Like I said in other posts, I’ve gotten hooked on fantasy. Not surprising since I loved reading it as a kid and a young adult. Wrinkle in Time. The Hobbit. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Then along came Game of Thrones and I read all those and then discovered Emily Gee and her books (try: The Sentinel Mage) and just recently, I discovered Robin Hobb.
I can happily report, I’ve found an entirely new-to-me author to binge/read and someone I can enthusiastically share with you.
I spotted Assassian’s Apprentice at the library and what a great find! Now I’m hooked and have to read everything about Fitz.
Isn’t that a great feeling? Yeah, you know. You’re a reader as well.
Like Blood Song, (which I reviewed and raved about here) it starts with a young boy, Fitz, the bastard son of a prince, and his rise into the greater world of kings and treachery. I don’t mind admitting, I love a good treachery. But what Hobbs has done is create a great world and even better, fascinating characters.
And very best of all? Lots of books. I have the 2nd book in the series, Royal Assassian, on the top of my TBR for when I finish the current book I’m reading.
And, speaking of which:
Lucky me, I do get the opportunity, from time to time, to read upcoming books and right now I have the privilege of reading Furyborn, Claire Legrand’s upcoming book from Sourcebooks. Okay, I’ve only just started, but I will say, I’m already hooked–so a full review will be coming before it comes out in May.
So, just like the historical mysteries–which you all shared a ton of new authors for folks to try, who are your favorite fantasy reads?