First Blog Post & Book Review

My first book review is going to be on the Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb. The Farseer Trilogy is the first series within the realm of the elderlings story arc. Fitz also known as FitzChivalry is left at the gates of Buckkeep castle by his unknown mother for a better life with his father who is king in waiting Chivalry, at the time Chivalry doesn’t know he has a bastard son. In the Farseer Triology you follow the upbringing of fitz in his new life within the castle walls. Along the way you are introduced to court room characters as Burrich, Verity, King Shrewd, Regal, the Fool, Galen,Lady Patience and Chade (plus many more along the way). You also learn quickly that there is a war stirring with the Outlanders known as the Red Ship War, Chade makes use of Fitz by training him as a assassin and he serves the throne. Whilst reading the Farseer Trilogy (and the other series) you will pick on the following themes as family,love,hatred, jealously, respect, order,adventure and the dedication that the characters have to protect the throne.  Once you start reading these books, you will want to read all of them. I found that this series was just getting started by the time I had reached the third book and I had a craving to go onto the next, now that I have finished them is there is a massive gap in my life and cannot wait to read the final two of  Fits and the Fool Trilogy.

Favourite character(s): Fitz, Burrich and Nighteyes
Most hated character(s): Regal and King Shrewd
Most creepy character(s): The Fool
Favourite location(s): Chade’s den and the castle kitchen’s
Things I wanted to know before I read the book:
Whilst the characters are eating they will make you feel hungry.
 In my opinion the writing style is very easy going and descriptive. Hobb will introduce you to all the main characters and spend time with them by the end you know everything about the characters, including what there favourite tea is. When things were explained such as terminology and various events I understood what was going on, as the characters explained it as though you where sitting in the same room or standing at there side.
I started reading Hobb’s Assassins Apprentice (Farseer Triology Book 1) way back in 2012 and I’ve just made it to Fool’s Assassins (Fitz and the fool trilogy Book 1) currently waiting for last book in this series to be released, my aim is to read book two and book three  after one another just in case there are any cliff hangers in  book two and I can carry on reading to find out what happens in book three. This is my first long haul series of books I have read, apart from Tad Williams Shadowmarch series which is only a trilogy and this got the ball rolling to read more big series.   At the time I wasn’t planning on reading all the series but I just fell in love with the characters and got emotional attached to them not to mention the story was gripping. After finishing the Farseer Trilogy I looked up the order of her books and decided to follow Fitz’s (main character) story arc first, once finished go back and read the other books that are in the time line.
All the books in fitz’s story arc are the following in order
The Farseer Trilogy – Assassin’s Apprentice – Royal assassin – Assassin’s Quest
The Tawny Man Trilogy – Fool’s Errand – The Golden Fool -Fool’s Fate
The Fits and the Fool Trilogy – Fool’s Assassin – Fool’s Quest – Assassins Fate (2017)
All the book in the elderlings story arc are the following in order
The Farseer Trilogy – Assassin’s Apprentice – Royal assassin – Assassin’s Quest
The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince (prequel to Farseer Trilogy)
Liveship Traders Trilogy – Ship of Magic – The Mad Ship – Ship of Destiny
The Tawny Man Trilogy – Fool’s Errand – The Golden Fool -Fool’s Fate
The Rain Wild Chronicles – Dragon Keeper,Dragon Haven,City of Dragons, Blood of Dragons
The Fits and the Fool Trilogy – Fool’s Assassin – Fool’s Quest – Assassins Fate (2017)
Soldier Son Trilogy  – Shaman’s Crossing – Forest Mage – Renegade’s Magic
I am now a massive fan of  Hobb’s books and aiming to read all her books, I am also intrigued  to read her books under her pen name as Megan Lindholm does anyone know if  it’s worth reading these past series?
Next review is the Tawny Man Trilogy by Robin Hobb.
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