Well, someone didn't want me to start this at all lol. After a bunch of mishaps, it's finally here. The moment the both of you have been waiting for!
The book of the week! I'll post them each Sunday evening I think. Might even do them bi-daily lol.
Book 1: The Farseer Trilogy
April 1st 1995
This book is one of the best books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. It's the first book of it's series and starts off with the main character writing about the history of the Six Duchies (The Kingdom in which he lives).
After he tells his short tale, it follows the main character (FitzChivalry), as a child of 6 years. He is the bastard of King-In-Waiting, Chivalry Farseer. The story follows the boy as he goes about his chores and life among the Castle folk. He is visited by the King's assassin and told that he must practice this art too, to protect his King and the Kingdom. Keep in mind, the boy is only 6. He is treated rather badly by most of te keep, for being a bastard of the future king. While some wish him dead, he still has a friend in the Stable Master, Burrich and Chivalry's brother, Prince Verity.
The entire book is from the view of FitzChivalry, Hobb has done an amazing job at making people care about Fitz..but also about the people inthe book who care for Fitz as well, even though there isn't much told about these characters, except that which fitz remembers or notes.
Early on we learn that Fitz can master one of the two magics introduced in the book called "The Wit". Where he can speak to certain animals using his mind and can "bond" to said animals. The people of the Six Duchies consider the Wit to be dirty magic and some would see you killed if you were caught using it or having it.
The second magic is called the Skill and it's a magic that the Royal family possesses. This magic is considered the good magic.
Being the first of a very long series, it starts out a bit slow. But if you break through the first 30-60 pages, you will enjoy every bit of it. Assuming Fantasy is something you enjoy reading.
Edited by Tobias Colt, 31 July 2016 - 10:39 PM.