Robin Hobb
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Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb currently lives and writes in Tacoma, Washington, but that has not always been the case!
Born in Oakland, California, she sampled life in Berkeley and then in suburban San Rafael before her family moved to Fairbanks, Alaska in the '60's. She graduated from Lathrop High School in Fairbanks in 1969, and went on to attend College at the University of Denver in Denver Colorado. In 1970, she married Fred Ogden and moved with him to his home town of Kodiak Alaska. After a brief stint in Hawaii, they moved to Washington State. They live in Tacoma, with brief stints down to a pocket farm in Roy, Washington, where they raise chickens, ducks, geese, vegetables and random children.

Robin began her writing career as Megan Lindholm. Her stories under that name were finalists for both the Nebula and Hugo awards. Both "Silver Lady and the Fortyish Man" and "A Touch of Lavender" were Asimov's Reader Award winners. Perhaps her best known novel as Megan Lindholm is Wizard of the Pigeons, an urban fantasy set in Seattle Washington.

When she began writing in a different slice of the fantasy genre, she adopted the pen name of Robin Hobb. Robin is best known as the author of the Farseer Trilogy (Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin and Assassin's Quest.) Other works include The Liveship Traders Trilogy, the Tawny Man Trilogy, and the Soldier Son trilogy. The Rain Wilds Chronicles is a four part tale consisting of Dragon Keeper, Dragon Haven, City of Dragons and Blood of Dragons. A story collection, The Inheritance, showcases her work as both Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm.

A short story, Words Like Coin, is available as an illustrated e-book from Subterranean Books. A Six Duchies novella, The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince, was also published by Subterranean Press.

In 2013, she announced that she would be returning to Buckkeep, and two of her favorite characters, Fitz and the Fool. The first volume of the new trilogy, The Fool's Assassin, is scheduled to be published in August 2014.

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    • The Farseer: Assassin's Apprentice

    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,972
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,997

    With unforgettable characters, a sweeping backdrop, and passionate storytelling, this is a fantasy debut to rival that of Robert Jordan....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Jake on 03-16-10

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Royal Assassin

    • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 29 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,856
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,029
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,042

    Young Fitz, the illegitimate son of the noble Prince Chivalry, is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has had him tutored him in the dark arts of the assassin....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed it before, loved it now

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-23-10

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Assassin's Quest

    • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 37 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,484
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,727
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,743

    From an extraordinary voice in fantasy comes the stunning conclusion to the Farseer Trilogy, as FitzChivalry confronts his destiny....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I Weary of a Stupid Hero

    • By Holly Helscher on 11-04-13

    Regular price: $45.49

    • Fool's Quest

    • Book II of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
    • Length: 33 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,887
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,692
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,675

    The harrowing adventures of FitzChivalry Farseer and his enigmatic friend, the Fool, continue in Robin Hobb's triumphant follow-up to Fool's Assassin. But Fool's Quest is more than just a sequel....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What's with the Fool's weird accent?

    • By M. Casale on 08-11-15

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Assassin's Fate

    • Book III of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
    • Length: 39 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,711
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,521
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,518

    More than 20 years ago, the first epic fantasy novel featuring FitzChivalry Farseer and his mysterious, often maddening friend the Fool struck like a bolt of brilliant lightning....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heart wrenching

    • By Diane on 05-14-17

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Golden Fool

    • The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 26 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,611
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,377
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,371

    Posing as a bodyguard, FitzChivalry Farseer becomes the eyes and ears behind the walls, guiding a kingdom straying closer to civil strife each day....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing like hanging out with Fitz

    • By Chad on 08-30-14

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Fool's Assassin

    • Book One of the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
    • Length: 27 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,204
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,944
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,939

    FitzChivalry - royal bastard and former king’s assassin - has left his life of intrigue behind. As far as the rest of the world knows, FitzChivalry Farseer is dead....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Please Audible for Eda & El change the narrator!!!

    • By Andre Alvarez on 01-09-15

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Fool's Errand

    • Tawny Man, Book 1
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,388
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,098
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,099

    For fifteen years FitzChivalry Farseer has lived in self-imposed exile, assumed to be dead by almost all who once cared about him....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A solid fantasy story in first person

    • By Kevin Stokes on 08-31-14

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Fool's Fate

    • The Tawny Man, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 32 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,883
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,875

    The Narcheska has set the prince an unfathomable task: to behead a dragon trapped in ice on the isle of Aslevjal.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A triumphant ending to the trilogy!

    • By GLENNO on 08-16-14

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Ship of Magic

    • The Liveship Traders, Book 1
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 35 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,158
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,819
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,811

    Bingtown is a hub of exotic trade and home to a merchant nobility famed for its liveships---rare vessels carved from wizardwood, which ripens magically into sentient awareness....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Takes a little getting used to

    • By Stan on 10-20-12

    Regular price: $45.49

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