There was such promise in the story line, but Hobb has thrown it away. I kept waiting for a hero who never showed. If the author was hoping to draw his readers to the next story with hopes of a good ending, it was destroyed in this book.
Ive told numerous friends about the Farseer line so they can enjoy it as much as I have. Your heart can't help but go out to these characters Robin Hobb has written into life. A true artist. I couldn't put it down. Excellent transition into this novel from the first. Also this narrator knows how to deliver.
Narrator is really good. Kids and I are enjoying the series on our road trips!
I am loving this series of books. Thank you for introducing me to the rich imagination of this author. The narration is also exquisite. I have been enjoying hours of entertainment and intrigue.
Have to agree with other reviews. Awesome. Feelings are brought to the front. Fitzchivery "skilling". Is like I am inside of him feeling and seeing what he does. So life like so real so compelling, luring and just down right good. Not sure I would read all of her books but will definitely keep up with the farseer line.
The characters she writes are amazing, the ability she has to write flawed characters and evoke such emotions is one of the reason I continue to read/re-read/listen to these books!
Robin Hobb has a talent to get you to fall in love with her characters. I am now spoiled by her abilities to weave strong characters with intrigue.