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
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
Now, to protect his new life, the former assassin must once again
take up his old one. Download and start listening now!