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Another Great Read
on 21 July 2015
After reading a lot of mixed reviews for a couple of years on this trilogy I eventually bought it as I had an Amazon gift voucher and I thought well if this trilogy isn't up to the mark as the others have been then I really haven't lost anything!
However, there are very few authors who can really play with my emotions the way Ms Hobb does. After reading the wonderful Farseer Trilogy plus the others which are just as good I was spellbound and was very apprehensive to even start these books! Fortunately, I was captured after the first three chapters and read on. Epiny I thought would grate on me, but I found myself admiring her and in her own way is a heroine. I loved her eccentricity but also her down to earth side when she could help Nevare overcome his doubts. I hope she makes at least a cameo appearance in the second of the trilogy.
Nevare, as with Fitz is doubtful of his worth and I find this more appealing in a protagonist. I feel myself supporting him along the way and admire his natural need for fairness even when it means having to help an enemy.
If you like me have been doubting the worth of this trilogy, give it a go. I know we are all so fond of Fitz et al but Nevare and his story is wonderful too (of course I hope the the next two are just as worthy ;) )