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Fool's assassin, Robin Hobb

Label
Fool's assassin
Title
Fool's assassin
Statement of responsibility
Robin Hobb
Title variation
Fools assassin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Nearly twenty years ago, Robin Hobb burst upon the fantasy scene with the first of her acclaimed Farseer novels, Assassin's Apprentice, which introduced the characters of FitzChivalry Farseer and his uncanny friend the Fool. A watershed moment in modern fantasy, this novel--and those that followed--broke exciting new ground in a beloved genre. Together with George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb helped pave the way for such talented new voices as Scott Lynch, Brandon Sanderson, and Naomi Novik. Over the years, Hobb's imagination has soared throughout the mythic lands of the Six Duchies in such bestselling series as the Liveship Traders Trilogy and the Rain Wilds Chronicles. But no matter how far she roamed, her heart always remained with Fitz. And now, at last, she has come home, with an astonishing new novel that opens a dark and gripping chapter in the Farseer saga. FitzChivalry--royal bastard and former king's assassin--has left his life of intrigue behind. As far as the rest of the world knows, FitzChivalry Farseer is dead and buried. Masquerading as Tom Badgerlock, Fitz is now married to his childhood sweetheart, Molly, and leading the quiet life of a country squire. Though Fitz is haunted by the disappearance of the Fool, who did so much to shape Fitz into the man he has become, such private hurts are put aside in the business of daily life, at least until the appearance of menacing, pale-skinned strangers casts a sinister shadow over Fitz's past. and his future. Now, to protect his new life, the former assassin must once again take up his old one. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Farseer Trilogy "Fantasy as it ought to be written. Robin Hobb's books are diamonds in a sea of zircons."--George R. R. Martin "A gleaming debut in the crowded field of epic fantasies. a delightful take on the powers and politics behind the throne."--Publishers Weekly, on Assassin's Apprentice "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, on Assassin's Apprentice "[Robin] Hobb continues to revitalize a genre that often seems all too generic, making it new in ways that range from the subtle to the shocking."--Locus, on Royal Assassin "[Royal Assassin] reaches astonishing new heights. The Farseer saga is destined for greatness--a must-read for every devotee of epic fantasy."--Sense of Wonder "An enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review), on Assassin's Quest "Superbly written, wholly satisfying, unforgettable: better than any fantasy trilogy in print--including mine!"--Melanie Rawn, on Assassin's Quest"--
  • "FitzChivalry--royal bastard and former king's assassin--has left his life of court intrigue at Buckkeep far behind. As far as the rest of the world knows, FitzChivalry Farseer is dead and buried. Masquerading as Tom Badgerlock, Fitz is now married and leading the quiet life of a country squire with his beloved Molly. The only fly in the ointment is the disappearance of his beloved childhood friend, the Fool, with whom he once shared so much. But for a former royal assassin, a quiet life is hard to maintain when old allegiances keep trying to pull him back, and new enemies come calling.."--
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Summary
Former king's assassin FitzChivalry Farseer, highborn but illegitimate, takes center stage in this series opener. Retired from active service and married to the love of his life, Fitz -- living under the alias "Tom Badgerlock" -- anticipates a quiet life as caretaker of the Crown's bucolic Withywoods estate. Alas, when a group of marauders interrupt the manor's Winterfest, Fitz must once again pick up his weapons and battle the villains. Although Fool's Assassin is the 1st volume of a stand-alone series, fans of Robin Hobb's previous Farseer and Tawny Man trilogies will enjoy reuniting with familiar characters and returning to this well-developed world. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Storyline
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Tone
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Character
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  • Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10319396
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hobb, Robin
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.O33636
LC item number
F65 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Fitz and the fool trilogy
Series volume
book 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Assassins
  • FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
  • FICTION / Action & Adventure
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
Target audience
adult
Label
Fool's assassin, Robin Hobb
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
667 pages
Isbn
9780553392425
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014025013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)884139356
Label
Fool's assassin, Robin Hobb
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
667 pages
Isbn
9780553392425
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014025013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)884139356

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