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Fool's Assassin

(2014)
(The first book in the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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. . . .

Praise for Fool's Assassin

"Hobb knows the complicated workings of the wayward human heart, and she takes time to depict them in her tale, to tell her story sweetly, insistently, compellingly. . . . A book meant to be inhabited rather than run through." - The Seattle Times

"[FitzChivalry Farseer is] one of the best characters in fantasy literature." - Fantasy Book Review

"[Hobb's] prose sparkles, her characters leap off the page." - Tor.com

"Modern fantasy at its irresistible best." - The Guardian

"Fantastic . . . emotionally rich storytelling." - Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for Robin Hobb

"Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb's books are diamonds in a sea of zircons." - George R. R. Martin

Genre: Fantasy
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Hardback Editions

January 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fool's Assassin (Fitz and the Fool, Book 1)
Author(s): Robin Hobb
ISBN: 0-00-744417-6 / 978-0-00-744417-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fool's Assassin: Book One of the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy
Author(s): Robin Hobb
ISBN: 0-553-39242-5 / 978-0-553-39242-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

July 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Fool's Assassin: Book I of the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy
Author(s): Robin Hobb
ISBN: 0-553-39291-3 / 978-0-553-39291-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fool's Assassin (Fitz and the Fool, Book 1)
Author(s): Robin Hobb
ISBN: 0-00-744420-6 / 978-0-00-744420-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fool's Assassin (Fitz and the Fool, Book 1)
Author(s): Robin Hobb
ISBN: 0-00-814027-8 / 978-0-00-814027-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fool's Assassin (Fitz and the Fool, Book 1)
Author(s): Robin Hobb
ISBN: 0-00-744419-2 / 978-0-00-744419-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

October 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fool's Assassin: Fitz and the Fool, Book 1
Author(s): Robin Hobb
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon   


October 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Fool's Assassin: Fitz and the Fool, Book 1
Author(s): Robin Hobb
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fool's Assassin: Book One of the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy
Author(s): Robin Hobb
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Fool's Assassin: Book One of the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy
Author(s): Robin Hobb
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fool's Assassin (Fitz and the Fool, Book 1)
Author(s): Robin Hobb
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fool's Assassin: Book I of the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy
Author(s): Robin Hobb
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA