Assassin’s Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1)

Assassin’s Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1)

By Robin Hobb

  • Release Date : 2011-08-01
  • Genre : Epic
  • FIle Size : 6.64 MB
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings


Assassin’s Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1) ‘Fantasy as it ought to be written’ George R.R. Martin

The kingdom of the Six Duchies is on the brink of civil war when news breaks that the crown prince has fathered a bastard son and is shamed into abdication. The child’s name is Fitz, and his is despised.

Raised in the castle stables, only the company of the king’s fool, the ragged children of the lower city and his unusual affinity with animals provide Fitz with any comfort.

To be useful to the crown, Fitz is trained as an assassin; and to use the traditional magic of the Farseer family. But his tutor, allied to another political faction, is determined to discredit, even kill him. Fitz must survive: for he may be destined to save the kingdom.


'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

About the author

Robin Hobb is one of the world’s finest writers of epic fiction. She was born in California in 1952 but raised in Alaska, where she learned how to raise a wolf cub, to skin a moose and to survive in the wilderness. When she married a fisherman who fished herring and the Kodiak salmon-run for half the year, these skills would stand her in good stead. She raised her family, ran a smallholding, delivered post to her remote community, all at the same time as writing stories and novels. She succeeded on all fronts, raising four children and becoming an internationally best-selling writer. She lives in Tacoma, Washington State.


  • The Assassin's Apprentice

    By Reenee D
    I first downloaded and read this book because it was free on iBooks. But from the moment I started reading, I was hooked! Such an imaginative and well written book, I never wanted to put it down, and would be almost late back to work if I was reading on my lunch break! The story is so engaging and the characters are so interesting, you're shouting at the book when a character is being pushy and annoying, and you're rooting for things to work out for other characters, the book is so well written. You become so invested in the characters and the geography of the six Duchies and the magics both understood and unknown. When you're getting to the end of the book, you're both excited and disappointed. You're dying to know how it ends, but devastated that the story is ending. I was delighted to know there were more books and that there was more to the tale of Fitzchivalry Farseer. I have bought, downloaded and read all the books that relate to the characters of this book, the three in this series (the Farseer Trilogy), the Tawny Man trilogy, all four of the Rain Wild Chronicles, the Liveship Traders trilogy, the Wilful Princess & the Piebald Prince, and finally (unfortunately) Fitz and the Fool trilogy. I love how Robin Hobb brings the characters together and intertwines their stories, and manages to make sense of things from another series! I have actually both referenced an re-read all of them and had 'aha' moments when you find a link. I have yet to read the Inheritance and the Soldiers Son series and very much look forward to it. I am quite devastated that the story of Fitz is over and sincerely hope that Robin Hobb will continue the story through his daughter Bee, as that would be an adventure I would be beyond eager to read. The Assassins Apprentice is an excellent read, and I have recommended it to so many people and would urge anyone to read this book and hope that they enjoy it as much as I did.