nice read

Assassin's Apprentice - Robin Hobb

Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father’s gruff stableman. He is treated as an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz’s blood runs the magic Skill—and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family.

As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission. And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom

What did I think of it:
4 stars
First off I would like to say thinks to my Goodreads friends Lindsey Rey and Kaitlin for introduce this series to me because with it out them I wouldn't have ever thought about picking it up or any book by Robin Hobb. With that said lets get in to what I thought of it plus I would also like to say that this is the first time I've over read anything by Robin Hobb.
1: it was kind of slow getting in to for me, I don't know if its Ms. Hobb's still of writing or if it was just me ,but as I got farther along in the book it eventually did pull me into the story and had me some what hooked
2:Interesting magic and Political intrigue ( political schemes, treachery, betrayal and complex diplomatic relationships)
3:Convincing, vivid characters, that Ms. Robb brings to life so much that its like you can actually feel their pain ,and their struggles
4:emotionally draining
with that said I will be getting the rest when I can to see what happiness next.