My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A great start to what is clearly an epic saga. Fitz is the bastard son of a (now deceased) Prince, his mother didn’t care for him well, and his Grandfather wanted nothing more to do with him, so he dumped him to be brought up within the household of the royal family. Fitz grows up a stable boy, until he is recognised to have more useful skills, both physical and magical, and is trained in various arts of deception, poisoning, and eventually the psychic communication and influence that is part of his Royal heritage.
With a lot of character progression, and many trials and tribulations, this book is a hefty novel that does keep you well engaged throughout. With many many sequels already published, I’m a bit late to the party, but it’s never too late to pick up a good book! I will certainly add the next one in the series to my list. And the next..
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