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The Farseer Trilogy 1. Assassin's Apprentice [Slipcased Edition]

Robin Hobb

Published by Harper Collins Publ. UK Okt 2015, 2015
ISBN 10: 0008115451 / ISBN 13: 9780008115456
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Title: The Farseer Trilogy 1. Assassin's Apprentice...

Publisher: Harper Collins Publ. UK Okt 2015

Publication Date: 2015

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Neuware - A slipcased, 20th anniversary edition of the classic fantasy novel from the bestselling author. 'Fantasy as is ought to be written.' George R.R. Martin 400 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9780008115456

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A glorious classic fantasy combining the magic of Ursula Le Guin?s The Wizard of Earthsea with the epic mastery of Tolkien?s The Lord of the Rings.

In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.

Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chivalry Farseer, is a royal bastard cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals - the old art known as the Wit - gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility.

So when Fitz is finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways and embrace a new life of weaponry, scribing, courtly manners; and how to kill a man secretly, as he trains to become a royal assassin.

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?Fantasy as it ought to be written? George R.R. Martin

The kingdom of the Six Duchies is on the brink of civil war when news breaks that the crown prince has fathered a bastard son and is shamed into abdication. The child?s name is Fitz, and his is despised.

Raised in the castle stables, only the company of the king?s fool, the ragged children of the lower city and his unusual affinity with animals provide Fitz with any comfort.

To be useful to the crown, Fitz is trained as an assassin; and to use the traditional magic of the Farseer family. But his tutor, allied to another political faction, is determined to discredit, even kill him. Fitz must survive: for he may be destined to save the kingdom.

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