I have loved Robin’s books since I picked up my first one many years ago and was lucky enough to meet her at Supanova this year!! And today I’m giving away five (yes FIVE) copies of the awesome Fool’s Assassin.
Before we get to the giveaway I want to remind people that although Fool’s Assassin is the first book in its series (Fitz and the Fool), it is a continuation of the story that began in Assassin’s Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy #1). There are six earlier books about Fitz and the Fool, comprising the Farseer Trilogy and The Tawny Man series. There are an extra seven books that are set in the same world, with peripheral relevance to the adventures of our two favourite characters.
What I’m saying is, these are not the books you want to be beginning with, BUT there are new matching editions of The Farseer Trilogy and The Tawny Man available, for those who want to get into these books.Fool's Assassin (Fitz and the Fool #1) by Robin Hobb
Published: August 12th 2014 by HarperVoyager
Format: Paperback, 400 pages
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Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown. But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actually FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard scion of the Farseer line, convicted user of Beast-magic, and assassin.
A man who has risked much for his king and lost more... On a shelf in his den sits a triptych carved in memory stone of a man, a wolf and a fool. Once, these three were inseparable friends: Fitz, Nighteyes and the Fool. But one is long dead, and one long-missing. Then one Winterfest night a messenger arrives to seek out Fitz, but mysteriously disappears, leaving nothing but a blood-trail. What was the message? Who was the sender? And what has happened to the messenger? Suddenly Fitz's violent old life erupts into the peace of his new world, and nothing and no one is safe.
Some pertinent information about the giveaway:
- You do NOT need to follow Speculating on SpecFic to enter. Open to all Australian residents, 13 years and over.
- Entry is via the Rafflecopter form below. You can tweet about the giveaway once for ONE extra entry.
- Suspicious entries will be deleted without notice.
The competition runs from the 16th of September to the 30th of September 2014, ending at 2359 Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT +10). Good luck!!