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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 Chivalry 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, scribing, courtly manners; and how to kill a man secretly, as he trains to become a royal assassin.

"Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb is the first book in her acclaimed work, The Farseer Trilogy. First published in 1995 the trilogy has been described as combining the magic of Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea with J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings." logo logo

Reader reviews

from US


First page was a bit meh but as I read on the book drew me in and made me feel like I was that boy. This book was outstanding.

from Australia


This book could be the best book I have ever read. The good guy beats the bad guys and wins BUT he lost EVERYTHING but his life. SO CRUEL, BUT GOOD TO READ.

from South Africa


I adore this book. It gripped me by the throat from the beginning and didn't let go. I went on to read all the books in all the series more than once - highly, highly recommended - and I think this book is my favourite. Perhaps it holds a special place in my heart because it was my introduction to this magnificent writer's work? Write on Robin Hobb!

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