Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb

Royal Assassin

By Robin Hobb

  • Release Date: 1996-04-01
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 234 Ratings


Young Fitz, the illegitimate son of the noble Prince Chivalry, is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has had him tutored him in the dark arts of the assassin. He has barely survived his first, soul-shattering mission, and returns to the court where he is thrown headfirst into the tumult of royal life. With the King near death, and Fitz's only ally off on a seemingly hopeless quest, the throne itself is threatened. Meanwhile, the treacherous Red Ship Raiders have renewed their attacks on the Six Duchies, slaughtering the inhabitants of entire seaside towns. In this time of great peril, it soon becomes clear that the fate of the kingdom may rest in Fitz's hands--and his role in its salvation may require the ultimate sacrifice.

From the Paperback edition.


  • 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.