Damn you, Robin Hobb.
Damn you for making me feel all these feelings. Damn you for getting so deep in my head. Damn you for making it seem as though Fitz is someone I actually know.
Like a wiggly tooth you can’t help but play with, this novel hurts, but it hurts so good.
Is it really not enough for a character to fall in a pit? Does he have to break both legs, get molested by a bear, and have his girlfriend leave him too?
(This doesn’t actually happen to Fitz, but it’s along the theme of the book.)
Again, same praise for this one as Assassin’s Apprentice. More time spent around Buckkeep, more time deepening our relationships with characters, and more time introducing news ones that I know I’ll love.
What sealed it for me? The following quote:
Stop thinking of what you intend to do. Stop thinking of what you have just done. Then, stop thinking that you have stopped thinking of those things. Then you will find the Now, the time that stretches eternal, and is really the only time there is. Then, in that place, you will finally have time to be yourself.