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Assassin's Quest (Farseer, Bk 3)
Assassin's Quest - Farseer, Bk 3
Author: Robin Hobb
From an extraordinary new voice in fantasy comes the stunning conclusion to the Farseer trilogy, as FitzChivalry confronts his destiny as the catalyst who holds the fate of the kingdom of the Six Duchies...and the world itself. — King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz -- or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the h...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553565690
ISBN-10: 0553565699
Publication Date: 1/5/1998
Pages: 757
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 318 ratings
Publisher: Spectra
Book Type: Paperback
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althea avatar reviewed Assassin's Quest (Farseer, Bk 3) on + 774 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
You know, I may have read a book where the author puts the hero through more traumas and trials than Hobb puts FitzChivalry through in this series... but I really can't think of one offhand. The guy really just does not get a break!

This installment takes more of the classic fantasy quest format, as Fitz, whom everyone thinks is dead, sets off on a quest to travel beyond the mountain kingdom and find the rightful king, Verity. Hotly pursued by Regal and his coterie of Skill-wielders who wish to kill him, he is plagued by his own uncertain use of the Skill, which is a vulnerability, but which shows him visions of his love, Molly, and the child he has never seen - which may be the heir to the Farseer bloodline.
Along the way, he is joined by the minstrel, Starling, who seeks fame and fortune by attaching herself to those who may do songworthy deeds; the old pilgrim woman, Kettle, who seems to know more of both history and magic than one would guess, the enigmatic Fool, the Queen Kettricken, seeking her husband...
Will they find Verity? Will Verity have found the mythical Elderlings, and/or a way to save the Six Duchies from both the Red-Ship Raiders and Regal's treachery? Will Fitz ever be able to have the simple life that he yearns after?

Quest fantasy has been done to death, but this book doesn't feel formulaic at all... definitely entertaining! On to the second trilogy!
Spuddie avatar reviewed Assassin's Quest (Farseer, Bk 3) on + 412 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is the third in the Farseer Trilogy featuring Fitz, the bastard son of Prince Chivalry. The book stands well on its' own, but manages to tie everything together nicely. I just discovered Robin Hobb's writing a few months ago and thoroughly enjoyed this whole series--and looking forward to more!
sunalso avatar reviewed Assassin's Quest (Farseer, Bk 3) on + 40 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Wow! I did not want this book to end. I had become so attached to all the wonderful characters and the amazing world that they live in that I did not want to say good-bye. Fitz comes so far, and goes through so much, and it was so painful to see what has to happen actually occur. I dont think Ive been so touched by a series of books in a long time. I cant recommend this series highly enough. And hats off to Little Ferret, the best assassin in the book!
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent book. Robin Hobb is so good at creating characters.
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Helpful Score: 1
The final book in the first Farseer Trilogy, it was a fantastic end to the story. Imagination-stretching and well-written, I had a hard time putting the book down!
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jehphotos avatar reviewed Assassin's Quest (Farseer, Bk 3) on + 6 more book reviews
I loved it! Got immediately 'into' the story and have read all three now!
serinlea avatar reviewed Assassin's Quest (Farseer, Bk 3) on
The hints of incredible wonder seen in the trilogy's earlier novels bear exciting fruit in this final installment. The hidden mysteries of Skill, Forging, and the Elderlings unfold bit by intriguing bit. However, the conclusion was one of the oddest I've ever seen in a fantasy series, and a little on the depressing side.
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Another great book. This conclusion of the first trilogy in the Realm of the Elderlings is very compelling. I didn't want to put the book down for anything; sleep, work. :)
I felt as if I knew the characters and cared about them as friends.