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2.0 out of 5 stars
A very long introduction..., 11 Feb 2007
I have been an avid reader of Robin Hobb's books and own most of her work published under both Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm.
I found this book the hardest of them all to read. The first half is very long and boring, nothing interesting really happens until at least half way though the book. The writing style is different than all her previous books, it lacks the flow and interesting twists and turns of previous titles. My copy contains numerous spelling mistakes!
This book isn't a patch on the assassin or farseer books. I do want to read the next installment but I may just borrow it from the library rather than buy my own copy to see if it is worth owning!