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NetGalley Book Review: Assassin’s Fate

Guys. Guys. GUYS!!!!! Look! Look at this! Isn’t it beautiful? It’s the one, the only, the FINAL installment of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy. Which is in turn, the final installment (as far as I know) in the Realm of the Elderlings series.

If nothing I just said made any sense to you, I recommend going to your nearest source of books and looking up Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb. It’s the first book in the series and, as such, is wonderful and amazing and just trust me, you need it in your life. Go do that now. It’s the kind of series that will emotionally destroy you in the best possible way.

Click HERE to read my review of Fool’s Assassin

Click HERE to read my review of Fool’s Quest

Synopsis: 

The final book in the Fitz and the Fool trilogy.

Prince FitzChivalry Farseer’s daughter Bee was violently abducted from Withywoods by Servants of the Four in their search for the Unexpected Son, foretold to wield great power. With Fitz in pursuit, the Servants fled through a Skill-pillar, leaving no trace. It seems certain that they and their young hostage have perished in the Skill-river.

Clerres, where White Prophets were trained by the Servants to set the world on a better path, has been corrupted by greed. Fitz is determined to reach the city and take vengeance on the Four, not only for the loss of Bee but also for their torture of the Fool. Accompanied by FitzVigilant, son of the assassin Chade, Chade’s protégé Spark and the stableboy Perseverance, Bee’s only friend, their journey will take them from the Elderling city of Kelsingra, down the perilous Rain Wild River, and on to the Pirate Isles.

Their mission for revenge will become a voyage of discovery, as well as of reunions, transformations and heartrending shocks. Startling answers to old mysteries are revealed. What became of the liveships Paragon and Vivacia and their crews? What is the origin of the Others and their eerie beach? How are liveships and dragons connected?

But Fitz and his followers are not the only ones with a deadly grudge against the Four. An ancient wrong will bring them unlikely and dangerous allies in their quest. And if the corrupt society of Clerres is to be brought down, Fitz and the Fool will have to make a series of profound and fateful sacrifices.

ASSASSIN’S FATE is a magnificent tour de force and with it Robin Hobb demonstrates yet again that she is the reigning queen of epic fantasy. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

Review:

It was everything. Literally, this book takes all of the trilogies and quartets that comprise the Realm of the Elderlings series, and bring them all together. So if you haven’t read them or thought they might not be important to the Farseer story? I’d advise you take some time and do that now. This is both a weakness and a strength in my opinion, and let me tell you why:

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mittensmorgul replied to your post: Hi there! So I was watching Bloodlines (I know not…

No no, I absolutely want a Dresden/SPN crossover. And Dead Beat, that scene riding Sue into battle, is still one of my favorite things I have ever read. (seriously that’s the series that made me want to write novels…)

BUT HECK can we have Harry Dresden somehow turn up in the SPN universe instead of Sam and Dean turning up in HIS universe? That would be awesome. :D

Dude, I am 1000% on board with a Dresden/SPN crossover. It would be all kinds of awesome.

And now I’m lamenting having so much to grade or else I’d be rereading those books again.

Tbh, I just never take people serious who shit on tmi and call out all the “problematic” aspects of it. City of Bones was fucking published in 2007 - ten years ago - your complaints are nothing new, are nothing that other people before you have said. And what are you proving anyway? It’s not like they can be changed???? It’s not like anyone can go back in time and fix what you deem “problematic.” It’s been ten years, you seriously can’t expect a book written back them to be the greatest thing ever. Especially considering said author has already changed and grown so much since then, so really what are you doing? Cassie’s current works because she’s gotten so much fucking better and there’s so much diversity now and it’s a shame people are missing on them because they refuse to see past their biased hate. 

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OH. MY. GOD. THERE ARE TEARS STREAMING DOWN MY GODDAMN CHEEKS. I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ASLEEP AN HOUR AGO. I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW SHATTERED MY HEART FEELS. nothing more is SO beautiful. oh my god. i'm seriously wiping tears right now. i love it so much. it's so painful and raw and beautiful and numbing. it is my favorite fic i have ever read, and i've read many. i've never had my heart so swallowed by a storyline like this. beautiful beyond words. thank you so much.

THANK YOU SO MUCH THAT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME. Honestly when someone says it seemed raw or genuine that’s such a compliment I love when books/fics feel that way to me, so thank you ❤️😭

chocolate: when was your first kiss?
I was sixteen.


french vanilla: how old are you?
Twenty-seven. Until the end of this month. :|


cotton candy: three places you want to travel to?
Sweden, Hawaii, and New York.


strawberry: a language you wish you could speak?
I wish I were fluent in Spanish.


coffee: favorite cosmetic brands?
I just use CoverGirl and Maybelline. I hardly ever wear makeup anymore, honestly.

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Matthew B. Roberts Twitter Q&A

Since I’m in the holiday spirit… How about a short Q&A? #Outlander 

Q: How long has it been since you’ve read the whole series?
A: I read the books as they were published #Outlander

Q: Are you going to South Africa, Matt?
A: Yes, I’ll be in South Africa the whole time…

Q: I love your photography.  Will you every publish a book with your photographs?
A: One day I’ll do a book or exhibit of photographs but right now I’m just too busy with #Outlander

Q: Hi Matt, it’s my birthday today and it would be a real gift if you could share your favorite quote from Voyager
A: “Is that you Geordie?” #Outlander

Q: Hit Matt.  Is it difficult when you have to change the storyline a little for tv?  Besides people complaining lol
A: It’s a challenge to fit all the juicy parts of the books into 59 mins. And as you know there’s a lot of juice in these books

Q: Did you have to work the entire holiday?
A: Most of it.  My guess is you want to see #Outlander S3

Q: Whoa! I’ve never been on here when one of these starts. Where to begin? My mind is blank! #Outlander
A: What a time to have writer’s block Arrgh!

Q: Somewhere you and your camera want to go that you haven’t been before?
A: Iceland, New Zealand, Australia, Norway… and the list goes on

Q: Matt what do you do when you have writer’s block? or do you get writer’s block?
A: Reading and research is the best cure for writer’s block (for me).

Q: How many months in advance a location need to be chosen latest to start prep on time?
A: It depends on how complicated the scene is but at least 6 weeks some even more. #Outlander

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