Assassin's Apprentice

Assassin's Apprentice - US

Assassin's Apprentice - HU

Assassin's Apprentice - UK

Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father’s gruff stableman. He is treated like an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him sectetly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz’s blood runs the magic Skill–and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family. As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission. And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom.

Books On Board

  1. Raymundo - July 14, 2013

    buenas noches, deseo saber el orden de los libros el aprendiz de asesino y cuales son los que le siguen, por favor, deseo leerlos pero quiero saber el orden para seguir la trama,  favor de responder, de antemano muchas gracias

  2. Hello Raymundo!

    I regret that English is my only language, and so I must answer your question in English. The order of books for The Farseer Trilogy is this:
    1. Assassin’s Apprentice (El Aprendiz de Asesino)
    2. Royal Assassin
    3. Assassin’s Quest

    I apologize that I do not have the translations for the second and third titles.
    Much gratitude to you for being an interested reader.


  3. Maxime Lagrange - July 17, 2013

    Hello ! 

    “Mon langage est le français :)”

    I love the new design of this website. ^^ 

    And i want to tell you : my mother bought all Assassin’s Apprentice books when i was child, and now, after read them, i bought all books with Altea, Brashen Trell, Kennit, etc.. ^^ (“Les Aventurier de la mer”, in french)

    I love them, and i just finish the first tome of “The Rain Wild Chronicles” (“La cité des anciens”, in french)

    I love your work. I love this world, and if you can continue in the same world, do it please ! :)

  4. I owe a huge debt to my French translator, Arnaud Mousnier-Lompre! He does an amazing job of not just translating my words but translating them into beautiful French!

  5. Tom Palermo - August 11, 2013

    I absokutely loved the Farseer Trilogy. I came to your site to see what other books you had written and I am glad to see there are many more for me to read. The trilogy had me so enthralled that I finished all three in a week. I am a long time fantasy/role playing geek (D&D books, anyone?) and put your books right up there with my favorites! Thanks for the awesome asventures!

  6. bradley kecskes - August 14, 2013

    I love this series… i read it twice(-; i feel in love to say…infatuated!

  7. Andreas Erlandsson - October 6, 2013

    Will it ever be a movie?  love your books <3

  8. I’m reading “Assassin’s Apprentice” and when I finish it,I’ll wait for the translation into portuguese of the other 2 books!

  9. Oh my, who can know? :) Those things are outside of the control of the author. All I can do is write the story. It would take someone who knows how to make a movie happen to make it all come together. For now, I’m content just to tell the story my way


  10. Natasha - November 6, 2013

    I absolutely love this series slightly far. I am a quarter of the way through Assassins Quest and am totally hooked. If you loved A Song of Ice and Fire series them I’m confident you’ll fall in love with this as I have.


  11. Kevin Spence - November 10, 2013

    I have been reading fantasy novels since I was just three years old, but I have never been as attached to a character as I was to Fitzchivalry! Simply my favourite world of fantasy filled with characters that capture my imagination!

  12. Thank you so much Kevin. Readers make the world go round!

  13. João Mendes - December 2, 2013

    I ended now the 10th book and i confess that i’m happy and sad at the same time, for one side i love read all of them but in the other side i’m sad because it’s over :( ; anyway this saga goes to 2nd place for now (i didn’t end reading George R. M and Patrick James Rothfuss books) right under LOTR.
    Congratulations, and keep on!
    You’r fan
    João Mendes
    (I’m Portuguese – Sorry my english :s)

  14. I havnt made it through the second farseer book but i already love the books very much. Im actually suprised to not see countless readers on here begging for a movie. If given the opportunity, these books could be amazing movies. I know you might not be all about a movie for your books right now, but i absolutely am and im sure there are others that feel the same. 

  15. Laísa Couto - January 21, 2014

    Hello, Robin. I was delighted with the reading of Assassin’s Apprentice. Fitz is one of my favorite characters and I look forward to reading the second book in the series.

    I love lonely characters.

    Come to Brazil!!

  16. I’m an avid reader of many many amazing books, but when someone asks me for my favorite the farseer trilogy rolls of my tung effortlessly, amazing work 

  17. This book was recommended to me by a close friend. I enjoyed it very very much. I would love to write a full length feature script, hopefully transitioning the entire series.  I have the knowledge, the software, and the creative mind in writing dialogue. Not to mention many connections in the production industry.  However I would prefer not to pay copyrights until it is finished. I just hope to have your blessing, and perhaps sometime in the not so distant future, your signature of approval.  I saw your agent’s name and number on another website and I will be eager to contact them once completed.  But for now, feel free to reach out anytime.
    Again, I loved your writing. I’m very excited.

  18. I read the assassin books years ago, and they have stayed with me. I’m a very critical reader of fantasy — I hate being bored with world-building details that don’t matter, but I also hate having my intelligence insulted with poorly-thought-out plots and stupid characters. So there are a lot of novels other people love that I don’t like. But Robin did something miraculous with the Assassin books: She created two of the greatest fantasy protagonists of all time, Fitz and the Fool. She gave them virtues and flaws like all of us, and she pulled no punches, making them earn everything the hard way. Their story is absolutely astonishing, and it begins with this book. I was very excited to hear they will be back in a new series this August.

