Assassin's Fate: Book III of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy
- Publish Date: 2017-05-09
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Robin Hobb
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER â¢Â The stunning conclusion to Robin Hobbâs Fitz and the Fool trilogy, which began with Foolâs Assassin and Foolâs Quest
âEvery new Robin Hobb novel is a cause for celebration.Â Along with millions of her other fans, I delight in every visit to the Six Duchies, the Rain Wilds, and the Out Islands, and canât wait to see where sheâll take me next.ââGeorge R. R. MartinÂ
More than twenty years ago, the first epic fantasy novel featuring FitzChivalry Farseer and his mysterious, often maddening friend the Fool struck like a bolt of brilliant lightning. Now New York Times bestselling author Robin Hobb brings to a momentous close the third trilogy featuring these beloved characters in a novel of unsurpassed artistry that is sure to endure as one of the great masterworks of the genre.
Fitzâs young daughter, Bee, has been kidnapped by the Servants, a secret society whose members not only dream of possible futures but use their prophecies to add to their wealth and influence. Bee plays a crucial part in these dreamsâbut just what part remains uncertain.
As Bee is dragged by her sadistic captors across half the world, Fitz and the Fool, believing her dead, embark on a mission of revenge that will take them to the distant island where the Servants resideâa place the Fool once called home and later called prison. It was a hell the Fool escaped, maimed and blinded, swearing never to return.
For all his injuries, however, the Fool is not as helpless as he seems. He is a dreamer too, able to shape the future. And though Fitz is no longer the peerless assassin of his youth, he remains a man to be reckoned withâdeadly with blades and poison, and adept in Farseer magic. And their goal is simple: to make sure not a single Servant survives their scourge.
PRAISE FOR ROBIN HOBB
âHobb knows the complicated workings of the wayward human heart, and she takes time to depict them in her tale, to tell her story sweetly, insistently, compellingly. . . . A book meant to be inhabited rather than run through.ââThe Seattle Times
â[Hobbâs] prose sparkles, her characters leap off the page.ââTor.com
âFantastic . . . emotionally rich storytelling.ââLibrary Journal (starred review)
âA complex tapestry of adventure, betrayal, destiny, and unrelenting peril . . . Hobbâs expertise is evident as always.ââPublishers Weekly
âGlorious and beautiful storytelling . . . Hobb lets rip with revelations, treachery, vengeance, sword fights and full on magical mayhem.ââSciFiNow
âIf readers have any doubt that Robin Hobb is one of the finest writers in the fantasy genre, then they havenât read any of her work.ââSFFWorld