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Assassin's Quest: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3 | [Robin Hobb]

Assassin's Quest: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3

King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz - or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest - perhaps to death. Only Verity's return - or the heir his princess carries - can save the Six Duchies.
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Publisher's Summary

From an extraordinary voice in fantasy comes the stunning conclusion to the Farseer Trilogy, as FitzChivalry confronts his destiny as the catalyst who holds the fate of the kingdom of the Six Duchies...and the world itself.

King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz - or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest - perhaps to death. Only Verity's return - or the heir his princess carries - can save the Six Duchies. But Fitz will not wait. Driven by loss and bitter memories, he undertakes a quest: to kill Regal. The journey casts him into deep waters, as he discovers wild currents of magic within him - currents that will either drown him or make him something more than he was.

Catch up with the rest of the Farseer trilogy.

©1999 Robin Hobb (P)2010 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"An enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama." (Kirkus)

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    raphael harry 10-08-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Crazy and annoyingly good"
    If you could sum up Assassin's Quest in three words, what would they be?

    Bloody annoyingly good.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Fool, cause he was less stupid and annoying as Fitz.


    What does Paul Boehmer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He was able to get to my emotions............ I even got so mad at the story that I dropped the book for two weeks, but couldn't stay away so I returned back to listening.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Porridge and Molly got married, I was tired of Fitz always going back to the Molly story.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent book, I was impressed with how Regal was dealt dealt with. I thought I was going to be able to predict that.

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    Amy Centennial, CO, USA 02-01-14
    Amy Centennial, CO, USA 02-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "The Farseer Series as a whole"

    It was a good series from beginning to end, although there were one or two things that made me roll my eyes and go "Yes, yes...tortured soul...I got the gist...move on with the plot please". I really wished it had turned out differently at the end, or maybe I just wanted more resolution? I will tell people to check out this series. Do I think it holds up to Robert Jordan or George RR Martin? Not quite, but I enjoyed it all the same. Paul Boehmer is one of my favorite Narrators, so no complaints there at all!

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    SethTavis 03-26-13
    SethTavis 03-26-13 Member Since 2015

    i like Sci-Fi & Epic Fantasy with a little romance mixed in

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    "Awesome Story!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, it was a good listen but sad at times


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    the magic and how it was used


    What about Paul Boehmer’s performance did you like?

    Awesome narration


    Did Assassin's Quest inspire you to do anything?

    no...


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    Ben SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, United States 02-25-13
    Ben SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Coule have been better, but worth the listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Overall it was a great trilogy read by a great narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the constant fear of failure throughout the trilogy. Fitz is not perfect by any standard, but his pain is believable and his successes satisfying.


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    Edward VALENCIA, CALIFORNIA, United States 12-13-12
    Edward VALENCIA, CALIFORNIA, United States 12-13-12
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    ""Skilled" Storymaker"

    This a great stroy. If you are a fan of "Game of Thrones" you will love this. Palace intrigue, sword play, secret assassins.....you will be drawn in. Great narrrator....voice changes without going over the top. I am waiting for book 4 now.

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    Bryan St George, UT, United States 12-11-12
    Bryan St George, UT, United States 12-11-12
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    "Excellent"
    What made the experience of listening to Assassin's Quest the most enjoyable?

    Good continuation from the first 2 books.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Assassin's Quest?

    The battles


    What about Paul Boehmer’s performance did you like?

    His accent, and ability to give each charater their own personality and voice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes. have a hard time shutting it off


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    Ken Helena, AL, United States 11-28-12
    Ken Helena, AL, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2003
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    "Satisfying conclusion"
    If you could sum up Assassin's Quest in three words, what would they be?

    All mysteries explained.


    What about Paul Boehmer’s performance did you like?

    consistent inflection and character changes.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    The writer does a lot of back tracking for readers that skipped reading the other two books in the series. On a positove note, I enjoyed the ironic bits in the final chapters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janet Blacksburg, VA, United States 11-15-12
    Janet Blacksburg, VA, United States 11-15-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Still Love Robin Hobb"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Assassin's Quest to be better than the print version?

    I thouroughly Loved listening to all of the books in this series


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Assassin's Quest?

    The final confrontation with Regal! Loved what she did with that.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he was in the skill city


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    Heidi Schlegel 11-05-12
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    "addictive trilogy"
    If you could sum up Assassin's Quest in three words, what would they be?

    what will happen?


    Have you listened to any of Paul Boehmer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    perfect narrator for this series


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    i listen during my commute, and look forward to the hour drive


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sheryl Surprise, AZ, United States 10-08-12
    Sheryl Surprise, AZ, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Follow Through!"

    This is the last book in the series. It ties up all the loose ends and knotted turns. I will listen to the whole series again.

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