Fitz and the Fool

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,739 ratings

Fool's Assassin Publisher's Summary

Nearly 20 years ago, Robin Hobb burst upon the fantasy scene with the first of her acclaimed Farseer novels, Assassin’s Apprentice, which introduced the characters of FitzChivalry Farseer and his uncanny friend the Fool. A watershed moment in modern fantasy, this novel - and those that followed - broke exciting new ground in a beloved genre. Together with George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb helped pave the way for such talented new voices as Scott Lynch, Brandon Sanderson, and Naomi Novik.

Over the years, Hobb’s imagination has soared throughout the mythic lands of the Six Duchies in such best-selling series as the Liveship Traders Trilogy and the Rain Wilds Chronicles. But no matter how far she roamed, her heart always remained with Fitz. And now, at last, she has come home, with an astonishing new novel that opens a dark and gripping chapter in the Farseer saga.

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 and buried. Masquerading as Tom Badgerlock, Fitz is now married to his childhood sweetheart, Molly, and leading the quiet life of a country squire.

Though Fitz is haunted by the disappearance of the Fool, who did so much to shape Fitz into the man he has become, such private hurts are put aside in the business of daily life, at least until the appearance of menacing, pale-skinned strangers casts a sinister shadow over Fitz’s past...and his future.

Now, to protect his new life, the former assassin must once again take up his old one....

©2014 Robin Hobb (P)2014 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • 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 3,153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,898
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,893

    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 and buried. Masquerading as Tom Badgerlock, Fitz is now married to his childhood sweetheart, Molly, and leading the quiet life of a country squire. Though Fitz is haunted by the disappearance of the Fool, who did so much to shape Fitz into the man he has become, such private hurts are put aside in the business of daily life, at least until the appearance of menacing, pale-skinned strangers casts a sinister shadow over Fitz’s past...and his future.

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

    • By Andre Alvarez on 01-09-15
    • Book One of the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
    • Length: 27 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 08-12-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,153 ratings

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Fool's Assassin

    • Fitz and the Fool, Book 1
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Lee Maxwell-Simpson, Avita Jay
    • Length: 28 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife, Molly, these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown. But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actually FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard scion of the Farseer line, convicted user of Beast-magic, and assassin. A man who has risked much for his king and lost more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly brilliant

    • By Dragonfly on 05-20-17

    Regular price: $28.77

  • Book 2

    • 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 2,827
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,635
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,618

    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. With the artistry and imagination her fans have come to expect, Hobb builds masterfully on all that has gone before, revealing devastating secrets and shocking conspiracies that cast a dark shadow over the history of Fitz and his world - a shadow that now stretches to darken all future hope.

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

    • By M. Casale on 08-11-15
    • Book II of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
    • Length: 33 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 08-11-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,827 ratings

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Fool's Quest

    • Fitz and the Fool, Book 2
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Lee Maxwell-Simpson, Avita Jay
    • Length: 33 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Robin Hobb returns to her best-loved characters with the second volume in a brand-new series. Happy endings never last.... Years ago, they freed a dragon from the glaciers on Aslevjal. Then they parted ways, the Fool returning to far-off Clerres,while Fitz finally claimed a wife, a family, and a home of his own. Now, betrayed by his own people and broken by torment, the Fool has made his way back to the Six Duchies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Dragonfly on 06-03-16

    Regular price: $28.77

  • Book 3

    • 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 2,640
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,456
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,453

    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. Now New York Times best-selling author Robin Hobb brings to a momentous close the third trilogy featuring these beloved characters in a novel of unsurpassed artistry that is sure to endure as one of the great masterworks of the genre.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heart wrenching

    • By Diane on 05-14-17
    • Book III of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
    • Length: 39 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 05-09-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2,640 ratings

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Assassin's Fate

    • Fitz and the Fool, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay, David Thorpe
    • Length: 45 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Prince FitzChivalry Farseer's daughter, Bee, was violently abducted from Withywoods by Servants of the Four in their search for the Unexpected Son, foretold to wield great power. With Fitz in pursuit, the Servants fled through a Skill-pillar, leaving no trace. It seems certain that they and their young hostage have perished in the Skill-river. Clerres, where White Prophets were trained by the Servants to set the world on a better path, has been corrupted by greed. Fitz is determined to reach the city and take vengeance on the Four.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book spoiled by reader

    • By Judith on 10-21-17

    Regular price: $28.77