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Assassin's Apprentice - Farseer Trilogy 1
This is the first book in the Farseer trilogy (followed by Royal Assassin and Assassin's Quest). Fitz is the hidden bastard son of Prince Chivalry, the king's heir. As his mother's family can no longer feed him, at the age of six he's taken in by Burrich, the king's stablemaster, with whom he'll learn to tend to the royal horses and hounds. In his free time, Fitz likes to go to the docks of Buckkeep with his pup, Nosy, to play with the harbour childre...
Assassin's Quest - Farseer Trilogy 3
This is the third and last book of the Farseer trilogy (after Assassin's Apprentice and Royal Assassin). After faking his own death to escape Regal and his coterie's torture, Fitz has to slowly leave the body of Nighteyes, the wolf to whom he's Wit-bound, and learn to be a man again. But some months later, after a quarrel with his protectors Burrich and Chade, he leaves the old cottage where he's taken refuge, and decides to make for Tradeford to assa...
Fool's Errand - The Tawny Man 1
Assassin Fitz, son of the Farseer kings, is brought out of his self-imposed exile/retirement to track down missing Prince Dutiful. Dutiful has vanished after making an illicit mind-bond (known as 'the Wit') with a hunting cat, and it's feared he has been coerced or kidnapped by a ruthless band of Witted folk calling themselves the Piebalds. Fitz, who has kept his own Wit-bond with a wolf secret for decades, is chosen as the perfect hunter to bring back t...
Fool's Fate
Bantam, Feb 2004, 24.95, 640 pp. ISBN: 0553801546 The heir to the throne of the Six Duchies, Prince Dutiful promises his fiancée, that he will present her with a dragon's head, which means an expedition to the remote tundra like Out Island. The former fool Lord Golden knows that he is going to die on this northern wasteland trek, but feels it is his duty to accompany the Prince. His friend, who is also an assassin, FitzChivalry Farseertries tri...

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Golden Fool - The Tawny Man 2
Bantam, Jan 2003, 24.95, 528 pp. ISBN 055380151 It has been many years since FitzChivalry Farseer has been in Buckkeep or had anything to do with his legitimate relatives but when the Piebalds kidnap Prince Dutiful, Fitz mounts a successful rescue operation. Now he is permanently ensconced in the keep, posing as a bodyguard to a man with more personas then fingers, acting as a spy to his former mentor, Chade the Assassin. Fitz uses the alias To...
Royal Assassin - Farseer Trilogy 2
This is the second book in the Farseer trilogy (following Assassin's Apprentice and followed by Assassin's Quest). In the Mountain Kingdom, Fitz is slowly recovering from poisoning, when he has a Skill dream. Seeing through King Shrewd's eyes, he witnesses the Forging of the town of Siltbay, where lives his childhood friend Molly, whom he's secretly always been in love with. Has Molly been Forged too, is she dead, or alive but in great danger? He has ...
Ship of Magic - The Liveship Traders 1
Sea Serpents, Magical ships that have intelligences, pirates and merchant families. These are ingredients of this epic fantasy novel.This is the story of merchant family: Vestrit and their liveship: Vivacia and all those who want to possess her. Althea Vestrit-headstrong daughter of the dead captain who is determine to wrestle Vivacia from her brother-in law Kyle Haven. Winnstrow Haven-kyle's son who wants to become a priest but is forced to become asa...


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