Assassin's Fate (The Fitz and the Fool, #3) by Robin Hobb

Assassin's Fate (The Fitz and the Fool, #3)

More than twenty years ago, the first epic fantasy novel featuring FitzChivalry Farseer and his mysterious, often maddening friend the Fool struck like a bolt of brilliant lightning. Now New York Times bestselling author Robin Hobb brings to a momentous close the third trilogy featuring these beloved characters in a novel of unsurpassed artistry that is sure to endure as one of the great masterworks of the genre.Fitz’s young daughter, Bee, has ...

Details Assassin's Fate (The Fitz and the Fool, #3)

TitleAssassin's Fate (The Fitz and the Fool, #3)
Release DateMay 9th, 2017
PublisherDel Rey
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Dragons, High Fantasy

Reviews Assassin's Fate (The Fitz and the Fool, #3)

  • Bookdragon Sean
    I always rave about Robin Hobb books. For me, she has the strongest voice in the epic fantasy genre at the moment. Her plots are expertly crafted and well-drawn out, as I’ve said before, except this one has been a very long time in the making. The ending I’ve been waiting many years for has finally arrived. To call it emotional would be to evoke a drastic understatement. Ever since Assassin’s Quest I knew it would end this way eventually. ...
  • Petrik
    Here lies the end of my journey in The Realm of the Elderlings. Robin Hobb, if you’re reading this, thank you for writing this series and for saving your best work for the last installment.Assassin’s Fate marks the conclusion of The Fitz and The Fool trilogy and at the same time, it’s also the final installment within Robin Hobb’s overarching The Realm of the Elderlings series that’s comprised of sixteen books in total. I started my jou...
  • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
    What can I say about the conclusion to the series that has dazzled me for years (becoming my all-time favorite) other than: wow.Assassin’s Fate was beautiful, terrible, and profound. I savored each page, painfully aware it might be the last time I experience this world. I’ve never been as emotionally invested in a story as I was with Hobb’s work, her writing draws you in so completely that you forget yourself for a while, totally at the mer...
  • Mark Lawrence
    The folks at Voyager know I am a fan of Robin Hobb and were kind enough to send me #4 of 50 in this limited edition of Assassin's Fate.Why the fuss? Well, this book is the conclusion of a twenty-two year journey (over fifty years in book time) through the world Robin Hobb has created. The protagonist who has led us in that journey is Fitz, the assassin mentioned in the title (and the apprentice mentioned in the title of the first book, Assassin's...
  • Samantha
    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review..soooooooWow! Just wow!Given this is the last book in Fitz and the Fool's story I won't be going into details as it would just end in spoilers for all. But suffice it to say I enjoyed it immensely!Parts of it were repetitive at times, mainly in regards to Bee's storyline, and I was left with many unanswered questions in the end (who knows maybe the story will continue on! *c...
  • Emma
    Thank you Robin Hobb.I can't lie. There have been tears. What a wonderful gift this series has been and what a wonderful final episode.All strands were connected and interwoven in such an amazing way. Did Robin know how she wanted the story to end up all those years ago when she wrote the Assassin's Apprentice? It boggles my mind. I also found it slightly strange as well as delightful to see the worlds of the Elderlings and Kelsingra combine with...
  • Franco Santos
    (Sin spoilers).(Esto es una reseña general de la saga; el libro no es tan bueno como otros).Tengo 22 años recién cumplidos. Esta saga tiene 20. No puedo decir que transité toda mi vida junto a Fitz, Nighteyes y the Fool. No puedo decir que crecí con ellos y me formé desde mis primeros años junto a sus aventuras y desgracias. No tengo esa satisfacción literaria, interna y casi personal. Comencé a leer la saga cuando tenía 19 años. Cuand...
  • Bob Milne
    Wow. I finished this over the weekend, and I am still struggling to find the right words to convey what a massive emotional impact it had on me. Assassin's Fate is everything I could have asked of Robin Hobb - an entirely satisfying conclusion to not just the story of FitzChivalry Farseer, but that of the entire Realms of the Elderlings and all its interconnected works.This is a book of Farseers, Fools, White Prophets, Liveships, Dragons, are mor...
  • Kaitlin
    Okay...I finished it... I REALLY didn't want to finish it, because I just *hope* it's not the end of everything in the Realm of the Elderlings. This has easily surpassed all the other fantasy series I have ever read for my favourite of all time (I'm including all the Realm of the Elderlings books in that) and as such it's so deeply part of my reading that I don't know if I could objectively review just this book. Hobb's world by this point is com...
  • Jackie
    Having followed the story from the beginning, Assassin's Apprentice, to here I was so nervous, waiting for this to come out. Turning the last page of the previous book my heart hit a wall. How could it end there..... well, it didn't. I produce the UK cover art for Robin's books, and I knew this would be the third in the trilogy, and the cover art would have to be the best I'd done. Robin fed me a short piece of the book when I asked her about the...
  • Bradley
    What a fantastically satisfying read. I mean, seriously. It only took three doorstopper Fitz trilogies, the Liveship trilogy, the Rainwilds trilogy to make this book shine... but shine it does. Like silver on the fingertips.Hobb has Skill! No one can doubt that. I feel like I've invested so many of my memories and hopes and fears and anger into these books... it's almost as if something of a monumental world-building is shaking off its rocks and ...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Perfect ending! I'm both sad and happy at the same time. This is the best book I've read this year. Hell, it will be hard to read anything after this one. Love it so much, love Fitz and Fool so much! ❤ Perfect ending! I'm both sad and happy at the same time. This is the best book I've read this year. Hell, it will be hard to read anything after this one. Love it so much, love Fitz and Fool so much! ❤️
  • L. Haven
