Folio Society Brings Robin Hobb’s Farseer Trilogy to Life

The Folio Society brings Robin Hobb’s genre favourite fantasy novels The Farseer Trilogy to life in a spectacular three-volume set, with an introduction specially commissioned by the author, and fifteen ethereal illustrations by award-winning fantasy artist, David Palumbo.

Bringing together Assassin’s Apprentice, Royal Assassin and Assassin’s Quest, this trilogy includes illustrations depicting Robin Hobb’s fascinating characters and vast landscapes with exquisite detail, delivering a realistic medieval tone within a rich tapestry of magic and otherworldliness.

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Each volume of this set is beautifully bound in blocked cloth and held together in a vibrant red slipcase. The text is printed in black and red throughout and special care has been taken to choose a font that conjures the unique atmosphere of the Realm of the Elderlings. Artist Neil Gower has redrawn the map of the Six Duchies in matching black and red, making this edition truly worthy of the exceptional story inside.

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Magical fantasy

The story begins with protagonist FitzChivalry Farseer being summoned to court to serve the king as an assassin. Quickly, Fitz is thrown into the midst of a plot that threatens everything he holds dear. Aided by the mysterious Fool, Fitz discovers it is his destiny to change the world… if he can stay alive long enough. Robin Hobb’s narrative skilfully weaves together sublime magical fantasy with the intricacies and nuances of a real political world.

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Illustration ©2020 David Palumbo from The Folio Society edition of Robin Hobb’s The Farseer Trilogy

Robin Hobb, in her new introduction for The Folio Society edition, writes: “I’ve always loved to write from the first-person point of view. To me, it is the natural storytelling voice. It’s the voice we employ when we gather with our family at home. ‘How was your day?’ ‘What did you learn at school today?’ Those questions are always answered in the first person, and in that voice they gain intimacy and conviction.”

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A small number of copies have been signed by the author and artist, and will be available at publication.

The Folio Society edition of Robin Hobb’s The Farseer Trilogy, with new introduction by the author and illustrations by David Palumbo, is available exclusively from

Farseer trilogy

The Farseer Trilogy
By Robin Hobb

New introduction by Robin Hobb
Illustrations by David Palumbo
Price: UK £150.00 US $250.00 Can $285.00 Aus $350.00

Production Details:
Three volume set bound in blocked cloth. Set in Legacy with Litania as display. 1,832 pages in total. 15 full page colour illustrations. Printed in red and black throughout. Double page map, redrawn by Neil Gower. Blocked slipcase. 10˝ x 63/4˝.

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