Where do you hail from?
I'll keep that a secret.
What age are you?
Which is your favourite book?
How did you find out about the books?
Ferreting around in Barnes & Nobles' fantasy/scifi section on a rainy afternoon. I picked up Assassin's Apprentice and thought the synopsis seemed interesting. I started reading and got hooked.
What made you love the books?
The characters were so well written as to make me feel like I not only cared about them and their fates, but also like I knew them as real people. I crave that sense of connection with characters, and it was in abundance in the Realm of Elderling books.
What's the most memorable part of the books for you, and why?
Probably the part in Fool's Errand where the Fool rides up to Fitz's door and he recognizes him... It just really struck a chord with me. The simple recognition of someone you love, no matter how changed they might be, is just so raw emotionally. Hobb wrote it brilliantly.
Was there any part of the books that you yawned your way through?
The beginning of Assassin's Quest, even though it's my favorite of the books, was somewhat tedious for me, while Fitz is going from being a "wolf" back to being a man.
Which bits kept those pages turning and turning?
The beauty and depth of the story. It was just a joy to read and I barely noticed that I even was reading, as I was so immersed in the story and characters.
Who is your favourite pairing?
The Fitz and the Fool, of course.
Who is you favourite character and why?
Kettricken, and the Fool. Kettricken is the best example of a strong woman I've ever seen in fantasy. She's intelligent, loving, and honest. She's the sort of character I would love to know in real life. The Fool/Beloved/Amber/Lord Golden because he is the most amazing character I've read of. He's intriguing, exciting, witty, and as the Fool he spent a lot of time mocking people, which is one of my favorite pastimes.
Who is your least favourite character and why?
My least favorite was Keffria from the Liveship Traders. She was such a pushover, I just wanted to grab her by the shoulders and shake her about!
If you could change one thing about the books, what would it be?
I wouldn't have had Nighteyes die. I miss him. Things might have gone really differently if he hadn't died though. Fitz might not have ended up with Molly.
Was it a cop out ending?
I think Fitz shouln't have ended up with Molly, because it seemed vaguely contrived. But otherwise, it wasn't. The parting of Fitz and the Fool was heartbreaking, yes, but maybe the characters weren't in a position where being together was quite possible at that point in time.
Know where we can find some good fanworks?
Know of some good websites we all might be interested in?
Any last words?
I'm looking forward to many good times with this community. ^_^