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The Resource Fool's Assassin

Fool's Assassin

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Fool's Assassin
Title
Fool's Assassin
Statement of responsibility
Robin Hobb
Title variation
Fools assassin
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Language
eng
Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNearly 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. . . .Praise for Fool's Assassin "Hobb 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."—The Seattle Times "[FitzChivalry Farseer is] one of the best characters in fantasy literature."—Fantasy Book Review "[Hobb's] prose sparkles, her characters leap off the page."—Tordotcom "Modern fantasy at its irresistible best."—The Guardian "Fantastic . . . emotionally rich storytelling."—Library Journal (starred review)
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Former king's assassin FitzChivalry Farseer, highborn but illegitimate, takes center stage in this series opener. Retired from active service and married to the love of his life, Fitz -- living under the alias "Tom Badgerlock" -- anticipates a quiet life as caretaker of the Crown's bucolic Withywoods estate. Alas, when a group of marauders interrupt the manor's Winterfest, Fitz must once again pick up his weapons and battle the villains. Although Fool's Assassin is the 1st volume of a stand-alone series, fans of Robin Hobb's previous Farseer and Tawny Man trilogies will enjoy reuniting with familiar characters and returning to this well-developed world. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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10319396
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Series statement
Fitz and the fool novels
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adult
Label
Fool's Assassin
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780553392432
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Fool's Assassin
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9d1d28ca-3f6d-4d54-b580-a08f7d74951c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780553392432
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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