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Royal Assassin, by Robin Hobb

dancingdugongs's review against another edition

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dark emotional tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

lian_tanner's review against another edition

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4.0

This trilogy is so compelling, and the second book is even better than the first. The dangers are greater than ever, Prince Regal is more treacherous than ever, and I lay awake half the night thinking about the awfulness of what had been done to King Shrewd. I'm VERY keen to read the third book.

wandersails's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

corinthia1's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes

4.5

This was a bit of struggle to get through, mainly at about 40-60% in. I started finding the book a bit dull as I felt like we were just going through an everyday routine and I didn't see the progress being made. It was extremely slow and that's why I knocked off half a star. I don't mind a slower paced book but when it drags on and on, it makes me harder for me to finish. This book probably could've been shortened, honestly. After that 60%, it picked back up again and I only stopped reading it so I could sleep last night and finish it this morning.
Hobb is a fantastic author. I love getting lost in storytelling and amazing world she has created. Please, give our boy Fitz a break. He is just going through it. Hobb's writing has a way of making you feel emotionally invested and bonded to the characters. Save for one that I really just did not like. She writes a villain insanely well and I just wanted to jump into the book and get rid of the villain myself! I already have the last book ready to go but I'm going to need a couple of days to be emotionally ready to come back to Fitz.
The plot twists were very good. There was a couple that I absolutely did not see coming and was very impressed by them. The Fool is absolutely my favorite character. He provides some comedic relief with Wall Ass and I love Hobb for that. It gave a nice break from the morose storylines. Kettricken is a baddie and I will go to war for her! Such a great read!

cammiixy's review against another edition

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adventurous dark reflective tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

dryad23's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

lolailons's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging emotional mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

mvanhaas's review

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adventurous medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

lisakleinb's review

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dark emotional sad slow-paced

4.25