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Publisher Description

“Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin 
Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father’s gruff stableman. He is treated as an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz’s blood runs the magic Skill—and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family.
As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission. And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom.
Praise for Robin Hobb and Assassin’s Apprentice
“A gleaming debut in the crowded field of epic fantasies . . . a delightful take on the powers and politics behind the throne.”Publishers Weekly
“This is the kind of book you fall into, and start reading slower as you get to the end, because you don’t want it to be over.”—Steven Brust

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
March 1
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

whateverdoyouwantforaname ,

Almost excellent..

Would have given it 5 stars, but his talent to "repel" people disappears after the beginning of the book, I guess to further the plot.

ipsion ,


Robin Hobb has created a world as rich and intriguing as any caprured by JRR Tolkein or George RR Martin. Real characters, insanely great storylines, and clearly written prose make for an engrossing adventure throughout this series--The Assassin's Apprentice is a worthy introduction to Ms Hobb's world!!

CutcoJon ,

Fantastic read!

I don't even know how I stumbled onto this book or author on iBooks but i thoroughly enjoyed and look forward to the next one!

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