Robin Hobb is the pseudonym of Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden, an American writer of fantasy fiction. Ogden began her career writing as Megan Lindholm, under which name she produced numerous children’s books as well as science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. In 1995 her first work as Robin Hobb, Assassin’s Apprentice, was published to widespread acclaim. Assassin’s Apprentice became the first book in the Farseer Trilogy, a sequence of fantasy novels set in the Realm of the Elderlings. This magical land is the setting for several more story cycles, such as the Tawny Man Trilogy and the Liveship Traders Trilogy. She is revered by many contemporary fantasy authors as a pioneering voice in the genre.