Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)

Assassin's Apprentice - Robin Hobb

"Of one other I must speak, one dragged into that conflict and intrigue only by his loyalty to me. To the end of my days, I will bear the scars he gave me. His worn teeth sank deeply into my hand several times before he managed to drag me from that pool. How he did it, I will never know. But his head still rested on my chest when they found us; his mortal bonds to this world broken. Nosy was dead. I believe he gave his life freely, recalling that we had been good to one another, when we were puppies. Men cannot grieve as dogs do. But we grieve for many years."

This paragraph says it all....

This book.....will blow your mind.

The sheer talent of this woman...will leave you speechless.

The plot was deep and layered, and incredibly well thought trough. The writing was engrossing to the point where i have felt every single emotion alongside Fitz, his loneliness, his dreams, his awareness of isolation, his tentative reach towards family and some sort of acceptance. My poor heart was breaking at moments.

This is definitely a classic, and the rest of the world already knows it. I'm just glad i finally joined the band wagon....