By Robin Hobb
Manhattan occasions BESTSELLER
Nearly 20 years in the past, Robin Hobb burst upon the delusion 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 smooth myth, this novel--and those who followed--broke intriguing new floor in a cherished 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 in the course of the mythic lands of the Six Duchies in such bestselling sequence because the Liveship investors Trilogy and the Rain Wilds Chronicles. yet irrespective of how some distance she roamed, her middle regularly remained with Fitz. And now, finally, she has come domestic, with an incredible 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 in the back of. so far as the remainder of the realm is familiar with, FitzChivalry Farseer is lifeless and buried. Masquerading as Tom Badgerlock, Fitz is now married to his youth 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 fellow he has develop into, such deepest hurts are set aside within the enterprise of lifestyle, no less than till the looks of menacing, pale-skinned strangers casts a sinister shadow over Fitz's prior . . . and his future.
Now, to guard his new existence, the previous murderer needs to once more soak up his outdated one. . . .
Praise for Fool's Assassin
"Electrifying and enthralling . . . The totally discovered characters and vibrant prose exhibit that [Robin] Hobb is still a supremely proficient writer of epic fantasy."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Hobb understands the advanced workings of the wayward human center, and he or she takes time to depict them in her story, to inform her tale sweetly, insistently, compellingly. This commence of a promising new trilogy will fulfill enthusiasts desirous to percentage extra adventures with proud but weak FitzChivalry and his fellow vacationer. Fool's Assassin can be deeply concerning for these surprising with this author--involving sufficient to draw new fans for her sharp-eyed observations on magnificent worlds populated through plausible, imperfect humans. . . . It's a publication intended to be inhabited instead of run through."--The Seattle Times
"Hobb is a really bright author who will pay shut consciousness to the inner lives of her characters [which] makes Hobb's works, inspite of their fantastical atmosphere, as emotionally pleasurable as something you'll listen reviewed on NPR. . . . Fool's murderer seems like a trip with an outdated good friend, one you haven't visible in years yet who nonetheless holds a really particular position on your middle. Fitz could have grown older, yet he's nonetheless fascinating company."--io9
"Fantastic . . . compelling . . . [Hobb] easily choices up the nature of Fitz, profitable those that have loved his previous 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 terrific! Fool's Assassin is likely one of the fable novels to learn this year."--Pat's myth Hotlist
From the Hardcover edition.