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Assassin's Apprentice

Hobb, Robin (Book - 1995)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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As Fitz, an outcast and the bastard son of Prince Chivalry, grows to manhood, a legacy of magical skill and other mysterious talents propels him into the role of protector of the kingdom, if his initial perilous mission does not destroy him first

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Young Fitz is a bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the court of the Six Duchies by his father's gruff stableman. He is ignored by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz's blood runs the magic Skill - and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family.
For longer than anyone remembers, the Farseers have ruled the stormswept kingdoms of the Six Duchies - using the wild and perilous magic of the Skill. But now, as the barbarous Red Ship Raiders ravage the coasts and sleepwalkers prowl the heartland, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission. For Fitz is a threat to the throne...but he may also be the key to the survival of the kingdom.

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As Fitz, an outcast and the bastard son of Prince Chivalry, grows to manhood, a legacy of magical skill and other mysterious talents propels him into the role of protector of the kingdom, if his initial perilous mission does not destroy him first. A first novel. Original.

Authors: Hobb, Robin
Title: Assassin's apprentice
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1995
Characteristics: 356 p. : map ; 23 cm
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Notes: Prequel to: Royal assassin
ISBN: 0553374451
Statement of Responsibility: Robin Hobb
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
LCCN: 94028942
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Jul 30, 2012
  • happycanuck rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

well written, good plot, lots of action and adventure - trilogy

Jul 24, 2012
  • Samber rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love fantasy books and I love this trilogy. The characters are so rich, especially Fitz.

Mar 11, 2012
  • dixiedog rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

To be fair-minded, I do have problems starting to read books by an author with whom I am not familiar. I did finish reading this book but I was disappointed. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

Jul 13, 2010
  • diamond_shark rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The first in my favorite fantasy series of all times. The characters are amazing and the writing style is gripping. If you read the first, you will want to read the next three, and then the related series (The Liveship Traders) and then the final chapter (The Tawny Man.) Please, do yourself a favour and pick this up!

Dec 06, 2009
  • erigami rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An excellent, excellent series. The characters are well crafted, and the world is interesting. The protagonists moral ambiguity makes the series very interesting.

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Jul 12, 2010
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Jul 12, 2010
  • cpurvis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father’s gruff stableman. He is treated like an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him sectetly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz’s blood runs the magic Skill–and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family. As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission. And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom.

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