Assassin's Fate - Fitz and the Fool 3 (Hardback)Robin Hobb (author)
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After much-anticipation, at last, the Fitz and the Fool trilogy reaches its thrilling, final conclusion.
Prince FitzChivalry Farseer's daughter Bee was violently abducted from Withywoods by Servants of the Four in their search for the Unexpected Son, foretold to wield great power.
With Fitz in pursuit, the Servants fled through a Skill-pillar, leaving no trace. It seems certain that they and their young hostage have perished in the Skill-river. Clerres, where White Prophets were trained by the Servants to set the world on a better path, has been corrupted by greed. Fitz is determined to reach the city and take vengeance on the Four, not only for the loss of Bee but also for their torture of the Fool. Accompanied by FitzVigilant, son of the assassin Chade, Chade's protege Spark and the stableboy Perseverance, Bee's only friend, their journey will take them from the Elderling city of Kelsingra, down the perilous Rain Wild River, and on to the Pirate Isles.
Their mission for revenge will become a voyage of discovery, as well as of reunions, transformations and heartrending shocks. Startling answers to old mysteries are revealed. What became of the liveships Paragon and Vivacia and their crews? What is the origin of the Others and their eerie beach? How are liveships and dragons connected? But Fitz and his followers are not the only ones with a deadly grudge against the Four.
An ancient wrong will bring them unlikely and dangerous allies in their quest. And if the corrupt society of Clerres is to be brought down, Fitz and the Fool will have to make a series of profound and fateful sacrifices.
Assassin’s Fate is a magnificent tour de force and with it Robin Hobb demonstrates yet again that she is the reigning queen of epic fantasy.
Best-known for her Farseer Trilogy, Robin Hobb (who also publishes under the name Megan Lindhlm) has been a major voice in contemporary fantasy writing since the 1990’s. Amongst her bestselling series are The Liveship Traders Trilogy, The Tawny Man Trilogy, The Soldier Son Trilogy and the four volume tale, The Rain Wilds Chronicles (beginning with Dragon Keeper) and most recently the Fitz and the Fool series which begins with Fool’s Assassin.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 864
Weight: 1220 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 58 mm
`Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Hobb's books are like diamonds in a sea of zircons' George R.R. Martin
'Hobb is superb, spinning wonderful characters and plots from pure imagination' Conn Iggulden
`Robin Hobb's secret is not just the detail with which she depicts the Six Duchies world she has explored over 20 years . . . the feelings of anguish, ambiguity, fear and failure are as familiar as those in a novel by Jonathan Franzen' Independent
`A little slice of heaven' Guardian
'Hobb is one of the great modern fantasy writers... what makes her novels as addictive as morphine is not just their imaginative brilliance but the way her characters are compromised and manipulated by politics' The Times
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“Satisfying but sad. ”
A fitting and magnificent ending to a twenty year relationship with two of the most wonderful characters in fantasy fiction. Fitz and the Fool, thanks for all the memories.
“A joy to read from start to finish”
This is it. The final journey.
I love Robin Hobb and the world she created. I’ve spent many a happy hour in the company of the Farseers and the Liveships. Usually, my only criticism of her books is that she takes her... More
“Excellent end to the Farseer Saga”
As one of my favourite authors, Robin Hobb cannot really do wrong. This last part to the trilogy - and possibly to the whole saga - is great. I really enjoyed it although I thought that it was overlong, mainly due to... More
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