Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

A secret is only yours as long as you don’t share it. I make no secret of the fact that I love this woman’s writing. I have read more books by her than any other author.

When I turned the last page of Fool’s Quest I couldn’t believe it. How could she end there? How could I wait to discover what happened next? And then……

It’s been a long journey, but one so worth travelling.

May 4th. Assassin’s Fate.

(design by Dominic Forbes, including the choice of the beautiful colour, calligraphy by Stephen Raw. Published by Harper Voyageur. Available from all good bookshops.)


About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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7 Responses to Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

  1. Terra says:

    Wonderful cover art and I will keep these books in mind.

  2. katybee says:

    such a lovely color and that bee! I love the U.K. covers. The US ones are so pedestrian and boring.

  3. Angie Willis says:

    I’m so glad to hear this. I’d almost forgotten that the story hadn’t finished. An I absolutely agree with you about Robin’s books.

  4. Jane says:

    I love Robin Hobb, I have 18 of her books as Robin Hobb with 16 covers illustrated by your good self. The latest 2 are the American version, very very sorry, they were signed by Robin and shipped over from the US, it just wasn’t possible to arrange the signing of your cover. I still haven’t quite forgiven her for Nighteyes!!!

  5. Jussi Valonen says:

    “How could she end there?” Exactly so. Usually Robin treats us readers with a resolution in each book. Then again, I think it’s a sign of her developing as a writer and taking her craft to new places, just like all good creatives do. For me the latest trilogy is by far my favorite. I especially like the first book.

    Of course that’s in large part due to knowing the characters intimately and there being such a wealth of nuance and already established worldbuilding for Robin to draw on. That’s so wonderful about her work really, the world she’s channeled out of some magical realm for us humble readers to marvel at.

  6. Jussi Valonen says:

    Oh! Love the cover and all the other covers too. And your cute cats of course . Coming from a family in the Finnish countryside that makes its living from beekeeping the bumblebee makes me smile. Creates a great contrast. As out of place as a certain other bee. Hmm hmm, I can’t wait, I can’t wait, I can’t wait till May ☺️

  7. Angela Sykes says:

    I love the cover of Fool’s Quest especially. I am ready to read the second one of The Tawny Man trilogy but am having to read something else first. So it will be a good while before I can begin Fitz and the Fool. These books have got me through a very difficult winter and your cover art truly enhances them.

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