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Cosplay Contestants!

Well, the predicted remnants of the typhoon brought us a lot of rain, knocked my apples off the tree and took out my power for awhile!  Nonetheless, we are all still here, and we are ramping up for Jet City Comic Show in early November in Tacoma, Washington!

Last month, we announced a cosplay contest, with the winner to either attend Jet City Comic Show as our guest, or to receive a box of signed hardbacks in the mail.  The deadline was October 15, and we have nine entrants all ready for viewing.  Now, as a person who could never put on a costume, let alone perform as a character, all seven of these entrants have already earned my admiration.

If you’d like to give us feedback on which one you loved the very, very best, please send an email to  and let him know.  Here are the links, numbered for easy voting:


#1.  Isa

#2  Cortney

#3  Louisa

#4  Ania

#5  Alessandra

#6  Charlotte

#7  Hermitknut

#8   Amanda

#9   Lisa

Thank you to everyone who chose to participate!  It has been lovely to see the characters as you would imagine them.



September Updates

Where does the time go? Especially at this time of year, when I am taking the garden in and putting it to bed, and tightening up everything around the farm for the winter, time just speeds by. Throw in the edits of Assassin’s Fate, and there is barely time to eat and sleep in between… Continue Reading

Farseer Cosplay Contest and Jet City Comic Show

    Jet City Comic Show ( is just around the corner!  It opens from November 5-6, in the Tacoma Convention Center. This is a very affordable and accessible Comic Show, with an $18 ticket ( getting you in for both days. Jet City covers a wide range of popular culture, with comic artists and… Continue Reading

August 17,2016

Oh, it is far too hot here. Whatever is Western Washington thinking? I have to get up early to do the outside chores, and then hide inside until the evening and the wind off the Nisqually River comes. The manuscript of Assassin’s Fate is turned in and I am awaiting what I know will be… Continue Reading

Subterranean Hobb Hardbacks: A Second Chance

  Well, those Subterranean sets sold out fast, didn’t they?  You can still buy individual copies, including buying a copy of each book to have the full set!  And please note that Subterranean kept that price at $180 for all three! BUT, if you really wanted a set, and you’d like them personalized to you, then… Continue Reading

Farseer Trilogy as Limited Edition Hardbacks from Subterranean Press

  When the Farseer Trilogy was first published in the US, Assassin’s Apprentice and Royal Assassin were first issued as trade paperbacks (oversized paperbacks) and then as standard ones, with cover art by Michael Whalen. Assassin’s Quest was published as a hardback with cover art by Steven Youll.  Each presentation was lovely in its own… Continue Reading

New Bookplates!

I sometimes receive requests by mail to autograph books.  Unfortunately, most of my packages are left on my doorstep, and the rainy Washington weather is not kind to books.   So rather than have readers send me books to be signed and then make multiple trips to the post office so I can mail them back,… Continue Reading

What’s In a Name?

Shakespeare asked us that, some time ago.  As Juliet mused on her balcony, she pondered, “After all,  A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” But what if I offer you a rose, but when you open the box, you find a turnip?.  Or a bicycle? Tonight, against my inclinations, I went to… Continue Reading