Farseer Trilogy

3 books in series
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Assassin’s Apprentice Summary

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

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 Chilvary 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, scribbing, courtly manners, and how to kill a man secretly, as he trains to become a royal assassin.

©2012 Robin Hobb (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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  • Book 1

    • 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 1,226
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,086
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087

    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 Chilvary 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.

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

    • By Lucy Clarke on 11-10-12

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 2

    • Royal Assassin

    • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 29 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 888
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 784
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 786

    Fitz dreams of Red-Ship Raiders sacking a coastal village, leaving not a single man, woman, or child alive. Tortured by this terrible vision, he returns to the Six Duchies court where all is far from well. King Shrewd has been struck down by a mysterious illness and King-in-waiting, Verity, spends all his time attempting to conjure storms to confuse and destroy the Red-Ship Raiders. And when he leaves on an insane mission to seek out the mystical Elderings, Fitz is left alone and friendless but for the wolf Nighteyes.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Bundoodragon on 21-07-16

    Regular price: £26.99

  • Book 3

    • Assassin's Quest

    • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 37 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 857
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 738
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 741

    The gripping finale to Robin Hobb’s classic Farseer trilogy. Keystone. Gate. Crossroads. Catalyst. Fitz is about to discover the truth about the Fool's prophecy. Having been resurrected from his fatal tortures in Regal's dungeons, Fitz has once more foiled Regal's attempts to be rid of him. Now, back in his own body, and after months of rehabilitation, Fitz begins the painful and slow process of learning the ways of a man again.

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

    • By C. Elliott on 04-11-15

    Regular price: £26.99