Robin Hobb
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Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb is a New York Times best-selling fantasy author. She is published in English in the US, UK and Australia, and her works have been widely translated. Her short stories have been finalists for both the Hugo and the Nebula awards, as well as winning the Asimov's Readers Award. Her best known series is The Farseer Trilogy (Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin, and Assassin's Quest.) Robin Hobb was born in Oakland California, but grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska. She has spent her life mostly in the Pacific Nortwest region of the US, and currently resides in Tacoma, Washington State, with her husband Fred. They have four grown offspring, and six grandchildren. Robin Hobb is a pen name for Margaret Ogden. She has also written under the name Megan Lindholm. She published her first short story for children when she was 18,and for some years wrote as a journalist and children's writer. Her stories for children were published in magazines such as Humpty Dumpty's Magazine for Little Children, Jack & Jill and Highlights for Children. She also created educational reading material for children for a programmed reading series by SRA (Science Research Associates.) She received a grant award from the Alaska State Council on the arts for her short story "The Poaching", published in Finding Our Boundaries in 1980. Fantasy and Science Fiction had always been her two favorite genres, and in the late 70's she began to write in them. Her initial works were published in small press 'fanzines' such as Space and Time (editor Gordon Linzner). Her first professionally published story was "Bones for Dulath" that appeared in the Ace anthology AMAZONS!, edited by Jessica Amanda Salmonson in 1979. A short time later, a second Ki and Vandien story entitled The Small One was published in FANTASTIC in 1980. During that time period, she and her family had moved from Alaska to Hawaii, and subsequently to Washington State, where they settled. She had various money making occupations (waitress, salesperson, etc.) while striving with her writing. Her husband Fred continued to fish Alaskan waters and was home only about 3 months out of every year. The family lived on a small farm in rural Roy where they raised lots of vegetables, chickens, ducks, geese and other small livestock. In 1983, her first novel, Harpy's Flight, was published by Ace under the pen name Megan Lindholm. Her later titles under that name included Wizard of the Pigeons, Alien Earth, Luck of the Wheels, and Cloven Hooves. In 1995, she launched her best selling series of books set in the Realm of the Elderlings. At that time, she began writing as Robin Hobb. Her first trilogy of books were about her popular characters, FitzChivalry Farseer and the Fool. The Farseer Trilogy is comprised of Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin and Assassin's Quest. These books were followed by The Liveship Traders trilogy, set in the same world. The Tawny Man trilogy returned to the tale of Fitz and the Fool. Most recently, the four volumes of the Rain Wilds Chronicles were published: Dragon Keeper, Dragon Haven, City of Dragons and Blood of Dragons. In 2013, it was announced that she would return to her best-loved characters with a new trilogy, The Fitz and the Fool trilogy. The first volume, Fool's Assassin, will be published in August of 2014. Other works as Robin Hobb include The Soldier Son trilogy and short stories published in various anthologies. A collection of her shorter works as both Lindholm and Hobb is available in The Inheritance. She continues to reside in Tacoma, Washington, with frequent visits to the pocket farm in Roy.

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    • Assassin’s Apprentice

    • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,653
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,468
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465

    The first volume in Robin Hobb’s internationally bestselling Farseer series....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book but the narrator is all wrong!

    • By Lucy Clarke on 11-10-12

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Royal Assassin

    • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 29 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070

    The second volume in Robin Hobb’s internationally best-selling Farseer series....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too much hype?

    • By Mustafa on 29-05-19

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Assassin's Quest

    • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 37 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025

    The gripping finale to Robin Hobb’s classic Farseer trilogy....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • unsuitable voice for this book - but

    • By C. Elliott on 04-11-15

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Ship of Magic

    • The Liveship Traders, Book 1
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 35 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 502
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 444
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442

    Wizardwood, a sentient wood. The most precious commodity in the world. Like many legendary wares, it comes only from the Rain River Wilds....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story. Poor narration.

    • By henry on 05-04-13

    Regular price: £26.99

    • The Golden Fool

    • The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
    • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 630
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 568
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573

    Fitz has succeeded in rescuing Prince Dutiful from the clutches of the Piebald rebels, and has returned with him to Buckkeep castle....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Tawny Man Trilogy

    • By Ellen Lingwood on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Fool's Errand

    • Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
    • Length: 23 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 749
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 669
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 668

    Return to the world of the Farseers....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Changes in narrators

    • By julia harrold on 08-01-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Assassin's Fate

    • Fitz and the Fool, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay, David Thorpe
    • Length: 45 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 720
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 669
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 665

    Prince FitzChivalry Farseer's daughter, Bee, was violently abducted from Withywoods by Servants of the Four in their search for the Unexpected Son, foretold to wield great power....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not having the same male narrator is SO jarring.

    • By H L O'Doherty on 18-05-17

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Ship of Destiny

    • The Liveship Traders, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 33 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363

    The triumphant conclusion to the magnificent Liveship Traders series....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant!

    • By Amazon Customer on 26-03-15

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Fool's Fate

    • The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
    • Length: 31 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 720
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 661
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 663

    The moving end to the tale of the Farseers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Harrowing and Epic Conclusion

    • By Mimi on 02-05-14

    Regular price: £26.99

    • The Mad Ship

    • The Liveship Traders, Book 2
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 33 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 354
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352

    The second volume in this superb trilogy from the author of The Farseer trilogy continues the dramatic tale of piracy, serpents, love and magic....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love the story, not sure about the narration

    • By Kusameh on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £26.99

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