By Robin Hobb

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Nearly 20 years in the past, Robin Hobb burst upon the myth scene with the 1st of her acclaimed Farseer novels, Assassin's Apprentice, which brought the characters of FitzChivalry Farseer and his uncanny good friend the idiot. A watershed second in sleek myth, this novel--and those who followed--broke interesting new flooring in a liked style. including George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb helped pave the way in which for such proficient new voices as Scott Lynch, Brandon Sanderson, and Naomi Novik.

Over the years, Hobb's mind's eye has soared during the mythic lands of the Six Duchies in such bestselling sequence because the Liveship investors Trilogy and the Rain Wilds Chronicles. yet regardless of how a ways she roamed, her center constantly remained with Fitz. And now, finally, she has come domestic, with an superb new novel that opens a gloomy and gripping bankruptcy within the Farseer saga.

FitzChivalry--royal bastard and previous king's assassin--has left his lifetime of intrigue at the back of. so far as the remainder of the area understands, FitzChivalry Farseer is useless and buried. Masquerading as Tom Badgerlock, Fitz is now married to his early life sweetheart, Molly, and best the quiet lifetime of a rustic squire.

Though Fitz is haunted via the disappearance of the idiot, who did a lot to form Fitz into the guy he has develop into, such inner most hurts are set aside within the enterprise of way of life, no less than until eventually the looks of menacing, pale-skinned strangers casts a sinister shadow over Fitz's earlier . . . and his future.

Now, to guard his new existence, the previous murderer needs to once more take in his outdated one. . . .

Praise for Fool's Assassin

"Electrifying and enthralling . . . The totally learned characters and brilliant prose convey that [Robin] Hobb is still a supremely proficient writer of epic fantasy."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Hobb is familiar with the complex workings of the wayward human middle, and he or she takes time to depict them in her story, to inform her tale sweetly, insistently, compellingly. This begin of a promising new trilogy will fulfill enthusiasts eager to proportion extra adventures with proud but weak FitzChivalry and his fellow traveller. Fool's Assassin is additionally deeply concerning for these strange with this author--involving sufficient to draw new fans for her sharp-eyed observations on tremendous worlds populated by means of plausible, imperfect humans. . . . It's a booklet intended to be inhabited instead of run through."--The Seattle Times

"Hobb is a really shiny author who can pay shut recognition to the internal lives of her characters [which] makes Hobb's works, in spite of their fantastical environment, as emotionally fulfilling as whatever you'll listen reviewed on NPR. . . . Fool's murderer sounds like a trip with an previous buddy, one you haven't noticeable in years yet who nonetheless holds a truly precise position on your center. Fitz can have grown older, yet he's nonetheless interesting company."--io9

"Fantastic . . . compelling . . . [Hobb] easily alternatives up the nature of Fitz, worthwhile those that have loved his past adventures yet simply development him anew for readers simply becoming a member of in. The emotionally wealthy storytelling is certain to win Hobb new fans."--Library magazine (starred review)

"Robin Hobb is awesome! Fool's Assassin is without doubt one of the delusion novels to learn this year."--Pat's fable Hotlist

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His personal feelings could not be allowed to conflict with his duty as Councilor. He was Melora's nearest living kinsman; the duty he had shirked, for whatever good reason, had been done instead by women. That could not be easy for a Hastur to swallow. "Kinsman, that is of little moment now. " Jerana asked. " Rohana glanced uneasily at Jaelle. Jerana should have had tact enough to send the child away before discussing her future before her; but it was not for Rohana to suggest it. Jerana said, "Oh, they can be fostered somewhere.

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