Yeah, so this has been on my to-read list for a little over a year now and I'm kicking myself for not picking it up until it was the Sword and Laser read for August. Royal court, assassins...so much mystery and intrigue! Love it and started on the first chapter of book 2 as soon as I read the last page.I really like Fitz character. I appreciate that while he is young and not yet wise enough to quickly and easily figure out all plots, he is smart enough to listen to his teachers and think through his actions and consequences. Also a fan of Burrich, Molly, Lady Patience, and Verity. I may add more thoughts later, but right now I honestly have to get back to the next book in the series!