But I hesitated for a couple of reasons. She writes fantasy, which is a genre I devoured in high school but have only dabbled with since. And she has several different series, so it was confusing to know where to start. And the main character appeared to be an assassin, which is not a profession I prefer to read about.
But how could I resist, when so many people said they loved her books so much? So I did my research, figured out where to start, and gave her a try.
And now I understand all the raving. They aren't fast-paced books (even though there is an assassin involved). But you are pulled so deeply into the world that you find yourself living in it even when you aren't reading. The plot and characters are human and complex. The dilemmas are to be wrestled with and are not easily solved. Even a whole day after finishing it, I can't stop thinking about this book.
I just placed my first Book Depository order, so that I could own the entire Farseer Trilogy because I need to read the rest of it right now. Library books are not enough. And because I fell in love with the U.K. covers, and I must own these versions. Aren't they amazing?
Now I just need to wait impatiently for my Book Depository order to arrive so that I can dive back into the world of the Six Duchies.