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Assassin's Quest (1997)

by Robin Hobb

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Series: Realm of the Elderlings (3), The Farseer Trilogy (Book 3)

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Fitz Chivalry 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.… (more)
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The last book in this trilogy was for me too long and too tragic. The first two books are amazing but I think especially the length of this one, and the fact there are so much hardship going on for Fitz in this one made it painful to read. ( )
  fantasyaddict | Nov 28, 2021 |
Whole trilogy was a great read. ( )
  jimgosailing | Nov 18, 2021 |
It was even better to spend time in this world the second-time around. Robin Hobb has created an imaginative and intelligent world with plot twists and unforgettable characters. ( )
  auldhouse | Sep 30, 2021 |
2.5 stars.

It could have been a 200 pages nice book. The ending is not really that clear and well arranged in comparison on how the series starts. ( )
  FirstSpeaker | Apr 16, 2021 |
I loved this trilogy and, as with all good books, I didn’t want this to end. It’s rare to find a book where you care about so many characters, but most were so richly drawn, it wasn’t difficult to fall in love them. There’s a tendency for fantasy to lack depth but not here. The books explore the meaning of sacrifice, love, and maturity. I’ll definitely be seeking more books by Robin Hobb. ( )
  KarenBayly | Apr 10, 2021 |
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Robin Hobbprimary authorall editionscalculated
Howe, JohnCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Santikko, SauliTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Whelan, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Youll, StephenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For the very real Kat Ogden Who threatened at an early age, to grow up and be a tap dancing, fencing, jodoka, movie star, archaeologist, and president of the United States. And is getting frigheningly close to the end of her list. Never mistake the movie for the book.
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Fitz Chivalry 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.

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The gripping finale to Robin Hobb's classic Farseer trilogy.
Keystone. Gate. Crossroads. Catalyst.Fitz is about to discover the truth about the Fool's prophecy. Having been resurrected from his fatal tortures in Regal's dungeons, Fitz has once more foiled Regal's attempts to be rid of him.Now, back in his own body, and after months of rehabilitation, Fitz begins the painful and slow process of learning the ways of a man again. Under the watchful eye of Burrich, old King Shrewd's Stablemaster, Fitz must learn to cast off the wild but carefree ways of the wolf and enter once more the human world: a world beset ever more viciously by the relentless Red Ship Raiders who are now left free to plunder any coastal town they please. But more immediately, a world in which he finds he is utterly alone.Regal has stripped the kingdom of its riches and retired to the inland city of Tradeford. Of Verity, on his quest to find the legendary Elderings, there has been no word; Molly, Kettricken and the Fool have all vanished.Unless Fitz can find Verity and help him in his quest, the Six Duchies will perish and there will be no safe place to live.
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