Event Video: Robin Hobb Returns To Farseer


hobb-foolsassassinI have seen Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb!

And it wasn’t the Advance Reader Copy edition of Robin’s return to the Farseer world!

Last night, at University Bookstore in Seattle, WA, Robin Hobb and Del Rey Books held a launch event for Fool’s Assassin, the first book of a new trilogy featuring one of the best characters ever created in fantasy, FitzChivalry Farseer. The event was a full eight days before the strict-on-sale date of August 12th. Seattle readers were treated to this special and rare event because Robin has launched every new book at University Bookstore and, if she didn’t do so early this time, she would be in London for Worldcon on August 12th!

It was a wonderful event as you can imagine. Readers came out, excited for the return of Fitz. If you haven’t read Robin Hobb’s work, start with Assassins’ Apprentice, the book and series that George R. R. Martin calls “Fantasy as it ought to be written!”

While at the University Bookstore last night, I videotaped Robin as she read from the new book. And I asked her an important question, one that I knew she had been mulling over for years.



Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb will be in fine bookstores on August 12th!

With the trouble Fitz is into, he will need his readers…

… more than ever!