The Folio Society
The ultimate edition of The Farseer’s Trilogy
The Farseer Trilogy
Introduced by Robin Hobb
Illustrated by David Palumbo
‘Robin Hobb’s books are like diamonds in a sea of zircons’ GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
One of the most genre-defining fantasy novels in modern literature, The Faseer Trilogy is new to The Folio Society as a spectacular three-volume set. Celebrating masterful storyteller Robin Hobb, this edition includes an introduction specially commissioned from the author, in which Hobb reveals how one stray thought laid the foundations for an entire saga.
Bringing together Assassin’s Apprentice, Royal Assassin and Assassin’s Quest, this trilogy includes fifteen ethereal illustrations by award-winning fantasy artist, David Palumbo, who depicts Hobb’s fascinating characters and vast landscapes with exquisite detail, delivering a realistic medieval tone within a rich tapestry of magic and otherworldliness.
Each volume of this set is beautifully bound in blocked cloth and held together in a vibrant red slipcase. The text is printed in black and red throughout, and special care has been taken to choose a font that conjures the unique atmosphere of the Realm of the Elderlings. Artist Neil Gower has redrawn the map of the Six Duchies in matching black and red, making this edition truly worthy of the exceptional story inside.
The story begins with protagonist FitzChivalry Farseer being summoned to court to serve the king as an assassin. Quickly, Fitz is thrown into the midst of a plot that threatens everything he holds dear. Aided by the mysterious Fool, Fitz discovers it is his destiny to change the world… if he can stay alive long enough. Hobb’s narrative skilfully weaves together sublime magical fantasy with the intricacies and nuances of a real political world.