    I have been putting this review off for much too long.I am disappointed. Deeply, achingly disappointed. Robin Hobb spent decades carefully sculpting an utterly perfect, captivating, compelling, breathtaking narrative featuring living, breathing characters with rich, consistent inner lives in a relationship that read as more real and important than any I have previously encountered in fiction.So why does the ending ring so false?'Ware spoilers.Let...
  • Mark Medina
    The end of the tale The end of the story of Fitz and the Fool. Five stars all the way. When Hobb is on form, she is peerless.
  • Shelly K
    In my first year of university a professor told me that fantasy writing is like imaginative masterbation. (What a jackass.) I took that to mean he believed fantasy to lack substance and was therefore unsatisfying.I get that there is little love for fantasy in literary circles but THIS. This series has been one of the most satisfying reading experiences I have ever had, of anything I've ever read, be it literary or genre fiction. Five trilogies, s...
  • Claudia
    “Don’t do what you can’t undo, until you’ve considered what you can’t do once you’ve done it.” Four sub-series, sixteen main volumes, THE BEST fantasy series ever written and now it’s done.No story read so far affected me as much as this one did. I loved every word of it. I loved how this last volume connects all the loose ends from all fifteen which precede it. If you only read Fitz' story from Farseer, Tawny Man and The Fitz and...
  • Marielle
    I'm heartbroken... Cried through the last 30 pages.It was the perfect ending to the entire story! I loved it like I love the entire story of Fitz. I think he is my favorite chatacter of all time. It feels like I know him...If you're about to start this book... be prepared it hurts and will leave you broken.Go... Read it... You'll love it!
  • Emily
    I'm tempted to give this 5stars because FitzChivalry is my probably my very favorite book character of all time, and the ending did not disappoint (I've spent the last two hours crying my eyes out) - BUT, in true Robin Hobb style the first 60% of the book was a drag. In fact, my sisters are reading this book and warned me not to spoil it, and I told them that up to that point, I couldn't spoil anything even if I tried - NOTHING had happened. It w...
  • Phee
    ** Spoiler Free **I can't even begin to describe what this series means to me. I started it over two years ago. I DNF'd Assassins Apprentice twice before trying it one last time. Fate decided I needed to find Fitz and the Fool then. I read the Farseer trilogy over several months. Then I fell into a deep depression. I didn't read for almost a year, not one page. After I healed, this series was waiting for me. I put myself back together, like Fitz ...
  • Rob
    Executive Summary: There is not much I can say about this book without getting into spoilers, or making statements that may lead people to guess at their meaning. What I can say is much like Ms. Hobb's previous works, this book made me feel. A lot. Audiobook: Elliot Hill is a pretty good narrator. He can be a bit soft spoken however. And he's not great at female voices. I rather wish he didn't try. Still it's more good than bad, and I do think he...
  • Wol
    Ok, so by "in a few days" I apparently meant "in over a week". So now I'm finally emerging from what is probably the most debilitating book hangover I have ever experienced, I'll write an actual review. I always try to keep my reviews spoiler free, but with so much riding on the events of this entry that's much more difficult than usual. What that means here is that I have to keep it super vague. Throughout my Hobb reviews, many times I have like...
  • Andi
    To prepare myself for the end of Assassins Fate, I had someone spoil me on what Fitz’ fate was.It is perhaps the one time in my life that I regret knowing a spoiler. Looking back, if I didn’t know, I think I would be crying harder and in a funk for weeks. However, because I knew, and because I was prepared, I think I took it better.Do not misinterpret my words! Of course, it has a happy ending – it has the ending that I wanted it to have…...
  • Suzanne
    What a beautiful conclusion to multiple series. This was probably my most anticipated book of 2017, and it did not disappoint. I've loved the world of Fitz, and the Liveship Traders, and the Rainwild Chronicles, and this brought so much together. I would recommend that people read all those series before this one - for one thing, they are all excellent. And for another, it adds so much depth to this series, and especially this book, to have all o...
  • Aleah
    I received Assassin's Fate as an ARC through NetGalley, which is generally repaid with an honest review. However, in this case, I daren't give a thing away. You'll just have to read it. I'm more than a bit jealous of those who still have their first reading in front of them. Prepare yourselves, my friends.To Robin Hobb, who may never even see this little nothing of a review. Thank you, thank you, thank you. A million times thank you. Thank you fo...
  • Paul
    This is going to be an awful review because I've been reading this series for years and 16 books later I have finished my favorite author's series. I love this series. I love these characters. I love that this book was basically a farewell tour of the world and its characters. I think that The Fitz and Fool trilogy itself might be my favorite part of The Realm of the Elderings but I love everything about it. Don't let the hype of the series deter...
  • Allison
    I don't think I've ever been rendered such an emotional mess by a book. I am completely wrung out. I'm actually not sure how to move on with my life. It was a perfect ending on so many levels, so many things from all the previous series tied together and brought to a rightful conclusion, but I still can't accept that it's the end. Maybe it won't be, although some things are without a doubt finished. My initial reaction still stands. There really ...
  • Patrick St-Denis
    Even though it was another slow-moving affair which ended with another major cliffhanger, I enjoyed almost everything about Robin Hobb's Fool's Quest. In my review, I warned readers who hadn't read The Liveship Traders trilogy and The Rain Wilds Chronicles to do so before they continued reading The Fitz and the Fool trilogy. The storylines from all these series, with the addition of The Tawny Man trilogy, officially merged at the end of Fool's Qu...