Robin Hobb returns to her most beloved character, FitzChivalry Farseer!
Assassin’s Apprentice is one of those books that helped define our current genre and its generation of new writers. For me, Robin Hobb is what is best in fantasy fiction. The story of Fitz is such a darkly deep and personal one that Robin quickly grew to acclaim when the Farseer books were published. George R. R. Martin is a big fan of those novels. That right there should tell you something.
Now, after almost twenty years, she returns to those past days and the continuing story of Fitz in Fool’s Assassin!
Robin is touring but will be in the UK for most of August after the US edition is published. She comes back to the US around August 22nd though and she’ll be stopping by The Signed Page a few days after that.
If you haven’t read Robin Hobb, you really need to! I’m super excited to feature her on The Signed Page once again and hopefully bring new readers to her work!
Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb
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Nearly twenty years ago, Robin Hobb burst upon the fantasy scene with the first of her acclaimed Farseer novels, Assassin’s Apprentice, which introduced the characters of FitzChivalry Farseer and his uncanny friend the Fool. A watershed moment in modern fantasy, this novel—and those that followed—broke exciting new ground in a beloved genre. Together with George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb helped pave the way for such talented new voices as Scott Lynch, Brandon Sanderson, and Naomi Novik.
Over the years, Hobb’s imagination has soared throughout the mythic lands of the Six Duchies in such bestselling series as the Liveship Traders Trilogy and the Rain Wilds Chronicles. But no matter how far she roamed, her heart always remained with Fitz. And now, at last, she has come home, with an astonishing new novel that opens a dark and gripping chapter in the Farseer saga.
FitzChivalry—royal bastard and former king’s assassin—has left his life of intrigue behind. As far as the rest of the world knows, FitzChivalry Farseer is dead and buried. Masquerading as Tom Badgerlock, Fitz is now married to his childhood sweetheart, Molly, and leading the quiet life of a country squire.
Though Fitz is haunted by the disappearance of the Fool, who did so much to shape Fitz into the man he has become, such private hurts are put aside in the business of daily life, at least until the appearance of menacing, pale-skinned strangers casts a sinister shadow over Fitz’s past . . . and his future.
Now, to protect his new life, the former assassin must once again take up his old one. . . .
|Dimensions||12 x 8 x 3 in|