I read The Farseer Trilogy after getting the first volume free for the Kindle. To put it mildly, I was very disappointed with that series. It had great potential, but the overarching plot was capped with a deus ex machina which rendered most of the major actions and sacrifices of the primary characters irrelevant. The characters then lived unhappily ever after.
However, I frequently see authors I respect and enjoy reading speak favorably of Robin Hobb, and it is not uncommon to see fantasy fans declare Robin Hobb their favorite author. Thus my question: Would Robin Hobb fans hold up The Farseer Trilogy as representative of Hobb's other novels?