Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb

Royal Assassin

By Robin Hobb

  • Release Date: 1997-02-03
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 367 Ratings


“Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin 

Fitz has survived his first hazardous mission as king’s assassin, but is left little more than a cripple. Battered and bitter, he vows to abandon his oath to King Shrewd, remaining in the distant mountains. But love and events of terrible urgency draw him back to the court at Buckkeep, and into the deadly intrigues of the royal family.
Renewing their vicious attacks on the coast, the Red-Ship Raiders leave burned-out villages and demented victims in their wake. The kingdom is also under assault from within, as treachery threatens the throne of the ailing king. In this time of great danger, the fate of the kingdom may rest in Fitz’s hands—and his role in its salvation may require the ultimate sacrifice.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Hobb's Assassin's Quest.
Praise for Robin Hobb and Royal Assassin
“[Robin] Hobb continues to revitalize a genre that often seems all too generic, making it new in ways that range from the subtle to the shocking.”Locus
“[Royal Assassin] reaches astonishing new heights. . . . The Farseer saga is destined for greatness—a must-read for every devotee of epic fantasy.”Sense of Wonder


  • Magnificent

    By Albinokid
    Powerful, soul-stirring, deeply imagined, and beautifully constructed.
  • Price goes up

    By Salvatore jr
    Annoyed that after reading the first book in this series at 1.99 the second book went from 5.99 to 8.99. Wouldn't doubt that this app is increasing the price of books in the genre I prefer. Think I need to renew my library card..
  • Broken

    By Craxous
    This book has been unavailable for days. You can download the sample but not purchase.
  • Another well - crafted adventure

    By W Max
    The young assassin returns, matures, and delights. The characterizations are deep and consistent, and although the layers of the tale part slowly, there is enough action to balance the development of the plot. Extremely well written and imagined.
  • Far too slow

    By Newsreaderrr
    The story is good but frustrating. It is far too slow so much is filler and a waste. Too many spoilers. Characters too underdeveloped and perceived as foolish. Not at all riveting as the first one only the last chapters compare
  • Fantastic

    By Doomdude70
    A very in-depth and interesting grim book. One of the best series I have ever read. The author clearly knows what she is writing about and it shows in this story.