  19. James Ancliffe - February 5, 2014

    Hi there, recent fan of your titles and I will love to continue to support you Robin Hobb as your writing is a great encouragement in more ways than one. Thank you.
    Just a quick query; Nottingham, England Waterstones still doesn’t have information on when I will be able to pick up Farseer trilogy book 2 Royal Assassin up so I may continue to read, as I’m unsure from the information I’m reading out there may I enquire about its release date? The paperback one with the nice cover.
    It’s just that alot of your other titles have been re released in paperback in the new covers and I am hoping to collect and read them all.
    Thank you for great story so far, I enjoy your prose. James. GB 

  20. James Ancliffe - February 6, 2014

    Hi, James here for to reply to myself and inform your self Robin Hobb and others, I have found a copy but it was at a different store not Waterstones. It was the only copy there.  Glad to have found it which means I can buy the 3 volume and complete this great story. Ty again for your work. GB. 

  21. Joel, thank you so much. I’m not sure I deserve that much praise, but it certainly gives a wonderful lift to the beginning of my writing day!

  22. Mike Houston - February 17, 2014

    Im angry at you Robin!!!! You make my 30 minutes of reading time before bed last 2-3 hours and cause me much sleep lost before I get up and start talking to airplanes.  Enjoying the Tawny Man Trilogy which I hope turns into a never ending series like Star Wars.  You have a lifetime of creation in the world you created.  I’m looking forward to what’s to come….maybe a Fool prequel?  You and Terry Brooks should arm wrestle :)

  23. Raphaël - March 4, 2014


    First I just want to wish you an happy birthday (we are the 5th march today).

    After I just want to thank you for the beautiful world you offer to your reader. When I discover yours books it was a friend who tell me to read it. I begin it and I was unable to stop it.
    My language is french so we have 13 books on the Farseer story. When I closed the last book I was sad. Not by the end but just because the story was over. Your book was one of my favorite. I can just thank you for all you give to us.

  24. Alice - March 9, 2014

    Good day! I come from Russia and I bad speak English but… When I read your book, I decided to start reading them in the original. I love your characters, the world and dragons. Thank you!

  25. Flowetic - March 18, 2014

    Dear Robin,
    Almost all the great things I would say about your books have already been said, so I will suffice with co-signing those words. I would just like to thank you for reintroducing me to the magic of reading (wich I had given up for T.V years ago) and the depth it offers.
    At the end of the tawny man trilogy I felt like I lost people who were close to me and ment something to me. In my opinion a vital trait to any great story. So thank you

  26. Michael - March 25, 2014


    I discovered the Farseer Trilogy completely by accident one day while browsing the local book store, birthday Gift Card in hand… and I immediately fell in love with it, pretty much from the first sentence. The characters are so real and the world is so vivid I could almost fall through the pages and join them. You have a real talent with words. As a somewhat jaded fantasy reader who has suffered through far too much tripe, your works are not so much a “breath of fresh air”, but like waking up on a warm spring morning with the birds singing and the sun shining and the smell of wildflowers drifting through your window, and you are safe and content and the sheets are so soft and you have nothing to do all day but stretch and sleep and read the Farseer novels.

    I should probably end this before I start gushing too much, but mere words cannot express my enjoyment of your work.

    Thank you so much.


    PS, have you heard the song “Line of Fire” by Junip? I think it fits surprisingly well with Fitz’ situation. “What would you say? / If you had to leave today. / Leave everything behind / Even though for once you’re shining”, and “Convince yourself to be someone else / And hold back from the world / Your lack of confidence / What you choose to believe in / Dictates your rise or your fall.”

    Somehow it wouldn’t seem out of place being sung by Starling Birdsong.

  27. I hadn’t heard that song before. Thank you!

  28. I am the writer of The Undead Series and have recently turned my hand to a fantasy novel I’ve had lurking in the back of my mind for sometime. Fantasy not being my normal genre, I wanted to see how a true professional did it and after some research I found the Assassin books of which I am on the third now. My word…oh my word…these books have blown me away. Stunning and so well written, the characters, the setting, the pace, the narrative. I have been writing by day and reading these books by night and truthfully, there is no doubt they have made me so very aware of my own flaws and imperfections. If I can ever pen a story a smidgen as good as these I will be an extremely happy writer! I have learnt such a lot from reading these books and wanted to say thank you.
    Kindest regards
    RR Haywood

  29. Kari, this is something that would definitely have to go through my agent. And it’s best to contact him before you do ANYTHING because if there is another deal it the works, it saves you a lot of your precious time.

    If you take a look at the FAQ on my site, I go into more detail there about how it all works.

    With best wishes,


  30. Izandra Mascarenhas - June 15, 2014

    Hi! I’m from Brazil and I would like to ask you: why you put all the links from Amazon around the world, but not from (brazillian)? It’s because only sell ebook, and not paperback? If it’s because you didn’t know, here’s the links:
    Book one:
    Book two:

    The third book still not release here.

    Oh, and I love your books :)


  31. JonSnow - July 26, 2014

    Hello, just wanted to pop in and say that I just began reading your work (a few chapters into Assassin’s Apprentice!) and I’m in love with it. I’m looking forward to your joint event with George R.R. Martin in the U.K. Cheers! 

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