Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme held by Should be Reading. The idea is to open whatever book you’re reading to a random page and provide two teaser sentences, so long as they don’t spoil anything!
So, I currently have a couple of books on the go, but thought for this week I’d chose the one I’ve been reading for a couple months and still haven’t finished (I’m a bit slow and haven’t been reading it lately. But don’t be put off! It’s a great book. I’ve just had a lot going on).
The book: Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Apprentice (first of the Farseer Trilogy).
In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.
Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chivalry Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals – the old art known as the Wit – gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility.
So when Fitz is finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways and embrace a new life of weaponry, scribing, courtly manners; and how to kill a man secretly, as he trains to become a royal assassin
“Despite the King’s promises, I stuffed my jerkin front with sweet cakes. The pups and I shared them all in the shade behind the stables.”
Have a good week everyone 🙂