Release on 2011-04-10 | by S R Vaught,J. B. Redmond
Author: S R Vaught,J. B. Redmond
Pubpsher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A murderer shoves a prince to his "death." An assassin legally kidnaps a terrified boy. A ruling lord orders an atrocity so devastating it will change the course of history. So begins this highly original and engaging epic fantasy, a story of love, family trust, sworn promises and hard-earned friendships, in which two boys must put aside their childhood understanding of the world and accept their own incredible power to do right.
“Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father’s gruff stableman. He is treated as an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz’s blood runs the magic Skill—and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family. As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission. And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom. Praise for Robin Hobb and Assassin’s Apprentice “A gleaming debut in the crowded field of epic fantasies . . . a delightful take on the powers and politics behind the throne.”—Publishers Weekly “This is the kind of book you fall into, and start reading slower as you get to the end, because you don’t want it to be over.”—Steven Brust
Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin, Assassin's Quest
Author: Robin Hobb
Pubpsher: Del Rey
Since Robin Hobb’s debut novel took the fantasy world by storm, the adventures of her beloved assassin FitzChivalry Farseer have spawned a sweeping epic that spans more than a dozen books—and counting. Discover the phenomenon from the beginning with this eBook bundle of the original trilogy: ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE ROYAL ASSASSIN ASSASSIN’S QUEST Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father’s gruff stableman. He is treated as an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz’s blood runs the magic Skill—and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family. As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission. And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Farseer Trilogy “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin “A gleaming debut in the crowded field of epic fantasies . . . a delightful take on the powers and politics behind the throne.”—Publishers Weekly, on Assassin’s Apprentice “This is the kind of book you fall into, and start reading slower as you get to the end, because you don’t want it to be over.”—Steven Brust, on Assassin’s Apprentice “[Robin] Hobb continues to revitalize a genre that often seems all too generic, making it new in ways that range from the subtle to the shocking.”—Locus, on Royal Assassin “[Royal Assassin] reaches astonishing new heights. . . . The Farseer saga is destined for greatness—a must-read for every devotee of epic fantasy.”—Sense of Wonder “An enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review), on Assassin’s Quest “Superbly written, wholly satisfying, unforgettable: better than any fantasy trilogy in print—including mine!”—Melanie Rawn, on Assassin’s Quest
It's time to panic. The Gatekeeper is about to cut your beating heart out and steal your soul . . . When an extremist cult starts brutally sacrificing young adolescent children their wandering souls haunt Cait as they aimlessly drift in no-man's land, searching for release. Unlock the mystery of Cait's journey as she joins forces with fractured and secretive ex-SAS Sergeant Tony "Ice" O'Donnell, terrorist hunter, trained killer, assassin. And total skeptic. Together, they wander between this and the Otherworld as they search for the murderous and elusive secret sect, the Brethren of the True Believers. Cait's paranormal powers of insight and perception are pushed to the max. when she battles the Gatekeeper of Lost Souls, an evil underworld beast who has an addiction for young flesh, with links in the corporeal world to violet terrorism and the Mafia. Will she survive the onslaught? If you're into fast-paced urban fiction, action and adventure, exotic locales and the paranormal you'll devour this second book in Roderick Donald's page-turning series.
Release on 2010-09-01 | by J. B. Redmond,S. R. Vaught
Author: J. B. Redmond,S. R. Vaught
Pubpsher: Random House Australia
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Enter a world where honour means everything . . . unless you have nothing to lose In Eyrie - a world of two moons, shapeshifters, and powerful magic - Aron of Brailing knows he owes loyalty to his guild, obedience to the code of the land, and his life to his closest companions, but it is his own family he holds closest to his heart.Kidnapped and forced to become an assassin, Aron must learn to control and harness his own fearsome talents even as he grieves for the family he knows is lost forever. But when he is tempted to put everything aside everything he has learned in order to avenge his family's killers, will Aron make unforgivable mistakes?Assassin’s Apprentice unveils an intriguing cast of characters whose sense of honour, strength, and history binds them together, and whose incredible talents of mind and body set them apart.
Six years have passed since the Nobles' War and the Empire of Xu has entered a time of radical ethnic cleansing. Under a new imperial mandate set forth by the Emperor of Xu, all gypsies and migrants are to be eradicated, leaving no evidence behind of their existence.Twenty-one-year-old gypsy and mercenary Jia now finds herself in a difficult position. Unwilling to become a part of the genocide, Jia and another refugee, Tehyo, cross the enemy border of Shiin. Fully expecting to be smote by the nation's deity, Aurora, Jia and Tehyo are surprised when they find not divine retribution or death, but a Shiin gypsy with the ability to foretell one's fate. But in this turbulent world, fate can change with the wind and soon Jia and Tehyo find themselves ensnared in the foreign kingdom of Shiin. Bound by Power to the new royal family and obligated to fight on their behalf, Jia and Tehyo embark upon a journey that will not only change them but alter the Xun Empire forever.
Neweden is a world whose gods are death and fate, and it’s here that the Hoorka have arisen: a guild of assassins, whose single law is that the victim must always retain a tiny but finite chance of escape. If the victim can survive until dawn, they may go free. But the rich and powerful don’t care to have their will thwarted, and so the Hoorka must deal with the consequences of their own ethics. Gyll, the leader of the Hoorka, also has dreams of taking the guild offworld into the growing society of the Alliance, which is trying to reconstruct a shattered, worlds-spanning empire. Is that dream a genuine possibility, or will exposure to other cultures doom the Hoorka entirely? Gyll must confront internal struggles within his own people, the dangerous politics of Neweden, and the twinned threat and promise of the Alliance. The Hag of Death dances around them, mockingly. Can the Hoorka survive to see the dawn of their own success, an Assassins’ Dawn?