Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1)

By Robin Hobb

Younger Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised within the shadow of the royal courtroom through his father’s gruff stableman. he's taken care of as an outcast by way of the entire royalty other than the devious King sensible, who has him secretly tutored within the arts of the murderer. For in Fitz’s blood runs the magic Skill—and the darker wisdom of a kid raised with the good hounds and rejected by way of his family.
 
As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is becoming to manhood. quickly he'll face his first risky, soul-shattering project. And even though a few regard him as a hazard to the throne, he could be the main to the survival of the kingdom.
 
Praise for Robin Hobb and Assassin’s Apprentice
 
“Fantasy because it needs to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin
 
“A sparkling debut within the crowded box of epic fantasies . . . a pleasant tackle the powers and politics in the back of the throne.”Publishers Weekly
 
“This is the type of publication you fall into, and begin interpreting slower as you get to the top, since you don’t wish it to be over.”—Steven Brust

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