Circe is a story about the journey a woman takes to discover her own inner power and worth.
Piranesi is a kind soul and it is heartwarming to see how much he cares for the House and the inhabitants in it. That includes the dead, alive and statues. They are all part of the House and all deserve to share in it’s kindness.
What truly carries you through Royal Assassin is Robin Hobb’s writing and how real the people of Buckkeep feel. They are each as fallible as the next and the decisions they make pay hefty consequences.