4.5 Stars, Buy it
I won this paperback via goodreads.
This book really pulls you in and keeps you there. This is the story of Fitz, a prince’s bastard child. Fitz is basically raised by the Prince’s stable person (Burrich). And while at first you don’t really like Burrich, toward the end of the book things happen that make you really happy that he turns out to be a great person. Fitz is being raised to be an Assassin’s apprentice and this book marks the first part of his life. (I’m hoping the second and third in this trilogy continue Fitz’s story). Fitz of course has ups and downs, but fortunately, most of the plot does not prove to be anxiety provoking for me. My favorite thing about Fitz is his love of animals and his ability to communicate with them.
The writing is fantastic and really pulls you in. The ending proves to be a bit anxiety provoking but nothing too terrible and I plan on reading the next book in the series soon. If you like fantasy, I highly recommend this book.