Are the latest books any good? I remember reading the first three Assassin books when they released and back then I loved them to bits. The subsequent sequels though (Fools Fate et al) left me cold. One thing that bugged me was that FitzChivalry’s story felt complete after the first trilogy and I saw no reason to drag his old retired ass back for a new adventure.
Anyway, stuff I’m reading: I’ve been on a GRRM bender the last couple of months and currently working my way through Storm of Swords. So far so good, but I haven’t reached the Red Wedding yet which is the point after which I felt the show began to derail.
I’m also reading Osamu Tezuka’s Ayako, which deals with Japan post WW2. It’s great, obviously, but also highly political and it features disturbing themes including calculated murder, rape and family sexual abuse. Not quite what I expected though in hindsight perhaps it should have been, especially after MW and The Book of Human Insects.