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Robin Hobb

A pseudonym used by Megan Lindholm

Robin Hobb is a confirmed believer not just in research, but in attempting to experience the things she is writing about. When, at the age of ten, she moved with her family from California to Alaska, it shaped her as a writer more than any other experience in her life. In the early stages of her writing career she established herself as an author under the name 'Megan Lindholm', creating such fine works of modern fantasy as Wizard of the Pigeons, Harpy's Flight, The Windsingers, and The Reindeer People. In 1992 she decided to embark upon something of greater epic scope. To mirror that change, she chose a new name, 'Robin Hobb' under which she has, to the present day, written three trilogies: the Farseer, Liveship Traders and Tawny Man trilogies. She is Voyager's fastest-selling author in backlist and has now sold over 1 million copies of her paperbacks.

Fitz and the Fool Trilogy
1. Fool's Assassin (2014)
2. Fool's Quest (2015)
Anthologies containing stories by Robin Hobb
Short stories
The Inheritance [short story] (2000)

British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1996) : Assassin's Apprentice
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1996) : Royal Assassin
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1997) : Assassin's Quest

Robin Hobb recommends
The Last Dragonlord
The Last Dragonlord (1998)
(Dragonlords, book 1)
Joanne Bertin
"The Last Dragonlord by Joanne Bertin features villains who have not lost their humanity, and heroes who are still capable of making mistakes. Court intrigues are entangled with unabashed romance in this fast paced and satisfying story. The reader gets a sense of the world's rich history and unique magic."
Fire Logic
Fire Logic (2002)
(Elemental Logic, book 1)
Laurie J Marks
"A deftly painted story of both cultures and magics in conflict."
Hidden Warrior
Hidden Warrior (2003)
(Tamir Triad, book 2)
Lynn Flewelling
"The story pulled me under and carried me off with it."
Myrren's Gift
Myrren's Gift (2003)
(Quickening, book 1)
Fiona McIntosh
"It's a 'just one more chapter' sort of book. Don't start reading Myrren's Gift in the evening if you have to get up early the next morning."
Tooth and Claw
Tooth and Claw (2003)
Jo Walton
"Walton writes with an authenticity that never loses heart."
The Rose of the World
The Rose of the World (2005)
(Fool's Gold, book 3)
Jude Fisher
"Relentlessly sweeping from the first page."
The Magicians and Mrs. Quent
The Magicians and Mrs. Quent (2008)
(Mrs. Quent, book 1)
Galen Beckett
"A charming and mannered fantasy confection with a darker core of gothic romance wrapped around a mystery. Fans of any of these will enjoy it. Readers who enjoy all these genres will find it a banquet."
The Demon King
The Demon King (2009)
(Seven Realms, book 1)
Cinda Williams Chima
"The Demon King is a page-turner for any reader, regardless of age."

The Conqueror's Shadow (2010)
(Corvis Rebaine, book 1)
Ari Marmell
"A story of desperate people in dangerous times. A great mix of characters and action."

Spellwright (2010)
(Spell, book 1)
Blake Charlton
"A letter-perfect story - absorbing."

The Heir of Night (2010)
(Wall of Night, book 1)
Helen Lowe
"A richly told tale of strange magic, dark treachery, and conflicting loyalties, set in a well-realized world."

Winter Be My Shield (2012)
(Children of the Black Sun, book 1)
Jo Spurrier
"Unlikely heroes, villains you will cheer for, and cold that eats your bones. Winter Be My Shield will take you to an unforgiving place, but you won't want to leave it."

Shadowplay (2013)
(Pantomime, book 2)
Laura Lam
"Pantomime took me into a detailed and exotic world, peopled by characters that I'd love to be friends with...and some I'd never want to cross paths with."

The Unicorn Thief (2014)
(Unicorns of the Mist, book 2)
R R Russell

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