The Inheritance

The Inheritance

The Rain Wild Chronicles

Dragon Keeper

Dragon Haven

Soldier Son Trilogy

Shaman's Crossing

Forest Mage

Renegade's Magic

The Tawny Man Trilogy

Fool's Errand

Golden Fool

Fool's Fate

Liveship Traders Trilogy

Ship of Magic

Mad Ship

Ship of Destiny

The Farseer Trilogy

Assassin's Apprentice

Royal Assassin

Assassin's Quest

  1. Hi Matt!

    I’ll be in Australia in June, for SupaNova in Sydney and Perth. Not sure if you are anywhere near either of those locations. It’s a pretty big continent!

    But if you manage to attend either event, it would be great to sign your book for you. Thanks for the feedback on the Inheritance. I had a lot of fun choosing the stories for the collection.


  2. Dear Mimi,

    Thanks so much for your comments. I hope you will enjoy the Liveships, and after that the Tawny Man trilogy, as it continues the tale of Fitz and the Fool. I am hard at work on the new trilogy. Letters such as yours are very encouraging.

  3. Kezia, I can’t think of a higher compliment! Thank you, and thanks so much for being a reader!


  4. Thanks for being such a devoted reader! I am writing as fast as I can!


  5. Thanks so much. The detail is very demanding, and sometimes I spend an hour looking back to make sure I am not contradicting myself! So your encouragement is greatly appreciated!


  6. Oh, I wish that somehow there were extra hours between days when I could do all the writing on all the stories in my head. For now, my writing time is full of Fitz and the Fool. After that, we will have to see! Thanks for your interest.

  7. read everything u wrote. bigfan. just wanted to know why you ended rainwild so quickly. disapointed. cant wait for your next book

  8. judy smith - February 20, 2014

    I just love your books and cant get enough of them…………….have read all of your works and enjoyed them immensly, and I cant wait for the release of Fitz and the fool, they are my absolute favourites!

  9. Amintha - March 3, 2014

    Hi Robin Hobb,
    I’m a great fan of your books.  I was wondering in what order i should read them.  I’ve read the first two assassins book and really enjoyed them, but that got me to thinking about the generally related nature of the books.  It got me to wondering if there is a timeline order I should read things?

  10. Hi Amintha!

    When you click on ‘novels’ at the top of the page, the books appear in chronological order. To stay in the Realm of the Elderlings, simply skip the Soldier Son Trilogy, and you will be fine!

    Thanks for asking.


  11. Shane Husband - March 10, 2014

    (Hi Shane! I hope you don’t mind that I’ve added some spoiler space here!

    Spoilers for Tawny Man!

    Spoilers for Tawny Man!

    okay, you were warned! Robin

    Hi Robin,

    I just wanted to relate to you that I’m re-reading your Farseers + Tawny Man series again for the sixth time and loving the return to world of Fitz and company. Your work is pretty much the only writing in the realm of fantasy that has all the usual great elements of adventure but with a particular warmth and feeling that I absolutely adore (i.e. rarely in other great fantasy works do characters express love and affection toward their friends and mentors). It’s a quality more works of fantasy could benefit from studying in your work.

    You know – this time reading your work, I’ve had an interesting revelation. Ten years ago, in my first time through, I think my favorite parts of the story were very different. Maybe it was the conflict within Fitz, or the loss and rediscovery of his life long love in Molly or maybe the very interesting topic of the Skill. But – now that I’m older (with kids and a busy professional life), do you know what my favorite moment so far as been? It was the part of the Fool’s Errand in which Fitz and the Fool spend those weeks together at Fitz’s cabin, simply enjoying one another’s company. What does that say about me? I’m not sure – but I can say that it says your work has much to offer in an evolving state in regards to how it can be enjoyed and what speaks louds and most poignant to your readers. 

    One other note — the death of Nighteyes and the way you constructed those paragraphs — simply beautiful and elegant. Thank you for the deftness of touch that you handle that scene with most especially – 

    Best wishes and long, happy days writing more incredible work to you, Ma’am - 


  12. Kimberly Nelson - March 16, 2014

    I love all your books. Just wanted to say so. You’re awesome! Thanks 

  13. Keir Williams - March 18, 2014

    Hi just wanted to say what a pleasure it’s been discovering the Farseer Trilogy. I’ve found it very hard to find fantasy books that go beyond the genre and are simply good stories. It’s had me griped from the moment I opened the first page. Thank you for writing this. Keir

  14. carol - March 19, 2014

    I love your books, I actually cried for an hour a the end of Fool’s Fate as I knew there were no more books for me to read. It’s hard saying goodbye to charachters especially those that are loved. Truly Fitz and the Fool have driven me crazy at times but thank you for a wonderful story!

  15. Anthony - March 24, 2014

    Hi Robin,
    Firstly, absolutely love your books! You are by far my all-time favorite author so just wanted to say you have an amazing talent!
    Not sure if you’ve been asked this before, so apologies if you have!
    I was just wondering if you’d ever considered turning your novels into films? I for one would LOVE to see these recreated to film however have myself wondered whether or not the story would suffer from the time constraints of the movie. Have you ever considered this yourself? And if so, who would be your ideal actors to play some of your characters?

  16. Well, Anthony, it’s not really up to me. A film producer would have to be interested in the project.

    For myself, I’m happy telling my stories with words. I have an unlimited budget for special effects, I can cast anyone I want, and no setting is too exotic or expensive!

    writers have it good!


  17. Sherri - April 2, 2014

    Hello Robin, I just recently discovered your works and my husband and I are so hooked . How is way ahead of me because I came across them while searching for books I thought he would enjoy. But after listening to him rave about them, I decided to try Assassin’s Apprentice and I was unable to put it down. So I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoy your writing style and imaginative characters and stories. It’s very exciting to have found something We look so forward to ! 

  18. Sherri - April 2, 2014

    It’s been so long since I have enjoyed something this much my huhusband and I are huge fans! 

  19. Azra - April 3, 2014

    Can’t wait to meet you at Contario in Toronto – have a few quotes from these books scattered all over myself and hope to get one of them signed (and then inked permanently). Eagerly anticipating the new series! I LOVE the Fool. <3 possibly one of your biggest fans

  20. lynda atkinson - April 7, 2014

    Robin: I am a definite and dedicated fan of your writing. My favorite fantasy series are your “Farseer Trilogy”, Tawny Man Trilogy”, “Liveship Trilogy” and “Rainwild Chronicles”. I have re-read them numerous times and looking forward to “Fool’s Assassin” which is being released in August of 2014. Your imagination and character development makes your books a pleasure to read.

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