In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma. Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chivalry Farseer, is a royal bastard cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals - the old art known as the Wit - gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility. So when Fitz is finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways and embrace a new life of weaponry, scribing, courtly manners; and how to kill a man secretly, as he trains to become a royal assassin.
About the Author
Robin Hobb was born in California in 1952 and majored in Communications at Denver University, Colorado. Assassin’s Apprentice was her first novel which began the internationally acclaimed Farseer trilogy. Since then she has found further success with her wonderful series: The Live Ship Traders and The Tawny Man. Her latest trilogy is The Soldier Son, beginning with Shaman’s Crossing and continuing with Forest Mage. Robin Hobb lives outside Seattle, Washington.
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'What makes her novels addictive is not just their imaginative brilliance but the way her characters are compromised and manipulated by politics' The Times 'Hobb is superb' Conn Iggulden 'Hobb is a remarkable storyteller' Guardian
Series: Farseer Trilogy
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st June 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.28