Assassin's Apprentice: review
An absolutely poignant orphan hero plot!
17th December 2001
This is the first book in the Farseer trilogy (followed by Royal Assassin and Assassin's Quest).
Fitz is the hidden bastard son of Prince Chivalry, the king's heir. As his mother's family can no longer feed him, at the age of six he's taken in by Burrich, the king's stablemaster, with whom he'll learn to tend to the royal horses and hounds. In his free time, Fitz likes to go to the docks of Buckkeep with his pup, Nosy, to play with the harbour children or to listen to sailormen's stories. What he doesn't realise yet though, is that unlike the others,