We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
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.
Regular Price:$48.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (2365 )
5 star
 (1147)
4 star
 (816)
3 star
 (305)
2 star
 (64)
1 star
 (33)
Overall
4.2 (1873 )
5 star
 (914)
4 star
 (603)
3 star
 (260)
2 star
 (68)
1 star
 (28)
Story
4.5 (1863 )
5 star
 (1088)
4 star
 (602)
3 star
 (142)
2 star
 (19)
1 star
 (12)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Monte Hickingbottom Lake Charles, LA 01-11-15
    Monte Hickingbottom Lake Charles, LA 01-11-15 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good story, but slow moving!"

    I enjoyed the story, but it was extremely slow moving. Sometimes I was tempted to fast forward. Good narration. Long.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Maria Los Angeles, CA 11-05-14
    Maria Los Angeles, CA 11-05-14 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "how stupid can one guy be..?"
    What disappointed you about Assassin's Quest?

    i understand that in the first book the boy is learning. But then you find out that the guy is just a complete idiot.


    What could Robin Hobb have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    write it as a short story


    What about Paul Boehmer’s performance did you like?

    guy is good


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Assassin's Quest?

    the idiot main caracter


    Any additional comments?

    if u read on because you think that nobody can be this dumb and eventually he must figure it out; don't. just stop after book 1
    Tip to the bastard: just kill the guy, please!
    To the author; please stop writing these books, its painful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gina 11-05-14
    Gina 11-05-14

    Love historical romance, I drive for a living an it helps the time go bye

    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    37
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Couldn't get enough"
    Where does Assassin's Quest rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right at the top all 3 books were fantastic


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Boy


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't decide


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

    Yes I don't want to say incase I ruin it for the next reader


    Any additional comments?

    Wish there was more

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    James Freeport, ME, United States 10-24-14
    James Freeport, ME, United States 10-24-14 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    59
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Tired, slow boring"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    First book was great, last two slow and boring. So much build up to the finale and like Robert Jordan very little put into the climax that was building over the 3 books.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I found myself angry at Fitz for being so dumb and the story was very predictable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    nothing particular


    Did Assassin's Quest inspire you to do anything?

    not read anything else by Robin Hobb


    Any additional comments?

    When I finish a book or a series, I rate it by how much I want to listen to it again. I never want to pick this series up again. Does not compare at all to say the Riyria Revelations series or pretty much anything from Michael J Sullivan. I have listen to those books many times and the story never gets old.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    raphael harry 10-08-14 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amy Centennial, CO, USA 02-01-14
    Amy Centennial, CO, USA 02-01-14 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    95
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    44
    20
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    SethTavis 03-26-13
    SethTavis 03-26-13 Member Since 2015

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

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    50
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ben SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, United States 02-25-13
    Ben SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    26
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Edward VALENCIA, CALIFORNIA, United States 12-13-12
    Edward VALENCIA, CALIFORNIA, United States 12-13-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    ""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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bryan St George, UT, United States 12-11-12
    Bryan St George, UT, United States 12-11-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.