Cover & Excerpt: Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb


hobb-foolsassassinFool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb is coming August 12, 2014!

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this book. Robin Hobb has long been one of the best writers in the genre, an author possessed of fantastic characters in a world that is as wonderful as they are. Like most Robin Hobb readers, I came to her work through FitzChivalry. And, like many readers, I simply can’t wait for that character’s continued storyline.

Robin Hobb is doing just that in Assassin’s Fool. It’s coming later this year and fantasy fans can’t wait!

Here is more about Fool’s Assassin:

Nearly twenty years ago, Robin Hobb burst upon the fantasy scene with the first of her acclaimed Farseer novels, Assassin’s Apprentice, which introduced the characters of FitzChivalry Farseer and his uncanny friend the Fool. A watershed moment in modern fantasy, this novel—and those that followed—broke exciting new ground in a beloved genre. Together with George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb helped pave the way for such talented new voices as Scott Lynch, Brandon Sanderson, and Naomi Novik.

Over the years, Hobb’s imagination has soared throughout the mythic lands of the Six Duchies in such bestselling series as the Liveship Traders Trilogy and the Rain Wilds Chronicles. But no matter how far she roamed, her heart always remained with Fitz. And now, at last, she has come home, with an astonishing new novel that opens a dark and gripping chapter in the Farseer saga.

FitzChivalry—royal bastard and former king’s assassin—has left his life of intrigue behind. As far as the rest of the world knows, FitzChivalry Farseer is dead and buried. Masquerading as Tom Badgerlock, Fitz is now married to his childhood sweetheart, Molly, and leading the quiet life of a country squire.

Though Fitz is haunted by the disappearance of the Fool, who did so much to shape Fitz into the man he has become, such private hurts are put aside in the business of daily life, at least until the appearance of menacing, pale-skinned strangers casts a sinister shadow over Fitz’s past . . . and his future.

Now, to protect his new life, the former assassin must once again take up his old one. . . .

If you haven’t read Assassin’s Apprentice and the following novels, you really need to do it. Robin Hobb’s series is one of the most important in the genre. When multiple authors recommend Robin’s work—including George R. R. Martin—then you know it is time to read her work! It will leave you on the precipice as you read!

We are lucky in one way though! i09 has posted an early exclusive EXCERPT of Fool’s Assassin! You can read that now, with the book publishing on August 12, 2014!

I can’t wait!