Assassin's Apprentice (The Illustrated Edition)
Author: Robin Hobb
File Size: 18.79 MB
A gorgeously illustrated anniversary edition of the book that launched the epic
Farseer Trilogy, praised by George R. R. Martin as “fantasy as it ought to be written”
and Lin-Manuel Miranda as “an incredible series,” featuring a new foreword by
Robin Hobb and ten illustrations.
Twenty-five years ago, Robin Hobb’s first novel featuring FitzChivalry Farseer and his
mysterious, often maddening friend the Fool struck like a bolt of brilliant lightning.
Thus began a beloved saga spanning multiple series, full of adventure, magic, and
sinister plots. To celebrate a quarter-century of wonder, this special edition of
Assassin’s Apprentice presents a modern classic as it’s never been seen before: in
hardcover, with ten beautiful illustrations by Magali Villeneuve.
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
“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
“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