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Royal Assassin (Illustrated Edition) (#2 Farseer)

Robin Hobb Magali Villeneuve



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08 July 2020
Fantasy; Cultural & Period Fantasy; Epic Fantasy; Fairy Tale; Magic; Questing & Adventure; Mythological Creatures, People & Places; Arthurian
A richly illustrated anniversary edition from the beloved Farseer Trilogy, hailed by George R.R. Martin as 'fantasy as it ought to be written', and by Lin-Manuel Miranda as 'an incredible series'. FitzChivalry Farseer and the Fool are back again in book two of the beloved saga, full of adventure, magic, and sinister plots. A quarter-century after the original publication of the Farseer Trilogy, these special editions present Robin Hobb's modern classics as never before: in gorgeous hardcover editions, with ten beautiful full-colour illustrations by Magali Villeneuve. As Royal Assassin begins, 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 and to remain 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.
By:   Robin Hobb
Illustrated by:   Magali Villeneuve
Imprint:   Voyager
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Illustrated edition
Volume:   2
Dimensions:   Height: 238mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 45mm
Weight:   1.300kg
ISBN:   9780008412777
ISBN 10:   0008412774
Series:   The Farseer Trilogy
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   08 July 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Robin Hobb is the author of the Farseer Trilogy, the Liveship Traders Trilogy, the Tawny Man Trilogy, the Soldier Son Trilogy, and the Rain Wilds Chronicles. She has also written as Megan Lindholm. She is a native of Washington State. Magali Villeneuve has been an illustrator for well over a decade, and started by painting book covers in France, her home country. She now works for many different companies and publishing houses around the world, including Wizards of the Coast, Titan Publishing, Dynamite Comics, Valve Corporation, and Fantasy Flight Games. Her work has been featured in role-playing games, video games, collectible cards games, magazines, and book covers. She has done work in the universes of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and more. She is also the author of the dark fantasy book series La Derniere Terre in France.

Reviews for Royal Assassin (Illustrated Edition) (#2 Farseer)

'Hobb is one of the great modern fantasy writers' The Times 'Fantasy as it ought to be written ... Robin Hobb's books are diamonds in a sea of zircons' George R.R. Martin 'Hobb is superb' Conn Iggulden 'Hobb is a remarkable storyteller' Guardian

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