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30 January 2015 @ 01:50 am
I am Pi, I am new.  
Hello all, joined livejournal to join this community. Hopefully it will be busier with the new series. NOTE THERE ARE FOOL'S ASSASSIN SPOILERS IN THIS INTRODUCTION - Not major, but enough to figure out some details.

What would you like to be called?
Pi is my name.

Where do you hail from?
Copenhagen DK and Lancaster UK until further notice.

What age are you?

Which is your favourite series?
Fitz and the Fool, I hope. For me this has been the most anticipated series of the 16 years I could read. Probably I am a bit of a sadist, for don't we all know our two lovebirds will be utterly agonized all over again?

And which is your favourite book?
I have to say Golden Fool or Fool's Fate because of the bittersweet moments and the heartwrenched aftertaste. Yes, I am still a sucker for angsty Fitz and lovely broken Beloved.

How did you find out about the books?
Continuous prodding from friends about 6 years back made me finally pick up Assassin's Apprentice and I haven't looked back since. I have not yet read RWC, though I have started several times, but after Fool's Assassin there's a lingering feeling of MORE! so might give it another shot. Has anyone here read them and recommend them?

What made you love the books?
The most realized characters of any world I have stumbled upon so far. Hobb makes them all more flawed than perfect and yet still you can't help but root for them all the way. She has a George R R Martin-esque way of keeping you on the edge, knowing she would abuse, antagonize and torture your favourite characters if the story demands it.

What's the most memorable part of the books for you, and why?
The most memorable parts of the books were the excruciating misunderstandings and arguments of Fitz and the Fool. The best parts of the books were the few moments of peace and love and joining when Fitz is able to look past his prejudices and simply love.

Which bits kept those pages turning and turning?
I think they turned themselves.

Who is your favourite pairing?
Fitz/Fool/Nighteyes. Fitz' longing for his nemesis and soulmate, Beloved, is boiled down so sweetly by Nighteyes and the 'Nighteyes'-side of Fitz: They are a whole and belong together.

Who is your favourite character and why?
The Fool. I think it would take 10 books and about 6000 pages to say why.

Who is your least favourite character and why?

I have to say Shun. She seems the most 2D of the character set so far as well as slightly inconsistent by being a somewhat competent assassin and then after 50 pages changing to a completely defenseless girl. She may yet surprise. In terms of most hated character, I would say the Pale Woman and the Servants for what they made the Fool go through.

If you could change one thing about the books, what would it be?
I would be scared to change anything. There are so many hidden hints and nudges from Hobb which only appear on a second reading. Even lengthy passages with slow pace such as the traveling (and pretty much the entire of Fool's Assassin) may have hidden meanings and motives which aren't obvious on a first reading.

Was it a cop out ending?
Of Fool's Fate? I don't know. If it had been the ending, then yes, but it never seemed the ending to me. The ending is when Fitz and the Fool get their ever after in whatever form that will take.

Any last words?
I love nothing better than to discuss good books, especially my favourite books, so always feel free to write about this world or any other recommended world you know of. Also, wow, there is some amazing fan art on this site :)