Assassin’s Fate (Fitz and the Fool, Book 3) - Robin Hobb

Assassin’s Fate (Fitz and the Fool, Book 3)

By Robin Hobb

  • Release Date: 2017-05-04
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 5
From 240 Ratings


The much-anticipated final conclusion to the Fitz and the Fool trilogy.

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, not only for the loss of Bee but also for their torture of the Fool. Accompanied by FitzVigilant, son of the assassin Chade, Chade’s protégé Spark and the stableboy Perseverance, Bee's only friend, their journey will take them from the Elderling city of Kelsingra, down the perilous Rain Wild River, and on to the Pirate Isles.

Their mission for revenge will become a voyage of discovery, as well as of reunions, transformations and heartrending shocks. Startling answers to old mysteries are revealed. What became of the liveships Paragon and Vivacia and their crews? What is the origin of the Others and their eerie beach? How are liveships and dragons connected?

But Fitz and his followers are not the only ones with a deadly grudge against the Four. An ancient wrong will bring them unlikely and dangerous allies in their quest. And if the corrupt society of Clerres is to be brought down, Fitz and the Fool will have to make a series of profound and fateful sacrifices.

ASSASSIN’S FATE is a magnificent tour de force and with it Robin Hobb demonstrates yet again that she is the reigning queen of epic fantasy.


‘Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Hobb’s books are like diamonds in a sea of zircons’ George R.R. Martin

'Hobb is superb, spinning wonderful characters and plots from pure imagination' Conn Iggulden

‘Robin Hobb’s secret is not just the detail with which she depicts the Six Duchies world she has explored over 20 years . . . the feelings of anguish, ambiguity, fear and failure are as familiar as those in a novel by Jonathan Franzen’ Independent

‘A little slice of heaven’ Guardian

'Hobb is one of the great modern fantasy writers… what makes her novels as addictive as morphine is not just their imaginative brilliance but the way her characters are compromised and manipulated by politics' The Times

About the author

Robin Hobb is one of the world’s finest writers of epic fiction.She was born in California in 1952 but raised in Alaska, where she learned how to raise a wolf cub, to skin a moose and to survive in the wilderness. When she married a fisherman who fished herring and the Kodiak salmon-run for half the year, these skills would stand her in good stead. She raised her family, ran a smallholding, delivered post to her remote community, all at the same time as writing stories and novels. She succeeded on all fronts, raising four children and becoming an internationally best-selling writer. She lives in Tacoma, Washington State.


  • EHJ

    By Shifu E
    Excellent read & perfect ending to the trilogy Fools Assassin truly exceptional
  • Film wanted

    By SBTD-Andrew
    If there’s one series of books I’ve read in the last 65 years that should be made into a film it’s this series. oh how I wish I had the contacts and the cash to do it myself.
  • Exceptional

    By EmpressofSheba
    Like a warm blanket you just want to wrap up in all day. This entire series is brilliant, with a wonderful story and characters who stick with you. So happy to have found this series. I couldn't put this last book down and have been reading for 5 hours straight as couldn't wait to see what happened next. Thank you Robin Hobb!
  • I am bereft

    By Moonmooter
    What will I do now I have reached the end? Absolutely brilliant a wonderful story full of so many unexpected twists and turns and such evocative descriptions and use of words and phrases. I lived in their world.
  • Amazing

    By A'rab
    Worth the wait
  • Wow

    By escape in books
    Simply amazing, touched by a story I feel to have lived personally since the beginning. Thank you
  • Heart breaking!

    By hongyi
    You break me and uplift me with this wonderful tale of fitz, the fool, bee and nighteyes. Thank you
  • Stars

    By Scoobzzzz
    I had waited for this book to be published for so long and was not disappointed with it. So descriptive that I could envision the characters and settings in my mind. It may be the end of this trilogy but doubt it is the end of their adventures at least I hope not! Fantastic author. I have now started listening to the audio versions and not disappointed.
  • Farewell old friends

    By Billie 74
    Breath taking, heart breaking and joyful. Thank you Robin Hobb from the bottom of my book loving soul.
  • Assassin's Fate

    By Eileepam
    Book Three of Fitz and the Fool. The lovely thing about getting the third book in a trilogy is that it gives you a good reason to re-read the first two. To once more walk through the lives of Fitz and Beloved is to walk through an incredible wonderland, to escape the grey skies of North Yorkshire and wander through the Seven Duchies. It is impossible to encompass the amazing places you will visit within the pages of these books - all I can say is that you will be a different person when you have gazed for the last time on Nighteyes and Fitz. Enjoy!!