Fitz and the Fool

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258 ratings

Fool's Assassin Summary

Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife, Molly, these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown.

But behind the facade of respectable middle age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actually FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard scion of the Farseer line, convicted user of Beast-magic, and assassin. A man who has risked much for his king and lost more....

On a shelf in his den sits a triptych carved in memory stone of a man, a wolf and a fool. Once, these three were inseparable friends: Fitz, Nighteyes and the Fool. But one is long dead and one long-missing. Then one Winterfest night, a messenger arrives to seek out Fitz but mysteriously disappears, leaving nothing but a blood trail. What was the message? Who was the sender? And what has happened to the messenger? Suddenly Fitz's violent old life erupts into the peace of his new world, and nothing and no one is safe.

©2015 Robin Hobb (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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  • Book 1

    • Fool's Assassin

    • Fitz and the Fool, Book 1
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Lee Maxwell-Simpson, Avita Jay
    • Length: 28 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife, Molly, these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown. But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actually FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard scion of the Farseer line, convicted user of Beast-magic, and assassin. A man who has risked much for his king and lost more....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pity about lee and avita

    • By kdsshrub on 23-02-16

    Regular price: £26.99

  • Book 2

    • Fool's Quest

    • Fitz and the Fool, Book 2
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Lee Maxwell-Simpson, Avita Jay
    • Length: 33 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319

    Robin Hobb returns to her best-loved characters with the second volume in a brand-new series. Happy endings never last.... Years ago they freed a dragon from the glaciers on Aslevjal. Then they parted ways, the Fool returning to far-off Clerres while Fitz finally claimed a wife, a family, and a home of his own. Now, betrayed by his own people and broken by torment, the Fool has made his way back to the Six Duchies.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration

    • By Jack C on 12-05-16

    Regular price: £26.99

  • Book 3

    • Assassin's Fate

    • Fitz and the Fool, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay, David Thorpe
    • Length: 45 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 562
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 519
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 516

    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. With Fitz in pursuit, the Servants fled through a Skill-pillar, leaving no trace. It seems certain that they and their young hostage have perished in the Skill-river. Clerres, where White Prophets were trained by the Servants to set the world on a better path, has been corrupted by greed. Fitz is determined to reach the city and take vengeance on the Four.

    • 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