Fitz and the Fool - Book #3
by Robin Hobb
I've been waiting for years for the conclusion of the Fitz and the Fool series. There are five trilogies. The first is the Farseer trilogy, which introduces us to Fitz and the Fool and a number of other characters. Then Hobb switches over to The Liveship Traders trilogy, which takes place in another part of the world. After that, she switches back to The Tawny Man trilogy, once again starring Fitz and the Fool. There's another trilogy called The Rain Wilds trilogy, but I didn't care for it much. Finally, we get The Fitz and the Fool trilogy, which ties the entire series up in a bow.
I'm not going to go into great detail about the series, but I will say this: Fitz is easily one of the most believable characters I've ever read. In the first book of The Tawny Man series, the first half of the 600+ page book is literally Fitz in his house doing chores. And it is so compelling, I didn't even notice. I've been reading this series off and on for the last ten years, eagerly awaiting each new book. This is the final one.
By the end of the book, I was in tears, literally, bawling on my couch, with my dog cocking her head to the side and making a "WTF?" face.
If you enjoy Game of Thrones, The Wheel of Time, or Lord of the Rings, I highly, highly, highly recommend you start with "Assassin's Apprentice" and read the entire series from start to finish. There are 15 books in total, but each of them is phenomenal, especially the ones with Fitz in it.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to find the person cutting onions in here and tell them to stop it.