For those of you who may have missed it, Robin Hobb is an incredible writer and her FitzChivalry series is every bit as important as Martin, Tolkien, Herbert, etc. etc.
I am in love, and I am in awe, and I am amazed that I did not discover her before.
Probably the generic titles, “Assassins Apprentice” and “Fools Assassin”, and the generic book covers put me off.
Big mistake. Expect anniversary hardcovers and a millennia of appreciation for her work.
Probably speaking to the choir here, but just in case…
This is nothing like Erickson. Ten novels in and each and every single book has been completely self contained and wildly entertaining. I couldn’t put any of them down. Good writing what exactly does that mean? Good prose? Understanding the human condition in a way that will relate to other people? She has it all.
And each book links to the next, to make the next one mean so much more. All her books.
Folks, she is a master and this is a symphony of the ages. Revel in the times we live.
I have two books to go in the FitzChivalry series. Bee is …