Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb was the 39th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: Aug 1, 2012 - Aug 31, 2012

How/Why was this book chosen:

It was chosen by Veronica

Sword & Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of Assassin's Apprentice

Sword & Laser Podcasts and Videos:

Kick Off: S&L Video 9-B Check In: S&L 107 S&L 108 Wrap Up: Video 10-B

Assassin's Apprentice by Robin HobbEdit

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.