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Book 1 in the Farseer series

By Robin Hobb

Narrated by Paul Boehmer

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Publication Date: 03/03/2010 Running Time: 17 hrs 30 min
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Filled with adventure and bloodshed, pageantry and piracy, mystery and menace, Assassin's Apprentice begins the story of a bastard of the royal house, a young man who is trained in the mystic arts of the assassin and who may become the savior of his kingdom.


Review Excerpts

"Gracefully written" ---Library Journal

"A gleaming debut in the crowded field of epic fantasies and Arthurian romances." ---Publishers Weekly

"Intriguing, controlled, and remarkably once satisfyingly self-contained yet leaving plenty of scope for future extensions and embellishments." ---Kirkus Starred Review


With unforgettable characters, a sweeping backdrop, and passionate storytelling, this is a fantasy debut to rival that of Robert Jordan. Filled with adventure and bloodshed, pageantry and piracy, mystery and menace, Assassin's Apprentice is the story of a royal house and the young man who is destined to chart its course through tempests of change.

Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal household by his father's gruff stableman. An outcast whose existence has forced his father to abdicate his claim on the throne, Fitz is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in the young man's blood is a heritage of magic, the talent called the Skill, as well as another, even more mysterious ability.

As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts and leave behind the zombie-like husks of the townspeople to prowl the countryside, Fitz is growing toward manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission, a mission that poses as much a threat to himself as it does for his target—for Fitz is a threat to the throne...but he may also be the key to the survival of the kingdom.


The Farseer: Assassin's Apprentice

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Other Titles by this Author
  Dragon Haven
  Dragon Keeper
  Mad Ship
  Ship of Destiny
  Ship of Magic
  The Farseer: Assassin's Quest
  The Farseer: Royal Assassin
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